Simply Delicious Cakes That Are Simple to Create Too
A bundt cake may look like it belongs at a fancy party, but that doesn't mean it's difficult to create. These 3 recipes can be whipped up even while multitasking, and they're tasty enough that the entire family will approve.
1. Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake
This strawberries-and–cream cheese recipe is part pound cake, part bundt cake and completely delicious. Make the filling by mixing 2/3 cup sliced fresh or frozen, thawed strawberries in a saucepan with 1/4 cup each of sugar and water. Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and cook over low heat, stirring until the mixture thickens. Allow it to cool completely. Mix 8 ounces of room-temperature cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups of room-temperature butter with an electric mixer for two minutes on medium. Add sugar and continue beating for 5 minutes. Add in the eggs, then the cake flour and vanilla extract, mixing all along. Pour 2/3 of the cake batter into a greased bundt cake pan, and then spoon the strawberry filling on top, keeping it away from the sides of the pan. Use a knife to gently swirl the strawberries into the batter. Add the rest of the batter and bake in a preheated 325-degree oven for 75 to 90 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes before flipping the pan onto a serving tray to release.
2. Milk Bundt Cake
This milk bundt cake recipe is simple because all the ingredients can be mixed in at once. It's also a basic recipe that's not too sweet, making it perfect for pairing with fresh fruits such as strawberries or sliced peaches. To make milk bundt cake, mix 1/2 cup soft unsalted butter with 3 eggs, a pinch of salt, 1 cup of finely granulated sugar, 1 1/2 cups of regular flour, 1/2 cup milk and 1 teaspoon each of baking powder and vanilla extract. Combine with an electric mixer for 5 to 6 minutes until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into a greased and floured bundt cake pan, and then bake for approximately 40 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven. Allow the pan to cool for a few minutes before tapping it down on the counter to loosen the cake from the pan. Flip the pan onto a serving tray to release the cake, and then sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar.
3. One-Bowl Bundt Cake With Chocolate Drizzle
Chocolate drizzle makes everything better, including this one-bowl bundt cake recipe. To make the cake, whisk together 3 cups of all-purpose flour with 1 3/4 cups sugar, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder in a mixing bowl. Add 4 large eggs, 3/4 cup canola oil, 1 cup milk or cashew milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, combining with an electric mixer set to medium until the batter is smooth. Pour the cake batter into a greased, floured bundt cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes until the cake is golden and springy.
As the cake pan cools on a wire rack, make the chocolate drizzle by combining 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 cup heavy cream in a microwave-safe glass bowl. For a vegan version, use vegan chocolate chips. Microwave in 10- or 15-second increments, stirring each time, until the cream is hot and chips have melted. Stir in a pinch of salt and keep stirring to make a smooth glaze. Flip the cooled cake pan onto a serving tray to release the cake, and drizzle the chocolate over the top. Make the cake even more festive by adding sprinkles.
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Kathy Adams is an award-winning journalist. She is an avid DIYer that is equally at home repurposing random objects into new, useful creations as she is at supporting community gardening efforts and writing about healthy alternatives to household chemicals. She's written numerous DIY articles for paint and decor companies, as well as for Black + Decker, Hunker, Kroger, SFGate and others.