Ring in the holiday season with this festive Gingerbread Bundt Cake! This is a show-stopping holiday cake that you and your family will love.

Top view of a gingerbread bundt cake with maple glaze.

Friends, if you love gingerbread, this cake is for you! It’s spiced with ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

This gingerbread bundt cake is bursting with holiday spices. Make this gingerbread bundt cake and your taste buds will be on a holiday high.

Top it with the silky smooth maple glaze and you are in business.

Everyone who makes this has raving reviews! Not only does this bundt cake taste delicious, it can also be dressed up to be the center piece at any holiday party.

Dessert and decoration all in one? That’s a win-win.
A beautiful gingerbread bundt cake on a cake stand, with olive branches laying at the base of the cake.

What does a Gingerbread Bundt Cake taste like?

Image the flavor of a gingerbread cookie and then times that by 2! This gingerbread bundt cake is soft, fluffy, and bursting with warm holiday flavors.  It’s all of your favorite holiday spices compressed into one warm, satisfying dessert. The flavor in this cake is off the charts! 🙌🏼

Don’t forget the maple glaze. My love for maple syrup is no secret. See my Butternut Squash Alfredo with Maple Glazed Bacon, for example.

The smooth maple glaze that is drizzled overtop is the perfect accent to this perfectly spiced holiday bundt cake.

Close up of a gingerbread bundt cake, made in a spiral cake pan, with olive branches at the base of the cake.

I know it’s only October, but holiday baking commences early in my home.

How to make Gingerbread Bundt Cake

  • Gather the necessary ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk until they are combined.
  • Next, you’ll add the eggs, brown sugar, buttermilk, eggs, molasses, and butter to the bowl of your stand mixer. If you don’t own a stand mixer, simply use hand beaters. They work just as well!
  • Mix the wet ingredients. When those have been combined add the dry ingredients and mix until everything has come together.
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan. When I use bundt pans I always grease and flour AND do a light coating of Baker’s Joy cooking spray. Bundt pans are finicky and so I do this is an extra precaution.
  • Bake the cake. Let it cool.
  • Top with the maple glaze and watch it be devoured!

A slice of gingerbread bundt cake in the foreground and the remainder of the cake on a cake stand in the background.

The next time you need to bake a holiday cake, be sure to give this one a try!

It’s a the BEST Gingerbread Bundt Cake recipe on the internet! Trust me, friends. ❤️

(The pan I used to make this bundt cake can be found here.)

Gingerbread bundt cake sitting on a cake stand, with maple glaze slowly drizzling over the cake.

More delicious holiday recipes:

  1. The Best Caramel Apple Dip
  2. Gingersnap Cookies
  3. Pumpkin Spice Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Spiced Glaze
  4. Cranberry Apple Cider

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Top view of a gingerbread bundt cake with maple glaze.
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Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 579 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 344mg 115%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Potassium 444mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 77g 26%
Sugars 54g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 18.9%
Calcium 14.5%
Iron 20.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings: 12 servings
Gingerbread Bundt Cake

Ring in the holiday season with this festive cake! This gingerbread bundt cake is spiced with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
 
Calories: 579 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 eggs whisked, room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
Maple Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp real maple syrup
  • 6 tsp milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 10 cup bundt pan. * Set aside.

  2. In a medium sized bowl whisk the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. In the bowl of your stand mixer add the eggs, brown sugar, melted butter, buttermilk, and molasses. Using the paddle attachment, mix on low until the wet ingredients are combined, about 30 seconds. Add the flour into the wet ingredients. Mix on low until combined. 

  3. Pour the batter into your prepared bundt pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out mostly clean or with a few moist crumbs on it. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Invert cake onto cake stand. Allow to cool before topping with the glaze. 

Maple Glaze
  1. In a small bowl whisk the powdered sugar, syrup, and milk until combined. Pour over the cake. 

Recipe Video
Recipe Notes

*When I make bundt cakes, I'll often grease and flour my pan AND spray it lightly with cooking spray that has flour in it (such as Baker's Joy). 

 

Recipe Source: adapted from Marsha's Baking Addiction

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread bundt cake, gingerbread cake, holiday bundt cake recipe

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