Bundt cake pans come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The basic fluted shape was probably inspired by early European molded cakes, like the Gugelhupf, a brioche-style cake. The pans became popular for cake baking in the 1950s and 1960s. The Bundt name is trademarked by the American cookware company, Nordic Ware, but other brands are sold under various descriptive names.
When using a fluted cake pan, grease and flour it generously, getting all the nooks and crannies of the pan. And don’t forget to grease the tube. If you generally have difficulty removing a Bundt cake or fluted cake from its pan, make sure you cool it for 10 minutes before turning it out onto the rack. Another trick is to set the cake on a wet kitchen towel for the cooling time period. If the cake is sticking, place it back in the warm oven for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Blueberry Bundt Cake
This is a moist, delicious, made-from-scratch blueberry Bundt cake, and it’s much easier to prepare than you might think. The cake can be iced with a simple vanilla icing, or dust it with sifted powdered sugar.
If you grow your own blueberries, this Bundt cake is a great way to celebrate a bumper crop. Or, you can pick up fresh locally-grown blueberries throughout the summer at a local farmers’ market. Blueberries have a mild flavor but pack a good amount of antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber, enough that some people call them a superfood. You can have your cake and your nutrients, too.
You will first bake the cake. Then you can decide whether you will ice it or dust it with powdered sugar.
Serve this great cake for breakfast or brunch, or as a dessert with vanilla or lemon sauce.
Sock-It-To-Me Bundt Cake Recipe
This popular cake is made with a cake mix, sour cream, cinnamon, and pecans, along with other ingredients. This is a nice cake to take along to a potluck or serve as a coffee cake.
Banana, coffee and cardamom bundt cake with coffee caramel
I love a banoffee pie, but often find it cloying after the first few mouthfuls. Here I have taken the banana, coffee and caramel (toffee) of the traditional pie, added cardamom to complement them, and turned it into a cake.
Banana Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing
This Banana Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing is a super moist banana cake filled with pecans and then drizzled with a creamy cinnamon cream cheese icing.
It’s so delicious, easy, and beautiful to look at to boot!
Banana Bundt Cake
Sturdy enough to slice thick or thin, this banana bundt cake is perfect with a morning cup of coffee, as an afternoon snack, or for a late night dessert.
Lemon-Buttermilk Bundt Cake
With a wonderfully moist buttermilk interior beneath a crunchy crust and a generous amount of lemon zest, a classic Bundt cake is reborn.
Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake
It’s packed with a generous amount of zucchini, which keeps it incredibly moist, even for days after (again, breakfast!).
Aside from having a rich cocoa flavor, it’s also studded with chunks of chocolate and then drizzled with the perfect amount of this fabulous glaze. This is actually the same glaze that goes with the original chocolate-chocolate-chocolate bundt cake my grandma always made.
This is one of my most favorite cakes. It’s great alone, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
And because it’s super rich, you can slice it thin and it feeds a lot of people! I hope you make it. I hope you love it. And I hope you save a piece for breakfast.
Perfect for parties, family gatherings, holidays, and more, these bundt cakes are super easy to make and are sure to please a crowd. Looking for more dessert inspiration? Check out these Bundt cake recipes.
These gorgeously shaped cakes are guaranteed showstoppers whether you serve them at brunch or for dessert.
What makes a bundt cake a bundt cake?
This might be anti-climactic but a bundt cake is literally any cake that is baked in a bundt cake pan.
So there isn’t any single bundt cake recipe but this vanilla bundt cake is a good start. You can adjust the flavor to this bundt cake by adding in dried fruits, nuts, chocolate, puree or herbs. The flavor possibilities are literally endless!
How full do you fill a bundt cake pan?
You might think that your bundt cake pan isn’t full enough but there is a lot of batter in this pan and it will rise a lot.
Fill your pan about 2/3 of the way to avoid it from spilling out the top or getting a dome.
Tap your filled pan on the counter a couple of times to avoid bubbles.
How to decorate a bundt cake?
- Place your bundt cake on top of a cooling rack over a cookie sheet to catch the drips.
- Make your thick vanilla bundt cake glaze. Test the thickness on the back of a spoon. If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar. I add a couple of drops of white food coloring to make it more opaque. Pour it over the top of the bundt cake in a circle and let it drizzle down the sides.
- Once the glaze has stopped dripping, you can transfer the cake to a cake plate.
- Keep your bundt cake covered with plastic wrap or keep it at room temperature inside a cake dome to keep it from drying out.
Here are some excellent Bundt cake recipes, from completely homemade cakes to gussied-up cake mix creations.
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