Break Out the Bundt Pans: 6 Recipes That Will Get You Baking

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One baking pan definitely worth having on hand is one that makes bundt cakes. Not only does the pan plate a beautiful cake that can be served at any time of the day (depending on your recipe), but there are almost as many styles of pans as there are recipes for cakes. To get your bundt-baking started, here are six recipes — and a pinch of cake-related history.

According to the Smithsonian – which has a collection of bundt cake pans! — the bundt owes its creation to the Dalquist brothers. In 1946, Dave returned from Navy service in the Pacific and teamed up with Mark to start Plastics for Industry, a manufacturing firm. Four years later, they bought Northland Aluminum Products, which had products like griddles and steak platters in its “Nordic Ware” line. The same year, 1950, two women placed a request for a cake pan, leading Dave to create a fluted, aluminum cake pan. The pan’s design was trademarked under “Bundt,” and it began appearing in stores across the country.

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1. Dark chocolate bundt

For a bundt that will come together in no time, try Mix and Match Mama‘s dark chocolate bundt, made in a 10-inch pan. Many bundt cakes rely on cake and pudding mixes. Not only do they make baking easier, but they also help keep the cake moist.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 2 small boxes of instant chocolate fudge pudding
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 1¼ cups of water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips, divided
  • ½ cup whipping cream
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan. In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water, and eggs with electric mixer. Add in 1 cup of dark chocolate chips. Pour into prepared bundt pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes. Then invert cake onto serving plate to finish cooling. To make the ganache, place remaining cup of chocolate chips in medium bowl. On stove, bring whipping cream just up to boiling. Pour over chocolate chips. Stir a few minutes until chocolate is melted. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour over cooled cake.

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