Tuesday, November 24, 2009
All in One Holiday Bundt Cake
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Britin of The Nitty Britty. She picked the All in One Holiday Bundt Cake. This cake is great for the holiday season because it has pumpkin, cranberries, apple, and nuts. It’s really a great cake and has all of the flavors that you find in holiday baked goods. If you’d like the complete recipe for this cake, visit Britin’s blog!
This wasn’t the first time that I had this recipe. My husband had made this cake a couple of years ago, right after I got Dorie’s cookbook. I think it was one of the first recipes that I made from the book. Now I am not the biggest fan of pumpkin pie, but I don’t find pumpkin if it is used in a cake or a quick loaf. For me, this cake has all of the spices that I associate with the holidays, so the pumpkin doesn’t play the starring role. It’s just there in the background.
I have a Hansel and Gretel Bundt pan that I used for this recipe. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, since the chunks of apples and cranberries might not work very well with the details in the pan. I was worried for nothing since it turned out just fine! When I bake in this pan with all of the details, I typically let it bake for just a couple minutes longer than normal since I don’t want the cake to be too soft (and thus collapse after I have taken it out of the pan). I baked it a couple of extra minutes but the cake was still very moist. Overall, this is a great recipe for this time of year. It looks even more impressive if you have a fancy Bundt pan, but it tastes great no matter what pan you use.
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 186