Wednesday, November 16, 2011

National Bundt Cake Day

November 15, 2011 is National Bundt Cake Day - designated by the Food Librarian as a day to celebrate the virtues of Bundt cakes - lots of delicious cake, very little icing, and a time to use those clever tube cake-pans we have cluttering up our cupboards.

Today I dug my silicone Bundt cake pan out of an obscure cupboard, cleaned it up with hot soapy water, and make a delicious cake based on a Martha Stewart recipe for zucchini cake.

I came up short in the zucchini department, so I completed the required 2.5 cups of grated vegetable with carrots. This gave my cake a moist texture and a colorful crumb. Flavored with cinnamon, cardamom and lemon rind, my Bundt cake was finished with a glaze made of tangerine juice and confectioners' sugar.

Bundt cake recipes include a lot of butter and eggs - mine had a stick-and-a-half of butter - so they are rich and moist. They are easy and quick to make. You can't go wrong with Bundt cake. As the song goes - "I like Big Bundts and I cannot lie!"


Gilly said...

I followed your links, but couldn't find out why they are called Bundt cakes! Never mind, yours looked particularly delicious, and I think adding the carrots was a brilliant idea. They are much sweeter than courgettes.

Does it HAVE to be made in a circular pan? Could you give me the recipe and I make it in a loaf tin?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Excuse me, I'm from the Food and Pun Administration. Your license, plz!

smalltownme said...

Now your version of that song is running through my head. But that bundt looks delicious.

Glennis said...

I think Bundt is a brand name for the pans, but Wikipedia says it was probably derived from German, "bundkuchen."

The recipe is at the Martha Stewart link - I'm sure you could make it in a loaf pan like a pound cake.

The tie-in with the Mix-a-Lot song is FoodLibrarian's idea, not mine. Credit goes to her.

Janet said...

sounds delicious and I love that song :-)

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Excuse me, I'm from the Food and Pun Administration. Your license, plz!

Hand over all your baked goods, and nobody gets hurt!

Anonymous said...

If I knew what day it was prior to supper time, I totally would have made a Bundt cake! (Instead, I've got Stollen ready to come out of the oven. My bad.)

Also, I've been singing my own version of that song today... "I like Big Boots and I cannot lie" -- a silly reference to my minivan's new snow boots (snow tires).

shrink on the couch said...

Big Bundts! LOL I need a good zuchini recipe. I've got some grated in the freezer begging to be brought out.