Christmas Morning Booooondt Cake Recipes

I got these recipes off the Internet and adapted them. I used a layered star bundt cake pan instead of the usual pan. I made two cranberry orange cakes with cranberry orange glaze, two cranberry spice cakes, one pumpkin apple cake, and one carrot raisin cake.

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

1-1/2 c whole wheat flour
1-1/2 c white flour
2/3 c butter, softened to room temp
1-3/4 c sugar
1-1/2 c plain low fat yogurt
1-1/2 c cranberries, blanched in 3/4 c water with 1/2 c of sugar
grated peel from one orange

Glaze: 1 c sifted powered sugar, remaining water from blanched cranberries, 1/4 of orange peel.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Blanche cranberries in 3/4 cup of boiling water and 1/2 c of the sugar, boil just long enough for cranberries to begin to “pop.” Set aside to cool.

Spray bundt pan with Pam or other spray on oil then flour.

Sift together flour and soda, set aside.

In another bowl (or Kitchen Aide) beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and 3/4 of grated orange peel. (reserve remaining orange peel for glaze) Beat until fluffy. On low speed slowly add flour mixture alternating with yogurt, beat until just blended. Drain cranberries, reserving liquid. Add cranberries, save liquid for the glaze.

Bake 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees. Tip over on a rack, remove pan, and cool. When cool mix sifted powdered sugar stir in enough cranberry liquid to make a glaze consistency, add remaining orange peel. When cake is cool dribble glaze over cake. Store in a 2 gallon zip lock bag.

Pumpkin Apple Christmas Bundt Cake

3-1/2 c flour (or split 1/2 and 1/2 white with whole wheat)
1 Tbl baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground clove
1/2 tsp salt
1 c butter, softened
1 c granulated sugar
1 c dark brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 c chopped apple (I used a peeled granny smith)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bundt pan.

Combine in a mixing bowl or Kitchen Aide, butter, sugars, eggs, pumpkin mix. Add and mix well – flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices. Stir in chopped apple. Spoon into greased and floured bundt pan, bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

When cool, glaze with: 1 c sifted powder sugar, grated rind of one orange, juice of orange to thin powder sugar to glazing consistency – approx. 4 tbls per c of sugar.

Carrot Bundt Cake

Soak 1 c raisins in 1/2 c boiling water.

1-1/4 c canola oil
1 c granulated sugar
1 c dark brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 teasp vanilla
2 c grated carrot

1-1/4 c whole wheat flour
1-1/4 c all purposed unbleached white flour
2 teasp baking powder
1-1/2 teasp cinnamon
1 teasp baking soda
drain and add raisins

pour into greased and floured bundt pan, bake 60 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn over pan on rack, cool.

1 8 ounce package of cream cheese softened
1 Tbl butter softened
1 Tbl orance juice
1 tsp vanilla
I tabl grated orange peel
1-1/2 c sifted powdered sugar

mix glaze ingredients and dribble over cooled cake.

OK. There you have it, the recipes for three of the four cakes. The fourth one I didn’t add orange but instead used cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg and vanilla to taste.


About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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6 Responses to Christmas Morning Booooondt Cake Recipes

  1. zorra says:

    Thank you! The cranberry one sounds especially marvelous to me.

  2. Mompriest says:

    I made one of the cranberry orange bundts a few days ago and my husband and I have been enjoying it! The cake is sweet but the cranberries are tart, the whole wheat gives it texture and substance. I really like it! I'm giving the pumpkin apple cake away but we are keeping the carrot for Christmas morning…will let you know how it turns out…..

  3. altar ego says:

    Lordy, you are making me hungry! I wish I could just engage in wreckless banking abandon and make all of these! Glad you posted these yummies!

  4. Kievas says:

    Yum!Hope you have a great Christmas.

  5. hip2b says:

    Sounds delicious!

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