Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TWD - All-in-One Holiday Bundt Cake


Dessertwise, my family is so spoiled. If it's not chocolate or filled with chocolate chips, it's not happening for them. In the case of the delicious bundt cake, it's their loss.

The cake uses an entire can of pureed pumpkin, as well as fresh cranberries and chopped apple. Even with all that fruit, it had a nice light texture. I followed Dorie's advice and let it sit for a day. The flavours were rich and irresistable. Each bite had either some tart cranberry or apple to go with the deep pumpkin flavour. A little cream cheese frosting added extra sweetness.

I took it to my choir practise where it was thoroughly enjoyed.

You can find the recipe at Britin's blog The Nitty Britty.

31 comments:

  1. Ha mine too! Although they totally loved the cookies this week and not a drop of chocolate in them :) Your cake looks fabulous! I made it last week and LOVED it

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  2. Spoiled? You must be speaking about my family - dessert snobs that they are.....

    I have to make that cake soon, I'm glad it's receiving such rave reviews.

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  3. I plan on making this for next week.

    Brilliant idea with the cream cheese frosting.

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  4. I have some spolied folks over here too! Your cake looks fabulous. I love the walnuts on top!

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  5. Oh, look at all that nice icing with the nuts on top! The inside looks wonderful. I figured the same thing would happen here, not chocolate, not eating with gusto that it would take to put away a cake this size, so am taking it to family dinner for Thanksgiving, and I am doing my top exactly like yours!

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  6. Oooh, cream cheese frosting! I wish I would have thought of that. Your family is missing out on this one. I love chocolate too, but this was a delicious cake!

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  7. That cream cheese icing looks amazing. Why didn't I think of that? I love that first photo, where the gravity-defying nuts are dangling over the edge of the cake, but hanging on to that layer of delicious frosting.

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  8. Beautiful! My family would eat this one either last week, butI was able to give a bunch of it away. And then I enjoyed it piece by leftover piece throughout the week! Looks de-lish!

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  9. Your bundt and that frosting look delicious. I went frosting free but I'm sure the frosting would give it that extra little kick. This was a hit.

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  10. So glad you made this and LOVED it - I"m really looking forward to this one. Love everything in it - cranberries, pumpkin, etc - and glad your recipients loved it as well. It looks fantastic with the icing - perfect for the season!

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  11. Your bundt cake looks fabulous. The frosting, the nuts on top, beautiful. I am making this next week, and after seeing your picture, I can't wait!

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  12. Well, I guess the choir got lucky on this one, huh? Your cake looks so good with the icing. I didn't try it yet, but I will when I take my cakes out of the freezer. Nice job!

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  13. Ooh...I like the cream cheese frosting. Your bundt looks beautiful!

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  14. Can't wait to make this one! love the added frosting

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  15. I love the cream cheese frosting addition! So fabulously delicious-looking!

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  16. I know, sometimes there are things I make knowing the whole time that I will be the only one eating them. I hope to make this for Thanksgiving so I can share!

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  17. Love your cake, especially the cream cheese frosting which makes everything better in my opinion :) I'm going to save this one for the end of the month and share it for Thanksgiving!

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  18. Oh, your cake is so pretty with that nice, thick frosting on top. I usually go your family's way -- chocolate and lots of it -- but I thought this bundt was delicious!

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  19. You did a great job with that cake. I love the way the frosting and nuts sit on the cake. Much nicer than a full frosting.

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  20. It's lucky for your choir that your family only likes chocolate desserts! This looks so good, I can't wait to try it.

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  21. Clivia, this looks MARVELOUS! Nicely done!!!!

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  22. My family is picky too... I end up sharing a lot of dessert with friends and neighbors.

    Your bundt looks fantastic topped with cream cheese icing... like a beautiful snow-capped mountain :) Nice work!

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  23. Beautiful bundt! I hadn't planned on putting a frosting on mine but now I think I need to go out and buy some cream cheese.

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  24. The cream cheese icing looks delicious! I'm looking forward to this one!

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  25. That last pic looks like what is left of my bundt. This was so good and so easy. Like the CC frosting with the nuts. Just right to top it offl

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  26. Yoyr family doesn't like fruit? Man, they are missing out with this cake - it is delicious, and yours is a beauty - look at that gorgeous orange studded with red jewels!

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  27. Ciao ! Your cake is so wonderful ! I wouln't have missed the chocolate !

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  28. That looks delicious. I keep wanting to make it and keep forgetting to pick up the ingredients!

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  29. That last pic looks like they were tearing at it with their bare hands. Though I guess I shouldn't be surprised - I hear choirs can be quite the rabble-rousers, especially if you give them a lot of sugar. Sort of like feeding gremlins after midnight.

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  30. I'm making the cake this weekend, yours looks so good, especially the cream cheese part. YUM!

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