Do you like having picnics at the park? I didn’t when I lived in the Philippines, mainly because of the heat. When I moved to Australia, there are so many beautiful green spaces that it was just unacceptable not to have picnics! Don’t you agree?

Centennial park is such a great location, it has unlimited parking, a bicycle rental, a few playgrounds, BBQs, picnic tables, plenty of trees, a number of well-maintained gardens, coffee kiosks, and public toilets scattered around. It’s a great place to host a picnic. So I did just that, and it was a lovely sunny day perfect for a gathering with friends.

The food was simple and stress-free. I prepared salmon, green beans, chicken and pesto, plus a variety of desserts. The standout dessert was my version of Better than Sex Cake. Which I called Better than Anything because there were young children present and I didn’t want to be the bad aunt!

To be honest, I don’t get why anyone would say anything is better than sex, but this cake is better than any bundt I’ve made or had! So should I call it Better than Any Bundt? Hmm.. Yeah, I’m sticking with it! Better than Any Bundt!

The recipe is pretty easy, there are a couple of components, like the Chantilly cream, salted caramel and crushed flake bars. Read the notes section for substitutes and vegan option! Now here are some photos from our picnic!

Difficulty: Easy

Better than Any Bundt

Makes 1 x 10-cup bundt


    Chocolate Cake
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chantilly cream


0/10 Instructions
    For the cake:
  • Preheat oven to 170C. Grease a 10-cup bundt pan with softened butter diligently then dust with cocoa powder.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and bi-carb soda. Mix in salt and sugar. Make a well in the center.
  • Add the eggs, yogurt/sour cream, oil and vanilla and mix until smooth. Whisk in the boiling coffee. The batter will be runny, so don't worry.
  • Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 65 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and cover with a plate. Leave for 10 minutes.
  • Remove plate and gently pull the sides of the cake away from the pan. Invert the cake onto a cooling rack and it should slide out easily. Cool completely.
  • Make the caramel
  • Place sugar in a heavy-based sauce pan. Leave it on medium heat until it melts and starts to colour.
  • Once sugar turns amber quickly whisk in the diced butter. If it separates, remove from heat and keep whisking. Once it comes back together return to the burner and cook for 1 minute.
  • Turn heat off then add the cream slowly. It will sputter so be careful. Then add the salt and cool down.
  • Make the Chantilly cream
  • With a cold and cold whisk, whisk the cold cream until stiff but doesn't look grainy. Whisk in the vanilla until incorporated. Set aside in the fridge.
  • Assembly
  • Once the cake is completely cool, pour the cooled down caramel sauce in the middle of the bun then cover with the whip cream. Drizzle remaining caramel sauce on top with the chunks of flake bars.


  1. You can use other chocolate that you like, I've tried Malteser and Twix
  2. Sour cream and yogurt work well in this cake, although I like the result with yogurt better.
  3. For a vegan version: replace the cream with plant-based cream for the Chantilly cream and the caramel, replace the butter with Nuttelex, the flake bars with vegan chocolate bars and use my vegan chocolate cake recipe here.
  4. For tips on preventing your bundt cake from sticking, please read this post.
There’s so much available citrus recently, so I have buckets of lemons, navel oranges and cara cara to consume, so pardon my very colourful citrus bundt cake series, I’m obsessed with how simple bundt cakes are to make and so easy to photograph! I’m working on a video talking about tips on baking the perfect bundt without tears, so if you’re having problems with your bundt cake, watch out for that video.

Now about the recipe, if you’ve made my lemon drizzle cake, this recipe should be straightforward. It starts by creaming the butter and sugar together, adding the yolks, the lemon zest, and alternating between the dry ingredients and the sour cream finishing with the dry ingredients and blueberries. I dredge the blueberries in the dry ingredients so they don’t sink, and also so I don’t overmix the batter. Then it’s just bake at 175C for 50 minutes or until done.

Again, just a couple of bundt cake baking 101. If you have an intricately designed bundt pan, similar to mine or even more, make sure you follow my tips on the recipe about buttering the pan well and placing a plate on top after baking. The plate traps heat and creates steam inside which helps release the sides of your cake. Don’t worry, your cake will not end up being soggy at all.

This cake is packed with so much good stuff! I used lemons, which are rich in vitamin C, and blueberries which is a superfood. All in all, this cake is delicious, bursting with flavour, easy to make and oh so pretty! I mean, check out that sexy glaze right there.

The recipe is very detailed, but if you have any issues, please comment below and if you post photos of your goodies online, I would love to see them, so please tag on social media or use #mrsfancypantsrecipes. Lastly, if you don’t have a bundt pan, no worries! This recipe can be baked in 1 large loaf pan, too. Now put your aprons on and preheat your ovens. Happy baking!

Difficulty: Easy

Glazed Blueberry Cake

Makes 1 x 10-cup bundt cake or 1 large loaf cake


    For the cake
  • For the glaze:


0/9 Instructions
  • Measure all your ingredients then preheat oven to 175C. If using softened butter, grease your bundt pan now. Do this by brushing the bundt pan with the softened butter using a small pastry brush, being careful to get the butter into each nook and cranny. Sprinkle flour over the butter and tap around lightly to distribute. Turn pan over and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If you're using melted butter, DO NOT GREASE YOUR PAN YET.
  • Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment on medium-high, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, incorporating well after each addition. Turn mixer down to low then add lemon zest.
  • Add half of the flour mixture gradually using a spoon, mix well. Add sour cream then mix until incorporated. Put the blueberries in with the rest of the flour then toss until the blueberries are covered in flour. Fold in the blueberries and flour into the batter. Set aside.
  • If you're using melted butter, make sure its not hot. Brush the bundt pan with the butter using a small pastry brush, being careful to get the butter into each nook and cranny. Sprinkle flour over the butter and tap around lightly to distribute. Turn pan over and tap lightly to remove excess flour.
  • Pour cake batter into the pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean. When cake is ready, remove from oven and cover with a large plate for 10 minutes. Use kitchen mitts to invert pan and remove cake. Your cake should slide out perfectly.
  • When cake is completely cool, make the glaze by placing the frozen blueberries, water and lemon juice in a sauce pan. Cover and cook on low heat until blueberries are very soft. Strain the juices and push as much liquid out of the blueberries as you can. Reserve the liquid and throw out blueberries.
  • Place the icing sugar in a bowl then add half the liquid. Mix until you get a glaze consistently, adding more liquid if needed. Drizzle on top of your cooled down cake. Finish with a dusting of icing sugar.


  1. You can substitute yogurt or creme fraiche.