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Favourite Bundt Pan Recipes

I am now the proud new owner of a "classic" cast aluminum bundt cake pan for which I plunked down $40 but have no idea what to make with it!

Please share your favourite, tried-and-true, go-to Bundt pan recipes. As I have two young children, I would appreciate recipes which are made from scratch, with wholesome ingredients rather than those using commercially packaged cake mixes (which are readily available on the internet.)

Besides cake, what else can I make using the bundt pan?

Thanks in advance for sharing!

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  1. Fresh apple cake is what my bundt pan sees the most. My young nieces love it.
    here's a link to the recipe from Secrets of Success Cookbook:
    http://www.shawncheris.com/moveablety...

    You don't need the caramel sauce -- I serve w/ vanilla or cinnamon ice cream. Also I use whatever apples are available. Wesson oil is of course unnecessary; I use canola.

    Coffee cakes are often made in bundt bans. And now w/ berries coming into season you can make a sour cream berry coffee cake.

    1. My children like to make monkey bread. I make dough, they make rounds with it and then dip in butter and cinnamon suger (or whatever mix you want) and put it in a greased bundt pan.

      As cakes go, I like using it for pound cake, mostly but there are bundt cake recipes I like. You really have to look for ones that don't use mixes, though. I like this orange ring cake (and have done it w/ lemons, too):

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/415619

      I've posted a couple of recipes that I like in this thread that use the bundt pan.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/516887

        1. The spiced-up honey cake in the "Staff Meals from Chanterelle" is great, and calls for a bundt pan...

          1. i've always baked it in two loaf pans, but the Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread calls for a bundt pan. if you do make, be sure to let the flavors get melded over a couple of days.

            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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            1. re: Emme

              2nd the Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread. I made it in a bundt pan last NYE and I had people hanging around in the kitchen waiting for it to come out of the oven. Leftovers were even better 2-3 days even a week later. :)