After avery stressful day yesterday, courtesy of a huge storm that flooded the wholeneighbourhood and left us with no power for almost a day, I’m glad that I getto tell you about cake. A piece of cake sometimes feels like the ultimatecomfort food.
We’re baking bundt cakes with cherries for the Bundt a Month group. Want to see what all the other bakers have made especially for you? The list is at the end of this post.
Cherries are one of my absolute favorite fruits to eat fresh. I pig out on cherries every summer, and bake with them whenever I can. You can see proof in the custard cherry pie, the chocolate velvet ice cream with cherry sauce and the chocolate sour cherry scones. What I never did is use the candied cherries I added to this bundt today.
As with the dried strawberries from the cinnamon swirl bread, I tend to stay clear of store bought candied fruit. But, as it also happened with said strawberries, it was a nice surprise to find out the glacee cherries were not too sweet and with flavour. So, in the absence of the real deal I made a spicy cherry yogurt bundt cake using the jewel tone cherries and an orange glaze.
There are a lot of flavors in this cake. There are almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, even black pepper. It reminded me of spicy carrot cakes. Which I love. And I hope you like this cake too.
Next summer, I’ll make it with fresh cherries…mmmm
SPICY CHERRY YOGURT BUNDT CAKE
adapted from Bakingfor all Occasions, by Flo Braker
2 ½ cups(320g) all purpose flour
1 teaspoonground cinnamon
1 teaspoonbaking powder
1 teaspoonunsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoonground allspice
½ teaspoonbaking soda
A few grindfresh nutmeg
1/8teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
1 cup plainyogurt
8oz. (225g)unsalted butter, at room tº
½ cup(100g) sugar
1 cupfirmly packed light brown sugar
4 largeeggs, at room tº
1 cupground almonds
1 cupcandied cherries, chopped coarsely
1 cuppowdered sugar
1 Tbsorange juice
Gratedorange zest, to garnish
Preheatoven to 350ºF /180ºC. Butter or spray a large bundt cake pan and coat withbreadcrumbs or ground almonds, shaking off excess.
Sifttogether flour, cinnamon, baking powder, cocoa, allspice, baking soda, salt,nutmeg and black pepper.
In a largebowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars gradually,while beating at medium high speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating very wellafter each addition.
Add theground almonds and mix well.
Add thesifted dry ingredients in three additions, alternating with the yogurt and vanillain two additions. Begin and end with dry. Mix just until incorporated.
Addcherries with a spatula. Pour into prepared pan-
Bake for 40to 45 minutes, until a tester inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutesand invert onto wire rack. Cool completely.
Mixpowdered sugar with orange juice until smooth. Drizzle on top of cake, lettingit run down sides. Garnish with orange zest.
- Black Forest Mini Bundt Cakes by Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic
- Cherry Blueberry Cheesecake Bundt by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Cherry Bundt Cake by Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen
- Cherry Filled Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cherry Drizzle by Heather at Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
- Cherry Kirsch Bundt by Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
- Cherry Pecan Bundt Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days
- Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake by Anuradha at Baker Street
- Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake by Lora at Cake Duchess
- Chocolate Cherry Coke Cake by Jennie at The Messy Baker Blog
- Chocolate Cherry Dream by Kim at Ninja Baking
- Coconut Cherry Chip Bundt Cake by Anne at From My Sweet Heart
- Lemon Cherry Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze by Anita at Hungry Couple
- Mahlab Vanilla Bundt Cake by Laura at The Spiced Life
- Spicy Cherry Yogurt Bundt Bake by Paula at Vintage Kitchen
- White Chocolate Black Cherry Yogurt Bundt Cake by Karen at In the Kitchen With KP
Here’s how you can be a part of Bundt-a-Month:
- Simple rule: Use cherries – and bake us a Bundt for March
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