Monday, August 31, 2009

Have Your Cake...

Citrus Bundt Cake

Heaven forbid, I posted pictures of cakes without recipes!

Citrus Bundt Cake

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk

1 cup confectioners' sugar
4 teaspoons orange juice

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy;
beat in the eggs, orange peel and extracts.
Combine flour and baking powder;
add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.

Pour into a greased and floured Bundt pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool.
For glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and juice until smooth.
Spoon over cake.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

(from the kitchen of my friend, Colleen.... thanks!!)

2 2/3 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup applesauce
3 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 (15oz) can pumpkin

Brown sugar glaze:

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9 inch Bundt pan.
Mix the flour, cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and baking soda.
Beat together butter, sugar, applesauce, and eggs.
Mix in 1/2 cup heavy cream and pumpkin.
Stir into the flour mixture just until blended.
Spread evenly in the prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes.
Cool & invert.

Place the brown sugar, butter, and cream in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil while stirring to blend until smooth.
Cook until sugar is dissolved.
Whisk in the confectioners sugar, and drizzle over the cake immediately.


Ruth said...

Looks yummy! I will have to try this very soon. I am sure my husband would be very grateful!

Diane S said...

Oh I cannot wait to make these!!! Thanks for posting the recipes!

jodi said...

yay for the recipes! now do tell where you got the cool cake plate. i'm so picky about them and they are so hard to find around here (the cool ones that i like, that is). i am sure you must've gotten it from poet's garden...

make a great week!

Anonymous said...

Your cake is as perfect as your pictures. I'm such a fan of your sweet, godly and family based blog. It's all always delicious! Destiny D

Heidi said...

jodi~ Yes, it's from Poet's Garden. :) Sorry, not much help...

Destiny~ Thanks for the kind words!!