Tuesday, May 10, 2011

TWD—Brown Sugar Bundt Cake


Heeerrrree we are again.  I swear Tuesdays come around faster than any day of the week! ;)  It’s Tuesdays With Dorie time.  Our recipe this week for Brown Sugar Bundt Cake was chosen by Peggy from Pantry Revisited.  She’ll have the recipe!

I decided to make half a recipe and bake it in an 8x4 inch bread pan.  Small problem, my fault.  I added too many extra mix-ins to it and I think it caused a big sink hole in the middle of the loaf.  I made the nut version of the cake and used almond meal and slivered almonds.  Then I decided to add some chopped chocolate and toffee bits (1/2 cup each).  So while the taste of the cake is great, it wasn’t pretty.  Should I show you?  You know, sometimes we all have kitchen failures. 


Well, you might be thinking how that sinking thing happens to all of us at one time or another.   I’m pretty sure this really just happened because the batter/cake was too weighed down with extras.  Then this happened, too---


Half the cake stuck to the bottom of the loaf pan—pretty much because the toffee made it extra sticky.  Sigh.

Oh well, you can’t win them all, right.  As I mentioned, the flavors were great with the hint of almond extra playing well with the crunchy almonds and the added chocolate.  While I love toffee, I wish I would have just left it out of this one.  I’m going to have to freeze “slices” of this because I don’t want to keep eating it.  We’ll see how the next day goes and if anyone else has enough to just let them eat it to get rid of it.

Cutest photos ever here for ya---

DSCF5074We had company over on Saturday and just out of the blue, Sam came zooming in the room on his bike.  LOVE the glasses!

DSCF5073  He loves zooming around the big kitchen island  round and round!  With a smile like that, he can zoom all he wants.


Sigh.  He sure makes up for his stinker-ness being so darned cute. ;)

Sam vacuuming 5-5-11

That and he’s such a good little slave helper, too! ;)

Then there’s this hottie---

DSCF5059 That’s right—he can be taught.  Kevin’s first time driving a tractor.  He was really enjoying digging up posts!  What a man!  He worked all day Saturday outside, mostly on trying to fix our sprinklers that aren’t working.  Thanks to Cindy and Warren for all their help, too!  We almost have a complete working sprinkler system! 

See ya next time!


Lisa said...

I love seeing photos of your family, especially that cute little Sam. The bundt cake may not be as pretty as you hoped, but I'm sure it was more delicious than you could ever imagine.

peachkins said...

my daughter would love this cake and your boy looks really adorable!

Hindy said...

Delicious cake but we all problems with sticking. Love your photos!

Fallon said...

Baking fail or not.. it looks and sounds delicious. I'd crumble it on top of some ice cream, they will never know it how it should of looked that way. ;)

Lisa Ernst said...

Even though the cake doesn't look perfect, it still looks very tasty. It reminds me of some loaf cakes I used to make (always with chocolate chips). I haven't made one for years because I would keep taking another slice and another and another....it sounds like you know what I mean. :-)

Peggy said...

Those are the cutest photos! And your cake looks very tasty. sorry about the sticking problem. It seems several had that issue. Thanks so much for baking with me this week!

Bella Baker said...

Sam is sooooo cute! The cake does look like it tasted great - and seriously, you are right - we have ALL had cakes sink in the middle and stick to the pan!

stephanie said...

Hey, sink holes happen.

Anne said...

Love the pictures, there's nothing like a man working outside to make for a happy wife!

I had the same sticking issues with the cake but it still tasted great. Love your flavor combos!

Nicole said...

The mix ins are what makes it taste so good so no problem if it doesn't look perfect. I used all hazelnuts and then frosted it, which was so good!

Mary said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! I love the picture of the cutie with the sunglasses! We liked this bundt too.

Leslie said...

Oh I hate when stuff sticks to the bottom of the pan. Grrrr. Looks super moist!
Love your little cleaner helpers

Meg Luby said...

guh, i hate sticky pans. your son is adorable though. thank you so so much for sharing! love this, love you, love your blog! ha. it's a party. i'll keep you updated if i make this!
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Barbara Bakes said...

Too bad about the cake sinking AND sticking. It does sound like a fabulous flavor combination.

Pamela said...

So far, it seems a few of us had some sticking issues. Mine didn't stick that bad, but what did stick, I'm blaming on the butterscotch chips. Sam is getting so big!! Such a cutie!

natalia said...

Ciao ! You guys had a lot to work on ! I usually line my whole pans with oven paper (?) and avoid any sticking, the consistence of your bundt made me dream of a slice !

Flourchild said...

Your boys always look so happy, you are an excellent mama and are providing such a wonderful home for your family:) Working for CASA I see the opposite all the time. Your a breath of fresh air!
Bummer the cake sank..I hate then tht happens! It looks good enough to eat though!

TeaLady said...

Love the 'insides' you have in this cake.

Cuties - big and small.

Unknown said...

Cute pictures of boys and cake! I don't think anything with toffee in it can be considered a failure, but I get annoyed when my cakes sink, too.