Nothing Bundt Cakes Birthday + a giveaway!

A couple of weeks ago, I got a nice email from the co-owner of the Nashville location of Nothing Bundt Cakes. The store just had its one-year anniversary last week and to help celebrate (and announce a new location in Cool Springs), she offered to have me come in and sample the cakes.

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Look at all these bundt cakes!

I have to admit that I have driven past the store a number of times and have resisted. Just like I resist the cupcake stores and the frozen yogurt and ice cream stores. I rarely treat myself. Those kinds of things are reserved for special occasions, I tell myself (in order to avoid busting out of my clothes). But free cake? How could I resist? Also, it was a special occasion. Last week also happened to include my birthday. What better way to celebrate than with free cake? Well, with free good cake!

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My birthday bundt! Pecan praline. Candle-less on purpose (ahem).

And good it is. Uh, was. These cakes are unbelievably moist. Even the notoriously dry red velvet. And the chocolate, too. Like a cake you’d bake at home, but even better (don’t get me started on chocolate bakery cakes, most of which I think are inedible). It was difficult to choose, but for my big birthday cake, I went with the pecan praline. For some reason, it just really spoke to me. It’s fantastic. It’s not better than the chocolate (which also has chocolate chips), but I just can’t have that much chocolate cake within reach. I’d get nuts. I’d eat so much I’d be sugarbuzzing for days.

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Their store has all sorts of cards, gifts and all the little things you need for a party such as serving accessories, candles and even plates, napkins and forks already packaged.

But I did get some bundtinis that were chocolate. And some lemon, red velvet, and white chocolate raspberry. All excellent. All moist. And even the carrot cake is good! No raisin bombs or nuts, either. Just a bit of very subtle pineapple. And all the cakes are frosted with this butter-cream-cheese frosting that is perfect. The consistency and flavor are wonderful. The cakes come in bundtini (about the size of a cupcake), bundtlet (easily equivalent to 2-3 slices of cake) and 8- and 10-inch full size bundts. I tried some of all the sizes and the moistness and quality were all the same. Delicious.

But don’t take my word for it. You can try them yourself. They put out fresh samples in the store every day. And even better, here’s a chance to win a bundtlet a month for a “hole” year! Just leave a comment telling me which flavor you’d most like to try. Their flavors include: chocolate chocolate chip, red velvet, lemon, white chocolate raspberry, carrot, marble, white white chocolate, cinnamon swirl and pecan praline plus a featured flavor each month. This month’s flavor is pumpkin spice.

This contest is only good for the Nashville-area stores and will be open for entries between now and 6:00pm CDT, Friday, October 5, 2012. One entry per person. I will draw the winner at random and contact them shortly thereafter. If I can’t reach the winner within 24 hours, I will draw another, so be sure to leave a valid (weekend) email address!

Nothing Bundt Cakes
21 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37205
615 354-6300
Monday-Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm

Opening soon:
535 Cool Springs Blvd. #110
Franklin, TN 37067
(Next to Royal Thai and Newk’s)

Good luck!

ps–keep up with the Nothing But Cake news in Nashville by following them on Facebook!

Update: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to commenter #2, Kelly!

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46 Responses to Nothing Bundt Cakes Birthday + a giveaway!

  1. kimu says:

    I’d go with carrot.

  2. Kelly says:

    Ooh Carrot Cake. If you can make a really good, moist carrot cake with thick frosting (not the crusty stuff), I’m sold!
    Also, how am I just now hearing of them??

  3. Tim Morgan says:

    An engineer company of ours sends us Nothing Bundt Cakes for our birthday. They come in this adorable three pack that everyone in the office covets.

    I’d have to go carrot.

  4. perry says:

    yum, red velvet! i noticed their version has chocolate chips, which definitely sold me on it!

  5. LindaDub says:

    I would say carrot, but pumpkin spice? Hel-lo.

  6. dani howell says:

    white chocolate raspberry! no… pecan praline! um…all of them?

  7. amanda says:

    do they sell elastic waisted pants in the store as well, cause imma need them. i’m with you on pecan praline. sounds excellent.

  8. evilamy says:

    I would go with chocolate chocolate chip…and then use my sugar buzz to clean all of the things!

  9. Amber Adams says:

    The Power of Bundt Cake, by Harlean Carpenter

    I stood in a discount store
    mesmerized by
    a six dollar time machine
    as it brought forward
    fragments of images
    of things that all
    smelled like childhood
    smiled as I thought
    about bringing it home
    and when we talked later
    I told you
    I bought a Bundt cake pan today
    and you knew exactly
    what that meant

    We sat in a thing
    between nostalgia and awe
    as we reached back
    reliving on the tongues of our minds
    Bundt cakes from
    our mother’s kitchens
    and when you said
    you liked the cinnamon best
    how freeing it was to say
    I like it too
    but the lemon is my favorite
    all the while knowing
    the first Bundt cake I made
    in our home in my new pan
    would be cinnamon
    but for the first time
    not because
    three older louder sisters
    liked the cinnamon best

