14 Easy Bundt Cake Recipes Any Baker Can Make
A staple of picnic lunches, community bake sales, and peaceful weekends at home, the Bundt cake can be endlessly customized to suit any possible flavor preference. These circular baked goods work beautifully for breakfast, for an afternoon snack, for dessert, and for anytime in between... If you're a baking novice, you'll be glad to learn that plenty of easy Bundt cake recipes require only a handful of ingredients and relatively little effort on your part. These 15 excellent and wide-ranging examples prove that.
Lemon Bundt Cake
If ease is your top priority when making a Bundt cake, then a recipe centered around boxed cake mix seems like an obvious move. This citrusy and easy Bundt cake features lemon cake mix, instant lemon pudding mix, and a hearty glug of lemon-lime soda, resulting in a quick and flavorful sweet treat.
Irish Cream Bundt Cake
With Irish cream liqueur in both the Bundt cake batter and the glaze, this recipe packs plenty of indulgence. And with less than a dozen ingredients all-in (including store-bought cake and pudding mix), it's also surprisingly simple to prepare.
Chocolate Cavity Maker Cake
"This cake is so moist and rich [that] there's absolutely no need for frosting. This cake made me an instant star with my clients. I quickly became known as 'that incredible chocolate cake lady!" recipe writer Caitlin Koch says of this luxuriously easy Bundt cake recipe, made with boxed chocolate cake mix, instant pudding, coffee liqueur, sour cream, and chocolate chips.
Sour Cream Bundt Cake
When added to baked goods, sour cream provides both moisture and richness. It's the star of this four-ingredient Bundt cake, which commenter EASTMAN lauds as a total family crowd-pleaser: "The first time I baked this recipe, it was [eaten] in two days. The children asked me to make it again. The second I made was eaten in one day. Very moist and delicious cake. We love it."
Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
The addition of nutty, slightly-savory poppy seeds to a vanilla and almond Bundt cake gives the pastry remarkable versatility; whether you need a snack to accompany afternoon tea or an appealing incentive to get out of bed and have breakfast, this easy Bundt cake has you covered.
Commenter thatagirl heartily recommends this pistachio Bundt (featuring yellow cake mix and instant pistachio pudding), telling readers that "I've made this spectacular pistachio cake since 1970, for it's delicious & [that] tastiest, moistest cake I make. It's a family favorite & big hit! [I give] everyone the recipe to go home with; it's quick and easy to make!"
Easy Dump Cake
As their name suggests, "dump cakes" require little effort beyond pouring ingredients into a bowl and giving them a few stirs to combine. But in spite (or, perhaps, because) of its simplicity, this Bundt offers up a desirable texture and abundant flavor perks, courtesy of sour cream, pudding mix, and chocolate chips.
The rich, caramelized sweetness of butterscotch makes it a widespread favorite, but it's a fairly labor-intensive product to craft from scratch... which is why instant butterscotch pudding adds such flavor value to this easy Bundt cake recipe with wonderfully speedy prep.
Beer tends to be associated with savory recipes more frequently, but when you mix a cup of your favorite brew with yellow cake mix and instant vanilla pudding and bake the combination in a Bundt pan, you end up with a moist and flavorful dessert.
Gramma Bertha's Banana Cake
Even if you don't have any boxed cake mix on hand, it's entirely possible to whip up an entry-level Bundt cake that doesn't compromise on flavor and texture. Case in point? Gramma Bertha's seven-ingredient banana cake, hailed by commenter duskymom as "good stuff. Real good. I'm always faced with bananas that are not eaten because they turn brown too quickly (nice and sweet, just not as pretty on the outside), so when I see a recipe that calls for more than one banana, I check it out...this one is a winner!"
German Apple Dapple Cake
The uncomplicated nature of this apple Bundt cake batter makes the caramel glaze (which is also easy, but necessitates some extra attention) feel all the more worthwhile. To boost the flavor of the apples and give the cake even more nostalgic flair, try adding apple pie spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.
A sweet Southern specialty, hummingbird Bundt cake delivers lively fruit flavors that remind eaters of warm climates and leisurely afternoons. "I made this cake for dessert for a dinner party we went to. It was the hit of the party! It's not hard to make it rises beautifully and it tastes wonderful! I will definitely make it again!," commenter NOLA-1 says of this easy Bundt cake recipe.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
"This a great pound cake! The texture is truly like velvet. It was golden on the outside, creamy white on the in. And it was just delicious," commenter Byrdie raves about this uncomplicated Bundt recipe, which requires only six ingredients and about 15 minutes of prep time prior to baking.
Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread
Okay, we'll admit it: this garlic-Parmesan monkey bread isn't technically a "cake." However, it's made in a Bundt pan, it's baked in the oven, and it's incredibly simple to assemble, so we think that it counts! "If you like garlic bread, you'll love this! This savory version of the classic monkey bread is sure to add fun and flavor to any meal," recipe writer Lynseey says of this crave-worthy snack.