Monday, November 15, 2010

I Like Big Bundts - Milky Way

In case you didn't know, today is National Bundt Cake day. My Tuesdays with Dorie and Twitter friend Mary the Food Librarian is a big fan of Bundt cakes. Last year I watched as she blogged everyday for a month leading up to National Bundt Day. The link in the last sentence is a post of all last years bundts. She did it again this year but for today several others are joining in and baking with her. Mary is sending out an "I like Big Bundts" button to each baker. JustJenn designed them and has other fun pins on her design site. So, in honor of National Bundt Cake day and "I Like Big Bundts" I present a Milky Way Bundt Cake.
The identical recipe for a plain vanilla bundt cake is found on several different websites and blogs. The one I used was on Bundt cake Pans dot net You can click the link to go to the recipe or use the one posted here:

Vanilla Bundt Cake Recipe

Ingredients: 
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 
1 egg at room temperature 
2 egg whites at room temperature 
3/4 cup low-fat milk 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
2 cups all-purpose flour 
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel, (optional) 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
4-1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar 

Instructions:
1.Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour Bundt pan, keep it aside.
2.Beat the granulated sugar, butter, egg and egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended.Add milk and vanilla; mix well. Add flour, lemon peel, baking powder and salt; beat for about 2 minutes until smooth.
3.Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Gently loosen cake from pan with knife and turn out onto wire rack; cool completely.
4.Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Garnish as desired. 

To make the Milky Way bundt I cut up a bunch of bite size milky way candy bars, put half of the batter into the pan, sprinkled on the candy bars, and added the rest of the batter and baked as directed. 
Once cooled I added Chocolate Caramel Ganache from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home to Yours. You can find the recipe here. Or better yet go to Amazon and buy the book. You will not regret it! :) I made this particular ganache last year and sent it out for Christmas gifts because it is just that good. 

This cake was A-Ma-Zing! My hubs told the kids they needed to give him theirs so they didn't get sick.  I also tried to send the rest of it off to 102.9 the Buzz tonight but I was shot down. So we are keeping it and enjoying it. :)

If you haven't already, go check out Mary's blog and see her gorgeous bundts and amazing bundt cake pan collection. 

6 comments:

Mary said...

I participated too....nice work..I wish I had leftover Milky Ways left from halloween..I guess I will have to go out and buy some more asap!

Anne said...

This sounds awesome with the Milky Ways, wow! I'm hoping to make my bundt today but my husband dropped my egg carton so I have to wait for baby to wake up to get more. I'm thinking chocolate is a necessity!

yummychunklet said...

I love Milky Ways, so there's usually not any left from Halloween. But, this recipe gives me an excuse to buy more! Great bundt!

Jess said...

Oooh...this sounds amazing with the Milky Ways inside! It looks great, too.

Katrina said...

Great, great looking bundt. Love the candy idea!

The Food Librarian said...

Totally awesome and rad! Looks fantastic! Button on its way soon too!!! ;) - mary the food librarian