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Bready or Not: Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Blog, Bready or Not, breakfast, bundt, cake, cheese galore | 0 comments

This stunning Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake is gorgeous and delicious, and will win over even people like me that are not big coconut fans.

Bready or Not: Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This cake works for me because the cream cheese creates a rich, tender crumb, and the coconut adds a lovely chewiness to it all.

Bready or Not: Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

The cake ends up being chewy, but not too chewy; sweet, but not cloyingly. Really, that makes this great as a breakfast, brunch, or dessert cake.

Bready or Not: Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I highly recommend reserving some coconut to sprinkle on top, too. It adds a certain oomph.

Bready or Not: Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Serve this as cake alone, or like with any pound cake, it would be lovely alongside fresh fruit.

Bready or Not: Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Modified from Cookies and Cups.

 

Bready or Not: Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This easy-to-make bundt cake creates a gorgeous and delicious cake that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: bundt cake, cake, cream cheese
Author: Beth Cato

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese 1 box, room temperature
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6 eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded flaked coconut

Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk
  • extra shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 325-degrees. Coat a 10-cup bundt pan with nonstick spray or butter.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract, salt, and baking powder. Gradually mix in the flour until just combined, then fold in the coconut.
  • Pour batter into pan and distribute evenly. Bake for 75 to 80 minutes, until it passes the toothpick test.
  • Cool pan for 20 minutes, then invert the cake onto a wire rack to completely cool. Move to a plate or cake platter.
  • To make the glaze, stir together the confectioners' sugar and milk to form a smooth yet thick consistency. Pour or spoon glaze over the top, then sprinkle with additional coconut.
  • OM NOM NOM!
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Bready or Not: Bourbon-Glazed Pound Cake (Tube/Bundt Cake)

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Blog, boozy, Bready or Not, breakfast, bundt, cake | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Bourbon-Glazed Pound Cake (Tube/Bundt Cake)

Bourbon. Glazed. Pound. Cake. This thing is easy to make and tastes like a boozy version of a cruller.

Bready or Not: Bourbon-Glazed Pound Cake (Tube/Bundt Cake)

Yes, a cruller. Those yummy braided-style glazed donuts. Slathered in bourbon.

Bready or Not: Bourbon-Glazed Pound Cake (Tube/Bundt Cake)

Do I have your attention now?

Bready or Not: Bourbon-Glazed Pound Cake (Tube/Bundt Cake)

I based this recipe on one in Bake From Scratch Magazine (Holiday 2016) but I altered it a good bit, especially in regards to the glaze.

Bready or Not: Bourbon-Glazed Pound Cake (Tube/Bundt Cake)

When I use a thin, sugary glaze on a bundt cake, I like to use a method I learned from the Great British Bake Off. I use the pan to help me make sure the glaze soaks into the entire cake.

Bready or Not: Bourbon-Glazed Pound Cake (Tube/Bundt Cake)

I’ve had too many cakes where the bottom middle of the cake ends up devoid of glaze. Not so with this technique!

Bready or Not: Bourbon-Glazed Pound Cake (Tube/Bundt Cake)

Yes, you can taste the bourbon in the end result. No, I have no substitutions to offer. I don’t know what this recipe would be without that particular reinforcement.

Bready or Not: Bourbon-Glazed Pound Cake (Tube/Bundt Cake)

This glorious cake tastes like a boozy cruller! The inside is soft and tender like a pound cake, with the glaze creates a crunchy crust. This cake is great warm or cold, and slices can be frozen for later enjoyment, too.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: alcohol, bundt cake, cake, lemon
Author: Beth Cato

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 2 cups unsalted butter 4 sticks, softened
  • 2 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 6 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bourbon Glaze:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 7 Tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

The Cake:

  • Preheat oven at 325-degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch-or-larger tube pan or bundt pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add sugar, and beat until fluffy and white, about 7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, nutmeg, and salt. Gradually add it to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Follow up with the zest and vanilla. Pour into the ready pan.
  • Bake until it passes the toothpick test, about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then upend onto wire rack. Set aside the pan--don't wash it! Let the cake completely cool for a few hours.

