Dairy-Free Bundt Cakes

Bundt cakes are perfect for busy home cooks; they're impressive desserts that go well with just about anything, from your morning coffee to your afternoon tea, and they're so easy to make beautiful. Just whip up the batter, pour it in the pan, and top it off with a delicious chocolate glaze or simple icing after it cools.

This said, everything about a bundt cake seems contrary to the dairy-free diet. Bundt cakes are typically prepared with butter, milk and often sour cream--all not...MORE friendly to dairy-freers and vegans. But guess what? These dairy-free bundt cakes are so good that even though there is not a drop of dairy in them, they just might be the best bundt cakes you've ever had.

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    Dairy-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake. © 2012 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This banana bundt cake is kind of like banana bread in bundt cake form, so it's great for brunch, tea-times, and after-school snacks for kids. Feel free to add nuts or dried fruits to your cake.

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    Dairy-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake. © 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Rich and chocolaty, this is a bundt cake that will suit any occasion. Top it off with chocolate glaze (in the recipe) or vegan ganache, slice, and enjoy.

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    Lemon Olive Oil Bundt Cake. © 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Most traditional bundt cakes call for a lot of butter, but this flavorful, bright favorite is prepared with heart-healthy olive oil. Paired with zesty lemon and a hint of ginger and nutmeg, this bundt cake is a lovely treat anytime of year.

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    Dairy-Free Pumpkin Bundt Cake. © 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Perfect for the fall and winter months when pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger are the tastes of the season, this cake is a simple and inviting way to make your home feel warm (and smell wonderful!). Serve with coffee, tea or a glass of vanilla soy milk.

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    Dairy-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Simple Icing. © 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Perfect for an autumn breakfast, tea-time or holiday, this moist pumpkin cake is loaded with seasonal flavor.

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    Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake. © 2011 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Although most bundt cake recipes call for butter, milk, and eggs, this version of the fall favorite is not only dairy-free but vegan, too! If you're preparing this cake for a Halloween party or Thanksgiving meal, feel free to add other fun festive ingredients to the batter. Dried cranberries, dates, or chopped walnuts or pecans all make lovely, tasty additions to this cake.