CakeBook Monday: BUNDT CAKE BLISS by Susanna Short
I really love a good bundt cake, perhaps more than any other type of cake. This may be because I am one who prefers the cake to the frosting, or it could be the simplicity of a bundt; so lovely and so tasty in one generous form.
Generous is not a word I would use to describe Bundt Cake Bliss as it is a slim little number, a mere 145 pages, including the index. There are no photographs, but they don't really seem necessary—a bundt is a bundt is a bundt in shape. It's all about what you put in it.
And that is where the options open wide up. Though mostly recipes for sweet cakes, there are a few savory in the bunch (Green Chili Cornbread, for example). Some of my favorites that I have baked numerous times are Apricot Almond Pound Cake, Sour Cream Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake, and Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. Most of the recipes are entirely from scratch, but there are a few that used boxed cake mix and instant pudding.
You get a little history lesson in the book as well, learning the story behind the bundt cake in a forward by one of the bundt's creators: Dotty Dalquist.