What to Bake Now: Bundt Cakes

What to Bake Now: Bundt Cakes ~ what’s not to love about a bundt?  They’re homey, easy to throw together, pretty enough for company, and so darned delicious.  Here are the 25+ best bundt cakes for fall, plus some essential tips and tricks to help you master the art of the perfect bundt~

With Bundt cakes it’s all about the pan ~ Nordic Ware trademarked the ring shaped cake molds in the 1950s.  No one knows for sure where the name came from, but the cakes are patterned after traditional European GugelhupfBundts became all the rage in the US after a cake called ‘The Tunnel of Fudge’ won the 1966 Pillsbury Bake Off contest ~ and pan sales exploded.  Fall is a great time to get back into Bundts, and they’re a breeze as long as you keep a few things in mind…

  • Replace old, worn, or scratched pans, and invest in a sturdy non stick bundt.  Steel is best.  Make sure it’s non-stick, because even though you’ll be prepping your pan, you’re gonna need the extra help.  Don’t bother with glass, ceramic, or silicone, they won’t work as well.  And avoid supermarket pans, they won’t hold up.
  • This classic Nordic Ware bundt is a great choice if you’re new to bundting or need to upgrade.  It’s won numerous awards for best bundt pan, and it’s under $30 on Amazon.

  • Go for at least a 10 cup capacity, that’s the standard for most recipes.
  • Don’t put your pan in the dishwasher, you can damage the surface.  Wash in hot soapy water and use a toothbrush for crevice cleaning.
  • Dense, structured recipes like loaf cakes, quick breads, and pound cakes do best in a bundt pan.  Steer clear of light or delicate cakes.  A standard 2 layer boxed cake mix will work in a bundt pan.
  • Butter AND flour your pan before filling.  Use a pastry brush to paint on softened (or melted) butter or shortening into every nook and cranny.  Then dust with flour.  If your cake is chocolate, dust with cocoa.  You can even dust it with sugar.  DON”T rely on baking spray.  If you’re interested you can make your own homemade pan release.
  • Fill your pan no more than about 2/3 full with batter.  If you over fill the pan it can overflow as it bakes, and can become very difficult to remove, as well.
  • Let the cake cool for 15 minutes on a rack after baking.  The cake will naturally start to pull away from the sides of the pan.  If you want to help it along you can run a small knife down along the top edge and around the ‘neck’.  Put a plate over the pan and firmly overturn the cake and pan.  Gently check to see if the cake has released before lifting the pan off.
  • Forgot to prep and your cake stuck?  Try putting the cake back in the oven (after it’s been turned off) the gentle heat may help loosen the cake.  Some people swear by wrapping the pan in a hot steaming towel for the same reason.  Other than that, you’re on your own, I’ve tried every trick under the sun and nothing works for me.  That’s why I’m a stickler for good pan prep.  Maybe you’ll let me know in the comments if you’ve got a great tip!

Now let’s get baking!

 


SPICED GINGER AND CINNAMON CHRISTMAS WREATH BUNDT CAKE ~ Bibby’s Kitchen at 36

 

GERMAN CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE ~ Broma Bakery

 

CREAM CHEESE SWIRLED BROWN SUGAR PUMPKIN COFFEE CAKE ~ Halfbaked Harvest

 

PUMPKIN BUNDT CAKE ~ Pinch of Yum

 

BANANA PEANUT BUTTER BUNDT CAKE ~ My Evil Twin’s Kitchen

 

ALMOND POUND CAKE ~ Saving Room for Dessert

 

CHOCOLATE BOURBON BUNDT CAKE ~ bell’alimento

 

APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUT CAKE ~ The View From Great Island

 

CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BUNDT CAKE ~ Two Peas and Their Pod

 

PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE BUNDT CAKE ~ Sally’s Baking Addiction

 

CHOCOLATE BEET BUNDT CAKE ~ A Beautiful Plate

 

BANANA BUNDT CAKE WITH CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE ICING ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen

 

POMEGRANATE TOPPED APPLE CRANBERRY BUNDT CAKE (VEGAN AND GF) ~ Pure Ella

 

ALMOND JOY CANDY BAR FILLED CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE ~ Taste and Tell

 

KENTUCKY BUTTER CAKE ~ Cookies & Cups

 

CRANBERRY ORANGE BUNDT CAKE ~ Tutti Dolci

 

COFFEE CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE ~ truffles and TRENDS

 

COCONUT BUNDT CAKE  ~ Chef in Training

 

BROWN SUGAR BUNDT CAKE ~ Grandbaby Cakes

 

RED VELEVET BUNDT CAKE ~ Chiarapassion.com

 

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BUNDT CAKE ~ Inspired by Charm

 

LOW CARB PUMPKIN CARAMEL BUNDT CAKE (grain free, keto friendly) ~ All Day I Dream About Food

 

CHOCOLATE TURTLE BUNDT CAKE  ~ Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen

 

MATCHA GLAZED BLACK SESAME BUNDT CAKES  ~ ful-filled

 

SNICKERDOODLE BUNDT CAKE ~ Avery Cooks

 

DAMN GOOD CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE ~ The Domestic Rebel

 

TOFFEE PECAN BUNDT CAKE WITH CARAMEL GLAZE ~ A Family Feast

 

 

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What to Bake Now: Bundt Cakes ~ what's not to love about a bundt? They're nice and homey, easy to throw together, pretty enough for company, and so darned delicious. Here are 25 of my favorite bundt cakes for fall, plus some essential tips and tricks to help you master the art of the perfect bundt ~ #cake #fallcake #bestbundtcakes #dessert #falldessert #pumpkincake #chocolatecake #coffeecake

 

34 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    October 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks so much for including my bundt! :) This is such a scrumptious round up for holiday baking!

