May 10, 2011

TWD- Apple Cherry Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

 
 
 
My husband always asks, "what's the Dorie treat?" and kind of tunes out, expecting chocolate. When I started with the words "brown sugar" he perked up instantly and was patient and helpful while I worked. The batter comes together quickly and is as simple as a batch of cookies. As for variations, I used half freshly ground white whole wheat flour (no one noticed) and omitted the nuts, adding apples, dried cherries, and a little cinnamon instead. The house smelled wonderful while I waited for it to bake and I had vision of beautiful bundts on lovely platters (a la Food Librarian) but when I finally unmolded it, it stuck in all the fruity places (despite all my careful Pam with Flour application!) Nonetheless, the cake lived up to the smell and was wonderful. I can't wait to make it again and will see if I can't get away with a little less butter and a little more whole wheat flour. See the recipe at Peggy's or buy the book already, it's worth every penny (and calorie!)

23 comments:

  1. looks delicious, even it is stuck a bit! Your photos are beautiful! Glad you enjoyed this wonderful cake!

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  2. Oh gossshhh! Stop tempting me with calories...

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  3. I love the fruit combination!

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  4. I had a similar unplating problem. I covered the gaps with chocolate glaze. Dried cherries would have been perfect with it.

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  5. It looks delicious! Bundt cakes are always stubborn when it comes to releasing their cakes. :)
    Lovely variations, cherries are always a great choice.

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  6. Oops. . sorry it stuck a bit but the variation you made sounds delicious. And it is the taste that counts, right? Yum. Thank you Anne for baking along with me this week!

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  7. Your pics are great - who cares for stuck pieces anyways!

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  8. I thought of the Food Librarian wiht this one too!

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  9. YOur plates are adorable! Im glad you enjoyed the cake! It looks great!

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  10. I left out the fruit and mine stuck too. I trimmed it and frosted it and it looked pretty good!

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  11. You are lucky. Half my cake stuck to the pan and I could not budge it without destroying it.

    Yours looks lovely.

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  12. Ciao Ann !! I love your little story ! I'm sorry about the sticking mine luckily was silicone so it didn't stick !

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  13. Sounds like a fabulous combo! I love cherries!

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  14. you do know that THE PIECES THAT ARE STUCK , ARE THE COOK'S !!!
    nibble away on them

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  15. Mine stuck a little bit. I thought it was going to be much worse, and thankfully it wasn't. Glad you liked it!

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  16. bundt cakes are such a pain with the sticking! I think this was the first one in awhile I made it out of. the apples and cherries sound divine!

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  17. Wow, that sounds good.. funny, my daughter always asks what I'm making and walks away expecting me to say Chocolate! She's not a fan. So, we'll see what she says about this!!!

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  18. It is so discouraging when a bundt sticks. But that is what whipped cream is for! Have a great day.

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  19. Oh! I love your changes. Bet it was good.

    hate when bundts stick. But as long as it tastes good....

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  20. I love all the pictures - even the broken bundt one! As long as it tastes great, right?

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  21. This sounds so delicious, and I think it looks great, too! I made a mistake with mine that may have ultimately solved my sticking bundt problem.

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  22. Sorry, Anne, I meant to tell you what I did. I realized as soon as I put it in the oven that I forgot to add the nuts. I grabbed it out, dumped the nuts on top and swirled them in a la the swirled loaf cake from last week. Not a bit of sticking!! I plan to use this technique with a heavier mix in (like fruit) to see if it works but I'm very excited that I may have solved my sticking bundt problem.

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  23. Ohh, I just found you from Aggie's Kitchen and I'm so glad I did. This bundt cake looks DELICIOUS!! Beautiful post and photos. I just signed up to follow you!
    Mary

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