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The bundt cake, once upon a time...

The donut than ounces

Once upon a time, back when the ready snacks did not rage everywhere, there was the cake for breakfast; but also for the snacks!
Certainly not a complicated cake, rich in expensive ingredients and prepared for a day of celebration;
a simple cake, made with what was in the house.

For example, a nice bundt cake, like the one I made here.

It is a cake that is prepared quickly and without too many complications, if you want even without a special cake pan; just a heatproof bowl in which to place the dough.

It does not need special kitchen equipment:

everything can be mixed in a bowl, by hand.

I wanted to do a luxury preparation, decorating the cake even with almonds and granulated sugar; and I also used the mixer!
But I love the comfortable life, sometimes ...
Here's how you prepare it:


For the dough:
White flour g. 350
XNUMX/XNUMX cup sugar g. 150
XNUMX/XNUMX cup salted butter g. 70
eggs (whole 2 + egg white) 3
teaspoon of baking powder 1
XNUMX cups milk TS. 4
zest 1 / 2 lemon 1
sale small pinch (made with two fingers) 1
For the baking tin:
Butter q.s.
Flour q.s.
Bread crumbs q.s.
egg yolk for gilding
(the one not used in the dough!)
blanched almonds g. 50
granulated sugar q.s.


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Put at the center of the flour salt, two whole eggs and egg whites (reserving the yolk for the cake browning); begin to knead, gradually adding sugar, softened butter half an hour at room temperature, zest and lemon and ...

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... Finally, baking powder and milk. Continue stirring for at least ten minutes.

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Meanwhile heat the oven to 180 ° (ventilated, less heat) and butter a baking pan and sprinkle with a little 'flour and breadcrumbs.

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Arrange the dough into the pan, whisk the egg yolk kept aside in a small bowl (possibly by adding two teaspoons of milk) and then use it to brush the surface of the cake.

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Record with a boxcutter all the center of the dough and place in the crack of the blanched almonds. Then decorate with granulated sugar.

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Bake at 180 ° C for about 30 '.

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Remove the pan from the oven as soon as ready and place it on a wire rack. Soon as possible to remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely before serving.

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At this point the bundt cake is ready to be sliced ​​and eaten: excellent soaked in milk or latte!

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  • print pdf Recipe, text only: to print or download.
  • If you do not have a suitable cake pan, place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet and place an upside down, buttered and floured heat resistant bowl. Using the floured hands or a large spatula, place the dough all around the bowl, leaving no interruptions.
    Then proceed as per previous instructions.
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