Saturday, June 4, 2011

Birthday Bundt for my friend!!!

I just had to share this quick note and pics with you all today. A couple days ago, I was asked to create a birthday cake for my friend and co-worker, JQ. 

She's a regular visitor to my blog and we also talk a lot about food and cooking almost every day. So, for her birthday this year, she asked me to do the ultimate. Make her a birthday bundt similar to the one I made for my family.
I knew that she definitely didn't want the marbled effect, so a simple yellow bundt cake was the order of the day. The recipe is the same but with the addition of a 1/2 teaspoon of yellow food colouring. This time, I baked it at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes, then turned the oven off and let it 'soak' for another 10. Passed the skewer test easy-peasy.

Out she came, looking beautiful!

Flipped her out and let her finish cooling on the rack.

Made a delicious chocolate glaze for the top, but she needed something more...

The Finished Birthday Bundt!

Curious about the chocolate glaze? Here's the recipe:

Easy Chocolate Glaze

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 dash of Angostura Orange bitters (optional)


In a microwaveable bowl, heat the chocolate chips, light corn syrup and butter in 20 second intervals - remembering to stir between each - until completely melted.
Just before pouring it on your cake, stir in the vanilla essence and Angostura Orange bitters.
Use as desired.  

Thus ends my quick note for today on birthday baking. Needless to say, JQ was floored when she saw her beautiful creation and even joked that she wouldn't eat it at all, and instead make it her friend, LOL! (I hope she keeps that zany sense of humor intact!)

Here's to a happy birthday celebration, JQ, and I am honoured to have been made a part of it. God bless you always.

In the meantime, take care or yourselves, my dears, until next cooking segment. Don't forget to mind the pot!


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