Are you looking for something delicious to go with your Sunday afternoon coffee? Delicious and of course also easy to make? Then this best blueberry bundt cake is the recipe you need. You can also have it for breakfast. Or finish your brunch with it. And don't panic if you don't have a bundt mold. You can also make it in a traditional cake tin. Let it bake a little longer and check with an awl whether it is ready.
How to make the best blueberry bundt cake
You really don't have to be a three star chef to make this simple bundt cake with blueberries. As with most cakes, the preparation is the everything: getting the ingredients ready and measuring. After that, you can relax and let the oven do its work.
I always start melting the butter. Then I mix in the sugar and eggs. If you have a food processor, you can of course use this. Otherwise you can also work manually with the whisk. It is important that you beat everything well until creamy.
Then add the milk and the dry ingredients: flour, starch and almond flour. Now you will see that you have a smooth dough. With this, the basis for the cake is already ready. But the blueberry on the cake is still missing.
So that's the last step: mix the blueberries under the cake. Be careful with this, because they are very fragile.
Make sure you have prepared the bundt mold in advance (greased and powdered). And also that the oven is already preheated. Why? Because we don't want to lose too much time now. Otherwise all the blueberries will sink to the bottom, and we want to have them evenly distributed over the cake. So we pour the dough into the bundt mold and then immediately place it in the oven for 30 minutes.
Which other fruits can be used for this bundt cake?
Of course you can also use other fruits than blueberries for this bundt cake with fruits. In the very first version on gerechtenweb (from 2012) I made it with candied fruit. Also very tasty, but nowadays I am more into fresh fruit. But this is certainly a very kid-friendly alternative. You can't go wrong with candied fruit for children.
Another alternative are raisins and/or dried cranberries. When I use them, I always soak them in orange juice first. Then they are much juicier and incredibly tasty. And it gets really naughty if you also add a dash of rum.
Other frequently used fruits are: oranges, apples, pears, strawberries, ... Do you have other great ideas? Please let it know in the comments!
But what exactly is a bundt cake?
But what exactly is a "bundt cake"? And where does this strange name come from? We did some research on that.
A bundt cake can be described as a round cake with a hole in the middle. Shaped like a donut. The form is inspired on a typical North-German cake known as "Gugelhupf". And then marketing took over. Nordic Ware, a Minneapolis based company, introduced the typical form and trademarked the name "bundt cake" in the early 1950s. Popularity rose, and now November 15 is even the national Bundt day in US.
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How to get the bundt cake out of the mold?
It is the eternal nightmare in the kitchen. You want to get the cake out of the mold and parts of it stick in the mold and the cake falls apart. Drama! And of course we don't want this to happen! But with the right preparation this is very easy to avoid.
Grease the mold
First of all, make sure the mold is well greased. Even although modern molds have a very good non-stick coating I do not deviate from this procedure. By sprinkling it with almond powder or flour you actually check whether it is well greased everywhere. It is not a must to do this, but I have this habit. So I do it anyway.
Check whether the cake is done
Before taking the cake out of the oven, make sure it is done. Normally the baking time of 30 minutes is well calculated and this should not be a problem. But every oven is different. And also molds might be different. So make sure that you check with a knitting needle, fork, toothpick or something similar. There should be no dough sticking to it.
Let it cool down
And now you need to exercise a little more patience. When you take the cake out of the oven, it needs to cool for another twenty to thirty minutes. As a result, it gains strength. Certainly in this case with the many fruits, this is necessary to let it cool down well to prevent it from falling apart.
Then carefully test whether the inside and the outside do not stick to the mold. If necessary, you can carefully loosen it with a knife. And then it gets exciting! Place a plate on top of the bundt cake and then turn it over. Now you can carefully lift the shape. And now let's hope that the cake stays on the plate in full form. But don't worry, normally this will work if you have followed the above instructions.
Nothing can beat a delicious cake with your coffe on a Sunday afternoon. But of course you cannot have the same cake every week. So we have some other exciting recipes:
- Refreshing coconut polenta cake.
- Easy poppy seed cake.
- Apple cake with almond flakes.
- Greek walnut cake.
- pineapple marzipan cake.
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.