Bundt to Mini Bundts? Experienced help requested!
I have a recipe for spiced apple bundt cake, 10" that I would love to make again. Thing is, I'm recently disabled so my usual convention oven is no longer an option for me, but I have a large, more easily handled toaster oven. I'm determined to still be able to bake Christmas gifts like before even if my family thinks I can't even think for myself these days!
Problem though: how do I convert a recipe for a 10" bundt normally 350 degrees for an hour to mini ones? How many do you think it'll make if I use mini 3" molds (light enough for me to handle one handed) and should I still keep to an hour?
I hope someone can help me. I tried making cookies with family help last week and all I got the whole time is "no, let me do it, you can't do it". Sigh.
How large is your toaster oven? I have never had luck baking in a toaster oven. It would be hard for the math for the conversion since they're not perfect cylinders and have the hole but I think it's like changing a cake recipe to one for cupcakes, eg. one batch=24 muffins. So, one batch of your cake would be about 24 mini bundt cakes, maybe a little less.
I'd reduce the temperature to 300, as a trial, and bake for 20 minutes and then go from there, adding time or temperature depending on what it's doing. But, that depends a lot on your toaster oven, too.
That's an excellent point. I hadn't considered that. An hour for mini bundt cakes might make hockey pucks (although THAT might make interesting gifts, too, lol). Let's see:
Toaster oven: DeLonghi
Inner dimensions: 12" W x 10" D x 8" H
Fits: 1 8.5" x 10" pan
It has some sort of dial that sets it to Oven function and dials up to 400 degrees. I tried to test it but my mom shut it off on me, saying I don't need to learn to use it. (exasperated sigh)
I often make mini-Bundts instead of regular Bundt cakes.
Chowser's advice is exactly right, the small cakes usually take about 22-24 minutes to bake, so starting to check at 20 minutes would work well.
The temperature doesn't always have to be decreased, but it often helps the mini cakes from rising too quickly (sometimes they do that), so for your first try definitely reduce the oven temperature. If your mini Bundt pans are dark, I'd try 300, if they're light coloured 325 might be enough of a reduction.
Good luck with the little cakes!!