It's time to get creative with your breakfast! If you want to learn a new recipe to bake for your family or just for yourself, a bundt cake breakfast is perfect to try.
The bundt cake was created by married couple Dotty and David Dalquist in the 1950s in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The term "bundt" comes from the German word "bund." This German word means "association" or a gathering of people—which is why this is a perfect recipe to share with others!
Dalquist used this specific word in hopes that the cake would be a way to get people together to enjoy the cake. What better way to enjoy a breakfast with loved ones than a recipe created for that very reason.
In this article, we'll lay out the important aspects of this recipe along with the recipe itself to help you create a delicious and easy breakfast. With little effort, you can create a gorgeous breakfast.
The Importance of Time-Sensitivity
Baking a bundt cake can be tricky, especially when it comes to the time needed for it to bake. The batter of the cake is dense, and the large pan makes for a problematic baking time. The large pan can also create a longer baking time.
If the cake isn't thoroughly cooked, the middle can sink, and the batter can look and taste doughy. Setting too low of a temperature or not leaving the cake in long enough can result in a doughy and sunken-in cake.
When over-baking a bundt cake, the cake will be tough and dry. Combatting the worry of under-baking a cake can result in an over-baked and dry cake. Be sure to set your oven to the correct setting and stick to the baking time to ensure your cake comes out perfectly moist.
Another aspect to keep in mind while baking this breakfast bundt cake is to not under-fill or over-fill the bundt cake pan. If the pan is over-filled, it will rise and overflow in the oven, resulting in a messy and oversized cake. This can also result in an under-baked bundt cake.
When it comes to under-filling a bundt cake pan, it'll be more difficult to achieve the beautiful bundt cake structure and shape. This can be a lot to keep in mind, but sticking to the basic tips of baking bundt cake can ensure success.
Timing is everything when it comes to baking bundt cakes, so follow the recipe closely to bake the perfect bundt cake.
Bundt Cake Breakfast Recipe
To create a gorgeous and tasty bundt breakfast cake, you'll be using blueberries and pancake batter. That's right—pancake batter in a bundt cake!
This bundt cake is more like having blueberry pancakes instead of a cake for breakfast—which is why this is perfect for a morning meal.
It may seem strange to use pancake batter in a bundt cake pan, but it's actually a convenient way to have blueberry pancakes without worrying about making enough for your family and loved ones.
It also will ensure that every slice is warm when it's served. You don't have to worry about flipping your pancakes at the right time or having enough batter. This is a delicious alternative to a pancake breakfast, and you'll want to bake it every time you have company over.
This ingredients list for your bundt cake breakfast recipe is kept simple but has everything you need for a delicious breakfast.
What you'll need:
- 2 cups Lehi Mills Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Mix
- 1.5 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup blueberries
The first thing you'll need to do is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your bundt cake pan evenly with cooking spray or butter. This is a vital part of the process that ensures your cake will stay intact when you remove it from the pan.
Step One: Preparing the Pan
Due to the specific shape of the pan, it's important to grease even the hard-to-get parts of the pan. Be sure to grease all of the nooks and crannies with the cooking spray or butter. This will ensure that the cake will leave the pan in one piece.
Ensuring the entire pan is greased can also help keep the cake's shape perfect to the pan's shape. Be sure to spray the pan right before you add your batter. This will ensure that the butter or spray doesn't fall to the bottom of the pan by the time you're ready to bake.
Next, you're going to place the cup of blueberries evenly on the bottom of the bundt pan. We recommend fresh blueberries for a rich and bold flavor.
Step Two: The Batter
Now, it's time to make your batter. Mix the Lehi Mills Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Mix with water in a medium or large-sized mixing bowl. Once that's mixed, add your eggs, baking powder, and vanilla extract.
Mix these ingredients until they're well-combined.
Then, you're going to pour the batter on top of the blueberries into the bundt pan. Do not mix the blueberries into the batter. Instead, leave the batter on top of the blueberries to create a beautiful blue ring around the top of the cake.
Step Three: Baking
Place the bundt cake pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Before you take it out of the oven, place a skewer or toothpick into the cake to ensure that it's cooked thoroughly.
If the skewer or toothpick has traces of batter on it, leave it in for another minute or two. If a skewer or toothpick comes out clean, it's cooked all the way through!
Step Four: The Cooling Process
Take the pan out of the oven and let the cake cool in the pan for about ten minutes.
