Food & Drink Magazine

Let Them Eat Bundt Cake

By Patinoz

Younger son and his girlfriend celebrated their 30th birthdays at the weekend (his recent, hers yet to come)  with a party for friends and relatives. Earlier in the week I had a call from the GF asking if I would mind making the birthday cake.

While I enjoy baking, when it comes to cake decorating I missed out on the artistic genes. I looked hopefully in Paris Cutler’s Planet Cake for inspiration but that only reinforced my shortcomings. I had visions of a kitchen turned into a wasteland of cake crumbs and icing that refused to do as it was told. It’s a good few years since I’ve made birthday cakes – robots, Garfield, Sport Billy and treasure chests.

Let them eat bundt cakeA bundt cake is a dessert cake that is baked in a bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive ridged ring. The d in “bundt” is silent.- Wikipedia

I decided to take the easy option and start off with a cake that came with its own built-in décor and set off to source a bundt pan. None of the nearby stores had what I wanted – not even the Chef’s Hat – but once the South Melbourne Market was open for business, I found one there. It’s amazing how often I end up at my market finding something I’ve searched high and low for elsewhere.

I planned to make a chocolate and matcha (green tea powder) two-tone creation and, as luck would have it, a quick Google located one on Bakerella’s site. It seems to have set the gold standard as numerous other bloggers have also tried her recipe, mostly with great success.

I pretty much followed her instructions with a couple of adjustments. All went to plan. The cake cooked in the allotted time and, more importantly, it came out of the pan with no coaxing.

The theme for the party was glitter and shine so I decided to ice the cake after all, stud it, in restrained fashion, with silver and coloured cachous and set a silver star-burst in the centre – later augmented with sparklers. You’ll notice the major decorations were purchased trimmings requiring no artistic input from me…

Let them eat bundt cake

Chocolate Matcha Bundt Cake

Chocolate mixture
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Matcha mixture
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2-3 tablespoons matcha powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients
3 cups sugar
250g unsalted butter, room temperature
3 eggs, room temperature
400ml milk, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 175C. Grease and flour (I used cocoa) a 12-cup bundt pan.

Let them eat bundt cake

With a wire whisk, mix the sifted dry ingredients for the chocolate mixture in a small bowl and set aside. Do the same for the sifted matcha mixture.

Let them eat bundt cake

Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined. If the mixture happens to split after the milk and eggs are added, use a stab blender to re-combine.

Divide the creamed mixture evenly in two separate bowls – you’ll have about 4 cups of mix, approximately 2 cups for each bowl.

Let them eat bundt cake

Slowly add the chocolate mixture to one half of the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.

Let them eat bundt cake

Do the same with the matcha mixture to the bowl containing the other half of the creamed mixture.

Let them eat bundt cake

Drop alternating spoonfuls of each mixture into the bundt pan until it’s about 3/4 full. For a marbled effect, gently run a knife through the two batters in a swirling motion a couple of times.

Let them eat bundt cake

Bake for about 75 minutes. Test with a wooden skewer. Cool for 10 minutes in the cake pan then turn out.

Let them eat bundt cake

As for the business end of the cake, GF sent me a photo of the last slice next day so I could see how the swirls worked. Yes, I would make one again and thanks, Bakerella, for blazing the trail.

Let them eat bundt cake


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Emojis Can Be Used to Show Intent ?

    There has been a lot of talk about emojis when it comes to domain names. It now seems that they are moving their way to be used in court proceedings. Read more

    6 hours, 41 minutes ago by   Worldwide
    BUSINESS, TECH
  • French Onion Chicken

    French Onion Chicken

    I have long been a huge fan of the flavours of French Onion Soup . . . caramelised onion, sweet and succulent . . . cheese . . . toast . . . garlic . . .... Read more

    7 hours, 41 minutes ago by   Mariealicerayner
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Suffer the Little Children - Manchester Monday

    Suffer Little Children Manchester Monday

    As on other occasions recently, I find myself unable to write to theme for this week's blog. In fact I have been sitting here for over an hour trying to find a... Read more

    9 hours, 8 minutes ago by   Ashleylister
    BOOKS, CREATIVITY, CULTURE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Pandan Chiffon (cooking Method)

    Pandan Chiffon (cooking Method)

    这是我吃过的最好吃的班兰戚风!不夸张,没骗你。这个戚风蛋糕体真的是鬆软到可以做瑜伽,忍不住要小心翼翼地捧在手心。一口一口吃到班兰和椰奶的香,太棒了!Pandan Chiffon (cooking method)(recipe adapted from Wen's Delight)Ingredients:5 egg... Read more

    11 hours ago by   Cathysjoy
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Chris Blue Winner of The Voice Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Gospel Songs Chart

    Chris Blue Winner Voice Debuts Gospel Songs Chart

    ChristianNews You better let your light shine Chris Blue!!!!!! The  12th season of NBC’s The Voice winner Chris Blue — a worship leader at Cokesbury United... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   Firstladyb
    SPIRITUALITY
  • Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ (Second Opinion)

    Movie Review: ‘Guardians Galaxy Vol. (Second Opinion)

    Movie Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' (Second Opinion) Plot: Set several months after the events of the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy are o... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   House Of Geekery
    ENTERTAINMENT, TV & VIDEO
  • Bravery is an Option, Not an Obligation

    It’s interesting to note that in a world where people constantly claim anyone with a conscience or a complaint is being a “special snowflake”, stoicism is... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   The Guyliner
    DATING, LGBTQ, LOVE & SEX

Magazine