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Bonkers for Bundt Cakes

If you like quick and easy, crowd-pleasing desserts, then …

You’ll Love Bonkers for Bundt Cakes!

Dear Bundt Cake Enthusiast,

I love Bundt cakes, those donut-shaped pound cakes also called tube cakes, and am always experimenting with new combinations of flavors. This humble cake, often thought of as the potluck cake, is capable of such variety and levels of sophistication that I believe everyone should have a Bundt or tube pan in their cupboard!

Just for you, I’ve taken my 26 best Bundt cake recipes and have made them into a recipe book called Bonkers for Bundt Cakes.

But I didn’t stop there. No!

I also included tips and suggestions for modifying those recipes and a guideline for creating your own unique combinations. It’s like I’ve given you more than 35 recipes and a key to unlock an unlimited supply of more recipes!

Want to see what’s included in Bonkers for Bundt Cakes? How about these mouth-watering cakes?

Bonkers for Bundt Cakes
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Bundt Cake (page 24)
  • Key Lime Bundt Cake (page 30)
  • Pina Colada Cake (page 38)
  • Raspberry Marbled Cake (page 50)
  • Triple Chocolate Pound Cake (page 58)

And these are just a small sample of the recipes included in Bonkers for Bundt Cakes. You can find the full Table of Contents below.

Do you know what one of my favorite Bundt cakes is? It’s the one that took me years and dozens of trials and errors to perfect — Eggnog Pound Cake (page 28). Put a blindfold on and bite into this cake and there’s no mistaking that this is eggnog pound cake. But don’t take my word for it. Everyone who has tried it has asked for more and many have requested the recipe, which is why I included it in this book. You really do have to taste it to believe it.

It’s easy to become a good, creative Bundt cake baker.

Surprisingly easy.

If you can follow the directions on the back of a cake mix box, you can — with the addition of a few simple ingredients — make Bundt cakes that will have your family, friends, and coworkers begging for more!

I love making Bundt cakes, in part because they are so easy to bake. Often with about 10 to 15 minutes’ work (and less than an hour of bake time) you can have a cake that will please almost anyone. And, on top of that, the ingredients won’t cost you an arm and a leg. That’s right. There’s no need to break the bank in order to bake that perfect cake.

But there’s more than that. Every time I eat a slice of Bundt cake, it takes me back to the happy times sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen with a slice of rum cake and a cup of hot tea (with cream and sugar).

abuela in the kitchenMy grandmother was a great cook and always had an ample supply of goodies, both sweet and savory, for us to eat. One of her specialties was that rum cake made in a Bundt pan. And let me tell you, that was one mighty fine cake! When she passed away, I inherited that Bundt pan and have since become a virtual Bundt cake aficionado.

And I’ve poured all this passion and excitement and experimentation into this book. You needn’t go through all the work of finding recipes on the Internet, testing them and re-testing them until they meet your needs. I’ve already done the work for you.

I didn’t just slap Bonkers for Bundt Cakes together from recipes I found on the web. I made these cakes myself — some of them several times. In fact, as I said earlier, it took me years of trial and error to perfect the recipe for Eggnog Pound Cake to get just the right amount of eggy-ness.

And, because I’ve included a guideline for creating more varieties, you’ll never have to search for another Bundt cake recipe again!

Bonkers for Bundt Cakes is not at tabletop book. It doesn’t have pretty pictures for you to drool over. It is pure, unadulterated content, written simply so that you can make the best Bundt cake you can without a lot of foo foo photos and words getting in your way.

Bonkers for Bundt Cakes was a labor of love, growing out of a booklet I created as a Christmas gift for my family. I tested more recipes and expanded it so that you would not only have a good selection of recipes, but they would be easy to follow and inspire your creativity in making your own personal recipes.

Discover the creativity that lies hidden in your pantry.

It’s been said that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Of course, this could be said for almost anyone. And, I confess that sometimes I’m a lazy cook. I’m sure that time constraints make “lazy cooks” of many of us. But you still want to win the hearts of those you bake for, am I right? With this in mind, many of the recipes in Bonkers for Bundt Cakes use a cake mix as the base, including

  • 5 chocolate cake recipes
  • 10 fruit-flavored cake recipes
  • A guideline for creating your own recipes

These recipes are simple and easy to follow — so you can quickly make those “heart” connections with those you love!

How to use a basic Bundt cake recipe to create an almost unlimited amount of delectable desserts.
At the end of the book is a chart showing you how you can mix and match three of the ingredients in the basic recipe to create a wide variety of cakes not included in Bonkers for Bundt Cakes. I’ve also included a short history of the Bundt cake, as well as tips on cooking with a Bundt or tube pan.

Bonkers for Bundt Cakes Is Designed To Be Used

Another key feature of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes is this symbol:

cake mix icon

On the top of each recipe that uses a cake mix as its base, you’ll find this symbol. That way, you can quickly and easily find a quick and easy recipe!

Don’t have a Bundt pan? No worries.

All the recipes in Bonkers for Bundt Cakes can be made using a simple loaf pan. In fact, Bundt cakes are nothing more than pound cakes made in a special pan!

Happy Bundt cake caking!


Founder, Carma’s Cookery

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the 2nd Edition
  • Introduction
  • The History of the Bundt Pan Name
  • The Bundt Pan Becomes Famous
  • Why Use a Bundt or Tube Pan?
  • Bundt Pan Tips
  • Purchasing a Bundt Pan
  • Mini Bundt Cakes
  • Using this Cook-Booklet
  • Almond Streusel Coffee Cake
  • Apple Spice Bundt Cake
  • Banana Flavored Coffee Cake
  • Blueberry Bundt Cake
  • Bourbon Chocolate Cake
  • Carrot Bundt Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Bundt Cake
  • Chocolate Truffle Pound Cake
  • Eggnog Pound Cake
  • Key Lime Bundt Cake
  • Lemon Lime Bundt Cake
  • Mocha Bundt Cake
  • Orange Swirl Bundt Cake
  • Piña Colada Cake
  • Pistachio Coffee Cake
  • Pistachio-Rum Cake
  • Poppy Seed Kugelhupf
  • Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
  • Raspberry Marbled Cake
  • Spiced Applesauce Cake
  • Strawberry Swirl Bundt Cake
  • Tri-Color Bundt Cake
  • Food Color Suggestions
  • Triple Chocolate Pound Cake
  • Vanilla Hazelnut Pound Cake
  • Walnut Coconut Cake
  • Create Your Own Bundt Cake Recipes

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Bonkers for Bundt Cakes Makes a Great Gift!

Bonkers Gift BasketThere are several ways you can gift Bonkers for Bundt Cakes as a gift to the baker or foodie on your list:

1. Order a copy to have it sent to the person on your list.
You can have Amazon send a copy of the book to the person on your list. They even have gift options.

2. Order a copy, wrap it up yourself and give it as a gift.
Have Amazon send the book to you so you can gift wrap it yourself.

3. Order a plain or autographed copy from me and I’ll wrap it and send it to the person on your list.
This will require a little more lead-time, but I can easily wrap the book as is, or package it as part of a gift basket or package. Some suggested items that would go well with Bonkers For Bundt Cakes include:

  • Wooden spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • A Bundt pan
  • A cake carrier
  • Cake Mix
  • Pudding Mix
  • Cake cutter & server
  • Mini Bundt cake pan

Or any of a variety of other cake accessories!

If you would like this personalized touch to giving Bonkers for Bundt Cakes to the person on your list, please contact me for pricing and timing.

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