Trudeau Structured Silicone Fluted Cake Pan (or Bundt)
I don’t bake much. It’s not that I don’t like to, but I just usually focus on savory dishes. However, a confluence of events (too many zucchinis in the garden, a new bundt cake pan to test, and a zucchini article that mentioned a ‘zucchini chocolate cake’), set me on a hunt. My prior experience with bundt cakes was pretty much limited to that wonderful scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I always thought they looked wonderful; I just stayed away from them because it looked way too hard to get them out of the pan.
But the bundt pan we were testing is silicone with a very slick interior, so I really wanted to give it a try. I found a recipe that had a lot of positive comments, played with the flavors a little, and guess what: I love chocolate zucchini cake! What a great way to use up ‘too many’ zucchinis, and I adore the silicone bundt pan! Here’s a link to the Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe. And here’s another recipe for Zucchini Spice Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze. Now let’s talk about the pan.
First, this Trudeau Pro Silicone Fluted Cake (Bundt) Pan is structured silicone. That means that within the rim of the pan is a band of stainless steel that makes the pan easy to move, easy to use, and very easy to lift in and out of the oven without fear of collapsing and spilling your cake batter on the floor. Trudeau has incorporated the stability of metal pans, with all the great benefits of silicone. We have used the Trudeau Structured Silicone Muffin Pans (in 2 sizes), and love them for the same reason. No need to use a baking sheet for support under any of these pans!
Second, this Pan is made from BPA-free European grade silicone, which is a higher standard than we require in the US: according to the manufacturer (who has to comply with the standards) the European Food Safety Authority ensures the highest standards in the safety of food contact materials.
Third is the performance. Unlike earlier silicone baking pans, these pans actually brown your baked goods with a beautiful crust. And unlike metal pans, they cool down quicker and stop cooking as soon as you take them out of the oven, so you won’t accidentally overcook your cake. These features are in addition to the wonderful non-stick properties and flexibility for easy release.
Finally, there’s the benefit of easy clean-up: it’s dishwasher safe.
So if you’re thinking about baking, try your hand at a zucchini bundt cake, and make your baking life easier with this Cool Tool!
- Patented design
- Made of European-grade silicone and 100% sealed stainless steel
- 9-10-cup capacity
- Center tube conducts extra heat to the middle of the cake for even baking
- Flexible silicone promotes even cooking, perfect browning and easy release
- Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe
- Oven safe - Heat resistant up to 428°F / 220°C (Note: do not broil)
- Manufacturer’s lifetime warranty