Bundt cake blunders and how to avoid them
February 7, 2011 3:17 AM Subscribe
Cakefilter: Bundt cake blunders and how to avoid them. Or, help me make the best birthday cake ever!
posted by Ziggy500 to food & drink (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am making a birthday cake next week. I'm using this recipe
, in a bundt pan. I've made it before and it was great (and very easy) so I'm not worried about that. But the last time I made it, I cooled it for like 30 minutes and it still broke into about 3 pieces when I turned it out. And there was lots of cake left stuck to the pan too. I had greased and cocoa-ed the pan before, but apparently bundt cakes are notoriously difficult to get cakes out of intact. What tricks am I missing? If worst comes to worst and it does
break, how can I rescue it?
Also, I need to make a sort of glaze or ganache for the top but I've never made one before, are these difficult and can you suggest some good recipes? And how much should I make? I don't want to coat the entire cake, just dribble a little over the top. I don't really think it needs icing but this was a request.