Monday, November 02, 2009

Bundt Cake Fever

I've become obsessed with Bundt® cakes of late, ever since I learned that November 15th is National Bundt® Day.

Okay, it's not exactly a government-sponsored holiday. Kids still go to school. I still work. And even if everyone else didn't have to work, there's no way Bundt® Day would also be celebrated in Kuwait.

Nevertheless, I aim to celebrate this particular holiday in style.

I went to my local Target yesterday to examine the Bundt® options. There was a handy carrier, a wreath-shaped Bundt® pan, a Bund pan, and a unbranded "fluted cake pan." The latter was ten dollars cheaper than the rest, so it went home with me.

After asking around, I learned that the cakes I remembered from my childhood were variations of the "Tunnel of Fudge," a cake that placed in the Pillsbury Bake-Off in 1966. The center was soft and gooey. I acquired some recipes for this and a few other Bundt® cakes.

This morning, I used a cake mix to test out the pan. I'm not yet ready for the Tunnel of Fudge.

The mix tastes bland and mediocre. I threw most of it away, putting aside a few slices for Kraiger's landlady, who is nearly 100 and likes to have cake with her tea.

But the pan worked beautifully. Bundt® Day, here I come!

1 comment:

michaelkraiger said...

Well I don't know where they come from
But they sure do come
I hope they comin' for me
And I don't know how they do it
But they sure do it good
I hope they doin' it for free

They give me Bundt cake fever
Bundt cake fever

The first time that I got it
I was just ten years old
I got it from some cookie next door
I went and see the Dr. and
He gave me the cure
I think I got it some more

They give me Bundt cake fever
Bundt cake fever

It's nothin dangerous
I feel no pain
I've got to ch-ch-change
You know you got it when you're going insane
It makes a grown man cryin' cryin'
Won't you make my bed

I make the pussy purr with
The stroke of my hand
They know they gettin' it from me
They know just where to go
When they need their lovin man
They know I do it for free

They give me Bundt cake fever
Bundt cake fever

Apologies to Ted Nugent