A Cornbread Bundt Cake is cornbread baked in a bundt pan. Crusty outside. Moist inside. Makes a lovely presentation on the dinner table. Also a nice gift idea for individuals who prefer savory cakes.
Editor’s Note (August 6, 2021): Edited for clarity.
If desired, make my Homemade White Cornbread (no sugar). Season with bacon drippings or cracklings. After making the batter, follow instructions below to make a cornbread bundt cake.
To make a lovely presentation, fill center with a small bowl of glazed meatballs, chicken nuggets, shredded barbecue, cooked collards, veggies, salad, etc.
My old scratchy pan is a priceless treasure. Reminds me of when creative ideas stirred again… after a long dry season.
There was a time when my blog was super stagnant. Zero progress. I prayed for creative ideas. The first flash of inspiration was to bake cornbread in a bundt pan.
My budget was super tight. I needed a bundt pan. A family member sold me her used bundt pan for $5 and I could afford to pay.
Although the pan was dented and scratchy, I was glad to have it and used it immediately to make this Cornbread Bundt Cake.
I posted a photo on social media with a link to the recipe on this blog.
Blog traffic increased dramatically and so did the comments on a variety of other recipes.
My food blog began to thrive and was soon monetized. No more stagnation!
In 2018, I was blessed with two complimentary top-of-the line cast iron fluted cake pans from Lodge Manufacturing.
Grease this cast iron pan with shortening to keep cornbread from sticking and to thoroughly bake crust. Vegetable oil is not heavy enough and will cause cornbread to stick to the pan.
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