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All About Bundt: Pans, Cakes and Icing

Bundt Cake Want to bake and serve a gorgeous cake, but your decorating skills are a bit, shall we say, limited? If the last cake you made turned out ugly, take heart. Whatever you do, don't give up your...

Bundt Cake
Bundt Cake

Want to bake and serve a gorgeous cake, but your decorating skills are a bit, shall we say, limited? If the last cake you made turned out ugly, take heart. Whatever you do, don't give up your daydream of presenting the perfect cake. Cakes are easy to bake in bundt pans and decorating a bundt cake is practically error-free.

If you have a tasty cake recipe that's been handed down through your family for generations, you can use it to bake a sensational cake. Skip the traditional frosting and leave the cake plain or follow our directions for icing or powdering your beautiful bundt before serving.

If your knack for following old family recipes leaves something to be desired, go ahead and use a high-quality cake mix. Look at the box before you begin and make sure there are directions for two 9” round pans. That's the amount of batter you'll need to fill one 10” bundt pan. That much batter is right for making two dozen bundt cupcakes, too.

Nordic Ware Cupcake Bundt Pan
Nordic Ware Cupcake Bundt Pan

Cake mixes aren't just for folks who are recipe-impaired. Good cooks who are in a hurry often turn to a quick-and-simple mix. Great cooks take a standard mix and change it up with a few of their favorite ingredients. Customize your cake with a handful of raisins, a half cup of chopped nuts or a teaspoon or two of your favorite spice. If you're feeling especially adventurous, go ahead and add all three.

Bundt Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Bundt Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Decorating a bundt cake is super simple. In fact, a moist and yummy slice of warm bundt cake may be served with nothing more than a side of vanilla bean ice cream. If you do want to present a more finished appearance, sift a dusting of powdered sugar through a sieve held a few inches above the cake. For a different look, drizzle thin icing over the cake and let it flow down the sides.

As with any job worth doing, it's worth doing with excellent tools. When it comes to the baking arts, the same rule applies. Bakers trust Cilantro the Cooks Shop to provide first-class bakeware that heats evenly every time. If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact us any time.