- 8 years ago
I ordered bundt pans last week and they were set to arrive tomorrow, so I’d planned on doing this over the weekend. To my surprise… there they were, sitting on my front porch when I got home from work!
Since I had zero plans for the evening, I decided I wanted to go ahead and try it tonight. One problem, I didn’t have the ingredients to the chocolate cake I’d planned on making. I began looking through Smitten Kitchen’s recipes and found this Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Strawberry Coulis… and I had everything to make it, minus the almond extract which was a deviation from the original recipe anyway. I’d been looking for a vanilla-ish recipe anyway, so this was perfect… yay!!
I am doing a simple 3 tier bundt cake for the wedding covered in fresh berries.
Tonight, I baked 2 of what will be the size of our top layer to the cake. (I cut the recipe in thirds). One we ate tonight and one I am going to freeze for 2-3 days to see if it holds up okay, since that’s what I will be doing for the real thing.
Since there’s no way 175 people will be able to eat this, I am making tiny (12 to a pan) bundt cakes for all of our guests. Half will be vanilla based and half chocolate based.
So.. I think I might have found my vanilla recipe!!!
My sweet Fiance was the photographer.
**I am literally eating this NOW, while I am typing. Holy sh*t. This is definitely the recipe I’m using, it is to die for.
Butter and cream cheese.
Add the sugar.
Light and fluffy after 5 minutes of mixing.
Add the eggs.
Add flour and salt.
Final batter. It tasted like icing 🙂
Thick batter in the pans.
Pans in the oven.
Our babies were observers, although I know they both wanted to eat everything 🙂
5 year old pit/lab mix and 7 month old golden retriever/irish setter mix
Strawberries in the blender for coulis. (We had to use frozen, that’s all we had)
In goes the sugar.
And the lemon juice.
Straining the seeds from the mixture. (We don’t have a proper strainer, this is a grease screen!!)
Ummm… yeah, I need to figure out the ‘proper’ way to do this because I’m sure this is far from it! 🙂
Cakes fresh from the oven.