A fantastic collection of our favorite bundt cake recipes! From summer barbecues to holiday parties, this tried and true collection of our favorite bundt cake recipes is one to save!
What is so special about a bundt cake?
When we talk about Bundt cakes they are not in reference to a single recipe, but to the specific character and shape of the pan. A typical Bundt pan has grooved or fluted sides, and the most defining characteristic is the hole through the center of the cake. There are Bundt pans out there that have more creative features too, some pans have a mountain range shape, there are castle style pans, floral, swirls, really there are so many unique and creative styles the possibilities of cakes are endless.
How long does it take a Bundt cake to cool?
You will want your Bundt cake to cool completely before frosting, that means you will need to remove it from the pan. But wait about 10-20 minutes before removing it from the pan after baking, you want to give it time to set and cool. If you remove from the pan too early you risk the bundt cake breaking apart. Once the cake is removed from the pan you should let it cool for about 10-20 minutes before adding frosting or toppings.
How to prevent cakes from sticking to the pan:
Make sure to grease the inside of your cake pan well and then add in a dusting of flour to help as well. For chocolate-based cakes, using cocoa powder instead of flour works well but flour is best for the lighter colored cakes. You can also use a nonstick baking spray with flour in the mix to make it a little easier as well but I’ve found that manually adding grease + flour works best as the spray doesn’t always help cakes to come out flawlessly.
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Chocolate Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze features a moist rich cake, loaded with chocolate chips and drizzled with a creamy peanut butter glaze. This chocolate chip bundt cake combines two of the best flavors, chocolate and peanut butter, to create the ultimate decadent dessert. See the recipe for Chocolate Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze here.
CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE WITH PEANUT BUTTER GLAZE
- 2 sticks unsalted butter room temp
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup (milk or semi-sweet) chocolate chips mixed with 1 teaspoon of flour
Peanut Butter Glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- ¼ cup plain smooth peanut butter
- 3-4 tablespoons milk
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Prep: Start by preheating the oven to 350degrees F. Then, grease the inside of the bundt cake pan well with oil and flour, to prevent the cake from sticking.
- Cake batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl, combine the room temperature butter with the granulated sugar and cream together for 5 minutes.
- Next, beat in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Then, mix in the vanilla extract and the sour cream. Now mix in the hot water and stir to combine.
- In a separate small bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Proceed to stir the dry ingredients into the wet batter and mix together until just combined. Be careful not overmix.
- In another small bowl, toss the chocolate chips with a teaspoon of flour. This will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan as the cake bakes.
- Bake: After that, pour the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean. Be careful not to overbake this cake or else it will be dry. Allow it to cool slightly before releasing from the pan.
- Glaze: In a medium size bowl, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, peanut butter, milk, and salt, whisk together until smooth. If needed, add in another tablespoon of milk if the glaze is too thick.
- Proceed to pour the glaze over the top of the cooled cake, allow it to set before slicing and serving. Slice, serve and enjoy!
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Peanut butter brownie bundt cake made with a cake mix & brownie mix combined! Fudgy chocolate cake filled with a decadent peanut butter cheesecake & drizzled with chocolate! See the recipe for Peanut Butter Brownie Bundt Cake here.
This simple 3 ingredient chocolate cherry cake is absolutely swoon-worthy. With just a box of cake mix, cherry pie filling, and eggs you get a flavorful and moist cake. Top it off with the homemade chocolate frosting and you have yourself a decadent winner for any occasion. See the recipe for Easy Cherry Chocolate Cake here.
Fantastic Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with a moist, tender crumb & incredible chocolate flavor! Homemade Bundt Cake recipe packed with chocolate chips inside and on top of the cake, perfect for anyone who loves chocolate. See the recipe for Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake here.
Easy Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake recipe with simple ingredients & show stopping results! Starts with a cake mix & is topped with a fabulous chocolate ganache that everyone loves! See the recipe for Easy Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake here.
Easy Chocolate Zebra Cake made easy by layering chocolate & vanilla batter in a bundt cake pan! Simple homemade cake that looks incredible, especially topped with a chocolate glaze. See the recipe for Easy Chocolate Zebra Cake here.
