Tuesdays with Dorie: All-in-One Holiday Bundt Cake

holiday bundt cake post pic 3.jpg If you like pumpkin, cranberries, apples and pecans, this cake is for you.  The pumpkin lends moistness, the cranberries tartness, the apples sweetness and the pecans crunchiness. Throw in some eggs, spice and flour to wrap it all together. Tie it up with a coat of icing and add nuts as the bow on top.  It’s a holiday present for your taste buds.

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Instead of the maple flavored icing Dorie suggested, I used my own Browned Butter Icing. I put it on pretty much everything.  I’ve even thought about using it to reduce wrinkles.  I think it will work because eating it will make my face fatter so my wrinkles disappear.

Browned Butter Icing: Put 2 tablespoons butter in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH, covered, for 2 minutes 45 seconds. (time may vary in your microwave so watch closely) Butter should begin to turn a toasty brown with a fabulous fragrance.  Add 1-2 tablespoons milk or cream and 1 cup powdered sugar.  Mix until smooth.

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Check out The Nitty Britty to get the recipe for Dorie’s  festive cake.

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Amber Marie November 27, 2009 at 12:28 am

Wow, your cake looks so pretty and presentable! I’ll have to try the brown butter icing – sounds like a great anti-wrinkle treatment.


Cakelaw November 25, 2009 at 4:14 pm

This looks superb Romaine! The brown butter icing is a great touch.


Christine @ Fresh Local and Best November 25, 2009 at 2:17 pm

This is a beautiful cake! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!


Nina November 25, 2009 at 9:11 am

Your cake looks beautiful! Love the brown butter icing–it looks fabulous and nicely thicker than the maple glaze.


LaJuana November 25, 2009 at 6:30 am

I found your site thru Tuesday’s With Dorie…I’m sure Dorie would be proud to see your rendition of he recipe. The browned butter icing sounds lovely. Look forward to trying it.

Your photography is lovely as well! Thanks for sharing!


Mimi November 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Your cake looks gorgeous. We really like this cake too. My neighbor came over just after I took the cake out of the oven,and said she just wanted to sit in my house and smell the deliciousness.
Happy Thanksgiving


Jill November 24, 2009 at 12:39 pm

It looks just beautiful, and your icing sounds like the perfect thing for this cake. Happy Thanksgiving!


tia November 24, 2009 at 10:15 am

Looks awesome!!! I love your card holder too.


Sue November 24, 2009 at 9:21 am

What an awesome combo of flavors. I am putting this in my must bake catagory. I would have to take most of it to work so I wouldn’t eat it all! Thanks for the browned butter icing recipe. Your’s an inspiration.


Amy November 24, 2009 at 9:04 am

I love how your glaze looks like a series of ribbons or bows lined up around the outside of the bundt cake. Very nice!


amanda November 24, 2009 at 7:50 am

Looks fabulous, love the addition of the browned butter icing! I actually made this three weeks ago and did a rewind this week (can’t do the Chestnut Cake right now). However, the first time I made this cake it stuck in my pan. I bought a new pan and made it again last night, perfection!


Michelle November 24, 2009 at 6:34 am

This looks so good! Im glad you liked it too. I thought it was a great recipe! Your pictures are so pretty.


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