Cook for the Cure with Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Recipe

There is something magical about a bundt cake with dripping ganache. Bundt cakes take me back to my childhood with memories of baking with my mom and grandmother. I can still smell the good things that came out of their kitchens. Sure makes me want to drop what I’m doing and enjoy a piece of cake with my family and friends. Bundt cakes have been around for years and continually wow guests.

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Recipe

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This week’s challenge is “Make Ganache For Your Girlfriends.” Pink is the star this month, so I chose to share my Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with a White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache. A delicious mouthful.

Round up your favorite girlfriends and get ready for the challenge. Let’s take a look below.

To start the cake, cream your butter and sugars. I had the help of my Raspberry Ice KitchenAid® 5-quart Artisan® Series Stand Mixer.

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Recipe

Crack your eggs.

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Recipe

Add the eggs to the butter and sugar.

Add your strawberry jam and a couple of drops of red food coloring for that perfect pink shade.

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Recipe

Dry ingredients up next.

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Recipe

Just about ready for the oven.

Pour the batter into a bundt pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Recipe

Are you ready for about the simplest ganache you’ve ever made?
You’ll heat sweetened condensed milk into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in white chips, strawberry jam and a couple drops of red food coloring. Stir until melted and your ganache is ready. Let sit for 10 minutes to thicken slightly then drizzle over your cooled bundt cake. Enjoy “Making Ganache For Your Girlfriends” and celebrating pink all month long.

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache

Makes 12 Servings

INGREDIENTS

For the cake

1 stick unsalted, softened butter

1/2 cup canola oil

1 3/4 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs

3/4 cup sour cream

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup strawberry jam

3 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2-3 drops red food coloring

For the ganache

14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

2 tablespoons strawberry jam

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1-2 drops red food coloring

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a bundt cake pan generously with cooking spray.

In a stand mixer, beat the butter, oil, sugar, eggs, sour cream, jam and vanilla until combined. Place flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a large bowl, mixing to combine. Alternate adding flour then buttermilk until well combined. Stir in red food coloring to enhance pink color. Transfer batter to prepared bunt pan spreading cake evenly. Bake for 50-55 minutes until baked through. Remove and let cool completely.

Just before serving prepare ganache. Heat sweetened condensed milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring. Add jam and white chips stirring until melted. Once melted, stir in 1-2 drops of red food coloring to enhance color if desired then turn off heat. Let cool/thicken for about 5 minutes. With a spoon, drizzle icing over cake letting drip down sides as desired. Serve room temperature.

Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Recipe

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  • Lori Bussberg King

    How much Strawberry jam goes in the cake? There is a Typo in the Recipe.

    • Hi Lori: Thank you so much for catching this! It should be “1/4 cup strawberry jam” and we have made this edit in the recipe. Thanks again, Rachel

  • Yvonne Frencl

    What about the sugar? When do you add the sugar in?

    • Hi Yvonne, thanks so much for your question. The sugar gets added into the Stand Mixer right after the oil, as we corrected above. Thanks again!
      -Rachel

  • Cat L

    Sounds wonderful! But, how do I keep my 87 year old mother from trying to dive into the bowl when I make this?

  • Farah

    I’m about to make this cake for the 3rd time. Rave reviews each time I make it! I layered it with a key lime cake & this time a lemon cake.

  • Jane Z

    Cake is in the oven! I just don’t know how I got by for 54 years without my kitchen aid mixer! I love her and she loves to be put to use! I call her KAM! I have so much fun in the kitchen creating with KAM!

  • Anchal Chahal

    Hi, I see that you said there’s 1 stick of unsalted butter. Is it possible to give an exact measurement please? I really want to make this cake!!

    • Heidi

      What exact measurement do you want? One stick of butter isn’t exact enough? How else do you buy butter?

      • Renee D.

        You can buy sticks of butter that are only 4 Tbs each. Also if the person is from another country they may have different ways to get their butter

    • Jenny Lewis Flake

      Hi Anchal, 1 stick of butter is equal to 1/2 cup or also 8 tablespoons. Hope this helps!

    • DebbieUR

      1 stick is half a cup

  • denamcharris

    Can this cake be made as a layer cake?

    • Jenny Lewis Flake

      Hi there, I haven’t made the cake as a layer cake before, so I couldn’t give you proper baking times. My apologies.

  • Reba

    Could I also add in a few fresh strawberries to the batter (chopped)

  • Reba

    Could I also add in a few freshly chopped strawberries to the batter?

  • Reba

    Can you add fresh strawberries to the batter ?

  • Reba

    Can freshly chopped strawberries be added to the batter?

  • Reba

    Can you add fresh strawberries to the batter ?

    • Jenny Lewis Flake

      Yes, I think that would be just fine. I’d say no more than 1/2 cup, chopped.

  • Deanna Gardner

    This cake doesn’t even taste like strawberry at all.

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