The best bundt cake pans cook evenly, release cakes cleanly and keep the fine details intact. Bundt cake pans come — quite literally — in all shapes and sizes. You’ll find heavy cast aluminum and thin-walled bundt pans, nonstick and uncoated surfaces, and plain and decorative styles.
With so many choices, picking the best can be a challenge, but hopefully, our review makes it easy if you’re shopping for the perfect bundt!
Best Overall Bundt Pan Brand: Nordic Ware
One brand rises to the top when it comes to bundt pan assortment and quality, and that’s Nordic Ware bundt cake pans. If you’re looking for decorative bundt cake pans, there’s really no competition. Most are made in the USA, they come in a huge assortment of fabulous styles, and they bake evenly and release extremely well.
Nordic Ware is the leading bundt cake pan brand and offers a huge assortment of plain and fanciful bundt pan styles. Image source: Nordic Ware
Nordic Ware’s Heritage Bundt Cake pan is my go-to bundt pan for my holiday run cakes!
My personal favorite (ditto my Mom’s) is Nordicware’s Heritage Bundt Pan. I make our Christmas Rum Cake in it and the blade-style flutes are the perfect shape and texture to absorb the rum glaze. Heavenly!
Since we sold Nordic Ware bundt pans along with their other kitchen products for over a decade, I’m pretty much a Nordic Ware fan! Plus, I’ve relied on Nordic Ware bundt pans in my own home to turn out the perfect cakes year after year.
Nordic Ware’s bundt pan collection includes pans made from various materials, including:
- Cast aluminum pans
- Aluminized stainless steel pans
- Nonstick (non-Teflon) coated pans
Here are some tips to ensure a clean release to preserve your cake’s beautiful details and keep nonstick finishes performing as they should:
Amazon now stocks the entire Nordicware bundt cake pan collection. So you can find them at great prices and use your Prime membership free shipping, too!
Nordicware also has a great selection of all-purpose baking pans and accessories. You can see for yourself that they go far beyond the bundt.
Other Bundt Cake Pan Options
However, when it comes to variety and decorative options, you just can’t beat Nordic Ware’s extensive bundt pan lineup.
Serving and Storing Your Bundt Cakes
When it comes to cake keepers and carriers, Nordic Ware, Wilton, and another line I love, Progressive PrepWorks, offer a wide variety of covered cake keepers for display, serving, and storage, plus carry-along cake caddies. All are crafted from durable, dishwasher-safe materials, and most feature handy locking lids for freshness.
That’s a Wrap
Well, you’ve seen my bias on the best bundt pans. Nordic Ware is my hands-down favorite both for quality and choice of bundt cake styles. However, other major bakeware brands offer some nice and reliable alternatives, too.
It’s really hard to go wrong with any of them. Just be aware that all bundt pans, even those with non-stick coatings, should be prepped to ensure your bundt cakes come out perfectly time and time again.
Have any bundt cake tips or pan faves of your own? Please share them below!