How To Frost A Bundt Cake

Ever since Bundt Cakes were invented in the late 70s, they have been a favorite of many people.

They are easy to make and can be decorated with any kind of icing you want. Making one can be a real joy, but that’s not to say it’s easy.

Frosting a Bundt cake is one of the most difficult aspects of making a cake.

Whether you are using cream cheese or buttercream frosting, it’s important to make sure that you are prepared.

It’s so hard to get the right consistency and even harder to keep it on the cake without making a mess.

If you find yourself struggling to frost a bundt cake – you’ve come to the right place! 

In the guide below, we’ve compiled a handy guide that will take you through everything to do with making a Bundt cake including a bundt cake recipe and frosting it to perfection!

We’ll take you through the basics as well as some finer details of frosting, including a huge selection of different types of frosting ideas.

We’ve also included a short FAQ section that will help you with anything else you’ll need to know!

Let’s get baking! 

How To Bake A Bundt Cake

Bundt cakes are perfect for parties because they look so pretty when they come out of the oven.

You can also decorate them with chocolate chips or sprinkles before baking. But let’s just focus on the step-by-step on how to actually make a bundt cake. 

Step 1

To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Next, grease your Bundt pan with butter or cooking spray.

Then, pour about ¼ cup of water into the bottom of the pan. This will help keep your cake from sticking to the pan while it is baking.

Step 2

Next, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add these ingredients to a bowl.

Mix well until all the dry ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the batter.

Step 3

Next, add eggs one at a time to the mixture. Make sure that each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next one.

Once you’ve added all three eggs, mix everything together using an electric mixer.

Step 4

Now, add vanilla extract to the mixture. Mix this thoroughly as well.

Step 5

Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan. Be careful not to overfill the pan. If there is too much batter, use a spatula to even out the top.

Step 6

Place the Bundt pan into the center of the oven and bake for 50 minutes.

After 50 minutes, remove the Bundt pan from the oven and allow it to cool.


In this section, we’re going to be taking you through how to make frosting step by step. It’s very simple and takes only a few basic ingredients.

We’ll show you how to make cream cheese frosting, but feel free to experiment with other flavors if you’d like!


1/2 pound (226 grams) unsalted butter, softened

8 ounces (225 grams) room temperature cream cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups powdered sugar


1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.

2. Slowly add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Keep beating until smooth.

3. Spread the frosting onto cooled cake.

You can try different kinds of frostings depending on what type of cake you are making.

For example, you could try strawberry jam instead of vanilla extract for a strawberry-jam cake.

Or, you could try orange juice concentrate instead of vanilla extract for an orange-flavored cake. The possibilities are endless!

You can also use whipped cream instead of frosting. Just remember that you need to whip up some heavy whipping cream first.

Different Kinds Of Frosting 

How To Frost A Bundt Cake

Next up, we’re going to give you some great ideas for types of frosting you can make.

Depending on how you’ve made the base of your bundt cake, you might want to experiment with some different kinds of frosting.

We’ve compiled a shortlist of these for you to consider!

Chocolate Icing – This is a classic favorite. It’s delicious and very easy to do.

Just mix together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 3-4 tablespoons milk, and a pinch of salt.

Stir until smooth. Then dip the sides of the cake into it. Let dry completely before adding more layers of icing.

Vanilla Icing – If you don’t like chocolate, this is another great option.

Mix together 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, and enough milk to get a thick consistency. Dip the sides of the cake in it.

Strawberry Icing – For those who love strawberries, this is a wonderful idea!

Combine 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup strawberry jam, and enough water to get a thin consistency.

Spread over the entire cake. Garnish with fresh berries if desired.

Cream Cheese Icing – This is a common type of frosting used on cakes.

Simply combine 1/2 cup softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, and enough powdered (confectioners) sugar to get a spreadable consistency. Spread over the cake.

Frosting – The easiest way to frost a cake is by using a piping bag. Fill the bag with your choice of icing and pipe it onto the cake.

Decorating Sprinkles – These are fun to use. Just sprinkle them all over the cake after you have frosted it.

Decorating Chocolate Chips – Use a small spoon to scoop up the chocolate chips and place them around the edges of the cake.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it! Frosting bundt cakes can be difficult, but it’s one of the most fun parts of baking – so make sure you take your time and enjoy the process!

We hope that this article has taken you through everything you need to know about how to frost a bundt cake, but if you still have some questions keep reading!

We wish you the best of luck in creating your perfect cake! 

Frequently Asked Question

What Is A Bundt Cake? 

Bundt cakes are round cakes baked in a special pan called a bundt or ring mold.

Bundt cakes were originally invented in Germany, where they are known as “Kugelhopf”.

How Long Does It Bake For?

Bundt cakes usually bake for between 30 minutes and 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

They tend to rise higher than other cakes because of their shape.

What Should I Serve It With? 

If you’re serving a bundt cake, try pairing it with something sweet such as fruit salad, ice cream, or caramel sauce. 

Where Do I Buy A Pan? 

You can find a wide variety of bundt cake pans online or in specialty kitchen stores. Look for a pan that fits snugly inside your oven.

Can I Freeze My Bundt Cake? 

Yes, you can freeze your bundt cake. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then foil. Freeze it for up to three months. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.

When Is The Best Time To Decorate My Bundt Cake? 

The best time to decorate your bundt cake is when it comes out of the oven. You’ll want to let it cool completely before frosting it.

Do I Need Special Tools To Frost? 

No, you don’t need any special equipment to frost a bundt. All you need is an offset spatula.

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Kathryn Sewell

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