Wednesday, November 15, 2017

National Bundt Day at Mountain Breaths

Hello friends, 
It's the annual bundt day post, and this year it's a rich and chocolaty bundt cake from Susan Branch, served with whipped cream. Ice cream or plain is also good. How many bundt pans have you collected over the years? 

You may want to pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee at this point. Ha!

I used the Bavarian bundt cake pan from Nordicware, and the cake stuck. Each time I have used it (three times) the cake has stuck. I don't have that issue with other bundt cake pans. Joe never complains. Oops, he said he is never washing that pan again. So, I decided it was time to write to Nordicware and ask for their assistance. This was their nice reply.

Hi Deb, 
The Good news is I think we can get your Pan to function perfectly  😊
The Bavaria is my personal favorite pan !

It sounds as though there may be a residue on your pan - It may be pretty much invisible.
Cooking spray (such as PAM) is the most common cause.
You will need to remove this. Fortunately it will come off and the pan will perform all over again :)

Liquid Dish Soaps will not remove the residue.

Here are the specifically recommended products
Erasing Dish Foam (Foam)
Power Dissolver (Spray)

Erasing Dish Foam - Generally found at your local grocery store
Apply the foam directly to the pan and let stand for 10 - 15 min.
Scrub thoroughly with a plastic bristled brush.

Cooking spray is the most common cause.
If you are using a pound cake recipe repeatedly you may also experience some sticking as they have a higher sugar content.
Over time an invisible residue can build up and start causing the cakes to stick.
The " Power Dissolver " " Erasing Dish Foam " will correct this also.

I am attaching a nice Helpful Hints and Use & Care for you.
Take a look it will help you make the Perfect Bundt Cake every time.

Please note the greasing recommendations ("BAKING" spray) and cooling instructions (10 min only)
These are the most common causes of sticking and cleaning difficulties.

Bundt pans are known for their release and ease of cleaning.

If you are still unable to get the pan to perform successfully please let us know.

Each year I enjoy looking back at previous bundt cakes

Well Happy Bundt Day all! A dear friend gifted me with these plaid items a few years ago, and I display them in Joe's lodge room when I'm not using them for bundt cake.  Here's the bundt cake recipe if you'd like to try it. 

I have one more bundt cake on my list for this year which I will bake in a gingerbread house cake pan.

Happy National Bundt Day! 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. I'm glad to hear the NordicWare folks got back to you Debbie! Your chocolate cake turned out beautiful. Have fun with the gingerbread one, that pan is my favorite and actually stays out year-round in my kitchen. I say it every year and keep missing... I hope to post about National Bundt Day next year:@)

  2. I did know there is a National Bundt Day. Your cake turned out to look so pretty and delicious! I have several pans and my favorite is the cathedral bundt pan. Thanks for the tips for keeping the pan clean. Love your cake presentation. I have the same lunch box and of course the tissue wrap. I may have to do a kopy Kat....Have a great day sweet girl.

  3. Looks yummy! Love the tartan lunch box. I just left a comment on Patti's post that I can not look at a bundt cake without thinking of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Enjoy your week, Debbie.

  4. Great cake and gorgeous display! I have that same lunchbox with its original thermos and I love it. I really appreciate the note you received from Nordicware. Please let us know if and how well it works!

  5. I love their pans..what a great tip..have never heard of those products but great tip..I would like the mini beehive cakelets but cannot bring myself to buy yet another pan..I have the big one;)
    LOL "I am not washing that pan one more time"..LOL.

    Jacques has never washed a cake pan;)

    1. Buy the mini bee hive pan. You will love having it! The little cakelets are the perfect size for a serving. I have used mine again and again. I have the large one too, but have never used it. I need to do that!

  6. PS the Pan in Ssan's recipe? I had it in my hands a few yrs ago..boxing day..$5.00 I LEFT IT THERE..regrets ..I've had a few..but then again..(FRankie)

  7. Very interesting about the invisible residue! I guess that's why cooking spray is not recommended for baking. I only have 1 cheap regular bundt pan, and it gets used and abused because I love to make bundts...your cake is gorgeous, Happy National Bundt Day!

  8. Good for you, Debbie, in getting in touch with Nordicware. Thanks for sharing their tips on the products to use. I have that pan that is in Susan Branch's picture. I'm planning on making a cake to take to a neighborhood Christmas party, and using that Bundt pan. Maybe next year, I'll remember about National Bundt Cake.
    P. S. What a good sport your Joe is!

  9. Debbie, chocolate cake, courtly check, and tartan ~ you have it covered! I'm going to try Susan's recipe. Looks delicious. Sorry the pan doesn't release as it should. Hope the tips help, but sounds like it has always been an issue.

  10. Such a lovely bundt cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe and those fabulous tips. I have always used cooking sprays. Your tartan goods, along with the Courtly check look fabulous! Joe is so accommodating...LOL


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