Saturday, May 15, 2010
Alright, based on this blog lately, I am a crazy cat lady who spends all her time baking. This is not too far from the truth. Last week I finally found a bundt pan at Value Village so we decided to declare May 8 International Bundt Cake Day.
I can't believe how long it took to find a bundt pan at Value Village. I thought these would be showing up every week! I mean, bundt cakes are sort of old lady style, and dying is also sort of old lady style. So I thought it would be no problem. But it took forever. Then I refused to pay full price for one of these (like, $12) because I was so adamant that they should easily be found at Value Village. This one was $2.99. I actually found a bundt pan for microwave cookery before I found a regular use-in-the-oven bundt pan. Sheesh.
So I needed to mash these walnuts up, similar to that time I smashed up peanuts for those peanut butter chocolate cookie bar things (that were amazing!). No need for a hammer this time.
Cupcake was way interested in the walnuts for some reason.
Alright, start with the cake mix, which I think was devil's food cake. Yes, it was.
Seriously, they are just walnuts, what's the big deal?
Okay, mix all that up with a hand mixer or, failing that, your dirty grimy hands (which is what I used).
Pour cake batter into bundt pan!
This cake batter actually tasted pretty good. Those lumps are walnuts, not my bad mixing skills.
Okay, bake that for about 45 minutes. Then let it cool for about 25 minutes. Then it will be tough to get it out of the pan (as evidenced by the knife scrape marks on this pan made by its previous owner). Stick it all in the fridge for about 5 minutes, then the cake will pop right out!
Along with a little piece that broke off.