Getting My ‘Bake Off’ On: Cherry Bundt Cake

Last Saturday was our annual street party, so I decided that for my contribution I should tackle a recipe I’d been meaning to try for ages – the cherry bundt cake technical challenge from series 5 of Bake Off! I’d bought a bundt tin ages ago, but given its size I’d never really had much occasion to bake with it, so I was glad to finally put that to some use as well.

Following the BBC’s recipe online, everything went smoothly up until the cake refused to come out of the tin. The shape of the bundt meant that trying to use a pallet knife would be a disaster, so after having tried and failed to get it to come out by gently tapping it, I ended up going for broke and giving it a massive thump – half expecting it to fall apart into a thousand pieces… Fortunately though it came out beautifully, looking for all the world like a giant doughnut!

Over-excited by this success, I did mess up slightly at the end by making the icing a little too thin. It tasted great though and none of the cherries sank, so I’m hoping this would score mid-table at least! 😀

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