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Little Bundt Pound Cakes for #BundtAMonth

Little Bundt Pound Cakes | Magnolia Days

Tables were covered in crisp, white linen. Exquisite china was placed ever so carefully in front of each chair. Silver flatware lined up perfectly straight next to the china. Flowers adorned the center of the table and was surrounded by tea candles. Fine crystal glasses glistened in the glow. One look and you knew it was a fancy event. Anticipation of the food to be served on such a beautiful setting sets in and excitement builds. Each course brings delight and the last course is the star of the show. Little bundt pound cakes are simple and yet can be quite fancy too.

What defines a fancy cake? This was something I had to ponder recently. We were challenged to bake a fancy bundt in celebration of the one year anniversary of Bundt-A-Month. Fancy could mean a lot of things. It could be with perfect decorations. I knew that choice was out since I’m piping challenged and wouldn’t go near fondant (yuck). It could be the ingredients. I though of rare fruits or specialty liqueurs but availability would be difficult. It could be the shape. That was it! And so my cake pan collection grew with the addition two little bundt pans.

Little Bundt Pound Cakes | Magnolia Days

Simple can be fancy too. It’s all in how you present it. Serve a little cake on good china and it magically becomes elegant. Being baked in a pretty shape helps too. The pans I used are made by Kaiser and can be found on Amazon → KaiserCast Star Bundform Pan and KaiserCast Flora Bundtform Pan. Or you can bake it in fancy paper loaf pans and give them as gifts. The holidays will be here before you know it. (Note those are affiliate links to Amazon)

The recipe is for three small cake loaves. If you use the small 7-inch bundt pans like I did the batter will enough for two cakes and a few cupcakes. I topped the cakes with a dusting of confectioners sugar to enhance the pattern and design. You could also use a glaze and perhaps a sprinkling of toasted nuts. Serve it with fresh berries and whipped cream or homemade vanilla bean ice cream.

Little Bundt Pound Cakes | Magnolia Days

How do you define a fancy cake? It is with the decorations, ingredients, or the shape? Be sure to scroll down and see what the talented Bundt-A-Month bakers made for the challenge. I can’t wait to visit each one and check out their amazing cakes.

Little Bundt Pound Cakes

A recipe for little pound cakes which can be baked in small loaf pans or bundt pans. The cakes make wonderful gifts and can be a fancy or elegant dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Renee


  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half or whole milk at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioners sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour three 7- X 3- X 2-inch loaf pans. If using paper loaf pans you do not need to grease and flour.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer on high speed until mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternatively with half-and-half in two additions, mixing on low speed until just combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Stir in brandy and vanilla.
  7. Divide batter evenly in the loaf pans.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool cakes in the pans for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove cakes from pans* and cool completely on wire racks.
  11. *If using paper loaf pans do not remove the cakes from the pans.
  12. Dust cakes with confectioners sugar.

Recipe Notes

Photo above is using small 7-inch bundt pans. The batter will make enough for two of those pans plus a little extra for a few cupcakes.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living 1986 Annual Recipes Cookbook.

Ready for more bundts? These fancy cakes will be inspiration enough for you to bake with us this month:

Here’s how you can be a part of Bundt-a-Month:

  • Simple rule: Bake us a fancy bundt
  • Post it before September 30, 2013
  • Use the #BundtaMonth hashtag in your title. (For ex: title could read – #BundtaMonth: Fancy Bundt)
  • Add your entry to the Linky tool below
  • Link back to our announcement posts

Even more bundt fun! Follow Bundt-a-Month on Facebook where we feature all our gorgeous bundt cakes. Or head over to our Pinterest board for inspiration and choose from hundreds of Bundt cake recipes.

Happy Baking!

Recipe Rating

Joanne T Ferguson

Saturday 28th of September 2013

G'day What a beautiful Bundt cake, true! Really enjoyed your photos ...inspires me to do! Cheers! Joanne Viewed as part of #bundtamonth


Saturday 28th of September 2013

G'day to you too Joanne and thanks for visiting to check out my bundt for BundtAMonth. I appreciate the kind words on my photography too.


Thursday 19th of September 2013

Aren't you an evil enabler, including links for the pans! Ack! :D As you know, I have pan lust for those pans and the cakes look like my favorite kind of cake. Oh yeah and hooray for eschewing piping and fondant! ;)


Saturday 21st of September 2013

Ah yes, ever the enabler. I get a lot of comments asking where I get the pans so this time I thought I would make it easy to folks to find them.


Tuesday 17th of September 2013

Beautiful bundt cakes! I've never made a bundt, primarily as I don't own a bundt tin, but these 'Bundt a Month' posts always make me want to! Gorgeous. Love the clean, white setting and the dusting of powdered sugar. Can't get better than pound cake :) x


Wednesday 18th of September 2013

Thanks Laura and you should try baking a bundt cake. I love the way the bundt pans make the cakes look. No need for much decorations.


Tuesday 10th of September 2013



Tuesday 10th of September 2013

Thanks Julie!

Nancy @ gottagetbaked

Tuesday 10th of September 2013

I need little bundt pans so I can make these adorable, beauty, fancy cakes! Absolutely gorgeous photos, Renee.


Tuesday 10th of September 2013

Thanks Nancy