You can have your drink and eat it too. Wait, isn’t it supposed to be: you can have your cake and eat it too? Actually both are correct this month because of Bundt Bakers. The theme is simply “Beverages”. Simple, yes, yet unbelievable amount of possibilities. It took me quite a while to narrow down what I would bake. I finally settled on White Russian Mini Bundt Cakes.
Why did I pick that cocktail? Because I adore the combination of coffee and cream. However, it wasn’t my first choice. My first inkling was something spooky because Halloween is around the corner. I envisioned using red wine for bloody red cakes. Then I remembered struggling with the color when I made Merlot Cherry Cupcakes with Sweet White Frosting. Red wine + cake batter = ugly grey. I didn’t want to go through using large amounts of food coloring to get a blood red color after baking.
Next decision was which pan to use. I thought about holiday cocktail parties with a spread of small bites. Mini cakes would work nicely. Last part was coming up with a recipe. I found several on the internet to use as a guide. I took parts of several and reduced amounts to make batter as if I was baking 12 cupcakes. It was full on recipe development and gets tricky when finagling recipes for baked goods. Too much or too little of something can mess up the whole thing. I was delighted with how they turned out.
How are White Russian Mini Bundt Cakes? They are moist little cakes with the cocktail’s classic flavors. It’s because the ingredients of the cocktail are in and on the cakes. The trio of Kahlúa, vodka, and cream are in both the cake and glaze. These mini bundts are for adults only. Be sure to make another dessert for the kids.
What beverage would you want as cake? There is a good chance you will find a recipe for it in the list below. Bundt Bakers have so many beverages covered. I was thrilled to see such a variety of bundts. Thanks to Laura of Baking in Pyjamas for hosting and setting such a fun and inspiring theme. Also take a look at Citrus Cocktail Mini Bundt Cakes, Pina Colada Bundt Cake, and Madeira Pound Bundt Cake for more beverage inspired bundts.
White Russian Mini Bundt Cakes
For the mini bundt cakes:
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 egg plus 1 egg white at room temperature
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream at room temperature
- 1/4 cup Kahlúa
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vodka
For the glaze:
- 1 cup confectioners sugar sifted
- 1 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter melted
- 2 teaspoons Kahlúa
- 1/2 teaspoon vodka
- 3 teaspoons heavy whipping cream plus more if needed
For the mini bundt cakes:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a mini bundt cake pan (12 cakes).
Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl until creamy.
Add egg and egg white, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
Stir together cream, Kahlúa, and vodka.
Add flour mixture to creamed mixture in three additions, alternately with Kahlúa mixture in two additions, mixing on low speed until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Spoon batter into bundt cake cups.
Bake the mini bundts for 15 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly touched or a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool cakes in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove cakes from pan and cool completely on a wire rack. Drizzle glaze on cakes.
For the glaze:
Stir together confectioners sugar, butter, Kahlúa, and vodka. Add cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
Place glaze in a plastic zip top bag and cut a small corner from the bag. Squeeze glaze through the opening to drizzle on cakes. Alternately, you can use a pastry bag with a small round tip.
White Russian Mini Bundt Cakes have the cocktail's classic flavors of Kahlúa, vodka, and cream. They are marvelous for holiday entertaining.
Bundt Bakers can turn beverages into cakes. Yes, it’s true. Take a look at these beverage inspired bundt cake recipes and you will see their creativity:
- Apple Cider Bundt Cake from That’s My Home
- Apple Cider Bundt Cake w/ Caramelized Apples from The Freshman Cook
- Apple Cider Bundt Cake from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Apple Cider Pound Cake from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Apple Juice Spice Bundt with Caramel Apple Glaze from Our Good Life
- Apple Spice Latte Bundt from Living the Gourmet
- Black Forest Hot Chocolate Bundt from Baking in Pyjamas
- Cava Bundt Cake from La mejor manera de hacer…
- Chai Bundt Cake from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Chocolate Chai Bundt Cake from Basic n Delicious
- Chocolate Expresso Bundt Cake from En la cocina de Caro
- Dark ‘n Stormy Bundt Cake from Eat, Drink, and Be Mighty
- Earl Grey Bundt Cake with Milk and Honey Glaze from Brooklyn Homemaker
- Margarita Bundt Cake with Candied Limes from How to Philosophize with Cake
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Rose Cake from Faith, Hope, Love & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Milo and Condensed Milk Bundt Cake from Passion Kneaded
- Mojito Bundt Cake from Baking Yummies
- Orange Juice Pine Nut Bundt Cake from A Kingdom for a Cake
- Pacharán & Apple Bundlettes from I love Bundt Cakes
- Pumpkin Coffee Bundt Cake from Los Chatos Chefs
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt Cake from Liv for Cake
- Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake from Brunch with Joy
- Root Beer Float Bundt from Food Lust People Love
- Tiramisu Bundt Cake from Patty’s Cake
- Vanilla Chai Honey Latte Bundt from Tartacadabra
- White Chocolate and Espresso Bundt Cake with Coffee Glaze from Taking On Magazines
- White Russian Mini Bundt Cakes from Magnolia Days
What is Bundt Bakers? It’s a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Bundt Bakers Pinterest board for incredible bundt cake recipes and inspiration. Stacy of Food Lust People Love heads up our group and has a #BundtBakers page where you can find information and links to the recipes for each month.
How is the monthly theme determined? We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers can be found on our homepage.