A kind-of fancy blueberry bundt cake



A fancy blueberry bundt cake

Do you have a bundt cake tin? I’ve had one for years, but rarely use it except to make this blueberry bundt cake. I am never sure if you can just make an ordinary cake recipe in the bundt tin, or if you need a special bundt cake recipe. All to do with cooking times in the funny-shaped tin… or something.

That was a lot of ‘bundt cake’ in an opening paragraph wasn’t it?! But you get what I mean. Anyway, I explored our option on the whole cake recipe thing and here’s the lowdown: any old pound or ‘layer’ cake recipe will do. You probably don’t want to slide a sponge cake into your bundt tin (mostly because it won’t slide back out). A simple cakey-cake recipe will do the trick, with a few caveats.

1. Check the size of your bundt tin

Your ‘any old cake recipe’ will call for a specific tin size and it’s not the same as your bundt tin. A 20cm ordinary cake tin is bigger than a 20cm bundt tin. To be sure your cake tin is going to be big enough, check how many cups of water will fill the size of the ordinary tin and make sure your bundt tin will hold the same amount of water.

2. Grease that pan well

Because the bundt is decorative, you need to really make sure you butter or oil all of the crevices. This will ensure your cake slides out smoothly.

3. Different cooking time

Most likely, it will take longer to cook your bundt cake than a standard cake. This is because the bundt is generally deeper. To make sure it’s cooked, don’t skip the ‘insert skewer’ step.

4. Longer cooling time

Make sure you cool your bundt cake in the tin for a bit longer than you are probably used to. This will ensure that it comes out clean when it’s ready.

Okay, so that was a massive bundt diversion when all I really wanted to do was share this blueberry bundt cake recipe. Now we are all educated, here we go!

Make this beautiful blueberry bundt when you want to be a lil’ bit fancy with your afternoon tea. It’s a delicious loaf cake that’s moist and dense, while still being light. We like it with just a dusting of icing sugar, but you could also drizzle a very light lemon icing over the top for extra-fanciness. Just make up a runny icing mix with icing sugar and lemon juice.

More cakey goodness: Our delightful caramel apple teacake

Blueberry bundt cake

Enjoy a very fancy blueberry bundt cake

Makes 10 serves
Takes 15 minutes
Bakes 50 minutes

3 cups plain flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ cups sugar
220g unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, room temperature
¾ cups milk
2-3 x punnets fresh or thawed frozen blueberries

Pre heat oven to 180°C. Grease a non-stick bundt tin with butter or spray lightly with olive oil.

In a large bowl mix together the flour and baking powder.

Using a stand mixer, beat sugar, butter and oil on high for at least five minutes. Lower speed and add in eggs, one at a time, mixing each egg in well before adding another.

Add in the flour and milk, and stir through with a wooden spoon until just combined. Then gently fold through the blueberries. Don’t overmix at this stage.

Transfer to the bundt tin and bake for about 50 minutes, until an inserted skewer comes out clean.Remove from oven and cool in the tin for at least 10 minutes. Then turn out onto a rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.

A lovely blueberry bundt cake that's easy to make - a little bit fancy

Written by Bron Maxabella

Bron is the founder of Mumlyfe and is so happy to welcome you here. Bron has been writing in the Australian parenting space as Maxabella for more than seven years and is mum to three mostly happy kids and wife to one mostly happy husband. Mostly happy is a win, right?

We’re very social

More for you

Easy Christmas dessert: Pandoro with vanilla mascarpone cream

Easy Christmas dessert: Pandoro with vanilla mascarpone cream

I do love Christmas (I really do), but sometimes I find it's all a bit too hard. I hate it how you slave away to make it a 'perfect day', but then you're so exhausted on the day that you barely enjoy it all. Well, this easy Christmas dessert is the kind of thing that...

Marley Spoon’s Thai-style pork salad

Marley Spoon’s Thai-style pork salad

I shared another recipe from the new book Step by Step with Marley Spoon by Olivia Andrews a couple of weeks ago. In the intro to that recipe, I talked about how this cookbook brings all the easy-breezy cooking from the home delivery company without all the awful...

These are the BEST peanut butter biscuits

These are the BEST peanut butter biscuits

I'll admit I have a tendency to get a bit gushy about a good biscuit, but these are lit-er-ally (as my tween says 127 times a day) the BEST peanut butter biscuits, bar none. The caps are needed. I almost called them the "BEST peanut butter biscuits EVER", but even I...

Affiliate links

From time to time Mumlyfe uses affiliate links.  It means that Mumlyfe may receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using the link.  You can find out more about how it works here.

You may also like


The rise of the finsta to relieve the pressure of perfection

The rise of the finsta to relieve the pressure of perfection

Fake Instagram accounts, often referred to as a “finsta” or “spam account”, have become the norm for many teens – but their reasoning for creating these is not as sinister as you think. by Dr Joanne Orlando, Researcher: Technology and Learning, Western Sydney...

6 tips for getting prepared for Year 11

6 tips for getting prepared for Year 11

Being prepared for year 11 - which in Australia means senior high school - feels almost as daunting as getting your five-year-old ready for 'big school'. Only this time the school is actual big school and your five-year-old is HUGE. My son starts year 11 in three...

What my kids do when ‘there’s nothing to do’ in the holidays

What my kids do when ‘there’s nothing to do’ in the holidays

Happy new year! I know, I'm slow with my happies this year. We've been away climbing in the (non)snowy mountains (where I achieved the unimaginable) and doing beachy things down the south coast of NSW. Matter of fact, we had so much on in the first few weeks of the...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This