Saturday, April 01, 2006

Using it for the first time....

One of the gifts I received for my birthday in March was my first ever large shaped bundt pan. I have had an angel food pan, but I never got around to buying a bundt for myself. I couldn't decide what I wanted to make first, but the recipe I used today caught my eye as I had everything on hand and it sounded really good!

Walnut Coffee Cake has a sweet layer of brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon that weaves its way through the inside of the cake. This mixture is also sprinkled on top of the batter before baking to add another layer of flavor. The tender and moist cake came out surprising easy and nothing stuck to the pan - hooray!

I only used Pam with Flour and that seemed to do the trick. The crunchy walnuts added a nice texture to bite into against the rich cake. I will freeze most of the pieces and I'm sure they will be just as fresh as the day we made them when we are ready for more. This cake had a lot of oomf for being on the lighter side!

Tonight's weekend Netflix movie will be Two for the Money with Al Pacino Matthew Mcconaughey. I already have ideas floating around for the menu this week, but we will sit down and figure it out after the movie. Check back tomorrow when I'll be talking about a new kitchen gadget I got!


  1. Looks yum. How to serve frozen cakes or bread ? Does De-frosting makes it soggy ?


  2. Your cake looks majestic! I love your new Bundt pan...makes me want to run out and buy one for myself. :)

  3. I recently got a silicone bundt pan. I used it once and the cake stuck. I may have to go back to my NordicWare pan that is almost 30 years old!
    I had that recipe marked to try also, thanks for the review.

  4. Joe - Gorgeous! I might have to go out and buy myself a bundt pan.

  5. Wow, your bundt pan looks gorgeous, very nice cake Joe!!
    I marked this one to try too!! hehe!

  6. That's such a cool-looking pan! So different from mine. Patti must have the same kind of bundt pan I have-I got mine as a wedding gift in 1981. That cake looks yummy, too!

  7. This looks so good. And I don't use my Bundt pan so this would be great to try. I'm a sucker for pecans though, so might use that.

    I finally got around to making the cauliflower casserole (can't remember what you call it) and it was so awesome. Took it to a potluck and everyone RAVED about it. I will definitely be making that again.

    Also, tried the caramel pecan choc. chip bars (you call them something else) and Woah Baby. DE-Lish. I am going to post a link on my blog to those two recipes of yours because they were so yummy.

  8. That bundt pan makes the cake look so majestic, like a cathedral in Europe. You must have used half a can of Pam to get it not to stick. Great job.

  9. This looks sooo delicious!! And Happy Belated Birthday!! You are always such a great inspiration!! Thank you!

  10. Spicehut - I wrap each piece in saran wrap and then let them defrost with the wrapping still on. Doing it this way gives the moisture something to stick to instead of makin the baked good soggy!

    Canadian Baker - Thanks! I can't wait to get more use out of it!

    Patti - While I have had good luck with the Sili-cups, I've wondered abou the larger versions of the bakeware! I think I'll stick to my pan too!

    Ed - Thanks! Go treat yourself to one!

    Ana - Thanks!

    Cyndi - I'm very happy with the shape, it's somewhat unusual!

    Cameradawktor - Thanks! I'll go check it out :)

    Tankeduptaco - Because I used Pam w/flour I didn't need to actually! Just a small amount worked well!

    TC - Thanks for the belated wish! :)

  11. That looks stunning and a belated, but heartfelt birthday greeting!