When it comes to classic Southern desserts, few things can beat a delicious bundt cake. With its moist, buttery crumb and rich, indulgent flavor, a good bundt cake is the perfect treat for any occasion, from a casual afternoon snack to a formal dinner party. And here in Baton Rouge, we take our bundt cakes seriously!
In this article, we’ll be sharing our favorite recipe for a classic bundt cake, complete with all the tips, tricks, and insider secrets you need to create a dessert that’s sure to impress. So grab your apron and your mixing bowl, and let’s get started!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-cup bundt pan with butter or cooking spray, making sure to coat all the nooks and crannies.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer on medium speed.
- Add the eggs to the butter mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Mix in the vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, and beating on low speed until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then invert it onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with glaze, if desired, before serving.
Servings Per Recipe: 12 slices
Total Fat: 19g
Saturated Fat: 11g
Total Carbohydrates: 59g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50-60 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- 10-cup bundt pan
- Large mixing bowl
- Separate bowl for creaming butter and sugar
- Electric mixer
- Wire rack
This bundt cake is delicious on its own, but can also be served with a variety of accompaniments, such as fresh berries, whipped cream, or ice cream. It’s also a great base for other desserts, such as trifle or bread pudding.
For a fun twist on this classic recipe, try adding different flavorings, such as citrus zest, almond extract, or cinnamon. You can also mix in chopped nuts or dried fruit for added texture and flavor.
If you don’t have whole milk on hand, you can use 2% or skim milk instead. You can also substitute the unsalted butter for salted butter, but be sure to adjust the amount of salt in the recipe accordingly.
Store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze the cake for up to 3 months.
- Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before beginning, as this will help them mix together more easily and create a smoother batter.
- Be sure to grease your bundt pan thoroughly, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies, to prevent the cake from sticking.
- Don’t overmix the batter, as this can result in a tough, dry cake. Mix until just combined.
- Allow the cake to cool in the pan for a few minutes before inverting it onto a wire rack to cool completely. This will help the cake hold its shape and prevent it from breaking apart.
This recipe can easily be doubled to make a larger cake, or halved to make a smaller one. Just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a different type of pan?
While a bundt pan is traditional for this recipe, you can use a regular cake pan or loaf pan if you don’t have one. Just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly.
Can I freeze the cake?
Yes, you can freeze the cake for up to 3 months. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer.
Can I make this cake ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the cake a day or two ahead of time and store it in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also freeze the cake for longer storage.
There’s nothing quite like a good bundt cake to satisfy your sweet tooth and bring a smile to your face. And with this recipe, you’ll have everything you need to create a dessert that’s sure to impress your friends and family. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just looking for a delicious treat to enjoy on a lazy afternoon, this bundt cake is the perfect choice.
We hope you enjoy making and eating this cake as much as we do. Happy baking!