    I will serve you
    cinnamon Bundt cake
    at three-thirty in the afternoon
    just like our mothers did
    in the years before we ever knew
    there would be us
    and when I set
    the round white plate before you
    it will be every snowball
    I never got to throw
    at your laughingly retreating back
    as you ducked into
    the fort where I wasn’t allowed
    because as you never tired
    of reminding me
    I was just a girl

    Our fingertips will brush
    as we reach for our forks
    to make up for every time
    we never got to hold hands
    rollerskating down the hill
    that our parents warned us about
    or maybe
    we won’t use forks at all
    but will instead hide in a blanket fort
    built with living room furniture
    and imagination
    and eat Bundt cake
    with our fingers
    maybe it will start to rain
    and we will pretend our fort
    is a pirate ship
    a deserted island
    a dungeon in the castle
    of an evil king

    And then maybe years from now
    when one is gone
    and the other is looking back
    it will seem
    like we had more time
    ____

    I prefer lemon.

  10. Lacey says:

    Considering I was just lamenting how no one has lemon cake on their menu…and that my grandmother ALWAYS made my brother and I lemon bundt cake as children…I have to go with lemon.

  11. Kristina says:

    Lemon! One of my all time favorites!

  12. Jennifer says:

    That bday pecan praline sounds pretty good….and sounds like the closest thing to caramel. Which I LOVE. ;-)

  13. Jessy Y. says:

    Chocolate chocolate chip would be my first choice, though cinnamon swirl and pumpkin spice really speak to me this time of year. But ultimately, chocolate.

  14. Megan Morris says:

    Hmm, I am a sucker for marble cakes so I’d have to go with that. Although red velvet is a very, very close second.

  15. As a crazy citrus lover, it should come as no surprise that my answer is ‘lemon.’ fun giveaway!

  16. Angie says:

    chocolate chocolate chip! (plus this month I would be all about the pumpkin!)

  17. Anna says:

    Ooooh, I’ve driven by this place on my way to Target and wanted to stop in so many times! I’m crossing my fingers for good luck, because Friday the 5th is my birthday :-) I would LOVE to try the pumpkin spice flavor, because I’m feeling especially inspired by squash lately!

  18. Janice says:

    Pecan praline

  19. Crystal says:

    I make a killer chocolate, chocolate chip version with optional caramel bourbon glaze and no one is going to top my mama’s lemon, but I am intrigued by the white chocolate raspberry flavor. I too scoff at White chocolate, but when done right and teamed with raspberry it could be really really good.

  20. Shauna R. says:

    Oh, wow. Lemon. For breakfast. Chocolate for dessert.

  21. Mollie says:

    I’d like to try their red velvet

  22. Heather says:

    This is too hard, but I have to go with carrot.

  23. lemon, or maybe lemon? lemon. final answer. but wait – pumpkin spice?! haha. I don’t know. I guess I’d have to decide in the moment, but I know [from too much experience] that all of the flavors I have tried have been great!

  24. Chocolate chocolate chip!

  25. Laura says:

    I love the pumpkin!!

  26. Katie says:

    Lemon for sure!!

  27. Crystal says:

    I would love to try them all…but if I had to pick just one right now….my taste buds are saying….white chocolate raspberry!

  28. Leaf says:

    Oh, this decision is hard… I would like to try pecan praline.

    Thank you for this opportunity, Lesley! :)

  29. Traciwilbur says:

    Carrot, please! We are not dessert people, but my husband LOVES carrot cake and cream cheese icing and I have followed suit. Can’t wait to shop the Cool Springs locale!!!
    (And I missed your birthday? Boo. Happy Belated from me!)

  30. Cindy Lassing says:

    Well since I have sampled most of them (and they are AMAZING!), I must say I didn’t know they have a White White Chocolate–YUM! Sounds awesome!

  31. Courtney F says:

    Just one choice? Eek. I’m going to say LEMON!

  32. Julie says:

    I’m a total Lemon freak!!! But I also love White Chocolate anything and anything with Cinnamon…

  33. The white chocolate raspberry is calling my name!

  34. Sarah says:

    Pecan praline! yum!

  35. manda says:

    Pecan praline! Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Emily says:

    oh, I love love love their chocolate chocolate chip. I want to try the pumpkin! And the cinnamon.

  37. Natasha says:

    Chocolate chocolate chip :)

  38. claudia young says:

    that white white chocolate. cake is my thing. period. I even bought the vodka. once. I had too… so yes, count me in. !!!

  39. RachelW says:

    This is impossible. Carrot. No, lemon. Or chocolate chocolate chip. But pumpkin spice sounds nice, too, since the little coffee stand across from my work just *discontinued* the pumpkin spice latte. ARGH!

  40. Nicole-Lynn says:

    What a generous giveaway! I’d love to try their Lemon Bundt cake! Sounds delicious!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

  41. jennifer says:

    lemon, no doubt

  42. Amy says:

    The carrot has no nuts? Awesome! I love carrot cake, but don’t like nuts. I do like nut butters, though. But not peanut butter.

    Actually, I’d prefer to taste the lemon.

  43. cinnamon swirl sounds yummy

  44. Sue KyddSR says:

    Mmmm… Carrot Cake!

  45. Kelly says:

    Yay! How do I claim my monthly bundlet?