FOOD: Nothing Bundt Cakes

nothing bundt cakesIn the world of food lovers, everyone is looking for the next dessert trend. There was the rise of the cupcake, the entrapments of the colorful macaroon and currently the gourmet doughnut is king, but many desserts remain deliciously timeless and come into the light again and again when they get a little reinvention. That’s how I’ve come to know the Bundt cake as a modest, flavorful, adaptable cake with wide appeal.

At Nothing Bundt Cakes in Oklahoma City, they have a Bundt for every occasion whether you have a sweet tooth for a party of one or 100. This new fascination has been brought to Oklahoma by Marie and Toby Hicks who, upon looking for a bakery that inspired them, went to a little Nothing Bundt Cakes store in South Lake, Texas, and according to Marie, they “bought one of every flavor, sat in the car and had a bite of everything and decided right there, this is the way to do it.”

The couple opened the only Oklahoma branch of Nothing Bundt Cakes in February 2012. They make everything from scratch in-house and Marie bakes the Bundt cakes daily and tops them with icing prepared using fresh ingredients. Marie loves to bake and coming from a family in Oklahoma that cooks and bakes a lot, owning a bakery seemed “kind of a natural progression.” After all, as Marie says, “I mean, who doesn’t like cake?”

The cakes at Nothing Bundt Cakes are moist and thoughtfully flavored. The Chocolate Chocolate Chip has mini chocolate chips enveloped in a sponge of chocolate cake. The Bundtlet I tried was an intense two bites of chocolate that I plan on revisiting. The lemon is the perfect combination of bright, friendly, sweet and just a little tart. I’d have to say Marie is the real expert and her favorite, the White Chocolate Raspberry “knocked (her) socks off.” It has a burst of raspberry flavor and is nicely complemented by the cream cheese frosting. In addition to the standard flavors, there is always a featured flavor of the month, and for October it is America’s beloved Pumpkin Spice, a perfect complement to fall festivities.

Bundtinis are bite-sized cakes that are the perfect size for one, or possibly someone who is better at sharing than I am. The Bundtlets are big enough to split with your closest friends. For larger groups, they also have 8-inch, 10-inch and tiered Bundt cakes that can be decorated with a large variety of toppers and designs to suit any occasion. I’ve already had daydreams about picking up an 8-inch Pumpkin Spice Bundt cake to share with my friends this month. For Marie, this elementary school teacher turned friendly neighborhood baker, “it’s just amazing to be able to help people celebrate.”

Nothing Bundt Cakes is at 2520 W. Memorial Rd. Suite B, in Oklahoma City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. For orders and delivery, call 751-8066.

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