People have been making bundt cakes since 1963. Ever since you heard about the specialty cake on the menu of a home-baking venture, you must have thought whether learning how to create a bundt cake would be right up your alley. When someone showed these cakes to me, I was really fascinated. Bundt cake is actually made with a fudgy, moist centre.

Bundt cakes are becoming quite the phenomenon today, but it has roots in the medieval period. The bundt cake is related to the  ‘bandkuchen’, which means a cake to entertain people. Some authors have suggested that the word, ‘bund’ signifies a gathering of people. It travelled to America from Germany. A company named Nordic Ware designed and popularised the mold for making the traditional cake. The bund pan changed to ‘bundt’ pan when the popularity of bund cakes surged. The ’t’ emphasis is used to show the importance of special pans for the purpose of making them. Nordic Ware has trademarked the name ‘Bundt’ after the surge in popularity of the design of pans they made. Even the cakes began to be called bundt, afterwards.

Today, professional bakers make bundt cakes after training in culinary schools, owing to the enthusiasm of doing something fun and eye-catching.

  

The characterizing feature of the cake is its appearance. Since the cake is difficult to frost, it is topped with glaze or nuts, pecans, sometimes confectioners’ sugar or sprinkles, and fruits. However, the newest creations use zucchini, pine-nut, chili, kiwi, sweet potato, and some personal combinations which whet the appetite. The cylindrical hole at the core of the Bundt gives the cake a band-like appearance.