Homemade Oatmeal Pumpkin Bundt Cake
I have found that once you’re an adult, you have to make your own ways to celebrate holidays like Halloween. Since I will be spending the day at work with no plans to dress up, making a festive treat to share with my coworkers and friends was a great way to get in the spirit. Read on to learn about my fantastic recipe for Oatmeal Pumpkin Bundt Cake, and some tips that will help you make a successful bundt cake no matter the recipe you’re using.
First, the one thing you need for a great bundt cake every time is an awesome pan. Make sure that it’s a high-quality non-stick pan, and don’t be afraid to be creative with the shape. While I used the Blossom Bundt Cake Pan from Williams-Sonoma, they have lots of other creative shapes such as a rose and castle if you look on their website.
This was my first completely independent bundt cake, so I learned some tricks along the way that will help me make an even better one next time.
1. Grease and flour the pan well, but be sure that your flour is not heavier in certain areas than others. My first bundt cake had a bit of uneven shape just because the flour prevented the batter from fully expanding to the edges of the pan.
See those small divots in the design? Those are definitely avoidable if you’re careful to distribute the flour and butter evenly.
2. Pour your batter slowly and evenly into the pan, so as to avoid air bubbles. Make sure that you fill the deepest part of the ban before moving outwards and upwards.
3. Cooking time is really important for bundt cakes. Since my recipe said it would take between 55 and 60 minutes, I checked it at 55 minutes and then every five minutes after that until it was done. Cooking your cake for 5 minutes extra could result in a dry dessert, so retaining the moisture while making sure it’s cooked through is crucial.
Finally, after you’ve cooked your bundt cake and let it cool, give it a sprinkling of powdered sugar! Be sure to use a powdered sugar spoon for the best effect.
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