Challenge: Bundt cake

27 Dec

bundt panThis Christmas was a boon for baking. I got a cast-iron skillet and a bundt pan, so naturally I’ve been feverishly brainstorming what to make first with each.

With New Year’s swiftly approaching, it seems like the right time to try out a bundt cake (and that skillet will see a peppercorn tri-tip steak soon). I’ve never made one before, so I’m not exactly sure what to expect. But I’m happy to find that there are so many different recipes out there. Here are some of the highlights.

From the Crepes of Wrath
Banana-caramel bundt cake
Root beer bundt cake
Pineapple bundt cake

From Smitten Kitchen
Lemon cake
Gingerbread bundt

From Alton Brown
Apple spiced bundt cake with rum glaze

From Martha Stewart
Devil’s food bundt cake with ganache

From The Oregonian’s Foodday
Several varieties, including blood orange and rosemary; hazelnut cranberry; apple; and whiskey-soaked dark chocolate

And because it’s a novelty, if nothing else: Buzzfeed has a visual list of bundt recipes.


UPDATE: I missed this before I posted originally, but The New York Times offers a video of how to make a Flaming Baba Au Ruhm in a bundt pan, which looks pretty fancy — and fun. And a hat tip to my mom, who left a comment: She suggests a Harvey Wallbanger cake, in vogue in the ’70s.


One Response to “Challenge: Bundt cake”

  1. Geri December 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Bundt cakes were all the rage in the ’70s. The recipe below is an example of the cake that everybody was making: the Harvey Wallbanger. Supposedly recreated the taste of that cocktail.

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