A bundt cake is a dessert cake that is baked in a bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive ridged ring. The d in "bundt" is silent.
The German word bund in bundkuchen originated either from bundling or wrapping the cake's dough around the pan's center hole or because a bund is a gathering of people. (In both German words, the final d is pronounced like a t.)
Dalquist trademarked the word bundt, and Pillsbury licensed the name in 1970 for a line of cake mixes.
- 2⅔ cups white sugar
- 2 cups butter
- 8 eggs
- 8 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3½ cups flour
- Preheat the over to 325 F degrees.
- Separate the eggs. Beat the whites to stiff peaks. Reserve the yolks.
- In a large mixing bowl cream the sugar and butter together. Beat in egg yolks. Stir in milk and vanilla.
- Add the flour to the mixture slowly.
- Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
- Pour the mixture into well greased bundt cake pan and bake for 80 to 90 minutes.