Giveaway: Bake Your Bundt Off with MightyNest

warm glass bundt pan

This blog post is sponsored by MightyNest. They are an online retailer with a mission to provide the natural, organic, and non-toxic products that parents seek for their home while also giving back to schools.

offset bundt

I like glassware. Truly, this should come as no surprise to anyone who has read this blog for longer than five minutes. I love a good jar like nobody’s business. I’m a big fan of vintage glass Pyrex bowls and bakers, as well as the newer glass food storage containers. I’m even a sucker for a well-made drinking glass (oh Duralex Picardie, you will always have my heart).

buttered bundt

So, when the non-toxic avengers over at MightyNest asked if I might be interested in replacing my ancient avocado green, Teflon-coated bundt pan with one made of glass, I was helpless to resist. I said yes and signed on to participate in their “Bake Your Bundt Off” promotion.

chopped walnuts

The bundt pan arrived late last week and it sat on my coffee table for most of the weekend, looking more like modern art than bakeware. I had an itch to bake, but wanted to make sure that I chose just the right thing for the maiden voyage of this glamorous pan. Needing to use a recipe from a cookbook I owned (Scott and I have been purging books lately, and so if it’s not getting used, it can’t stay), I turned to Eat Your Books and searched for bundt recipes.

filled bundt

The search turned up a number of options, but wanting to incorporate the flavors of fall, nothing sounded more perfectly on the nose than Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Double Apple Bundt Cake (it’s from her fabulous book, Baking). I made just a few small changes, it is essentially still hers.

I swapped out some of the AP flour for whole wheat, reduced the sugar a tiny bit, and used my own homemade apple butter for the store bought version for which she calls (and any time I can shoehorn homemade preserves into a baked good, I am a happy girl).

baked bundt

I also skipped any kind of frosting, because I want to be able to justify eating a slice of this cake for breakfast, and I just can’t make the rationalization work if it’s got a powdered sugar glaze drizzled over the top.

And just a note about the slight bits of char on my cake. This is not the pan’s fault. I forgot to set a timer after deciding that it needed a few more minutes. I got distracted and let five minutes turn into more than ten (and I am not the type to remake a cake for pictures). Happily, thanks to the apple butter and grated apple, the cake was still entirely moist inside. I just use a serrated edge knife to scrape away the worst of the burnt bits before eating.

unmolded bundt

Another reason this particular cake spoke to me was that Dorie mentions that it improves in both taste and texture when you let it rest for a bit. I keep a mental list of baked goods that just get better over time, because they allow me to take advantage of a sliver of free time mid-week to bake for parties and gatherings scheduled for the weekend.

bundt giveaway gear

So, on to the giveaway portion of this post. MightyNest is offering one lucky Food in Jars reader a chance to win a 10 inch glass bundt pan, a Cakebox (from the makers of Piebox), a sweet tea towel, and a sturdy stainless brownie spatula (also good for cake!).

open cakebox

The prize pack has a retail value of $100, and to sweeten the deal, MightyNest is also going to donate $100 to the winner’s school of choice. It’s a mighty good deal. Use the widget below to enter.

A little more about MightyNest, the sponsor of this post:

Everything they sell is selected with the highest standards for safety and quality. Glass and stainless baking gear and food storage. Green cleaning supplies. Natural bath products, and other home essentials. And everything is selected to be free from known toxic ingredients such as: BPA, PVC, Phthalates, Lead, Formaldehyde, flame retardants, Parabens and more.

Anytime you order from MightyNest, they’ll give 15% back to the school of your choice. It’s a great way to be healthier and support your local school.

sliced bundt in box

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. MightyNest sent me a set of the gear that we’re giving away and is also an occasional Food in Jars sponsor.

Apple Bundt Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 half pint apple or pear butter
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup gold raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 12 cup bundt pan.
  3. Whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Beat the butter and sugar together in a stand mixer or in a bowl using a hand mixer.
  5. Once it is quite fluffy, beat in the eggs, one by one.
  6. When the eggs are completely integrated, add the fruit butter, grated apples, and fresh ginger. Mix to incorporate.
  7. Add the dry ingredients in batches, mixing just until they are combined.
  8. Finally, add the nuts and raisins and mix until they are dispersed.
  9. Scrape the batter into the buttered bundt pan and level the top with a silicone spatula.
  10. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Once the cake is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and invert the cake onto a rack to cool.
  12. Well wrapped, the cake will keep for up to a week.

Notes

This recipe is liberally adapted from the recipe for Double Apple Bundt Cake from Dorie Greenspan's wonderful cookbook, Baking.

Dorie calls for a powdered sugar glaze to be drizzled over the cake, or for a light dusting of powdered sugar. I've skipped both options because I like to pretend that this cake is appropriate for breakfast and I can't justify it for my morning meal if it is frosted. Plus, it's plenty sweet on its own.

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92 Responses to Giveaway: Bake Your Bundt Off with MightyNest

  1. 51
    Carol says:

    I bake a lot of bunds cakes. Easy to transport. This glass pan is new to me, would love to give it a try.

  2. 52
    Lacy S says:

    What a beautiful pan! Can’t wait to start bundting! I see some serious pumpkin snickerdoodle bundt cake in my near future!

  3. 53
    Rita says:

    For a bundt cake lover this pan looks wonderful. That bundt lover would be me ! How fun !

  4. 54
    sarah says:

    Wow, that is a beautiful pan!

