Sunday, January 27, 2008


This helpful tips came from Nordic Ware baking pans.
I bought their bundt cake pan at Costco.

You do not have to be a culinary expert to bake a perfect bundt cake in any Nordic-Ware shaped pans.
You just need the proper tools and the inside know-how!
Say goodbye to cake sticking to the sides of the pan.
And hello to the many "oohs" and "ahhs" you'll get when presenting your work of art to guest or to the kids.

Here's some helpful hints for fail-safe results:
1. Prepare the pan
Using a pastry brush, Lightly coat the entire inside surface of the pan with solid vegetable shortening. Then dust slightly with flour (We recommended Wondra Flour for best results). Briskly tap the pan several times with the palms of your hands to distribute the flour evenly and then turn pan upside down over a sink to remove excess flour.
*Here's Wondra Flour picture:

If you prefer spray, We recommend using a non-stick baking spray containing flour such as Baker's Joy. Brush the spray into each groove to coat. Then turn pan upside down on a paper towel allowing excess oil to drain.

Avoid using a spray containing lecithin, As it cause a gummy residue to build up on the non-stick surface of the pan.
*Here's Baker's Joy spray picture:

2. Avoid bubbles in the batter
Slowly pour batter into one corner of the pan and allow the batter to slowly fill the pan from that position rather than circling the pan with the bowl of batter. Gently tap the filled cake pan on the counter a few times to dissipate air pockets.

3. Bake And Cool

Place the pan on the center rack of the oven. Bake for time indicated and cool 10 minutes in pan. No less, No longer before inverting.

With hot pads, Gently shake the pan from side to side to loosen cake from pan. You should hear the cake shifting in the pan. A plastic spatula may be used to carefully loosen the cake around the center tube and sides if sticking persists.

4. Invert, Cool and Decorate
Invert cake onto serving plate or cooling rack, Continue to cool as recipe directs. Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle your favorite sauce on top.

I've been using this Nordic-Ware bundt pan lots along with Baker's Joy spray.
I love it because my bundt cake always turns out pretty damn good every time :)

Here's my 2 favorite bundt cake pan:
One from Nordic-Ware (Silver) and the (Yellow) bundt pan from my mom-in law.
Here's the pictures:

*Tips Courtesy of Nordic Ware Bundt Cake Pan
*Pictures Courtesy of Mysexykitchen, Here and Here

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