It was easy and fun to make, which I very much appreciated. Mustering through holiday celebrations this year has been more than challenging. The only step that made me wonder if I followed directions correctly was folding in the flour. It took quite a long time and just when I thought it was fully incorporated another puff of flour would appear. The flour explosions finally ceased and desisted, into the oven it went without, horror of horrors, any protective cake strip.
Is it just me or did this cause extreme anxiety to anyone else? How funny that a few short months ago I'd never before used a cake strip and now it seems inconceivable to send a cake unprotected into an inferno. And more shocking is that I actually think a bundt pan could benefit from a cake strip.This is definitely a cake that will be made again and again, topped with summer strawberries, infused with cardamon, laced with amaretto or a flower vase in the middle.
"Bonk? Bonnnn-k-uh? Bun-tuh?....Oh, it's a cake!"
.....whispering...."there's a hole in this cake....."
( infamous scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding)