Wed Nov 15th

National Bundt Day

Every year on November 15th, National Bundt Day, also known as National Bundt Cake Day, is celebrated. A bundt cake is expected to be on the menu at least once as people around the United States prepare menus for the holidays.

Any cake baked in a Bundt pan will be a bundt cake, transforming it into a distinct ring shape. The Bundt pan's mold was first inspired by Gugelhupf's traditional European fruit cake. Nordic Ware, a cookware company, popularized the mold style and registered the word Bundt in the 1950s and 1960s. Nordic Ware began making Bundt pans made from cast aluminum. Similar pans are also available in "fluted tube pans" or other similar terms.

Bundt cakes are typically served undecorated, glazed, or dusted with powdered sugar due to the difficulty of frosting a ring-shaped cake.

The Bundt pan did not sell well, and Nordic Ware considered discontinuing the product from the start. The Bundt pan was mentioned in the 1963 New Good Housekeeping Cookbook, and sales increased. Sales increased dramatically in 1966 after a Bundt cake called the "Tunnel of Fudge," baked by Ella Helfrich, took second place at the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off and winning a $5,000.00 award. More than 200,000 Bundt pan orders were received as a result of the Bake-Off's publicity.

More than 60 million Bundt pans have been sold across North America, according to Nordic Ware.

How to celebrate #nationalbundtday

Make a cake by taking out your Bundt Pan and making a Bundt Pan. There are so many different cakes to make using a bundt pan that come out beautiful, too. You just can't go wrong. To post on social media, use #NationalBundtDay.

National bundt day celebrations have a long tradition in the United States

Nordic Ware designated November 15 as National Bundt Day on the 60th anniversary of the Bundt pan's 60th anniversary.

Bundt FAQ

Q. What else can be made in a Bundt pan?

A. The Bundt pan is not limited to cakes. In the Bundt pan, you can make other molded desserts such as gelatins and pull-apart breads. In addition, the Bundt pan makes delectable savory dishes. Consider lasagna, stuffing, or an egg bake.

Q. Should I allow my dish to rest before removing it from the Bundt pan?

A. Yes. Yes. Allow the Bundt pan to cool slightly before turning it into a cooling rack.