Bundt cake recipes are my favorite cake recipes. These cakes look elegant and require not much cake decoration. Since the cake pan does most of the work for you. Nice crisp edges and good enough height makes bundt cake an ideal cake recipe to try for those who mostly like to focus on flavors. I immensely enjoy the process of elaborate cake decoration. Though there are days when all I want to do is bake something simple yet outstanding. And bundt cakes are all about that!!
Bundt Cake is a cake that you make in a Bundt Pan. Initially inspired by a traditional European cake known as Gugelhupf, the distinctive doughnut styled shape cake gain popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. After American cookware manufacturer called Nordic Ware trademarked the name “Bundt”, they started producing Bundt pans from cast aluminum. These cake pans quickly became famous for its unique shape and ease of baking a beautiful looking cake. The bundt pans are renowned world over and glorify shelves of big retail stores selling high-quality kitchen equipment and products. For example, William Sonoma, Crate and Barrel, Homesense, and many more. Besides, Nordic Ware, there are many other bundt cake pan from other suppliers that one can spot.
Even though I would love to have their entire collection, which is just speechless, I desired to own one of the Bundt Pans from Nordic Ware. And as we all got stuck at home due to pandemic, baking seems to be even more remedial. And so I ordered Nordic Ware 65th Anniversary Bundt Pan to keep my creative juices flowing through these extraordinary times. When my Crate & Barrel package arrived, I couldn’t wait to try my very first Bundt Cake recipe. And when I finally did, craving for a Gulab Jamun Cake came in. Not a gulab jamun but a gulab jamun cake!!
Gulab Jamun is an evergreen Indian dessert that everyone loves and, in particular, my favorite. So without much thinking, I just gave in the desire to try it in a cake form. And I must say the flavors of gulab jamun blend so well in this remarkable cake recipe. The aroma of cardamom, saffron, and rose petals mesmerized the entire ambiance of my home. I was less guilty because I made it without refined white sugar. The sweetness in this bundt cake comes from orange juice and maple syrup. And even though it is sweet, it is naturally sweet. The coconut frosting and simple toppings of rose petals, saffron strands, and pistachios finish the cake on a fine note.
I fancy a simple slice of cake with my tea on days when I am looking for some cheerfulness. And right now, we all can do with extra cheerfulness as this pandemic is taking the world by a storm. I am hopeful to see the good old days back as soon as possible. But with much more appreciation and gratitude towards this miraculous life. And to be able to enjoy the simple pleasures of life like wholesome meals with family thereafter ending with a delicious dessert-like, my gulab jamun bundt cake is the biggest blessing that we all take for granted. Not anymore!!