What is it about bundt cakes that bring up home-baked nostalgia?

Irish Cream Bundt Cake– this is a perfect addition to the egg casserole I’ll make. irish-cream-bundt-cake

Bundts (or, at least, the confections that inspired them) may be generations-old Eastern European cakes, but the signature aluminum pan they’re baked in is a modern innovation. A Bundt cake /bʌnt/ is a cake that is baked in a Bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive ring shape. The shape is inspired by a traditional European cake known as Gugelhupf, but Bundt cakes are not generally associated with any single recipe. Publicity from Pillsbury saw the cakes gain widespread popularity, and now we are seeing the franchise bakeries, Nothing Bundt Cakes, popping up all over.

Ingredients for Irish Cream Bundt Cake

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts evenly over bottom of pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix. Mix in eggs, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup oil and 3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur. Beat for 5 minutes at high speed. Pour batter over nuts in pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then invert onto the serving dish. Prick top and sides of cake. Spoon glaze over top and brush onto sides of cake. Allow to absorb glaze repeat until all glaze is used up.
  4. To make the glaze: In a saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup Irish cream.
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One thought on “What is it about bundt cakes that bring up home-baked nostalgia?

  1. Kathleen, I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love bundt cakes. Joyce Brennan

    http://www.joycebrennan.blogspot.com

    http://www.facebook.com/joycewritesromance

    On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 12:20 PM, Chatting with Kathleen Rowland wrote:

    > kathleenrowland posted: “Irish Cream Bundt Cake– this is a perfect > addition to the egg casserole I’ll make. Bundts (or, at least, the > confections that inspired them) may be generations-old Eastern European > cakes, but the signature aluminum pan they’re baked in is a modern inno” >

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