Inside Our Test Kitchen: Fake your own Bundt pan
So you want to bake some monkey bread or a Bundt cake, but don't have the right kind of pan? You can create a makeshift one using what you already have in your kitchen. Piece of cake!
If you have a springform pan: Place a greased pint-size ovenproof jar (like a Mason or Bell jar) right side up in the center of the pan. Add the batter or dough and bake. Let cool about 10 minutes; remove the jar.
No springform? No problem! Two 9- or 10-inch cake pans will also work, but you'll end up with two thinner Bundt cakes. Grease two small ramekins and put them upside down in the centers of the pans. Keep in mind that these cakes will cook more quickly, so start checking them sooner.
Ready to give it a go? Try these recipes!
-- By Janet Taylor McCracken