I haven’t joined in with #BundtBakers for a while so it felt wonderful getting out my festive Pine Forest Nordic Ware Bundt tin and baking this fresh, simple and down right delicious Peppermint Cake. I’m hosting this month’s theme and for Christmas I choose the theme Winter Wonderland.
For my contribution I’ve kept it really straight-forward as at this time of the year I haven’t got time to be creating something that’s going to take ages but I’ve made sure not to compromise of flavour and festive-ness. I used the recipe that came with tin, a buttery, tender, vanillery peppermint laced cake. The peppermint is not over-powering and you’re not searching for it in the cake either. It’s subtle and doesn’t take like you’ve just cleaned your teeth.
I adore this Nordic Ware tin, it screams Christmas time and that’s what I want this time of year. Dusting your cake with icing sugar transforms it to a snowy winter wonderland forest. It’s the kind of cake that goes really well with a tea or coffee, my favourite kind. It’s a snackable cake, perfect for having on standby for visitors, baking for your work colleagues or you can bake it as a gift, anyone who receives a snowy pine forest cake will be blown away and rather smitten.
I did sprinkle tons of edible glitter on top but it wouldn’t show up in the photo’s…boohoo! Anyways it’s a glorious, festive, fun and completely delicious cake that’ll bring some festive cheer to your kitchen.
Now let’s see what the other #BundtBakers baked for this Christmassy edition.
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- Amaretto Winter Bundt Cake from Making Miracles
- Candied Fruit Bundt Cake from I Love Bundt Cakes
- Chile Hot Chocolate Mocha Bundt Cake from All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Chocolate Mocha Gingerbread Bundt from I Camp in my Kitchen
- Coconut Snowball Mini Bundts from Food Lust People Love
- Cranberry Eggnog Bundt Cake from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Cream and Rum Bundt Cake from La Mejor Manera de Hacer
- Holiday Gingerbread Bundt from Living the Gourmet
- Orange Blossom Bundt Cake from Bizcocheando
- Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake from Tartacadabra
- Peppermint Pine Forest Bundt Cake from Baking in Pyjamas
- Rainbow Christmas Wreath from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Sour Cream Cranberry Pound Cake from The Queen of Scones
- Spicy Gingerbread Bundt with Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache from Brooklyn Homemaker
- Tropical Winter Wonderland Bundt Cake from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Peppermint Pine Forest Bundt Cake
A holiday inspired sweet peppermint bundt cake.
- 220 grams Unsalted butter room temperature
- 200 grams Caster sugar
- 4 large Eggs
- 2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Pure peppermint extract
- 1/4 tsp Maldon sea salt
- 240 grams Plain flour
1. Pre-heat the oven to 175C and grease a Nordic Ware Pine Forest Bundt tin very well, making sure you get into the corners. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of a free-standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment set to high, cream together the butter and the sugar until smooth, creamy and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula.
3. Add the eggs one at time mixing well after each addition and again scrape down your bowl with your spatula between adding each egg.
4. Add the vanilla, peppermint extract and the salt, mixing briefly.
5. With the mixer on low add the flour a little bit at a time until it's all be added then mix briefly to make sure it's fully incorporated.
6. Scrape the batter into the cake tin and bake for 40-60 minutes. Mine was done at around 45 minutes so start checking around the 40 minute mark.
7. Leave to cool in the tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning out and leaving to cool completely.
8. Just before serving, dust with icing sugar.
- Recipe adapted from Nordic Ware
- This cake will keep for up to 3 days stored in a cake tin with tight-fitting lid.
- Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.