Tuesday, November 17, 2009
TWD: All-in-One Holiday Bundt Cake
Lucky for me that November's TWD posts can be all mixed up. With my copious amounts of free time (not), it made life easier to bake all these yummy things out of order.
This week, instead of the luscious molasses cookies, I tackled the Holiday Bundt cake. It was actually made in time for Sunday's National Bundt Cake Day, but, of course, I had to stay mum until today.
I only made one teensy change to the cake. In an act of subterfuge, I grated the apples instead of dicing them, since I wanted my cooked-apple-hating daughter to eat and enjoy the cake, unaware that her nemesis was contained within. Ha Ha! Success!
I also put a fairly thick maple syrup-flavored glaze over the top. (That's my favorite part. Call it maple and I'm all over it.)
Both the texture and flavor of this cake improves with time. The grated apples provide moisture without a lot of texture since they practically melt into the cake itself. The cranberries add a nice tang, and the nuts give it a crunch. The pumpkin is a subtle flavor, mainly adding color.
Thanks to Britin of The Nitty Britty for choosing a nice, festive cake for the season. Wander over to the TWD site to see all the delicious November offerings.