  • Reply
    Sandra McCollum
    October 10, 2017 at 4:53 am

    This is the most stunning collection! Id love every single one. Can’t wait to try a few for the holidays. And ordering that pan!

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    kelly smith http://kitchentuts.com/
    October 10, 2017 at 2:14 am

    I am regularly visiting this site because my kids’ love cake and I am always making a different cake for my loveable kids. whenever they see the cake, they both are happy and enjoy it.

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    Kim
    October 4, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I can’t wait to try all of these I’ll just start at the top and go on down. 1 or 2 a week. Until I find my favorite. My husbands coworkers are my testers. They’ll love this lol

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      Sue
      October 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      omg lucky coworkers!

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    Vicki Bensinger
    October 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I love bundt cakes and have to say these all look amazing. I can’t wait to make some of these.

  • Reply
    Pete (female)
    October 2, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I don’t Pinterest, so how go I save this or e-mail it to myself so I can save in a document?, Thanks or can you e-mail it to me

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      Sue
      October 2, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Great question Pete ~ first off, you should subscribe to my site, and then you’ll get every new post delivered to you by email. I will email this to you now :) One thing I do is keep a folder in my toolbar bookmarks specifically for recipes I want to try.

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    October 2, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Great round-up, Sue! So much baking inspiration. Now where to start? ;)

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 2, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Personally, that last Toffee Pecan bundt is calling my name :) Thanks for stopping by Jennifer <3

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    October 2, 2017 at 3:54 am

    I lingered over this post for the longest time. I want to make each and every cake in this gorgeous roundup! What a fantastic collection of tasty delights ;) This is the perfect post!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 2, 2017 at 8:01 am

      Thanks Tricia, that’s so sweet. I did take my time with this one, I wanted it to be “Bundt Central” for fall!

  • Reply
    Connie
    October 2, 2017 at 3:20 am

    One word! Wow! That is quite a collection you have put together here! This will keep me busy for a while! Thanks for your time!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 2, 2017 at 7:55 am

      I know what you mean Connie, I think I’ll just leave my bundt pan right out on the counter, it will never cool down!

  • Reply
    Ginny
    October 1, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Bundt cakes are my favorite. They can make the most simple cake look so elegant. These are all beautiful and you gave some great information to help with cooking with the pans. Thanks!

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    SallyBR
    October 1, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I have to say this collection of cakes you featured left me speechless, each one seemed better than the previous, and now I realize I’d love to make them all!!!!

    pinned for sure!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 1, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      I’m so glad I inspired you Sally, it did the same for me :)

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    Debi at Life Currents
    October 1, 2017 at 10:36 am

    These all look amazing! I’m especially intrigued by that CHOCOLATE BOURBON BUNDT CAKE. Wowzers! I do think they will all be yummy. And thanks for the tips on how to bake them.

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 1, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Bourbon makes everything better, doesn’t it??

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    Jeni @ Biscuits & Booze
    October 1, 2017 at 10:18 am

    OMG I love this! And that chocolate bourbon bundt cake is SO happening!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 1, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Agreed :)

  • Reply
    Wendy
    October 1, 2017 at 9:19 am

    What a stunning collection! I want to start at the top and bake my way down the list!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 1, 2017 at 9:27 am

      me too!

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    rachael
    October 1, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I’ve actually made 2 of these cakes already and they were amazing, so I can’t wait to try the others!!

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    October 1, 2017 at 8:21 am

    You’ve inspired me to get my bundt pan out again. It’s been so long since I used it, but I’ve been drooling over all these bundts.

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 1, 2017 at 8:22 am

      That’s just what I was hoping for, Jacqueline :)

  • Reply
    Emily
    October 1, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Omg my mouth is watering looking at all these fantastic photos. Love all the tips too!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    October 1, 2017 at 6:49 am

    I wish my belly were bigger than my eyes :-)) They all look irresistible!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 1, 2017 at 7:28 am

      No kidding Angie, after I finished this round up I was literally craving bundts…there will be a couple coming up on the blog soon :)

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    Carolyn
    October 1, 2017 at 5:46 am

    I adore bundt cakes because they always look elegant but really take no more time than a regular cake. Thanks so much for including my low carb pumpkin version!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 1, 2017 at 7:30 am

      Thanks Carolyn, your low carb sweets are always gorgeous!

  • Reply
    Adina
    October 1, 2017 at 4:04 am

    I love bundt cakes and the kids even more so. All these pictures looks amazing, I would have a hard time choosing one!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 1, 2017 at 7:32 am

      I had the same trouble putting together the round-up, there are a lot of great bundt cakes out there…

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    October 1, 2017 at 3:59 am

    So many wonderful cakes that have me drooling, amazing collection, perfection for all the holiday baking coming up!

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