It’s Just a BUNDT!

So over the holidays we had ALL the family over.  And I mean ALL!  And with our very modern, blended family it was quite a houseful.  Christmas morning we opened presents and it was wonderful, if not a tad gluttonous.  My fantastic sister must have noticed I have started to at least try to do more cooking at home.  She gifted me with a bundt cake pan and also a cake stand.  I took it as a hint. 

So after the wrapping paper was cleaned up and the kids were preoccupied with their new toys, I got my $3 box of cake mix and got started.  It might be considered cheating but come on, that boxed cake mix is damn good and you couldn’t make it from scratch for $3.  Making it is as easy as pie (no, cake), a little bit of water, a little bit of vegetable oil and a mixer is all it takes.  So after it is all mixed you pour it into a sprayed bundt pan.  It will fill about half way.  Pop it in the over for about 35 minutes and voila!  Bundt!  When it came to the frosting, that’s where I had to use my imagination a bit (and by imagination I mean Google).  Bundt cakes usually don’t have frosting like a regular cake with its thick globs of butter cream.  I instead scooped a couple spoonfuls into a bowl and microwaved it until it was soft and pourable.  When the cake came out of the oven I let it cool, then flipped it upside down.  It popped out and was perfect and round.  Like a doughnut on steroids.  After it was cooled, I poured the warm gooey chocolate frosting on top (next time I will use both vanilla and chocolate for a zebra cake).  Dang!  It smelled delicious!  It looked delicious and I would soon find out it tasted delicious.  Don’t let the funny shape intimidate you.  Try the funny cake.  I decided to top it with strawberries and it was the perfect mix with the chocolate.  You could also top it with a dusting of powdered sugar.  I saw some images online of people putting a doily on the cake and sprinkling the powdered sugar on top, to leave behind a delicate and beautiful pattern.  What is your favorite way to make your cake a little different? 

Remember this scene from My Big Fat Greek Wedding?

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