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This Clever Hack Will Allow You To Make a Bundt Cake With a Regular Pan

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Bundt cake pans are one of those kitchen staples that tend to take up a lot of space with their awkward shape, but don’t get used all that often. Deciding to forego stocking your cabinet with the ring-shaped pan might feel like the smartest move… until you find a bundt cake recipe you’re just dying to try. Before giving in and buying a new pan, there’s a simple hack that can turn ordinary pans into the classic bundt shape in two seconds flat!

Jocelyn Delk Adams, author of Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories (Buy on Amazon, $18.38), recently shared the clever tip on her Instagram page. As she shows, all you need is a regular round pan, a small can that’s been emptied out, and some rice to pour into the can and weigh it down. Then spritz everything with cooking spray before adding your cake batter and bake! Take a look at how easy it is:

You can test it out with some of Adams’ “famous pound cakes” like she mentions in the clip, or check out a couple recipes from our sister site for chocolate bundt cake with berries and chocolate-orange bundt cake. Whatever recipe you choose, you won’t have to worry about spending money on an extra pan you might hardly use.

The only downside is that this obviously won’t have any of the fancy designs you find on bundt pans at the store — but does it really matter as long as the cake tastes amazing? Let’s be honest, you and your family will probably gobble up the sweet treat before anyone even thinks to appreciate a pattern stamped into the dessert anyway! That said, if you do find yourself wanting to expand your bakeware collection, we can help with our handy list of the best baking pans out there. 

Now, who’s in the mood for some cake?

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