Do you want to impress your guests this holiday season? You can with this Mini Christmas Bundt Cake. Not only are they adorable, but they are also super simple to make!
A fun holiday dessert doesn’t need to be difficult to make. You could easily change out the decor and use this bundt cake as a base recipe all year round. Not only is this dessert CUTE, but people LOVE to eat them. Mini Christmas Bundt Cakes are here to stay!
Decorating a Bundt Cake For Christmas
If you have ever wondered to yourself how should I decorate a bundt cake for Christmas? Don’t worry you have options.
You can use marzipan to cover it, then decorate as you wish. If you want, you can also use green frosting to make it look like a wreath.
You can also make a frosting rose and put it on top of the cake. Or you could also use any type of sprinkles that your family enjoys or top your bundt cake with chocolate ganache.
For this recipe, I stuck to a simple cream cheese frosting and Christmas sprinkles for decorations. No matter what you chose to use your bundt cakes will be soft and delicious.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Budget-Friendly – This recipe requires basic kitchen staples to help you keep your food costs low.
Convenient – This cake is simple to make and doesn’t require any special tools or equipment.
Easy to Modify – With a little creativity you can modify this recipe for any holiday.
Simple To Make – There aren’t a lot of steps in this recipe and the ingredients are easy to find.
You only need a handful of kitchen staples to help you make this easy Christmas bundt cake recipe! You may not even need to take a trip to the grocery store!
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Vegetable Oil
- White Sugar
- Eggs room temperature
- Vanilla Extract
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients
- Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
- Butter softened at room temperature
- Powdered Icing Sugar or more as needed
- Vanilla Extract
- Milk as needed
- Christmas Sprinkles as desired
See the recipe card below for quantities.
How to Make A Christmas Bundt Cake
Here is an overview of the steps to make this Festive Bundt Cake. You can find the full details in the printable recipe card below.
Preheat the oven and prepare your baking pan. Mix your dry ingredients and set them aside. Then mix together the wet ingredients until creamy and slightly foamy.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat in half of the dry ingredients, then 1 cup of the milk, then the remaining dry ingredients until just incorporated.
Pour into your prepared mini bundt cake. Then bake.
Bake for 20-24 minutes until lightly golden and an inserted toothpick or cake tester comes out clean. While the bundt cakes are baking, prepare the cream cheese frosting.
For the cream cheese frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and completely combined. Beat in the powdered icing sugar for 2 minutes, then add the vanilla extract and milk. Adjust the consistency to your personal preferences with additional powdered sugar or milk.
Scoop the cream cheese frosting into a piping bag, then snip off the tip depending on how thick you want your cream cheese swirls to be. Once the cakes have cooled, drizzle with cream cheese frosting and garnish with sprinkles.
With there being a ton of gatherings happening this time of year, you may be wondering how you can make this dessert to fit the party you are attending. Check out these substitution ideas.
- Butter – instead of using butter, you can use olive oil, ghee, Greek yogurt, coconut oil, or even applesauce.
- Vanilla extract – if for whatever reason you can’t use the vanilla extract that this recipe calls for, you can use maple syrup or honey in its place.
- White sugar – what if your guests can’t use regular white sugar in their recipes? A few substitutions are honey, coconut sugar, brown sugar, or agave.
If you’re not sure about using something in your recipe, then it’s always good to check. There are tons of substitution ideas these days! If you can’t use something, I can guarantee that there is something different you can use!
Do you want to change up this Christmas Bundt Cake recipe and make it your own? Sometimes the best part of a recipe is making it your own. Here are some ideas.
- Chocolate – if you want to make this bundt cake a little sweeter, add a chocolate drizzle to it. Your guests will LOVE it!
- Peppermint – add crushed peppermints or candy canes to the top of these mini bundt cakes.
- Leave them plain- you can allow everyone to make their very own toppings. They can add ice cream sprinkles, fudge, coconut flakes, or whatever else you have on hand.
See this Coconut Bundt Cake for even more bundt cake ideas!
- measuring spoons and cups
- two large mixing bowls
- medium-sized mixing bowl
- mini bundt pan or regular bundt cake
If you want to keep the cake moist, you will want to wrap it with plastic wrap, while it’s still hot. Place a layer of aluminum foil around it and then place it in the fridge or the freezer.
The mini bundt cake should be frozen without the frosting.
Keep in mind that a bundt cake can be left out for up to 48 hours, BUT the room temperature has to be just right. It also needs to be in the proper type of storage, which is something that will cover the whole cake. To be left out at room temperatures, your bundt cake cannot have any perishable toppings.
To make sure that your mini bundt cakes remove from the pan easily I suggest either flouring the bundt cake pan or using baking cooking spray.
Be sure to the baking spray and not the regular cooking spray for best results.
If you do not want mini bundt cakes as I made, you can make this recipe into a large bundt cake pan in the oven. You will need to increase your baking time to 45 minutes to an hour.
For a smooth and moist bundt cake be sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature before your start mixing your bundt cake batter.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
The point of a bundt cake is that it allows the cake to be in contact with the edges of the pan. A pound cake cannot be placed into a regular pan to bake because it wouldn’t bake evenly.
Depending on your preferences, yes it could be! Try it the first day and then the second day to see what you think.
In order to get the flavor, design, and consistency a bundt cakes needs, then this bundt pan is necessary. This style of pan dates back to the 1950s and has been a hit ever since.
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Mini Christmas Bundt Cake
- 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 2 Eggs room temperature
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Milk
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
- 1/4 cup Butter softened at room temperature
- 2 cups Powdered Icing Sugar or more as needed
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3-4 Tablespoons Milk as needed
- Christmas Sprinkles as desired
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Grease and flour a mini bundt pan. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the vegetable oil and white sugar until light-colored and creamy, about 2 minutes.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
- Beat in half of the dry ingredients, then 1 cup of the milk, then the remaining dry ingredients until just incorporated.
- Portion out the batter into the prepared bundt pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 of the way full.
- Bake for 20-24 minutes until lightly golden and an inserted toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.
- While the bundt cakes are baking, prepare the cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting Directions
- For the cream cheese frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and completely combined.
- Beat in the powdered icing sugar for 2 minutes, then add the vanilla extract and milk. Adjust the consistency to your personal preferences with additional powdered sugar or milk.
- Scoop the cream cheese frosting into a piping bag, then snip off the tip depending on how thick you want your cream cheese swirls to be.
- Once the cakes have cooled, drizzle with cream cheese frosting and garnish with sprinkles.