This chocolate cream cheese bundt cake starts with chocolate but ends with salted caramel. Hiding inside the super moist chocolate crumb is a swirl of cheesecake. What a combination! See the recipe for Chocolate Cream Cheese Bundt Cake here.
Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake is a deliciously indulgent cake with 4x the chocolate! This chocolate cake recipe starts with a cake mix & is incredibly moist with a tender crumb. Perfect for chocoholics! See the recipe for Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake here.
Coca-Cola Cake is a rich, decadent chocolate cake recipe made with Coca-Cola, marshmallow creme & chocolate ganache frosting. BEST Coca Cola Bundt Cake you’ll ever try! See the recipe for Coca-Cola Cake here.
This irresistible Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake is a made-from-scratch chocolate caramel pecan delight. It’s drizzled with a buttery pecan-caramel sauce and a healthy drizzle of silky chocolate ganache. It’s a cake that’s dressed to impress even the pickiest of dessert eaters. See the recipe for Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake here.
Chocolate Raspberry Cake is made with a cake mix and frozen raspberries and just a few more basic ingredients. This chocolate cake is topped with a simple and amazing chocolate ganache to create one of my favorite chocolate cake mix recipes! See the recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Cake here.
Milky Way Cake is a huge hit at our house, it is made with melted Milky Way candy bars and topped with a chocolate marshmallow ganache! Perfect for leftover Halloween candy, holidays, or any sweet occasion! Get the recipe fot Milky Way Cake here.
Shirley Temple Bundt Cake starts with a cake mix, then adds 7-Up, cherries & more lemon lime flavor! Light, perfectly sweet lemon lime cake studded with cherries! See the recipe for Shirley Temple Bundt Cake here.
Blood Orange Bundt Cake a delicious dessert that combines the sweetness of glaze with the citrus flavor of blood orange. This orange bundt cake with glaze is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday party or a family gathering. See the recipe for Blood Orange Bundt Cake here.
Easy Pineapple Bundt Cake made with just 5 ingredients and SO GOOD! Canned pineapple with the juice, a cake mix, eggs & butter combine for this deliciously simple bundt cake recipe! See the recipe for Easy Pineapple Bundt Cake here.
Key Lime Bundt Cake made with sour cream, lime zest and buttermilk. Delicious key lime bundt cake recipe with a simple powdered sugar glaze. See the recipe for Key Lime Bundt Cake here.
Orange Juice Bundt Cake made with a cake mix, orange juice and a few other basic ingredients. Topped with a buttery orange glaze, this delicious orange juice cake recipe is absolutely decadent! See the recipe for Orange Juice Bundt Cake here.
Lemonade Bundt Cake recipe made with butter, sugar, eggs, Greek yogurt & lemonade mix. Delightfully sweet & tart lemon cake with incredible flavor that’s perfect for Spring! See the recipe for Lemonade Bundt Cake here.
Buttermilk Banana Cake recipe topped with cream cheese frosting for anyone who loves bananas! Fantastic flavor in this moist banana cake made with butter, ripe bananas, & buttermilk. See the recipe for Buttermilk Banana Cake here.
Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake ~ starts with a boxed cake mix & the final results are STUNNING! Delicious lemon bundt cake recipe that’s simple to make a family favorite! See the recipe for Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake here.
Orange Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese frosting made with fresh orange juice and lemons, then topped with a rich cream cheese frosting! Try this fantastic homemade Bundt Cake recipe with delightful citrus flavors today! See the recipe for Orange Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting here.
Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake made from scratch & packed with fresh berries and tart lemon flavor in every bite! Delightful homemade bundt cake recipe perfect for Spring! See the recipe for Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake here.
Ambrosia Bundt Cake is a fun twist on classic Ambrosia Salad, baked into a cake! Our Ambrosia Cake recipe packs all the coconut citrus flavors into a bundt cake that everyone enjoys! See the recipe for Ambrosia Bundt Cake here.
