Bundt pans, also called fluted tube pans, create the shape for the eponymous cake. The Pampered Chef version of the Bundt pan is made from stoneware. This heavier material prevents uneven cooking and burned spots in cakes, but it requires special use and care. No adjustment to the cooking time or temperature compared to using metal fluted tube pans is needed, and you can use this stoneware pan to bake a cake in the microwave.

Things You'll Need

Preheat the oven as directed by your recipe.

Spray the inside of the fluted pan with cooking spray.

Fill the pan 3/4 full with prepared cake batter.

Bake as directed by your recipe. Most cakes will take between 50 to 70 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Alternatively, bake your cake in the microwave on high power for 10 to 13 minutes or until a fork inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool the cake in the pan on a wire cooling rack for 10 minutes.

Run a flexible spatula around the outer and inner edges of the cake and turn the fluted pan upside down to release the cake.

Scrub the inside of the cooled pan with a nylon brush and hot running water. Do not wash the pan with soap or in the dishwasher. Soap gets into the pores of the stoneware and will taint the flavor of any foods baked in the pan in the future.