Video:Chocolate Bundt Cakewith Gretchen Siegchrist
Thanks to their unique shape, bundt cakes are known for being rich and moist. Watch how to make one from scratch, plus how to make a glaze.See Transcript
Transcript:Chocolate Bundt CakeHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I am going to show you how to make a bundt cake from scratch.
The Shape of Bundt CakesBundt cakes are made in a distinctive deep pan with a hole in the center. This shape allows the batter to retain a lot of its moisture as it cooks, so you end up with an incredibly rich cake.
Bundt Cake IngredientsFor this recipe, you need:
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Combine the Bundt Cake IngredientsBegin by preheating the oven to 350. Now, grease and flour the cake pan. You want your butter to be soft, at room temperature.
We will begin by mixing it together with the sugar in a large bowl. When the butter and sugar are mixed together, after a minute or two, you will begin adding the eggs. Add them one at a time, beating them in before adding the next.
Add the confectioners sugar gradually, while continuously mixing the batter. Next, we will add the flour, the cocoa, and the walnuts, and stir these in by hand.
Bake and Serve the Bundt CakePour the batter into the cake pan. Put the cake in the oven, and bake it for about 40 minutes.
Remove the cake from the oven, and let it cool in its pan for an hour or so. You can serve the cake as is, or glaze it with a mixture of one cup confectioners sugar and two tablespoons milk.
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