Iced lemon bundt cake made with classic ingredients with bright, fresh lemon flavor! Vanilla cake recipe with lemon juice and lemon zest for a delicious Springtime dessert. See the recipe for Ices Lemon Bundt Cake here.
Buttery Lime Pound Cake recipe made with classic ingredients for a sweet & tangy lime dessert. Delicious pound cake with a bright, fresh lime flavor that everyone enjoy! See the recipe for Lime Pound Cake here
Strawberry Chocolate Bundt Cake is a fantastic combo of 2 perfect flavors, chocolate + strawberry! This Strawberry Bundt Cake recipe is made with simple ingredients & is perfect for Valentine’s Day! See the recipe for Strawberry Chocolate Bundt Cake here.
Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is one of my personal favorites. I love the sour cream bundt cake filled with sweet blueberries and a fresh lemon flavor. Topped with zesty lemon icing, this lemon blueberry bundt cake just can’t get any better! See the recipe for Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake here.
Glazed Strawberry Bundt Cake made with strawberry jam and buttermilk & topped with a sweet, fruity glaze! Easy Homemade Bundt Cake recipe with great strawberry flavor throughout! See the recipe for Glazed Strawberry Bundt Cake here.
Blueberry Pound Cake make with butter, sugar and fresh blueberries. Elegant pound cake recipe that sweet & tender with bright blueberry flavor & dusted with powdered sugar. See the recipe for Blueberry Pound Cake here.
Banana Pound Cake recipe with the most incredible banana flavors ever! Sweet pound cake made with ripe bananas and banana yogurt and topped with a vanilla glaze. See the recipe for Banana Pound Cake here.
Olive Oil Orange Bundt Cake is a moist & flavorful cake with bright orange citrus flavor! Homemade orange bundt cake made with olive oil & topped with a lovely cream cheese frosting. See the recipe for Olive Oil Orange Bundt Cake here.
The classic Southern Hummingbird Cake gets a pineapple upside-down twist for a sweet dessert. See the recipe for Hummingburd Upside-Down Poke Bundt Cake here.
Easy Lemon Cake is made with only 4 ingredients and topped with a simple lemon glaze. There is lemon-lime soda in the cake and the glaze, making this easy lemon cake a light and refreshing dessert! See the recipe for Easy Lemon Cake here.
White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake is baked with pudding mix & loaded with fresh raspberries and white chocolate! Simple Bundt Cake recipe with raspberries perfect for any occasion! See the recipe for White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake here.
Mandarin Orange Cake with Pineapple Frosting is so light and refreshing and begins with a cake mix and mandarin oranges, then topped with a frosting made with crushed pineapple and vanilla pudding. Also known as Pig Pickin’ cake, this simple cake recipe is absolutely amazing! See the recipe fot Mandarin Orange Cake with Pineapple Frosting here.
Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake is a classic pound cake recipe with the addition of fresh lemon! Buttermilk gives this Lemon Pound Cake a wonderful texture and everyone loves the bright flavor of the lemon glaze. It’s the perfect buttermilk pound cake recipe! See the recipe for Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake here.
Caramel Apple Bundt Cake made from scratch with fresh apples and a simple caramel glaze. Delicious bundt cake recipe that is perfect for fall. See the recipe for Caramel Apple Bundt Cake here.
Cranberry Pumpkin Bundt Cake recipe that is made with pumpkin and fresh cranberries. Made in a bundt pan and sprinkled with powdered sugar, this delicious from scratch pumpkin cake recipe is perfect for fall! See the recipe for Cranberry Pumpkin Bundt Cake here.
Pumpkin bundt cake with caramel glaze is a moist & flavorful pumpkin cake topped with an easy caramel glaze. Spiced bundt cake made with classic ingredients with flavors perfect for Fall! See the recipe for Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze here.
Apple Spice Cake is a deliciously, moist cake made with fresh apples, applesauce, a blend of perfect spices topped with a caramel glaze! Lovely apple cake perfect for Fall baking. See the recipe for Easy Spiced Apple Cake here.
