If you’ve been reading the blog for any length of time you know I have a thing for bundt cakes. They are my favorite kind of cake to bake and I love to play around with flavor combinations. I just think they make a lovely presentation and generally a good bundt cake recipe will be one that gets better with sitting. Just in time for last minute holiday gift gift giving I’d like to share my list of the best bundt cake pans – at least in my experience.
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Best Bundt Cake Pans (according to me)
One thing I will share that makes any bundt pan the best bundt pan is that when you go to bake with one is to be sure to take the time to butter it thoroughly and then dust it with flour. You might want to use a cooking spray to save a little time but trust me – things will go more smoothly at the end if you use butter.
A classic bundt pan is generally the best pan to start a collection. It’s a simple design and it is, by far the easiest to release – and to butter and flour for that matter. I’ve used my classic bundt pan more times than I care to count and it’s a perfect pan if you are making filled bundt cakes.
I used this pan for my most recent bundt bake baking experiment – Fig Bundt Cake with a Buttermilk Glaze.
Fancy Bundt Pans
One of my favorite fancy pans is the crown bundt pan. It makes for a very fancy looking finished cake. Every time I have taken one of these crown cakes to a party it has gotten ooohs and ahhhs.
This Cherry Pistachio Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze shows you why. It’s a stunner, isn’t it? I will also note that this pan is one of the easier ones to butter up and to clean. Certainly a bonus when considering a purchase.
Detailed Bundt Pans
I fell in love with the pattern on this Stained Glass Bundt Pan as soon as I saw it. It is so detailed. I knew it would make a beautiful cake. This pan is not as deep as the other pans so it makes a less imposing appearance but I believe the end result makes up for it. This pan is a little more challenging when it comes to buttering and flouring and does require a bit more care with clean up. I have an old toothbrush that I use to get into all the crevices. Note: bundt pans do need to be hand washed.
You can see how beautiful it looks in this Earl Grey Tea Bundt Cake. This is a design that would dress up any dessert buffet table.
My last favorite is the Bavaria Bundt Pan. It’s a simple pattern but one that packs a pretty punch. This one also requires some attention on the preparation and cleaning front but is worth the effort.
As you can see it does make a very lovely cake. This classic Vanilla Bundt Cake looks all dressed up with those delightful swirls. Those swirls are great for glaze by the way.
Mini Bundt Pans
How cute is your own mini bundt cake? You can make them with a mini bundt pan. Just imagine the fun of serving your guests their own individual cake for dessert. Everyone loves a baby bundt, right? You can dress them up any way you would like. Start with a basic cake recipe and add ice cream, or a special homemade caramel like I did here:
Chocolate Chip Cherry Mini Bundt Cakes with Cherry 7Up Caramel are a yummy and yes, show stopping little dessert. They are not that difficult to make and you will really impress your guests at your holiday or special dinner.
Too Many Bundt Cake Pans?
I don’t think a person can ever have too many bundt pans. I’ve shown you my favorites. They have reached that status because I own them and work with them over and over again. There are a few more that I want to add to my collection. Each year I try to add one to my collection. I haven’t gotten one yet this year but there is still a little time yet.
These are destined to be my latest best bundt cake pans (hopefully). I’ll have to try them first!
How about you? Are you looking to start a collection?
What are your best bundt cake pans?