The best Bundt cake recipes are the ones you can pull together in a snap. When you can’t be bothered to assemble a layer cake (scary! stressful!), put your faith in the decorative grooves of your favorite Bundt pan. You don’t have to do any extra work for a beautiful design—it’s built right into the pan’s shape. (Do be sure to prepare the pan well to eliminate stickage. There’s nothing more frustrating than a half in, half out Bundt.)
While some Bundt cake recipes are simple—a classic cream cheese pound cake is all about a crumb that’s buttery beyond belief—there’s still plenty of opportunity for elaboration: Try a blueberry-packed buttermilk cake or a spiced Bundt cake with sticky apple caramel sauce. And if you’re looking for even more pizzazz, decorate any of these Bundt cakes with a simple glaze or a dainty dusting of powdered sugar.