Pumpkin Marshmallow Bundt Cake is an easy pumpkin cake that starts with a cake mix! Marshmallow fluff, pumpkin and delightful Fall spices combine in this delicious pumpkin bundt cake recipe! See the recipe for Pumpkin Marshmallow Bundt Cake here.
Praline Apple bundt cake is made with applesauce, fresh apples & a lovely blend of Fall spices. Delicious apple cake topped with a praline frosting made with butter, brown sugar and pecans. See the recipe for Apple Bundt Cake here.
Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake made from scratch with ripe bananas & creamy peanut butter! Moist banana bundt cake iced with an incredible chocolate cream cheese frosting! See the recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake here.
Pistachio Bundt Cake made with a cake mix, pudding mix, lemon lime soda & pistachios! This pistachio cake with frosting has a green tint is especially festive around St. Patrick’s Day! See the recipe for Pistachio Bundt Cake here.
Swirled Peppermint Bundt Cake is a simple, from scratch cake recipe flavored with peppermint and topped with a thick, creamy glaze. Beautiful peppermint cake recipe that is absolutely delicious too! See the recipe for Swirled Peppermint Bundt Cake here.
Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake is a delicious bundt cake made with orange juice & zest, chocolate chips, and topped with a chocolate glaze. Perfect cake for chocolate + orange lovers! See the recipe for Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake here.
This recipe yields a beautiful golden vanilla Bundt Cake Recipe. Sweet, dense, soft, and golden brown with a simple buttery vanilla glaze, you’re going to love this classic recipe. Includes a how-to video! See the recipe for Vanilla Bundt Cake here.
This rich Kentucky butter cake is incredibly delicious. The butter soaks into the cake, forming an amazingly moist and buttery layer. It really doesn’t need icing, but you can sift some powdered sugar over the top after you unmold it for a nice presentation. See the recipe for Kentucky Butter Bundt Cake here.
This pink donut bundt cake is every donut-lovers dream. Pink Donut Bundt Cake with sprinkles looks like a frosted donut! Simple vanilla bundt cake recipe with a lovely pink icing that helps give the cake that awesome donut look. See the recipe for Pink Donut Bundt Cake here.
Mint chocolate chip bundt cake made for mint chip lovers! Minty green cake topped with sweet chocolate glaze & chocolate chips for a festive & fun holiday cake recipe. See the recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cake here.
Christmas Cranberry Cake topped with a sweet butter sauce is perfect for Christmas or any occasion! Easy homemade cranberry cake recipe uses fresh cranberries for a delightful, flavorful dessert. See the recipe for Christmas Cranberry Cake here.
Homemade Mini Red Velvet bundt cakes are soft & flavorful, topped with cream cheese frosting & berries. Festive, gorgeous mini bundt cakes perfect for holidays, birthdays, or just because! There’s no wrong time for cake, and everyone will enjoy these personal-sized sweets. See the recipe for Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cakes here.
Chocolate Chip Banana Cake is a lovely homemade banana bundt cake recipe with chocolate chips! Fantastic flavor and wonderful frosting ~perfect recipe for ripe bananas! See the recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Cake here.
Lovely Vanilla Bundt Cake made with classic ingredients with fantastic vanilla flavor! Simple, classic bundt cake recipe that allows the vanilla flavors to shine beautifully! See the recipe for Vanilla Bundt Cake here.
Almond bundt cake made with classic ingredients and then topped with a smooth almond glaze and crunchy almond slices. Gorgeous bundt cake that’s simple to make & tastes delicious! See the recipe for Almond Bundt Cake here.
A fantastic collection of THE BEST bundt cake recipes! From summer barbecues to holiday parties, this tried and true collection of our favorite bundt cake recipes is one to save!
Why is my cake so dense?
This can happen if you don’t cream the butter and sugar enough before adding the eggs. Make sure the mixture has turned a light, almost white color before moving on to the next step. It is also important to scrape down the bowl to ensure that everything is uniformly mixed.
Another possibility could be that your baking powder or baking soda has expired. These both cause the cake to rise, so any problem with them will create a really dense cake.
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