Get Cozy with Our Best Fall Bundt Cake Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Cake
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Along with differing bounties from the farm, each season also has its most popular cooking method. We pull out the slow cooker and Dutch oven for warm winter meals, and grill anything we can during summer, but fall is all about baking. Warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves meet fresh fall apples, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes in desserts that are guaranteed to make your house smell better than any seasonal candle you can buy. One of the most beautiful ways to show off your baking skills during the fall is with a Bundt cake. Our favorite fall Bundt cake recipes check every box for us. Easy to make but pretty enough to be the star of the Thanksgiving dessert table, these fall Bundt cakes have it all. Showcase a true baking feat with our Pumpkin Spice Magic Cake or Apple Butter Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting. Auntie's Apple Cake and our Tennessee Jam Bundt bring back the flavors of old-fashioned baking. Our Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt has more fall flavor than we can keep up with, and our Sweet Potato Pound Cake showcases a new way to enjoy the season's most popular spud. Whether you prefer apple, pumpkin, or even chocolate, we're starting our baking bucket list with these fall Bundt cakes.

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Apple Butter Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting

Apple Butter Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Apple Butter Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting

This gorgeous pound cake starts with homemade apple butter straight from your slow cooker. Apple chips are a fun and festive topping over a drizzle of caramel icing.

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Pumpkin-Spice Bundt with Brown Sugar Icing and Candied Pecans

Pumpkin-Spice Bundt with Brown Sugar Icing and Candied Pecans
Photo: Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Pumpkin-Spice Bundt with Brown Sugar Icing and Candied Pecans

Want to know the secret to making an iced Bundt cake look magazine-worthy? Pour frosting over the cake while it's still hot for the smoothest texture.

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Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
Luca Trovato

Recipe: Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Homemade praline frosting impresses on the outside of this cake, but everyone will be wow-ed by what's inside. Your guests will be floored by the dreamy cream cheese tunnel when you cut into this pretty fall Bundt.

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Tennessee Jam Bundt

Tennessee Jam Bundt Cake
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Recipe: Tennessee Jam Bundt

This old-school cake is full of warm spices and is sweetened with blackberry jam. A drizzle of homemade caramel frosting and garnishes of fresh mint and blackberries make for beautiful presentation.

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Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt

Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt
Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Recipe: Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt

Cranberry, apples, and pumpkin? This picture-perfect Bundt cake has the most fall flavor we could pack into it. Make this cake the centerpiece of your autumn celebration.

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Reese's Cake

Reese’s Cake
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Reese's Cake

Leftover Halloween candy? Make this totally decadent cake its new home. This divine cake starts with boxed mix, so even the littlest helpers in your house can get in on the baking fun.

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Caramel-Frosted Pound Cake

Caramel-Frosted Pound Cake
Southern Living

Recipe: Caramel-Frosted Pound Cake

Pound cake meets caramel cake in this absolute dream of a dessert. One reviewer even said it was "the best cake I've ever baked!"

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Mini Bourbon-and-Cola Bundt Cakes

Mini Bourbon-and-Cola Bundt Cakes
Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe: Mini Bourbon-and-Cola Bundt Cakes

This classic cocktail combo is delightful in these mini cakes that are perfectly portable for fall events like church homecomings and tailgates. The bourbon and cola shine throughout these fun-sized treats, both in the cake batter and the glaze.

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Auntie's Apple Cake

Auntie’s Apple Cake
Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Ana Kelly Prop Stylist: Kay Clarke

Recipe: Auntie's Apple Cake

When the temperatures drop, you simply can't beat a classic apple cake. A slice of this old-fashioned Bundt cake is delicious as dessert, of course, but we wouldn't mind having one with our morning coffee or afternoon tea.

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Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Sweet Potato Pound Cake
Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks

Recipe: Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Mashed sweet potatoes and cream cheese make for a moist, tender fall cake perfect for your Thanksgiving table. It doesn't get more seasonal for fall than a sweet potato, and this simple, spiced cake will prove why.

