Make this year extra joyful with these festive Christmas bundt cakes!
From popular holiday flavors to a few wild cards, they’re showstoppers for any occasion.
If you’re hosting a holiday party or need a tasty dessert for the big day, you can’t beat these sensational Christmas bundt cakes.
They’re effortlessly beautiful and mouthwateringly delicious. Plus, they’re easy to make, too.
Just imagine a sweet and moist eggnog sponge. Or a warm and comforting slice of gingerbread cake with caramel drizzle.
Seriously, don’t be surprised if you find yourself baking each and every one of these Christmas bundt cake recipes!
20 Festive Bundt Cakes for Christmas
1. Gingerbread Bundt Cake
To say this gingerbread bundt cake is gorgeous is an understatement. I get so giddy just looking at it!
This recipe transforms a simple gingerbread cake into a festive centerpiece that’ll add oomph to your holiday table.
The cake is just as sweet and wonderfully spiced as expected. But you’ll take it to the next level with a smooth and silky maple glaze.
One bite will make your taste buds sing joy to the world.
2. Red Velvet Bundt Cake
Another holiday dessert sure to make you drool is this red velvet bundt cake.
It has the same chocolate-vanilla flavor you love, but it’s baked in a beautiful bundt cake tin.
And while bundt cakes are traditionally dense, this one is outrageously moist and light.
The cream cheese glaze on top will make it hard to stop at just one piece.
3. Cranberry Bundt Cake
Cranberries aren’t just for cranberry sauce, you know! Try infusing them in cake batter, and you won’t regret it.
Aside from the tart red berries, this cake also contains the zest of a whole orange, giving it a cozy, citrusy taste.
Topped with a sweet, tangy orange glaze and showered with sugar-frosted cranberries, it’s Christmasy, sweet, and picture-perfect.
4. Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake
If you like chocolate with a minty twist, then this is the bundt cake for you.
This cake’s rich chocolate flavor is perfectly complemented by minty peppermint, and the beautiful bundt shape adds a fun, festive touch.
This cake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, so consider baking two – one for your guests and one for yourself.
And feel free to get creative. For example, add crushed candy canes on top or mix some crushed peppermint candies right into the batter.
However you serve it, this chocolate peppermint bundt cake is bound to be a hit at any holiday gathering.
5. Peppermint Candy Cane Bundt Cake
If festive is what you’re after, festive is what you’ll get with this recipe. And it’s just as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside!
Apart from the sweet and crunchy peppermint glaze, you’ll love the beautiful swirls of red and white in the sponge.
And don’t worry, you won’t need two batters. Just split one in two and color half red.
How easy is that?
6. Eggnog Bundt Cake
No list of Christmas cakes would be complete without a tasty eggnog dessert! It’s one of the most classic Christmas flavors, after all.
As you can imagine, this cake explodes with eggy, custardy, eggnog flavor. But unlike traditional eggnog, this cake is booze-free.
So make the recipe as it’s written if you’re feeding kids. Or throw in a splash of bourbon for the adults.
Either way, it’s super scrummy.
7. Festive Christmas Bundt Cake
Orange and cinnamon join forces to create this festive Christmas bundt cake.
Aside from the cake’s moist texture and impeccable flavor, you’ll also appreciate how pretty it is.
Glazed with a smooth cream cheese frosting and dotted with holly and berry sprinkles, this cake will instantly jazz up even the most humble holiday party.
8. Christmas Swirl Bundt Cake
This Christmas swirl bundt cake is almost too pretty to eat!
The alternating colors of red and green make it the perfect yuletide dessert. And luckily, it tastes phenomenal too!
The white glaze provides the most striking color contrast. And it’ll make the sprinkles pop too.
9. Christmas Mini Bundt Cakes
It’s time to take out those mini bundt pans gathering dust in the cupboard. These mini bundt cakes are scrumptious and super adorable!
They feature moist butter cakes infused with sherry, cinnamon, and chopped pecans.
Finished with a simple glaze, red M&Ms, and green candy jelly, no one will know they’re not entirely homemade.
But they’re not! The base is a simple combo of yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding.
