Ginger-Walnut Tube Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
If I were to rate the cake on taste alone, it would be five stars, no question. However, the cake stuck in the pan, even though I greased with shortening and then floured, as I do with all Bundt cakes and as the directions indicated. My theory is that the sticking was due to the molasses; the only other cake I've ever baked that stuck in a pan was a spice cake I made a couple of years ago, which also contained molasses. I solved that problem by lining the pan with parchment as well as greasing with shortening and flouring. That cake, though, called for being baked in a square pan. Obviously I couldn't do that in a Bundt pan, so next time I'll make this recipe in a tube pan and line with parchment. But despite these problems, the cake is absolutely delicious and a winner in terms of taste and crumb.