Hadassah Explores the Bundt Cake Legacy

On May 17, the Louisville Chapter of Hadassah hosted a Bundt Cake Baking Event in the kitchen of Keneseth Israel.

Dara Cohen, who earned a “Baking of Pastry Certificate” from the California Culinary School, began the program with a demonstration of Bundt cake baking. She gave several baking tips and shared several “from scratch” recipes while commenting that her grandmother sometimes used cake mix, and “it is okay.” The program concluded with a sampling of several varieties of Bundt cake.

The significance of the Bundt cake to Hadassah is the result of the Minneapolis chapter. In 1950, Rose Joshua and Fannie Shanfield approached H. David Dalquist, the founder of the kitchenware company, Nordic Ware, asking for a lighter version of their Austrian ceramic Kugelhopf cake pan. Dalquist designed the Bundt cake pan out of aluminum, and Hadassah women sold the pan with proceeds benefitting the Hadassah Hospital in Israel.

Robin Wolff promoted Hadassah’s Heart Healthy Initiative – Every Step Counts. Women are encouraged to sign up at Hadassah.org for a virtual walk to Jerusalem, by counting steps and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.

Hadassah’s Heart Health Institute in Ein Kerem is leading the way in documenting and raising awareness about how heart disease and heart attacks present differently in women. It is also reaching out to Haredi and Arab women, who have heightened risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes and obesity, and limited exposure to health information and a healthy lifestyle.

For more information, go to Hadassah.org or contact louisvillehadassahchapter@gmail.com.

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