March 17, 2022

Hot Cross Bundt Cakes ~ BundtBakers

These Hot Cross Bundts are warm and spicy, with a touch of citrus 
and the sugar crosses piped on top add another sweet note.

The theme chosen for Bundt Bakers for March 2022 is Spring is here.  A great theme as there is a lot to celebrate after a long, cold winter.  Well, not here in Hawaii but those on the mainland know what I am talking about.  And this year there seems to be a lot more to celebrate as many places seem to be easing restrictions that were brought about with the pandemic.

I decided to make Hot Cross Bundts as it seemed timely with Easter coming up soon, but mostly because Hot Cross Buns are one of my favorite baked goods and I wanted to see what those flavors would taste like in a bundt cake.  Hint - delicious!!! All of those warm, aromatic spices mixed in with some golden raisin and citrus, seriously what's not to love about that?

This recipe is super easy, requiring just a whisk and a couple of bowls to prep it.  I'm really partial to a lot of spice when making the bun version of this cake, so I decided to make up my own version of Mixed Spice to use these mini bundts and future breads.  The recipe below shows the original spices, and I have included my Mixed Spice Recipe in case you want to use that instead.

Hot Cross Bundt Cakes

Cake ~
  • 150g (1¼ cups) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100g (½ cup) sugar
  • 50g (¼ cup) brown sugar
  • 50ml (¼ cup) oil
  • 210g (1 cup) plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 80g (½ cup) golden raisins
  • 50g (¼ cup) mixed peel (or 1 tablespoon orange zest)
Glaze ~
  • 1 egg white
  • 150g (1½ cups) powdered sugar, sifted
  • milk as needed
Cake ~
  1. Spay bundtlette pan with baking spray; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 180ºC (350℉)
  3. In a medium bowl, combine both sugars, spices (or 3 teaspoons Felice's Mixed Spice), baking soda, baking powder and the flour in a mixing bowl, whisking until fully combined.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the oil, yogurt and eggs.
  5. Add the yogurt mixture to the dry mixture and beat until just combined.
  6. Fold in the raisins and mixed peel (or orange zest if using).
  7. Spoon batter into prepared bundtlette pan.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until a fork inserted comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool before glazing.
Glaze ~
  1. In a medium bowl mix the egg white with powdered sugar (icing to be very thick). 
  2. Add small amounts of milk as needed for consistency.

Felice's Mixed Spice Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon quality ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  1. Add all spices to a medium bowl and whisk until well combined.
  2. Transfer to an airtight container and store in a dark, cool place for up to several months.


#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers, can be found on our home page. If you are a food blogger and are interested in joining in the Bundt Baking fun please send an email to Stacey at foodlustpeoplelove at gmail dot com.

Let's take a look at what everyone baked up for the Spring is here theme........


  1. This looks delicious! My mom loves hot cross buns. I'll have to share this recipe with her.

  2. Your little hot cross Bundts are adorable, Felice! What a great idea for an Easter luncheon dessert!

  3. That empty plate says it all!
    I love your recipe, I'm going to bake it


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