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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94 responses to “Giveaway: Bake Your Bundt Off with MightyNest”

  1. Marisa, a question about your giveaways (not relevant to this one particularly, since it’s external). When you say open to US residents only is that simply because of international shipping? I’m Canadian, but have a U.S. mailing address…so would I be able to enter giveaways?

  2. Ooooo, love the glass bundt pan. I’m from the “Land of Bundt” (Minnesota) and have used my old pan for decades. Mine is Harvest Gold if that narrows the timeframe of my youth. LOL

  3. Definitely entering! I make the most fantastic spiced plum bundt cake. Perfect for using up those plums I’ve got stewed in spicy syrup in the fridge. . . .

  4. Have never used the metal bundt pan I have in the cupboard, but this glass one is calling to me to bake something. Thanks for the recipe, will use my own apple butter too.

  5. Sounds like one of the best Fall recipes ever! Could you add however many eggs we’re supposed to be using to the ingredient list? I’m sure more experienced bakers would know, but I’m clueless…thanks a lot.

  6. I also prefer using glass or corning ware in baking or preparing casseroles in. Absolutely love this glass bundt pan. When not being used in baking, it would sit on my kitchen table and be used as a fruit bowl just because it’s so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe and also for this Wonderful giveaway opportunity. That cake box is pretty Awesome as well.

  7. Oh, so happy to know that “a couple minutes more….oops” happens to someone else! Thank you!
    Thank you also for the introduction to MightyNest, yummy stuff!

  8. I love a great bundt pan-in addition to making cakes I also use it when I cut corn from the cob. Simply place one end of the corn in the center of pan, and slice the kernels off the cob! The pan catches the kernels very neatly!

    • I often use my bundt pan the same way! I think I’m going to keep my corn-striping knife away from this glass one, though. I’d be worried that it would scratch it and eventually lead to breakage.

  9. I love this post! I have already made my apple cake three times this year and am getting ready to roast pumpkin to make my pumpkin bundt cake. This giveaway is awesome, I adore bundt pans and have never seen a glass one before. The cake box is calling my name too. Hubby is building me a new pantry soon and I sense a Mighty Nest order in my future, so many glass containers to organize my chaos.

  10. Oh, yes, please! Just baked an apple cake this week and the state of my bundt pan is worrying. It’s an old “non stick” and some bits are flaked off. I would love to try a glass bundt pan.

  11. I love mighty nest, and this glass bunt cake bowl would be well used. I love a mixed berry cake, with frozen blueberries, raspberries etc.
    I have some frozen from the spring!!

  12. Stacy Middle School, Milford, MA 01757 – my girls are grown up now but they had a great experience there. The teachers were all great and welcoming when we moved there mid-year. Thanks for supporting our schools!

  13. I’ve been a fan of Mighty Nest for some time, and I love the idea of a glass bundt pan. Winner of the give-away or not, I’m going to make the apple cake. Without the pan, I may make the batter into muffins instead of bundt, partly to justify eating cake for breakfast!

    • Ellen, I am actually planning on making this recipe again in order to try it as muffins! I think it will work beautifully and will certainly bake up more quickly!

  14. Would it be possible for future giveaways to have another option besides FaceBook? I don’t FB, and I know I’m not the only one. I’ve never even seen a glass bundt pan. How cool!

  15. I’ve been trying to replace one piece at a time any potentially toxic cookware items in my house (my husband has cancer). I love the idea of a glass Bundt pan!

  16. Oh my goodness, I am almost more excited about the prospect of winning the cakebox than the bundt pan! I’ve never seen one before! Oh, what will they come up with next?! 😀

  17. I have only used metal bundt pans, so a glass one would be a treat and something I haven’t even seen before. The cake box is uber cool …

  18. How well do you think the cake came out of the glass pan as compared to the metal?

    Do you think Baker’s Joy will work with it or do you think butter and flour is the way to go with the glass pan? Baker’s Joy seems to be the only thing that’ll keep my cakes from sticking to my ancient metal Bundt pan.

    And how many cups of batter will it hold?

    • The cake came out of the pan perfectly. I set a plate on top, flipped and it slid right out. I only used butter. It holds up to 14 cups of batter.

  19. I just found a recipe for Pecan Pie Monkey Bread and am dying to try it out. To try it out in this glass Bundt pan would be a dream.

  20. Bundt’s are one of my favorite cakes! This is a fantastic give-away and I would try a lemon poppy seed cake with lemon frosting for my first one!

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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?

  28. Beautiful cakepan!

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. 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)!

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. Never could find anywhere to “click” to enter. I’m famous for my “green cake” – a pistachio bundt that I’ve made for years. I actually have 3 metal pans so that I can assembly line the cakes for Christmas gifts. The men at my warehouse ask for these cakes. I’ll keep my eye out for a place to buy the glass pan as even the link wouldn’t search out a glass bundt pan.

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