Today we bring you our own C&C bundt cake (with coconut and cinnamon), a sweet and different cake , ideal for breakfast and teas.
Bundt cake comes from north America, and they seems to be related with Kugelhopf of Germany. Their typical golden brown colour define them, which is made possible by a mold called, appropriately enough, bundt pan. The peculiarity of those molds is that they presents a sort of "chimney", or a central hole, that allows the heat to distribute uniformly all around the surface of the cake. Those molds generally shows exhuberant shapes.
The word "bundt" began to appear related with this kind of cakes in year 1901 in a book called "The Settlement Cookbook" by Lizzie Cander. Then the firm Nordic Ware started to produce the molds that still nowadays are just so fashon. The very thick alluminium molds are based upon those, made of iron or ceramic, used in parts of Europe (overall in Hungary, Germany and Scandinavia) to bake similar cakes.
During the Fifties and the Sixties, these molds gained a lot of popularity, and we can find Nordic Ware molds even in design museums. The molds by Nordic Ware have even a National day in the US! It's the 15th of November...there you have, that day I want everyone baking his own bundt cake!
And now let us go with our recipe for this delicious bundt cake with coconut and cinnamon...call it how you like it best, bund, cake, bizcocho, ciambella, torta...the most important thing is that you try it!
- 200 g. of sugar
- 175 grams of butter at room temperature
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 spoonful of cinnamon powder ( 1/2 tsp)
- 350 g. wheat flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 50 g. of dried coconut
- 250 ml. coconut milk
- 2 y 1/2 spoonful of yeast ( Royal)
- 1 y 1/2baking soda
To obtain the syrup:
-We will use the remaing parts of coconut milk, that is some 150 ml.
- 35 g. approximately of sugar.
1º- Start shaking the sugar with the butter for some minute, until the mix is well integrated and start looking somewhat white.
2º- Add eggs one by one, taking care that the previous egg is well incorporated before adding another one.
3º- In another bowl, add all the dry ingredients, that is the cinnamon, the flour, the salt, the baking soda and the yeast. Sift everything together and add to this ingredients dry coconut.
4º- Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, that is the eggs, the sugar and the butter. We will do it thrice, so that we can incorporate a third part of the dry ingredients and a third part of coconut milk, alternating and beating until we finish all the ingredients.
5º- Put some butter around the interior surface of our molding pan and add the mix. Bundt cake are typically rather dense, so do not worry, it will not result dry at all! Once we introduce the mix into the molding pan, flat the surface with a spatula and give the pan little hits against the table in order not to create air bubbles.
|Before entering the oven|
6º- We put our bundt cake in the oven that's been previously preheated at 180°C with no fan. Put the mold in the lower part of our oven, always above a grill and never above a tray, to let the air circulate in the central hole.
7º- Let it bake for about 40 minutes. When this time is over, insert a cooking needle into the cake to be sure that your sweet threat is ready. If we see that it is baking too much, we can add above an alluminium foil so that the cake will not burn.
8º- Whilst the bundt is in the oven, we can prepare our syrup to wet the cake. Put the coconut milk in a pot heating up along with the sugar, and when the latter melts, turn off the fire and put it aside. In this way we can use the rest of the coconut milk. This is an optional step.
8º-Take the mold out of the oven and let it cool above a rack for some 10 minutes.
|cooling on a rack|
9º- Use your cooking needle, a fork or a knife to open little holes the upper part of our bundt. Then pour delicately the syrup above our cake.
|pouring the syrup above the cake|
10º- In general terms, bundt cake are to remove from their mould some 10 minutes after they went out of the oven, but in this case, I would advice you to let the cake cooling for a little bit more, or until it is almost completely cold. This is because, being the cake wet, it can be particularly delicate to remove from the mold.
11º- Decorate it with dry coconut and...bite it right now! Yummy!
This bundt can still be super moist even after days. To preserve it better you can enroll it with a plastic wrap or put it into an airtight box, or you can even frost it...but you will see that you'll have no time to put it into the fridge!
|Our Bowl felt in love at first sight with the curves of Bundt Cake of Nordic Ware!|
Serve it with a jolly good tea and...have a nice time with your C&C bundt cake!