Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Pumpkin Cranberry Bundt Cake...Merry Christmas!

I've been so immersed with my own health and family situation, that I have felt so out of touch for the last month!
Funny...how you feel out of 'touch' when you can't see properly...it's almost like not hearing, or functioning right...but I was determined not to let me down. As long as I can see well with my good eye, and will have to wait patiently to get to other eye sight corrected in a few months...I should be counting my 'blessings'!
You all have been such an inspiration for me, and I am 'forever' grateful for that! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!
I made this easy Pumpkin Cranberry Bundt Cake, knowing I had all the ingredients on hand, including the fresh cranberries. I did not...and cannot slice it, since it's for Christmas...but I do have the source which I got the recipe from!

Pumpkin Cranberry Bundt Cake
An all-in-one holiday bundt cake filled with pumpkin, cranberries and almonds. Topped with cream cheese icing.
Yield: 1 9-inch bundt cake
For the cake:
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • Pinch salt
  • ¾ cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (215 grams) brown sugar
  • ½ cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cup (338 grams) canned pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup (85 ml) molasses
  • 1 cup (100 grams) fresh cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (110 grams) almonds or pecans, chopped
For the icing:
  • 4 ounces (113 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (110 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
To make the icing:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9-inch bundt pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a bowl with a hand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar and sugar together until pale in color and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each, followed by the vanilla. Add the pumpkin puree and molasses and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix only until the streaks of flour are gone. Gently stir in the cranberries and pecans.
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the top bounces back when touched, about 1 hour.
  5. Let cool in the pan 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack or plate to cool completely.
To make the icing:
  1. Beat the cream cheese in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Add enough milk to get a spreadable consistency.
  2. Spread the icing on top of the bundt cake, letting it drip down the sides. Let the icing set before serving.
  3. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Recipe adapted from Baking from My Home to Yours.

Merry Christmas around the world

Xmas around the world
Christmas around the world
Afrikaner (Afrikaans) ~ “Geseënde Kersfees”
Argentine ~ “Felices Pascuas”
Bohemian ~ Vesele Vanoce”
Brazilian ~ “Boas Festas”
Chinese (Cantonese) ~ “Saint Dan Fai Lok”
Danish ~ “Glædelig Jul”
Dutch ~ “Vrolijk Kerstfeest”
English ~ “Merry Christmas”
Filipino ~ “Maligayang Pasko”
Finnish ~ “Hyvaa Joulua”
French ~ Joyeux Noël
German ~ “Froehliche Weihnachten”
Greek ~ “Kala Christouyenna”
Hawaiian ~ Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew ~ “Mo’adim Lesimkha”
Hungarian~ " Boldog Karácsonyt"
Icelandic ~ “Gledileg Jol”
Indonesian ~ “Selamat Hari Natal”
Irish ~ “Nollaig Shona Dhuit”
Italian ~ “Buone Feste Natalizie”Natale italiano
Japanese ~ Kurisumasu Omedeto”
Korean ~ “Sung Tan Chuk Ha”
Lithuanian ~ “Linksmu Kaledu”
Malay ~ “Selamat Hari Natal”
Maori ~ “Meri Kirihimete”
Norwegian ~ “God Jul”Jul i Norge
Romanian ~ “Craciun Fericit”
Peruvian ~ “Felices Fiestas”
Portugese ~ “Boas Festas”
Slovakian ~ “Vesele Vianoce”
Spanish ~ Feliz NavidadCyber Navidad
Swedish ~ “God Jul”Jul i Sverige
Welsh ~ “Nadolig Llawen"

...May all your Christmas dreams...and wishes come true!

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  1. Beautiful cake Elisabeth!!! Merry Christmas, lots of health and joy throughout the Holiday Season and the New Year!! Hope your eyesight will improve soon..XOXO

  2. Hi Elisabeth, how you doin'? Lovely and awesome cake.
    Merry Christmas to you and family. Take care, my dear. Wishing you speedy recover and come back to blogging world with a bang. :)
    May your home fill with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. Have a lovely week ahead,regards.
    With lots of love and hugs to you.