The Glaze:

  • Combine the sugar, bourbon, and butter in a small saucepan. Constantly whisk at a low heat until the butter melts and sugar dissolves. Take off heat. It will look like a lot of liquid, but the cake will soak it up.
  • Place the cake back in the pan. Poke holes all over the base with a chopstick or skewer. Spoon about half the glaze over holes and sides of cake. Let sit a minute. Upend cake onto a serving platter or plate. Poke more holes all over top. Spoon rest of glaze into holes and over sides. Use a basting brush to mop up drippings and make sure cake is fully glazed.
  • Store under a cake dome at room temperature or in fridge. Can also be cut into slices and individually frozen. Eat cold, at room temperature, or warmed in microwave.
  • OM NOM NOM!
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Bready or Not: Maple Pound Cake

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Blog, Bready or Not, breakfast, bundt, cake, maple | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Maple Pound Cake

This bundt cake tastes just like a fluffy pancake with maple syrup. I am dead serious.

Bready or Not: Maple Pound Cake

On this date, my 18th anniversary, I celebrate by sharing this amazing not-a-pancake-but-tastes-like-pancake cake. It’ll blow your mind.

Bready or Not: Maple Pound Cake

The original recipe was from King Arthur Flour, but I turned it into a poke cake because I didn’t want all the glaze on the outside. I wanted to infuse it. I wanted the dough to marinate in glorious maple.

Bready or Not: Maple Pound Cake

If you love maple, this is your new favorite pound cake.

Bready or Not: Maple Pound Cake

This would be great for breakfast if you need to feed a crowd. Bake this up the day before, and slice this up in the morning. No fussing over individual pancakes! Just eat more cake!

Bready or Not: Maple Pound Cake

Plus, no worries about leftovers. Bundt cakes like this are awesome because you can cut them into slices, freeze them up waxed paper, then transfer them to a freezer bag or container. Thaw them to eat, or zap them in the microwave straight from the freezer.

Bready or Not: Maple Pound Cake

In case it didn’t come across, you should know that this cake is awesome. You should make it.

Modified from King Arthur Flour.

Bready or Not: Maple Pound Cake

This easy-to-make bundt cake tastes just like pancakes slathered in maple syrup! It's perfect for breakfast or dessert. Bake it the day before, and conveniently feed a crowd for breakfast.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: bundt cake, cake, maple, sour cream
Author: Beth Cato

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter 1 1/2 sticks, softened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 cup sour cream 8 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavor

Glaze

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Grease a 9-or-10-cup bundt pan.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a big mixing bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping sides of bowl in between. Pour in the maple syrup.
  • Mix in half the flour mixture. Then stir in the sour cream, vanilla, and maple flavor. Add the rest of the flour mix, until everything is just combined.
  • Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let cool on rack for 10 minutes, then invert the cake onto the rack. Don't wash the pan! Set it aside for now.
  • After an hour and a half--or longer--begin making the glaze. In a medium saucepan, combine all three glaze ingredients. Bring it a rapid boil, then reduce to a simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, until it thickens to a syrupy consistency. Remove pan from heat.
  • Carefully invert the cooled cake into the pan again. Use a chopstick or skewer to stab all over the cake. Slowly spoon or pour about half the glaze into the holes and edges. Let it rest a few minutes. Invert the cake again onto the cake pan base or a storage plate. Again, stab the top of the cake to create holes, then spoon the rest of the glaze on. Can also use a basting brush to cover the exterior of the cake and sweep up any drippings.
  • Store cake covered at room temperature. Slices can also be frozen.
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Bready or Not: Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in apples, Blog, Bready or Not, breakfast, bundt, cake | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake

Apple cake and apple pie are the favorites of the men in my family, and this Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake met their full approval!

I try out different apple recipes on a regular basis; my apple tag on the site attests to that.

Bready or Not: Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake

This recipe resembles another old favorite of mine, my basic apple cake that is made in a square baking pan.

Bready or Not: Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake

The new recipe, however, makes more cake with an overall showier presentation. I love that sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar on top!

Bready or Not: Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake

The most difficult thing about making this cake is peeling and chopping up the apples. After that, everything comes together quite quickly.

Bready or Not: Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake

The end result is a tender, moist cake flecked with apple chunks. It’s the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert, and is tasty hot or cold.

Modified from Taste of Home Sunday Best 2015.

