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!