Milk Bundt Cake

by | Dec 17, 2011 | 39 comments

Milk Bundt Cake
Earlier this year I embarked on The Great Kitchenaid Challenge. I have owned a dear little frail-looking Phillips hand mixer for ten years now. It has been my steady companion in all of my baking triumphs and tribulations. It is faded, has food stains (no, I can’t be bothered to wipe it every time! I think it adds character) and has been periodically known to make strange noises.
After all these years, I thought it was time to grasp the holy grail of baking – The Kitchenaid Artisan mixer. To make it interesting and because I like to assign myself projects in self-discipline, I started stowing away $4 every time I went to the gym, ran a few kilometres and then didn’t buy coffee. This was the start of my Kitchenaid fund.
Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer Yellow Pepper
To motivate myself I started contemplating what colour I would get, where I would put it and how else I could deprive and torture myself (besides running) to save up faster. Nick, to fuel my fire started dropping in a $2 coin into the fund box every now and then. Fast forward eight months and I finally had enough to go buy the white Kitchenaid artisan mixer I had been lusting after for so long. When I sat down to order it on my Mac, I saw the Yellow Pepper colour for the very first time and it was love, I tell you.
Milk Bundt Cake
I bought it from Kitchenware Direct who saved me quite a few dollars by price matching. When it arrived and took its permanent spot on the stainless steel bench against the freshly painted white brick of my makeshift kitchen, it was totally worth all those agonising hours I spent on the treadmill. I was asked on Twitter and Facebook about what I would bake first using the mixer. Honestly, I had not given that a single thought throughout the course of my project. I thought about the Childhood Chocolate Cake or a second (hopefully successful) attempt at macarons.
In the end, I decided to bake a cake I bake the most but don’t really fuss over because it is dead simple and I could rattle off the recipe in my sleep. It is a butter cake of sorts that I love because it is not very sweet and can go from simple to wow by just adding some fresh cream and strawberries. It is pale, fluffy, buttery and has a sweetness that comes from the addition of milk. I call it the Milk Bundt Cake. The cake in the picture was baked using eggs laid the same afternoon by Mario, Luigi and Yoshi.
Milk Bundt Cake
Milk Bundt Cake
After ThoughtsThe Kitchenaid works like a dream. I feel confident taking on the fearful task of macarons and meringues. I zeroed in on the yellow colour because it reminds me of Bumblebee(Transformers), because I am a nerd and because I think any minute the Kitchenaid will swing into action and transform into a cool robot. I didn’t really lose any weight from all that running. Not all the money for the mixer came from my running. I ran nearly 70 kilometres during the course of the project. I feel good about setting a goal, working towards it and eventually getting there. My Kitchenaid mixer is a “he”. His name is Bee.


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Course // Baking, Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 130 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a bunt pan with butter and dust with flour.
  • Combine all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until smooth and mixed for about 5 to 6 minutes. Pour batter in the prepared bundt pan. Bake for approximately 40 minutes until golden and cooked through. Remove from oven.
  • Wait a couple of minutes, whack the pan on all sides and knock it hard on the countertop to loosen the cake. Turn it over onto a plate to dislodge the cake from the pan. Dust with icing sugar to serve.


I like to use the German-made thick aluminium bunt pans (white metal). I find cakes never stick in white metal and brown more evenly and not too much.
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  1. a spoonful of yumm

    love it that mario, luigi and yoshi contributed to making this cake. so cool ! happy holidays & happy baking with your new mixer

  2. Stef

    Your new mixer is just gorgeous! Great color choice! I am going to try your milk bunt cake, it looks like it has the perfect golden color and tender crumb. I have to find a white metal bundt pan first.

  3. Sukaina

    What a beauty! She looks lovely on your counter. I’m glad you set yourself a goal and worked so hard to achieve it. And of course, the cake doesn’t look too shabby either!

    • Sneh

      Mine is a “he”, lol. His name is Bee.

  4. Sonia

    What a gorgeous beauty and love it’s bright sunshine colour! I’ve been eyeing on this too. Great story of your fund planning and congrats on ur milestone. 🙂 That cake is beautiful, obviously!

  5. chocolatesuze

    teehee it is totally Bumblebee’s colour! love the brightness!

  6. Nash at Plateful

    So you finally got the yellow one huh. Nice! Now I wish the Santa would be generous with me and gift me something this good.. ! Hey how did you do that photo recipe card..? I like it! And of course the cake too 🙂

    • Sneh

      Thanks Nash. I did the card in Photoshop.

