What's the difference between a cake and a bundt? Despite My Big Fat Greek Wedding-style cultural confusion, a bundt is just a cake baked in a pan that is designed to cook all sides evenly.
The mass-produced bundt pan was designed in 1950 by Nordic Products owner H. David Dalquist after requests from Jewish women to make a version of the European cast-iron kugelhupf pan. In 1950s America, the bundt cake became a phenomenon
Nothing Bundt Cakes, a California chain, has been making retro-style bundt cakes since 1997, and this weekend Houstonians Carol, Bill and Josh Green opened the first Nothing Bundt Cakes in the city on Westheimer across the street from the Galleria at The Centre on Post Oak.
Flavors like pecan praline, lemon, white chocolate raspberry and red velvet are paired with either drizzled frosting or the company's signature petal-like frosting streaks, and available in full-size cakes as well as bundtlets (just enough for one) and "bundtinis," their version of a cupcake.
Are you a bundt-lover? And is the name "Nothing Bundt Cakes" cute, funny, or excruciatingly awful?