Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cake or Cookie?

Well, instead of 5 months between reports, it's only 2 1/2 months this time.  I'm trying to get back into a routine of posting more often.  We'll see.

This is a dessert report actually, not a dinner report, but I think you'll like it anyway.  I made the best bundt cake a few weeks ago.  I love a good bundt cake, but this one was just amazing.  What type of bundt cake was it?   Wait for it...

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake!

Yep, that's what I said.  Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake.  I love a Snickerdoodle Cookie.  There's something about the cinnamon-sugar encrusted vanilla-cookie goodness that's just as satisfying as a rich chocolate brownie.  For me at least.

I found this recipe through the Food Librarian's blog when she did her "I Like Big Bundts 2" series of 30 days of bundt cakes in 2010.  This was made on Day 29 just before National Bundt Day.  The original recipe came from the My Baking Addition blog.

I will say this recipe isn't complicated but it isn't a quick one either. It would also have been a lot easier if I had a stand mixer.  Lots of beating of ingredients for this one, and my hands got really tired using a hand mixer.  So, if you have a stand mixer, I'd really recommend using one for this recipe.

The only changes I made were to use 1 cup of full-fat Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and sea salt instead of Kosher because that is what I had on hand.  I'm sure sour cream would be just as delicious. Also, if you make this, be careful not to pack your brown sugar when you measure it.  Finally, it really does help things to go together more easily if all of the ingredients are at room temperature.

The result was delicious.  This cake has a sweet and spicy crust of cinnamon sugar encasing a moist cake that in taste & texture is a cross between a pound cake and a sour cream coffee cake.  I highly recommend this cake.

Next time, I'll try to post something equally delicious. I've got lots of good recipes on my Pinterest boards.  Some I've tried and some I haven't yet like Rainbow Peanut Noodles, Pan Roasted Lemon Chicken, Leek Gratin, Fried Pickles, Harissa Roasted Carrots with Yogurt, Lemon, and Mint, Vietnamese Style Grilled Lemongrass Pork, Parmesan Crusted Broccoli, Crispy Brussel Sprouts with a Garlic Aioli, the list goes on.

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