Today is National Bundt Cake Day! To celebrate, I thought I'd share one I made a while back, for my boyfriend's birthday last summer.
Bundt cakes are by far my favorite. It could be because I grew up in the Midwest, and they're the standard cake made by Midwestern women. It could also be because I like things to look pretty, but not be too complicated. With their fluted edges and interesting shape, Bundt pans make everything look decorative - but they're still just simple pans, no filling or springforms necessary. Bundt cakes are also just MADE for cake-takers, don't you think?
For this cake, I used the Betty Crocker recipe for Silver White Cake (direct from the cookbook - you can find it here), and mixed 3 tbsp cocoa and 1/8 tsp baking soda into part of the batter to make a marble cake. I think marble cakes are terrific - they look fancy and don't require much extra work.
For the frosting, I used the Betty Crocker recipe for Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (found here) - BEST FROSTING EVER! I just added in crushed chocolate to both the cake and the frosting - I've used either mini chocolate chips, or a crushed chocolate bar, both with great results.
In the pan, before baking:
After baking - you can barely tell it's a marble cake from this angle!
After frosting - doesn't it look kinda vintage?
There you have it! Happy National Bundt Day :)
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