National Bundt Cake Day, you say? Yep. It’s a thing. Like, a real thing. Not just something we made because we’re bonkers for bundts. So pull out that fancy pan and get baking! We’ll be doing the same thing.

A swirled gingerbread Bundt cake with a lemon glaze on top, all on wire rack over a sheet pan.
Suech and Beck
1 of 14

Gingerbread Bundt Cake

This gingerbread Bundt cake has all the warm spicy goodness of gingerbread cookies. As if that weren’t enough, it’s gilded with a sassy and sweetly tart lemon glaze.
Blueberry coffee cake on a cooling rack with a spoon drizzling icing over it.
Keller + Keller
2 of 14

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze

Blueberries and lemon take center stage, while the sour cream makes a moistly tender coffee cake. Appropriate for any occasion, this glorious, dense, and delicious Bundt cake serves a crowd.
Chocolate ganache being poured over a chocolate Bundt cake that is on a wire stand
Cenk Sonmezsoy
3 of 14

Chocolate Bundt Cake

This chocolate Bundt cake is so tender and intensely chocolatey that you'll swoon–and so will everyone that you share it with. And don't even think about skipping that glaze, it's probably the very best part.
A Bundt-shaped gluten-free walnut coffee cake with cacao nibs on a white platter with several slices missing.
Erin Scott
4 of 14

Gluten-Free Walnut Coffee Cake with Cacao Nibs

Walnut coffee cake with cacao nibs is a gluten-free delight that showcases a buttery cake, a crunchy top, and a swirl of cream cheese filling. It's made with brown rice, millet, and tapioca flours for a tender crumb that's just as good the day after it's made.
A spiced sweet potato bundt cake on a piece of parchment, being drizzled with chocolate glaze.
Jody Horton
5 of 14

Spiced Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

This spiced sweet potato bundt cake is laced with fragrant autumn spices and drizzled with a coffee and chocolate glaze. And since there’s plenty of pureed sweet potato in there, we’re going to go ahead and call it healthy.
A wooden table with a pitcher and a green plate holding a chocolate bundt cake drizzled in chocolate ganache.
Hannah Queen
6 of 14

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This chocolate zucchini cake is made with flour, sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and a summery abundance of squash. The zucchini makes for marvelously moist cake.
A fancy Bundt Kentucky bourbon cake on a silver platter.
Erin Kunkel
7 of 14

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

UPDATE: This Kentucky Bourbon Cake has people going so bonkers, we decided to publish it again just in time for the Kentucky Derby. This is the real deal, an authentic Southern recipe classic. It’s much like a pound cake given its, er, obscene amount of butter and its tender, perfect crumb. And oh, baby, wait’ll you taste the bourbon glaze.
A Red Truck Bakery apple cake on a cake stand being drizzled with maple glaze.
Andrew Thomas Lee
8 of 14

Red Truck Bakery Apple Cake

Red Truck Bakery apple cake is loaded with apples, apple cider, sour cream, and warm spices in the batter, sorta like a cross between Bundt cake and coffee cake. Finished with a sweet maple glaze, it’s every bit as impressive as you would expect from the famous bakery.
A chocolate streusel coffee cake with a slice cut from it to show the chocolate streusel.
Ben Fink
9 of 14

Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake

A terrific cake that's as good for breakfast as it is for dessert, I particularly love the cinnamon chocolate streusel that runs through the tender cake. This recipe also works perfectly for cupcakes.
A slice of twinkie bundt cake dusted with confectioners' sugar and turned to show the cross section.
Leigh Beisch
10 of 14

Twinkie Bundt Cake

This twinkie Bundt cake is essentially a giant, cream-filled twinkie. It’s made from scratch, and all of the ingredients are pronounceable, so you won’t be partaking of any weird chemical concoction here.
A chocolate glazed chocolate bundt cake sitting atop a white cake stand with a dish of glaze on the side
France Ruffenach
11 of 14

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

This chocolate sour cream Bundt cake is quick and easy to make but complex as hell in taste. And if the cake weren’t enough, on top is a sinful chocolate glazzle–that’s a glaze that’s drizzled.
A vanilla pound cake, cut, on a marble slab
Ellen Silverman
12 of 14

Vanilla Pound Cake

This vanilla pound cake from Virginia Willis is made with pantry staples of flour, sugar, butter, and eggs with the notable addition of vanilla bean seeds. It has a lovely, cakey, fine-crumbed texture and crisp edges. Pound cake perfection.
An espresso cake drizzled with glaze on a wire rack that is set on a pice of parchment to catch any glaze drips.
Quentin Bacon
13 of 14

Espresso Cake

This espresso cake is easy as can be and comes together with strongly brewed coffee plus espresso powder baked into the cake. If that weren’t enough, a coffee glaze–made with coffee, milk, and confectioners sugar–is drizzled on top.
A Portuguese orange olive oil cake, dusted with confectioners' sugar on a silver cake stand.
Nuno Correia
14 of 14

Portuguese Orange Olive Oil Cake

This Portuguese orange olive oil cake has an unforgettably tender crumb and a citrus smack thanks to fruity olive oil, winter navel oranges, and orange zest.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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