Christmas Bundt Cake

This Christmas Bundt Cake is festive, delicious, and so pretty. This tender cake is full of holiday color, almond flavor, and an easy, sweet glaze.

two slices of christmas bundt cake on a white plate

We love to make bundt cakes for the holidays almost as much as we love to make cupcakes. One of our favorites is this recipe because it’s so easy but so festive.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s super festive, super delicious, and super easy.
  • It’s loaded with classic holiday colors.
  • It’s semi-homemade, so you’ll be in and out of the kitchen quickly.


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This easy recipe uses simple ingredients that are all easily found at your local grocery store. Below, you’ll find the main ingredients that make this recipe pop. However, the full ingredient list along with amounts is in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • White cake mix
  • Red food coloring
  • Green food coloring
  • Almond extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Holiday sprinkles

🔪 How to Make Christmas Bundt Cake

This recipe is incredibly easy to make. Although it looks fancy, it’s actually a straightforward recipe that anyone, even beginners, can make.

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and thoroughly grease every nook and cranny of your bundt pan.

batter, oil and water in a stainless steel mixing bowl

Step 2: Mix the Cake Batter

Mix the cake batter according to the package directions, adding 1 tablespoon of almond extract.

Step 3: Add the Color

Separate the batter into 3 bowls, adding green food coloring to one, red to the other, and leaving the last one white.

batter in a nonstick can pan

Step 4: Bake

Pour the white cake batter into the bottom of the bundt pan. Then, dollop the red and green batter over the top of the white. Use a skewer or knife to gently swirl the batters together. Then, bake for 45 to 55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 5: Cool

When the cake is finished, remove it from the oven and cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Then, invert the pan over a wire rack and gently tap to remove the cake. Let it cool completely on the rack.

uncut christmas bundt cake on a wire cooling rack

Step 6: Make the Glaze

Whisk the powdered sugar and coffee creamer together in a medium bowl until a drizzleable consistency is achieved. Drizzle over the top of the cooled cake and top with holiday sprinkles. Let set for 15 minutes until hardened and serve.


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Your Favorite Cake: Use any of your favorite cake flavors that can be colored. Think cakes like white, vanilla, butter, and the like.
  • Lemon Cake: Add lemon extract instead of almond for a lemon cake.
  • Frosting: For an even sweeter cake, frost it with buttercream, vanilla, or your favorite frosting.

If you think this looks good, you’re going to love our chocolate cream cheese swirl bundt cake.

🥄 Equipment

You’ll only need some basic baking equipment to make this cake.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • Bundt pan
  • Wire rack
slice of christmas bundt cake held on a spatula in the air

🥫 Storage

Store this cake in a cake dish or other covered container for up to 4 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. For longer storage, wrap the cake tightly in a double layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil and freeze for up to 3 months.

💭 Tips

Although this is a straightforward recipe, there are some things to remember.

  • Be sure every single surface of your bundt pan is completely greased or your cake could tear when you try to remove it.
  • If your cake doesn’t immediately release when you invert it, give it a few taps all over the outside of the pan.
  • Be sure you let your cake cook completely so the drizzle can adhere to it.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is a bundt cake?

A bundt cake is simply a cake that’s been made in a bundt pan. The name bundt refers to the pan, not the cake.

Why do people use bundt pans?

There are two main reasons: decoration and heat distribution. Bundt pans come in a variety of decorative shapes. They also cook cake incredibly evenly thanks to the hole in the center.

How long will this cake last?

It will keep for up to 4 days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.

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Christmas Bundt Cake

This Christmas bundt cake is as delicious as it is festive. Tender red, green, and white cake is topped with a simple, sweet glaze.
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Course: Cakes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 217kcal


  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Bundt pan
  • Wire rack


  • 15.25 ounces white cake mix plus ingredients listed on the box
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Green food coloring
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons vanilla coffee creamer
  • Holiday sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare the cake mix according to the box directions and stir in the 1 tablespoon of almond extract.
  • Separate the cake batter into 3 separate bowls.
  • Dye one bowl green, one bowl red and leave one white.
  • Grease your bundt pan.
  • Pour in the white cake mix.
  • Dollop the red and green cake batter over the top and use a skewer or knife to gently swirl the batters together.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake for 10 minutes.
  • Invert the bundt pan over a cooling rack until the cake comes out of the pan.
  • Cool cake completely.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of coffee creamer, add a little more creamer if the glaze is not a thick, drizzable consistency.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake.
  • Add your holiday sprinkles.
  • Let the glaze set for about 15 minutes until hardened.
  • Serve!!


  • Cover and store leftovers for up to 5 days.
  • I like using these holly berry sprinkles to decorate but any festive sprinkles will work.
  • You can switch up the extract flavor you use but you want to use a clear extract so it doesn’t change the color of the cake.
  • I use vanilla coffee creamer in my glaze but you can use whatever flavor you like.
  • You can also substitute the coffee creamer for heavy cream, milk, or even water.


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 35g | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg

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