Toula Portokalos is a 30-year-old single Greek woman working at her family’s restaurant, Dancing Zorbas. Her father, a traditional Greek, wants nothing more than for her to marry a nice Greek boy. As Toula becomes tired of spending all of her time at the restaurant, she realizes she wants more for herself. She signs up for some computer classes at the local college, and with the experience takes over her Aunt’s travel agency.
At the agency, Toula notices a dreamy guy, Ian Miller, (whom she embarrassed herself in front of at Dancing Zorbas) walking past for a few days. After staring longingly or hiding under her desk every time he walked past, the two finally meet. Being unsure of how Ian will react to her huge and sometimes obnoxious family, they begin secretly dating. Eventually, the cat’s out of the bag, and Toula’s father is livid that she would get so serious with a non-Greek.
But, with a little push from her mother, Toula’s father eventually accepts the situation and invites Ian’s parents to a “welcome to the family” party. Ian’s parents are quiet and conservative, and as they approach the party with Toula’s entire extended family awaiting them, their discomfort shows.
Toula’s father introduces each and every family member to Millers and when all the introductions are through, Mrs. Miller holds out a bundt cake. Completely confused, Toula’s mother asks, “What’s this?” “It’s a bundt cake.” Mrs. Miller says. Completely dumbfounded, Toula’s mother repeats, “Bundt?” “Yes, bundt.” “Bundt?” “BUNDT!!!” “Oh…It’s a cake!” She finally confirms. “This cake has a hole in it…”
Bundt Cake Recipe
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour the cake pan.
- Butter should be soft, at room temperature, mix it together with the sugar in a large bowl. When the butter and sugar are mixed together, add the eggs one at a time, beating them in before adding the next.
- Add the confectioners sugar gradually, while continuously mixing the batter. Next, add the flour, the cocoa, and the walnuts, and stir these in by hand.
- Pour the batter into the cake pan. Put the cake in the oven, and bake it for about 40 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the oven, and let it cool in its pan for an hour or so. You can serve the cake as is, or glaze it with a mixture of one cup confectioners sugar and two tablespoons milk. Add 3 tab. coco if you want chocolate glaze.
Cooking time: 40 minutes. – Servings: 8. – Back to Top