Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie - All in one Holiday Bundt Cake

This weeks recipe is actually supposed to be Sugar-topped Molasses Spice cookies, which Pamela of Cookies with Boys picked. Pamela did bake that recipe this week and has posted it. Be sure to check it out on her blog. (I baked the cookies last week and they are delicious!) But, since Laurie said we could bake November's recipes in any order we liked, I made the All in one Holiday Bundt cake, which is next weeks recipe and was chosen by Britin of The Nitty Britty. Be sure to drop by Britin's blog next week to catch the recipe.

I loved this cake! And, in my case, what's not to love...pumpkin, apples, cranberries, pecans...so many of my favorite, yummy goodies all rolled up in one delicious cake. I considered making changes, using walnuts in place of pecans. I also considered omitting the cranberries as my hubby is not a big fan of them (too tart for his tastes), but in the end I stayed true to the recipe. And, I am glad I did.

This was another easy recipe to pull together. I love that about Dorie's recipes. None have been really difficult to make, or at least as long as I have been with the group that holds true. In no time at all I had this cake mixed up and in the oven.

The aroma as it baked was divine. Holiday aromas to be sure. Smelling it as it baked made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Well, not really, but it did smell great. I could hardly wait for it to finish baking and become cool enough to cut.


I made the maple syrup glaze for the top of it. I also saved a few chopped pecans to sprinkle on top after pouring the glaze over the cake. It was almost too pretty to cut...almost! :)

Delicious!! While my hubby commented on the cranberries ("Boy, these are tart!"), the only other things out of his mouth were mmmmm noises. I didn't waste anytime talking. I just ate.


Please drop by TWD to see what all of the other bakers baked this week.

13 comments:

  1. Ooh, it looks delish! I'm glad you liked it.

    I'm making this next week and I can't wait. I think I'll use the maple drizzle too.

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  2. Susan, This looks delicious. I love your glaze!

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  3. Looks beautiful! I loved it too, made it two weeks ago. This week I made the crisp and that was another winner :)

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  4. You cake looks beautiful with the glaze and nuts on top- great job!

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  5. It seems that everyone liked this one. Glad yours turned out well too. It was a special cake and this comes from a big chocolate fan and not a fruit and nuts person.

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  6. This looks scrumptious! I can't wait to bake it.

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  7. It looks beautiful, especially with the glaze. I liked the tartness of the cranberries, but I know that's not everyone's favorite thing.

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  8. What a beautifully turned out bundt cake! I can't wait to make mine next Tuesday.

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  9. I made a bunch of minis of this cake and froze them, so I haven't tried the glaze yet. I'm looking forward to it, though. Looks terrific.

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  10. Mmm, the toffee, the chocolate cake, then this amazing one, ahhh, brings it all back! ;) They all look de-lish.

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  11. A beautifully written post! I can hear the happy cake-munching. Glad to hear the glaze was good. I may try it next time.

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  12. omg that last picture with the glaze and nuts on top.... looks heavenly.

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  13. Great cake! Your cake is perfect! I can never seem to get a decent photo of anything I make.

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