Bundt Cake castle design © Denzil Green A Bundt® Cake is a cake of any nature that has been baked in a Bundt® pan. The Bundt pans are more than just a cake pan; they are like “cake moulds” of various designs, so that cakes that come out of them are highly decorative in and…
The 15th of November is Bundt Day, celebrating both the famous cake pans that let home bakers turn out cakes that look like pieces of sculpture, and the delicious cakes that are made with the pans!
Bundt® pans started off in 1946 as a patented version of fluted cake pans with a hole in the middle. They took off in 1966 when they were used for one of the winning recipes in the Pillsbury Bake-off contest that year.
Fluted Tube Pans
A fluted tube pan is a pan for baking cakes in. It has fluted sides, and a hollow tube coming up through the middle. You can buy them in various sizes.
Kugelhopf cake is a yeast-risen cake made in Central Europe, and particularly in Alsace. The cake can be sweet or savoury. It is baked in special decorative tube moulds.
Kugelhopf pans are essentially the same as fluted tube pans. The tube in the middle allows heat to penetrate cake from the centre in. They are used to make kugelhopf cakes.
Tunnel of Fudge Cake
Tunnel of Fudge Cake is a cake with a fudge and nut centre baked in a Bundt® pan. Though it only won second prize in a 1966 baking contest, it went on to lasting, iconic fame. The recipe originally required Pillsbury “Double Dutch Fudge Frosting Mix”, which was later discontinued by Pillsbury. In response…