National bundt cake day
November 15th, 2012
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Snack on a slice of this - November 15 is National Bundt Cake Day!

Everyone loves Bundt cake, the beautifully shaped cake from the distinctive, ring-shaped mold. The first Bundt pan was created in 1950 by H. David Dalquist, founder of the Nordic Ware company.

According to the company's history, the Minneapolis Chapter of the Hadassah Society asked David and his wife, Dotty, to make a traditional kuglehopf (or gugelhopf) pan. Dalquist obliged but started marketing his pan to department stores as a bund pan (the German word "bund" means a gathering or alliance, which the cake was perfect for!). He then added a "t" for trademark protection.

The popularity of Bundt cakes didn't really take off until the 1960s, when a Texas housewife won second place in the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest with her Tunnel of Fudge cake.

Bundt cakes are a good choice for beginner cooks who want to make a cake that looks good and that's actually going to turn out. Just make sure you prep the pan first with cooking spray or flour so the cake won't stick.

Nordic Ware has increased their offerings in recent years, with lots more shapes than the customary circular one with the hole in the center, including a cathedral, a French fleur-de-lis, a rose and even a castle. Since 1950, Nordic Ware has sold an estimated 60 million Bundt pans. That's a lot of cake!

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  1. DC

    What day is national NOTHING day?!

    November 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫


      November 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
      • M T Nest


        November 15, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
  2. Heidi

    how do we find out what tomorrow's food of the day is? It would be nice to know earlier than the day-of so we can bake !!

    November 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • Truth™@Heidi

      See attached. Other sites exist as well...

      November 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  3. Heidi

    is anyone offering up free bundt cake slices? starbucks? aww come on :)

    November 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Ardy Varky's outhouse company is.

      November 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  4. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    That looks like something you'd find in the bowl of a clogged toilet.

    November 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
    • HarleyGirl@Jdizzle

      Maybe it's time you change your diet a bit! lol... Just kidding!

      November 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  5. HarleyGirl

    I gained 5 lbs. just looking at the picture!

    November 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  6. AleeD®

    Bu-bu-bu baseball season is over! This also means we can't shoot them anymore.

    November 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
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