This Christmas Bundt Cake is easy, made from scratch, and festive. A simple icing and sprinkles dress it up for the holiday.
I love a good bundt cake and this one all fancied up for Christmas is a good one. It’s made from scratch with just a few ingredients and will look so pretty on a holiday table.
Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.
- Oil – I use vegetable oil but canola will work as well.
- Sugar – Granulated white sugar.
- Eggs – I use large, organic, free range eggs.
- Vanilla – I know it’s pricey, but please use vanilla extract over imitation. I like to buy it in bulk from Sam’s Club or Costco.
- Flour – For this recipe you’ll want to use cake flour. If you don’t have any, no worries – just use 3 cups all purpose flour and whisk it together with 2 Tb cornstarch.
- Baking Powder – For rise in the cake.
- Salt – For balance.
- Milk – I use 2% because that’s what we generally have on hand.
- Sprinkles – Jimmies or quins work best for the least bleed.
- For the icing, you’ll need powdered sugar, water, and vanilla.
Things you’ll need
- Mixing Bowls – I like these with the grippy bottoms so they don’t slide around.
- Whisk – You don’t need a hand mixer for this recipe, but you will need a whisk.
- Silicone Spatulas – I use these for everything and they’re great for mixing batter.
- Bundt Pan – You’ll need a standard 10″ bundt pan.
- Sprinkles – There are so many Christmas sprinkles to choose from but some will bleed so I stick with jimmies.
How to make a bundt cake from scratch
Making this cake from scratch is nearly as easy as whipping up a box mix.
- STEP ONE: In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- STEP TWO: In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- STEP THREE: Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Pour in the milk, stir until combined, and then pour in the remaining dry ingredients and sprinkles and stir until just combined.
- STEP FOUR: Pour the batter into a greased & floured bundt pan and bake for 50-55 minutes at 350 degrees.
- STEP FIVE: While the cake is cooling, make the icing by whisking together the powdered sugar, water, and vanilla extract. Once fully cooled, pour the icing over the cake and top with more sprinkles.
What do you use to grease a bundt pan?
Use a non-stick spray, like Pam, and spray the pan thoroughly. If you don’t have non-stick spray, melted shortening will work as well or homemade cake release. Just avoid butter as it will act as a glue to the pan.
Do you flip a bundt cake right away?
When you take the cake out of the oven, don’t flip it out of the pan right away. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before you attempt to flip it, then it should come out easily.
How many does a bundt cake serve?
A 10″ bundt cake will serve 12-16 depending on how generously you slice it.
Tips for Success 🎄
- Start with room temperature eggs and milk.
- Make sure to properly spoon the flour into the measuring cup instead of scooping out the flour for accurate amounts.
- If you don’t have cake flour, you can substitute 3 cups all purpose white flour + 2 tbsp cornstarch whisked together.
- Store covered for up to 5 days.
- Cake will freeze well if wrapped tightly and stored in a freezer bag for up to a month.
- If you want the glaze to be white, use clear vanilla extract. If using regular, it will be a bit tan/brown.
Holiday Bundt Cake
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