Orange & Cranberry Bundt Cake

The flavours in this stunning cake are just so lovely. Orange and Cranberries go hand in hand and they compliment each other so beautifully. I’ve used my Nordicware double tin to make these but you can use a large bundt tin also.

I’ve topped the cake with a sweet orange glaze which just sets everything off to perfection. You can of course leave it out but I would really encourage you to make it as it’s the perfect finish!

You can keep this cake at room temperature, covered, for a day or two and it will be fine. It’s also great for keeping in the fridge, in an airtight container and will be great for 4/5 days.

If you want to get ahead, you can make the cake, let it cool completely and then wrap twice, and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost at room temperature overnight and then glaze as per the recipe.

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Maple Glazed Gingerbread Cakes

These Maple Glazed Gingerbread Cakes with are a delicious little bake that has all the warm, cosy feel of winter with the rich mix of wonderful spices. I have made mine in a Nordicware Heritage Bundtlette tin that holds 6. It measures 4″ across. You could also use a silicone bundt mould which would make 12 cakes. They usually measure about 2.5″ / 3″ across the top.

Silicone will take longer to bake than a metal tin so that’s worth noting. Also, you should only fill your tin about 2/3rd way up and leave them to sit in the tin for at least 10 minutes before attempting to remove them. If you follow my tips for preparing the tin, they will simply slip out!

The recipe seems to have a lot of ingredients and please don’t let that put you off. It’s mainly all the spices.

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Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

A coffee cake just always seems to grab everyone’s attention. It’s easy to see why. A well made, full of flavour coffee cake that’s not dry or over sweet is a wonderful thing. I love a bundt tin as I feel it turns every cake into a “something special” cake. Just when you see that circle of deliciousness, it’s really exciting. I’m not saying that the sight of a cake is not exciting, but a bundt just has that something extra but saying that, you can make this cake in any preferred tin or even in a traybake and cut into squares.

It lasts well too which is always a bonus in case you need a fix the next day or even the day after. I’ve added a cinnamon and brown sugar streusel type of topping to this particular cake but you don’t have to. Also I’m a big fan of a coffee icing more than a coffee buttercream icing so this recipe got the coffee icing drizzle but I do have another recipe which uses buttercream which you can see here: https://www.cozebakes.com/2016/02/23/coffee-cake-with-coffee-buttercream-icing/ 

It’s up to you which you use. Both will work equally well but if you choose the buttercream option, I wouldn’t add the streusel, it would be too much going on in the cake.

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Sticky Gingerbread Bundt Cake

A spiced, sticky ginger cake which is one of my favourite! This very simple bundt cake recipe is flavoured with ginger and cinnamon and has a wonderful sense of the festive season about it. I do have a bit of a thing for bundt tins but you can use a standard 20cm instead 🙂 

I decorated it with white dripping icing and pomegranate seeds as it was made originally at Christmas, but as the season changes, you could make a coulis from raspberries and pour it over while saving some whole ones to decorate. Once it gets closer to summer, using Passion Fruit to drizzle over would make a great taste combination and the colour would look fantastic. 

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Orange & Cranberry Bundt Cake

I’ve made this cake in a bundt tin as every now and then, I just love to use mine. I love the pretty shape that lifts any cake to another level and always makes them look so special.

I’ve used dried cranberries here and to get the full flavour and soften them a bit, I soaked the cranberries for a couple of hours in 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice.

It’s not a complicated recipe and definitely worth making. Step by step pictures included to help too.

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Almond Ring Cake

Using a bundt or ring tin can transform a lovely cake into something special. It’s one of my favourite tins to use as everything seems to look just that bit special out of it. The one trick for success is to grease and flour well. Once you do that, there won’t be any tears or tantrums with large pieces of cake stuck to the inside of the tin. I’m a massive fan of anything with almond flavour and this very pretty Almond Cake is surprisingly easy but with great results. I used yellow and white daisies to decorate but you could use multi coloured fondant flowers for a really pretty spring or summer display. I added Almond Extract to the icing too just to complete the whole experience. The smell in the kitchen was ah may zing!

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