  5. 55
    Susan LeClerc says:

    A glass bundt pan – I think I need one! 🙂

  6. 56
    mlaiuppa says:

    I actually have a glass bundt pan. I’ve had it for over 25 years. It was made in Germany and I bought it at a local Pier 1-type local store that has been out of business for well over a decade.

    I’ve used it and it makes a beautiful bundt cake, much like yours. But I rarely have occasion to use it.

    But…I will be making your recipe in it.

    My Mother has expressed a desire for apple butter, right after she gave me the Blue Chair cooks with jams and marmelades book for my birthday. My Dad gets an apple pie. I’ll use the remainder of the apples for apple butter.

    But I know I’ll have way too much.

    So…looks like I’ll be making a bundt cake. I’ll be using whole wheat pastry flour instead of the regular whole wheat. It is my new most favorite way to use whole wheat. I’ll also be adding a little orange juice as I have read it can sweated the whole wheat flour a bit. And I’ll skip the raisins. Not a big fan of raisins. I might substitute something else like dried currants or dried cherries.

  7. 57
    Cheryl says:

    I generally try to stay away from glass as all I have to do is look at it and it breaks. I think I might be more enamored with the cake box than the glass.

  8. 58
    Mary Ann says:

    A glass bundt pan would be greatly appreciated and used often. I am a huge fan of bundt cakes for breakfast and am sure that there is a ‘banana bread’ recipe out there that would do just fine in a bundt.

  9. 59
    Sandy Hines says:

    I’ve uses the same bunt pan for over 20 years. It would be so nice to have that beautiful
    glass one. Things bake more evenly in glass, I use glass loaf pans for my banana bread
    and pound cake, Would love to have one for my rum cakes and pecan caramel cakes too.

  10. 60
    Kristine says:

    I love all things glass and baking! This pan is beautiful.

  11. 61
    kim says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! this is a gorgeous pan!

  12. 62
    Dianne V says:

    The glass pan and cakebox are lovely.

  13. 63
    Joanna F says:

    I’ve only used metal bundts before, the glass one is gorgeous!

  14. 64
    Bonnie E. says:

    As a bundt cake lover, I’m surprised I’ve not seen this beautiful glass pan before, and now I want one! Thanks for sharing the pan and the recipe!

  15. 65
    joann sovel says:

    I love bundt pans! They can make any dessert look, and feel special!

  16. 66
    Beth says:

    A glass bundt cake pan, how beautiful, we always make carrot and pineapple, but Apple sounds great.

  17. 67
    rainey says:

    Wow! How beautiful and bundt cakes are my absolute favorites. No need for icing or any gilding the lily, really, when they have such great, honest, old fashioned flavor.

  18. 68
    Schoon says:

    The cakebox seems like the sweetest part!

  19. 69
    Jennifer says:

    I have a Pampered Chef stone bundt pan but sure would love to try the Mighty Nest glass bundt pan!

  20. 70
    TLK says:

    That recipe looks fabulous – I’ll definitely be giving it a try. My bundt pan was my mother’s. It is avocado green outside and has a scratched white lining inside. I really need to get a new one because of the very worn lining. I’ll have to think of some kitschy craft thing to do with it, since I have the pan and I have known each other most of my life 🙂 The other month I was rooting around in her attic and found a very old cast iron bundt pan. It was a bit rusty, so I tried to scrub the rust off but just got more rust for my efforts. Any ideas for ridding what looks like a sturdy, heavy cast iron bundt pan of rust?

  21. 71
    Melinda says:

    Love the whole darn thing. Pretty box for pot lucking !

  22. 72
    AuntieDeb says:

    Beautiful cakepan!

    I’m not usually fond of apple cakes, but this might need baking anyway. A girl can change her mind. ;>

  23. 73
    irma g says:

    Great pan

  24. 74
    Lori says:

    I have an ancient, inherited bundt pan that I would lvoe to replace. Even though I generally find my mother and mother in law’s old cookware and bakeware to be fabulous, this pan always sticks, no matter how I prepare it.

  25. 75
    Kelly says:

    Anything that can be made in bundt form, I make in bundt form. It makes everything look so finished and fancy!

    BTW, someone gave me “Food in Jars” for my birthday last week. I thought I had finished jamming/canning for the year, but after thumbing through the book, I’m going to have to break out the jars again!

  26. 76
    Kelly says:

    What a beautiful pan…I’m all about free stuff and cake! Thanks for the post.

  27. 77
    Karen says:

    Bundt pans always make me smile, especially when I think of the scene in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. Would love to try baking in a glass Bundt.

  28. 78
    Virginia says:

    My family would love the Apple cake and I would love the cake pan and cake box.

  29. 79
    JosephineTomato says:

    Would love to try out a glass bundt pan although my old standby is doing well. Have had some challenges cooking in glass so appreciated your note about the excessive browning. Anyone could do that (forget it)!

  30. 80
    Kim says:

    I’m thinking I need to put the pan and the box on my Christmas list! I have just learned to bake pies and I’m thinking bundts are next.

  31. 81
    irma says:

    Love,Love,Love this!!

  32. 82
    Elisabeth says:

    Hadn’t realized a glass bundt cake pan was even available. Would love to have one.

  33. 83
    Karen Wood says:

    I looked far and wide for a glass bundt pan several years ago then gave up. What a great prize. Sure hope I win it!

  34. 84
    Wendy Michael says:

    I would find a spot to display that gorgeous bundt pan! Have eyed the cake box for some time at Mighty Nest because I always take 2 Dutch apple pies to our family Thanksgiving dinner and they would transport beautifully in that box!

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