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Hummingbird Bundt Cake

Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Hummingbird Bundt Cake

Instead of spending time icing cake layers, try this old-fashioned cake in your Bundt pan. Its presentation is just as pretty but in so much less time.

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Classic Chocolate Pound Cake

Classic Chocolate Pound Cake
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck; Food Styling: Erin Merhar

Recipe: Classic Chocolate Pound Cake

This indulgent chocolate cake is just the finale your fall dinner party needs. Chocolate lovers will thank you for this one,—especially when dusted with a snowy coat of powdered sugar.

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Pecan Spice Cake with Caramel-Rum Glaze

Pecan Spice Cake with Caramel-Rum Glaze
Jennifer Davick; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Pecan Spice Cake with Caramel-Rum Glaze

For such a spectacular result, this warm cake comes together quickly. If you want a thicker glaze, add the whole 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar, whisking constantly, as the glaze begins to cool in the pan. For a sheer, saucy glaze, use less powdered sugar.

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Carrot Bundt Cake

Carrot Bundt Cake
Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Ruth Blackburn, Prop Stylist Heather Chadduck

Recipe: Carrot Bundt Cake

Warm spices like cinnamon, pecans, ginger and nutmeg make this version of carrot cake ready for fall. Top it with loops of cream cheese frosting that features maple syrup and some carrot chips for garnish and you've got a fall cake ready to go.

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Praline Mini Cakes

Praline Mini Cakes
Southern Living

Recipe: Praline Mini Cakes

Need an easy, last-minute dessert? No one at the party will know these too-cute Bundt cakes started with a box of cake mix. For treats so easy and tiny, they're sure to make a big impression.

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Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake

Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake
Jim Franco

Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake

This spiced-up chocolate pound cake is ideal for chilly months. A dusting of powdered sugar and a topping of chocolate sauce make for beautiful presentation.

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Mama's Rum Cake

Mama's Rum Cake
Peter Frank Edwards

Recipe: Mama's Rum Cake

Warm up a cold fall night with this comforting rum cake courtesy of Mildred "Mama Dip" Council of the famed Mama Dip's Kitchen in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. One bite and you'll know why this spirited cake is a family favorite.

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Pumpkin Pound Cake

pumpkin pound cake
Photographer: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist: Claire Spollen Food Stylist: Margaret Dickey

Recipe: Pumpkin Pound Cake

Though pies are usually the pumpkin dessert of choice, this Pumpkin Pound Cake is here to shake things up. Gorgeous cake gets even more seasonal flare from a drizzle of maple-butter glaze and crunchy pecans.

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Ocracoke Fig Jam Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Ocracoke Fig Jam Cake with Buttermilk Glaze
Alison Miksch; Food Styling: Erin Merhar; Prop Styling: Prissy Lee

Recipe: Ocracoke Fig Jam Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Fig jam and buttermilk are a match made in dessert heaven. Make sure to use real buttermilk for the tastiest fig-filled fall cake to impress your friends and family.

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Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Pound Cake
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Brown Sugar Pound Cake

It's hard to beat a classic Bundt cake, but this simple, autumnal variation might just give the standard a run for its money. Brown sugar adds rich, caramel flavor that's subtle but absolutely unbeatable.

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Persimmon Cake

Persimmon Cake
Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Emily Hall; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Persimmon Cake

A fall fruit and spices cake is a sure-fire crow-pleaser and this take using a slightly unusual autumn produce is downright impressive. Don't be intimidated though. This Bundt with persimmon, walnuts, and cinnamon is deceptively easy to bake with only 15 minutes of hands-on time.

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Pumpkin Spice Magic Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Magic Cake

Talk about "wow factor!" This pumpkin spice cake was inspired by a Mexican dessert called impossible flan, and it will blow your Thanksgiving crew away. We call it "magic" for a reason.

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