Happy Bundt Day!

I'm celebrating National Bundt Day again this year, a food holiday made famous (to me) by the fabulous Food Librarian. To celebrate you simply make and/or eat cake - that's my kind of holiday!

It was tough to pick which bundt to bake (gingerbread vs. snickerdoodle!) and ended up trying Martha's Cinnamon Streusel. Great with coffee and as a breakfast treat it definitely did not disappoint.

Cinnamon Streusel Bundt Cake
Adapted from Martha Stewart's Ultimate Streusel Cake - I used just a little less butter and sugar.


1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon slat
1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup light sour cream


For the filling: In a medium bowl combine sugars, cinnamon, flour and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until crumbly. Store in refrigerator while preparing cake.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease bundt pan with cooking spray or butter (I like Baker's Joy with Flour).

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  In your electric mixer with a paddle attachement, or a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. In alternating batches, add flour and sour cream to mixer. Beat until just combined.

Add half of the cake mixture to the prepared bundt pan.  Cover with two-thirds of the streusel mixture. Spoon in remaining batter, smoothing the top, then cover with remaining streusel.

Bake until golden brown, between 45 minutes and 1 hour depending on the capacity and shape of your pan. Allow to cool on wire rack for 20 minutes, then invert and remove pan before continuing to cool. Cover with a confectioners sugar glaze or dust with powdered sugar if you like too.

Enjoy (on bundt day or any day)!