Once the cake has cooled down, place a wire rack at the base of the cake, and invert the cake pan to release the cake from the bundt pan and onto the wire rack. Your cake should slip out of the pan completely intact.
If you don't have a wire rack, a large plate will work just fine.
Do not skip the cooling process of the bundt cake. The cooling process helps release the cake from the sides of the pan and makes for an easier transition out of the bundt cake pan.
If you skip this part of the process, the cake could be difficult to release from the bundt cake pan and result in a messy outcome.
To loosen the cake from the pan, you can gently tap the top of the pan once you've flipped it over. Try not to shake the pan, as this could result in a less than pristine bundt cake shape. If the cake isn't breaking free from the pan, try running a knife or spatula around the edges of the pan and try again.
Once the cake has cooled and has been released from the bundt cake pan, slice the cake into a desirable amount of servings. Serve with all-natural maple syrup, and enjoy this unique twist on breakfast pancakes!
With a breakfast this delicious, you'll want leftovers for the next day or two!
Cover your bundt cake with plastic wrap or in a cake dome. You can leave the cake out for up to 5 days at room temperature.
If you need to freeze the cake, wrap it tightly in saran wrap and then once again in aluminum foil and freeze for up to three months.
Why Good Ingredients Are Important For a Good Cake
You may be wondering why specific ingredients like flour are important and how they can make a difference while baking. Not only do good ingredients ensure a better-tasting result, but they can actually help with the structure of the cake.
When it comes to using pancake batter, it can seem like the light batter just won't be able to hold in the structure of the bundt cake. However, the pancake batter holds perfectly in the pan and will bake evenly. A bundt cake doesn't need to be dense or thick to hold the shape of the pan.
Lehi Mills pancake batter is used with quality ingredients. The wheat used in pancake batters and flour that Lehi Mills sells is fresh, hand-selected, and full of healthy and delicious grains.
These grains used in the flour will provide integrity to your baking, including the structure and shape of your intended baking result.
A quality flour comes with nutritional benefits as well. Wheat flour is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Not only is quality flour going to make your baked goods taste better, but it also provides you with necessary nutrients.
When you use Lehi Mills flour while baking, you're using ingredients that are grown and selected with care. This means that no matter what you're eating, it's used with quality flour. You can taste the difference, and your baked goods really are baked with love—starting from the mills.
The Benefits of Blueberries
The blueberries add a simple texture and flavor to your morning meal, which is a perfect combination with the pancake batter. These yummy fruits are packed with vitamins A and C, as well as potassium. They are also high in antioxidants, which are extremely beneficial for your health.
Blueberries are known to help with heart, skin, and bone health. They also help keep your blood pressure at a normal level and are also known to help with digestion. Because this delicious fruit helps with digestion, it can also help you feel full.
This is why blueberries are the perfect fruit to pair with your breakfast—especially in this bundt cake.
Using pancake batter instead of a bundt cake batter is not only delicious and unique, but it creates a more light and airy breakfast alternative. You can feel good about eating a pancake bundt cake when you know it's made with ingredients that are full of your daily vitamins and minerals.
The List of Ingredients
It's no secret that baking your own food can help you better understand the ingredients you're eating. Overloading an ingredients list can sometimes take away from the beauty of a simple and delicious baked result. It can also confuse you about what's beneficial and what isn't necessary for a recipe.
That's why this recipe is simple and easy to assemble.
Good quality ingredients are not only comforting to eat, but they'll also ensure that you feel good for the rest of the day. Say goodbye to breakfast foods that don't give you the fuel you need.
Instead of baking a dense and heavy breakfast, this is a perfect recipe to keep you feeling full throughout your morning without keeping you down for the rest of the day.
The best part about this recipe is that you don't have to sacrifice a delicious flavor for those nutrients. Now, you can have the best of both worlds.
Breakfast Baking—Delicious and Easy!
Serving breakfast for your family and loved ones has never been more fun or simple with this blueberry pancake bundt cake breakfast recipe.
With baking, it all comes down to the most important ingredients. Using Lehi Mills pancake mix instead of a dense cake batter can create the lightest and most airy breakfast, packed with quality ingredients. You'll notice the difference in the quality of your food.
Take a chance on this spin on traditional breakfast and bake a blueberry bundt (pan)cake for your next breakfast get-together. You can also find other delicious recipes on our blog.