  3. Drága Elisabeth.
    Gyönyörű a sütemény koszorú!
    Boldog Békés Ünnepeket Kívánok Neked és szeretteidnek sok szeretettel!puszillak.

  4. Merry Christmas to you too, Elisabeth!
    The pumpkin bundt cake looks spectacular with the lovely icing!

  5. Elisabeth, your pumpkin cranberry bundt cake looks delicious. I think in the Christmas wish list you missed Kerala my home town it is southern part of India. One of the Apostle St. Thomas has visited Kerala and spread the word about Jesus Christ and started Christianity. It is around 20000 years old.
    In Malayalam language
    llavarkum ente x mas aasamsakal Means Wishing everybody Merry christmas

    Wishing you and family a Merry christmas and Happy Holidays

  6. Merry Christmas hope your doing better~! Have a great day with the family this is a perfect dessert!

  7. Merry, merry Christmas! I'm glad your eye is healing...and that you're able to get back in the kitchen! Wishing you and your family a marvelous holiday!!! xo

  8. Merry Christmas to you too Elizabeth! Good to know you´re getting back on track.

  9. Merry christmas to you and may you be blessed with good health always. Hope your eyesight recovers asap!

  10. Merry Christmas! Well I'm glad your sight is coming along. We take for granted sometimes just how much we rely on our senses. Wishing that all is better in the New Year.

  11. Merry Christmas Elisabeth! I hope had a wonderful holiday season, surrounded by loved ones with plenty of delicious foods and drinks :)
    I hope you are doing well... Take care my friend. Wishing you a great New Year as well.

  12. Kedves Elisabeth!
    Remélem, meghitt, boldog karácsonyod volt szerető családi körben!
    Szomorúan értesültem róla, hogy a szemeddel betegeskedsz.
    Kívánom, hogy minél előbb gyógyulj meg testileg, és jöjjön helyre a kedélyállapotod!
    Várunk vissza, hogy minél több ilyen szép süteményt süssél, mint a képen látható gyönyörű kuglóf!

  13. That cake is a serious work of art--just gorgeous! Hope you're feeling better, and happy holidays.

  14. Kedves Elisabeth!
    Merry Christmas to you and your Family!
    Mi is kívánjuk, hogy minél előbb gyógyulj meg a szemeddel. Mint mindig most is csodalatos lett a süteményed.
    Judit es Corina

  15. Stunning cake and photos Elisabeth. I hope you and your loved ones had a lovely Christmas, it's a bit of a relief when all the madness is over! I hope your eye heals quickly also.

  16. Such a beautiful cake, incredible and stunning.Belated xmas wishes.

  17. Elisabeth, with one eye you make a beautiful cake! Wishing you an awesome 2013 and hope you recover fully soon!

  18. Elisabeth, what a gorgeous cake you have there. Looks so festive. Hope your eye is recovering well. Happy New Year to you and family. XOXO Hugs.

  19. Sorry to hear you are having problems with your sight...hope all is better soon! And hope you had a lovely holiday!
    Happy New Year!

  20. Oh Elizabeth, Such a gorgeous cake!! Very delicious and festive looking! Beautiful photos!! Hope you are recovering well! I have been missing in action lately…my daughter and grandchildren were visiting for Christmas! No time for the computer!!
    Wishing you dear Elizabeth, A Blessed and Healthy New Year!! xoxo

  21. Végy álarcot, tarka-barkát,
    Húzzad meg a malac farkát.
    Kívánok minden jót, szépet,
    Szerencsés Boldog Új Évet!

  22. Hi my dear Elisabeth, drop by to wish you Happy New year and best wishes.
    Take care and speedy recovery. With lots of love and hugs to you.