Bready or Not: Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake

This bundt cake is tender and moist, with chunks of apples throughout. Eat it hot or cold, or freeze some slices for later!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: apple, bundt cake, cake
Author: Beth Cato

Ingredients

  • 3 medium apples peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • confectioners' sugar to sift over top optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan.
  • In a large bowl, stir cinnamon to coat the chopped apples. Set aside.
  • In another big bowl, beat together sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in another bowl, then slowly add it into the liquid mixture. Stir in the apples.
  • Pour the batter into the ready pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until it passes the toothpick test. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then carefully invert the cake out of the pan and onto a wire rack to completely cool.
  • Keep stored in fridge. If desired, before serving, sift confectioners' sugar over the top. Slices may be eaten cold or warmed up in the microwave. Cake can also be frozen in slices for later enjoyment.
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Bready or Not: Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Blog, Bready or Not, breakfast, bundt, cake | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake

During my book release months, I typically follow a theme of cakes and pies. This time around, we’re doing something different: baked goods featuring matcha powder, aka green tea!

Bready or Not: Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake

My first recipe can’t help but follow the traditional cake theme, though: Matcha Bundt Cake.

Bready or Not: Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake

The America in my books Breath of Earth and Call of Fire is heavily influenced by Japanese culture. That’s evident in architecture, nickel cinemas, the vernacular–and in baked goods, too.

Bready or Not: Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake

Of course, in our timeline, the phenomenon of green tea in leavened sweets is a contemporary innovation.

Bready or Not: Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake

The type of green tea you use may produce different results. I used a Rishi sweet green tea blend that includes sugar, making it ideal for lattes or baked goods.

Bready or Not: Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake

This bundt cake naturally baked up with a lovely light green tint, but as you’ll see, in some of the forthcoming cookie recipes, the green is barely visible. If you want things to turn out VERY green, just add some food dye.

Bready or Not: Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake

This is essentially a tender pound cake in both taste and texture, with a unique fresh flavor from the tea.

Bready or Not: Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake

In other words, DELICIOUS.

Modified from Week of Menus.

Bready or Not: Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake

This bundt cake with green tea has the texture and taste of a pound cake, and would be lovely for breakfast, brunch, or dessert! Note that different blends of matcha will produce different results with taste and green tint; it's recommended to use a sweet matcha here, which has added sugar.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: bundt cake, cake, sour cream, tea
Author: Beth Cato

Ingredients

Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons sweet matcha powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream 8 ounces

Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons confectioners' sugar sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet matcha powder sifted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Grease and lightly flour a 10-or 12-inch bundt pan.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: flour, matcha powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter creamy. Gradually add sugar; continue to mix until it is light in texture and color. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition, followed by the vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the dry mix and sour cream into the big bowl, going back and forth between the two, until everything is combined. Scoop batter into the ready pan.
  • Bake cake for 50 to 60 minutes, until it passes the toothpick test in the middle. Cool the cake for about 10 minutes, then invert it onto a rack to completely cool.
  • Sift the confectioners' sugar on top of the cake, followed by the matcha. Slice and serve. Keep covered on counter.
  • OM NOM NOM!

 

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Bready or Not: Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Blog, blueberry, Bready or Not, breakfast, bundt, cake, lemon | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

Blueberries are in season, so let’s get baking!

Bready or Not: Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

This cake is sheer perfection. This has the tender texture of a pound cake, with added sweetness from dapples of blueberries.

Bready or Not: Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

Oh yeah, and then there’s the glaze. When I was meddling with the base recipe, that version felt so… naked.

Bready or Not: Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

The lemon glaze adds a bit more sweetness, and a tartness that contrasts perfectly with the blueberries.

Bready or Not: Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

The glaze looks gorgeous, too!

This cake is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Whenever the heck you want it, really.

Bready or Not: Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

Modified from Through Her Looking Glass.

Bready or Not: Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

Use your bundt pan to create a luscious blueberry-studded pound cake. The thick lemon glaze adds some lovely, delicious oomph.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: blueberries, bundt cake, lemon
Author: Beth Cato

Ingredients

Cake

  • 6 ounces blueberries washed, drained, and patted dry
  • 3 cups flour divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, room temperature
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar sifted
  • 1 Tablespoon + milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Prepare a 10 or 12-cup bundt pan by applying Pam with Flour or buttering well and dusting with flour.
  • In a small bowl, gently stir the blueberries with 1/4 cup flour. This will keep the blueberries from sinking in the batter as it bakes. Set bowl aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir the remaining flour with the baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Beat it until fluffy again.
  • Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until just blended. Follow that by gently folding in the blueberries.
  • Use a rubber spatula to pour the batter into the ready pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until it passes the toothpick test.
  • Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes, then invert it onto a rack to completely cool. Once the cake is at room temperature, mix the glaze. Add enough milk to give it the desired pourable consistency. Drizzle it over cake.
  • Store cake in fridge.
  • OM NOM NOM!

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