10. Pear Bundt Cake
When you have an abundance of ripe, buttery pears, there’s only one thing to do: make a pear cake!
Flavored with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pears (obviously), it’s simply sublime.
It’s moist, rich, and oozing with sweet, warming spice.
Drizzle the cake with vanilla sauce for the perfect finishing touch.
11. Tiramisu Bundt Cake
Soft and custard-like tiramisu meets dense and delicious bundt cake!
This dessert mash-up creates a cake so heavenly you won’t be able to stop eating it.
From the Kahlua and espresso to the mascarpone filling and frosting, this treat may look like a bundt cake, but its flavors scream tiramisu.
Top it off with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings for an elegant finish.
12. Lemon Ricotta Bundt Cake
Outrageously moist and addictive, this lemon and ricotta cake is creamy, zesty, and full of bright flavors.
And if all that isn’t enough, you’ll drizzle a dreamy limoncello glaze over the top and sprinkle over candied lemon peel for a chewy and zippy taste.
13. Raspberry White Chocolate Bundt Cake
Raspberries are vibrant, sweet, tart, and wonderfully fruity.
And while I love them with bitter dark chocolate, there’s something special about creamy white chocolate.
The added sweetness of the chocolate really makes the berries pop. Plus, it lets their color shine in every slice of this cake,
Finished with a luscious white chocolate glaze, this cake is extra sweet, extra chocolatey, and extra beautiful.
14. Carrot Bundt Cake
You’d think this next recipe is nothing more than a simple carrot cake in bundt form. But it’s so much more than that!
Yes, it starts with a classic carrot cake batter that’s rich, spiced, and perfectly sweet.
To that, you’ll add a layer of cheesecake filling right in the middle. It bakes into the sponge, infusing every forkful with rich and creamy goodness.
And you’ll top it off with silky cream cheese frosting, doubling the decadence.
15. Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake
If you’re a fan of black forest cake, you’ll definitely fall in love with this recipe at first bite.
It combines the decadent chocolate and sweet maraschino cherries into a wonderfully moist but not overly heavy sponge.
Plus, how ridiculously pretty is it? The elaborate finish might intimidate a newbie, but don’t worry, it’s super simple.
It’s just a chocolate ganache topped with shaved chocolate and candied cherries.
16. Baileys Bundt Cake
Get the Christmas party started with this boozy Baileys bundt cake!
The moist and fluffy vanilla cake pairs perfectly with the rich and creamy Baileys glaze, creating a taste sensation that just can’t be beat.
Trust me, your friends and family won’t be able to resist going for seconds (or thirds).
17. Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake
What’s better than sipping a cup of hot chocolate on a snowy Christmas morning? Eating one!
From the rich hot chocolate cake to the marshmallows on top, this twist on a traditional bundt cake is sure to impress at your next Christmas gathering.
The combination of warm chocolate and fluffy marshmallows will feel like a hug in every bite.
18. Fruit and Nut Christmas Cake
Fruit cake in bundt form? Yes, please!
Filled with cranberries, apricots, plums, figs, and currants soaked in brandy and Amaretto, this cake explodes with sweet and boozy flavors.
The dried fruit also gives the moist and tender cake the perfect chewy textural contrast.
Serve it with your morning coffee or as an after-dinner dessert. Either way, you’ll love it!
19. Glazed Apple Bundt Cake
In the mood for a dense yet moist cake filled with sweet and crisp apples? Then you have to try this recipe!
The apples add a nice pop of flavor and texture, and they bring a ton of natural moisture, so the sponge doesn’t dry out.
But the best part has to be the brown butter glaze! It adds just the right amount of sweetness with a hint of caramel that complements the apples so well.
Serve it after your feast, and everyone will fight for every last crumb!
20. Peppermint Mocha Bundt Cake
If you want something more decadent and grown-up, you can’t beat this fudgy chocolate bundt cake spiked with espresso.
The sponge is insanely rich and loaded with chocolate goodness. And the espresso is such a wonderful note in the background.
Smother the whole thing in a rich chocolate and peppermint glaze, and you’re all set.
After serving this tasty treat, you’ll be on everyone’s nice list!
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