  7. Tenille @ My Family Table

    Oh it’s beautiful, yellow pepper is a winner!

  8. Jennifer (Delicieux)

    Congratulations on your new mixer!!!! I bought my Kitchenaid a year ago and am still madly in love with it. Not only is it useful it’s so pretty! I went for the Candy Apple Red (my favourite colour) but your Yellow Pepper is gorgeous too! Reminds me of sunshine….or Bumblebee from!

  9. beti

    I really wish I had a slice of that cake right now :/

  10. Radhika | Just Home Made

    Where do I start Sneh! That is a super pretty mixer..
    LOVE every detail in the last picture, cake looks perfect!
    Where do you grab those fonts from? Fancy, really..
    And, love the banner re-design, cutesy 🙂

    • Sneh

      Thanks Radhika. Most fonts are from . A lot of them are from my collection I have bought for the studio over the years.

  11. Phuoc'n Delicious

    Yay! You finally got it! Congrats! And a name for your new baby? This bundt looks so fluffy

    • Sneh

      I call him Bee, as in Bumblebee 🙂

  12. Eha

    I wanna a yellow pepper beast also: next step how to save up for one! It would definitely be a ‘he’ in my house too :)! Was kind of brought up on goodies baked in bundt tins: mine is sort’of earthenware, but, am certain, would do its job! I’ll get around this one yet . . .

  13. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Now that’s dedication! Love the color, it’s so sunny and warm, like it would right at home in a kitchen in the south of France.

  14. Katy Potaty

    I love this recipe – it reminds me of Christmas with my grandmother as a child, perfect!

  15. Madonna

    This looks delish. Can you tell me what size your pan is? It appears to be smaller than a regular pan. I want to downsize the servings of my baking since my family has become smaller, but I still want to bake good things. I have a 1-cup 6-hole bundt pan. Do you think I could use my pan to bake this recipe, and if so what do you think the baking time should be?

    • Sneh

      You are right, my pan is slightly smaller than regular ones. It is this one If you are using 1 cup individual hole bundt pan, maybe reduce the baking time to 20-25 minutes? I think I would reduce the time to that and see how it goes, because they will cook much faster. Hope that helps 🙂

  16. Michelle

    Yay! So envious of your beautiful kitchen aid! Congrats too on the photo comp!

  17. anh

    What a lovely, lovely cake! I like simple bunt cake recipe. So good and full of flavours

  18. Rikki

    I love that blue plate and yellow mixer! This cake looks so delicious [:

  19. Anita Menon

    Your KitchenAid really looks like Bumblebee. I think if ever I buy one, it would be a red or a deep dark blue because Optimus Prime.

    I love this little project that you did. Inspires me to set up one of mine. The Bundt cake is lovely

  20. Iron Chef Shellie

    What a fun and great way to save up for something!! Must do it myself, although i do already have a KitchenAid…. LOVE the colour you chose!!

  21. Farwin @ LoveandotherSpices

    Your Bee looks fantastic on the countertop.Love his peppery yellow color.Love your little project and it inspires me to do my own.

  22. shaun@everybodylovesramen

    That’s a nice looking cake!! LUSTING over the mixer and its colour!! My mom has a green kitchenaid which has been handed down from my grandma! They’re built to last, these ones!

  23. Rosa

    A beautiful Bundt cake! Surely delicious.

    I love the color of your KA.

    Happy Holidays!



  24. Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet

    Sneh, This post is simply a poem and that cake looks delightful. I love your new yellow kitchenAid– I believe every sacrifice has a fruitful reward 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best Wishes xxx

  25. Nic@diningwithastud

    Oh it looks so soft and amazing! I love your kitchenaid 🙂 the mustard looks fab!

  26. Shirley@kokken69

    Sneh, your new Kitchenaide! The colour is gorgeous!

  27. Yummy Morsel

    The cake looks really nice! I have always wanted to bake Bundt cake but have not tried it yet.

  28. Rose of Magpie's Recipes

    This bundt sounds incredibly good! My mom in law has a great butter cake recipe tht I always make must try yours soon. Love the yellow esp in contrast with all the deep blue!

  29. Magda

    Hi Sneh. Any chance you have the measurements in grams instead of cups? I never have luck with recipes when in volume.

  30. All Soul Sista

    This cake was delicious!! It’s also might be nice with desiccated coconut.


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