I inherited a 10"x4” Nordic Bundt Tube Pan from a relative. The pan is neither glass or aluminum and is dark beige in color. The inscription on the pan states that it was designed to be used for both microwave and conventional ovens.
I tried to bake Rum bundt cakes twice using this pan and both turned out to be a bit too dark for my liking. The first time, I baked it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit between 50-55 mins. The second time, I baked it at 325 degrees for the same baking time. Both times were baked on the third level from the bottom of the oven and I had to protect the top with an aluminum foil to keep it from burning. Though the texture and flavor were both very good, it is just not aesthetically pretty due to its very dark hue. The recipe I used is as follows:
1 Cup- Butter
2 Cups- Sugar, granulated
3 Cups- Cake Flour
3 tsp.- Baking powder
1/2 tsp.- Salt
1 Cup- Milk
1/2 cup- Rum, light
1 1/2 tsp- Vanilla extract
1 pkg.- Jello French Vanilla Pudding, instant
My next step is to either lessen the sugar, lower the temperature keeping the baking time the same and then baking it one level higher in the oven.
I appreciate your advise. Thank you.