Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FABBY: Bundt Cake Challenge

Hello sweet friends!

We just came back last night from a week with the 'adorable grandgirls,' because their parents were going away on a business trip to Colombia...and you know, we ran immediately saying...aye,aye.sir!

We had fun even though we had to wake up at 6am to get ready for school and I had to bath them each night and dry those long gorgeous hairs they got.
Although Victoria, the eldest, baths and dresses on her own in the morning, but not the 7 yr. old; she does not even open her eyes, lol!

Than I comb their hairs, than it's breakfast time, lunch boxes, phew, phew! Than pops takes them to school.

When they come back at almost 3pm is lunch time and so on and on and on...we love them so much, that all is worth it; because they grow sooo fast!

Here is my challenge contributions at Kathleen's great meme, Let's Dish, for November 12th. "National Bundt Day Challenge."

Hope to see you all there with wonderful cakes and recipes!
I adore Bundt cake tins in different shapes and specially the Nordic-Ware ones. 

Therefore, my new acquisition when visiting the girls, is a C'mas Star Bundt tin, and here you have it, all baked into a 'Swirl Marble-Cherry Cake.'
The recipe is at the end of this post, for the ones that want it.

My November Bundt Day cake for Kathleen's, 'Let's Dish fun challenge party tomorrow.'

Here is my Star Bundt cake I baked with my new addition to my 'Bundt tin family,' lol! 
I have many between Wilton and Nordic Ware, which is this one and I like the Nordic ones better, they come in fabulous shapes, you want them all, hehehe..

Fall 'faux' flower arrangement in my tool box and my cake, baked at my Christmas star tin.

White Italian Tognana teacups and saucers.

A high shot standing on the chair...Alejandro says I'm gonna fall one day if I don't stop, lol..

The cake is a 'Swirl Marble-Cherry Cake' that I've made for years and it's wonderful and always comes out perfect...and I'm loving my C'mas star pan!

The Swirl Marble-Cherry Cake's recipe is at the end of this post, if you wish...and it won't last long around, I promise!

I also love tool boxes, as I got this one a few months ago in the 'Folklore Fair' market here...just in time for Fall 2014.

This is what the 'Christmas Star Bundt tin' from 'Nordic Ware' looks like and it's a 10-inch too.

Thank you so much lovely friends for your sweet and kind visits, as you always make my day!

Thanking the gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties and specially to the ones that have been so generous and supportive to 'feature' me lately.


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2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 1/2 cake flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoon, double acting baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup dry cherries

Grease a 10inch tube pan; set aside.
In large bowl with mixer at low speed, beat sugar and butter until blended.
Increase to high and beat until light and fluffy. Add flour and remaining ingredients except cocoa and dry cherries.
Beat until it's mixed well and scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Increase speed and beat batter 4 minutes longer. Then add the dry cherries by hand.

Preheat oven to 350F.
Remove about 2 1/2 cups of batter aside and beat well with a wire whisk the 1/4 cup cocoa in a small bowl.
Alternately spoon vanilla and chocolate batters into prepared pan. With large spoon, cut and twist through batters to obtain marble effect. (I use a fork better)

Bake 1 hour, or until pick comes out clean. Mine bakes exactly in 1 hour!
Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, than take it out to your fave cake platter.

I drizzle it with a lemon juice and powder sugar mixture, but it's optional.
You can just dust it with powder sugar and it'll be perfect too.

I will be joining this week:

Bundt Cake Challenge at Let's Dish   www.cuisinekathleen.com
Tea Time and the Heroes   http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
A Delightsome Life   www.adelightsomelife.com
Tea Cup Tuesday   www.martasfavorites.com
Tuesday Cuppa Tea   www.antiquesandteacups.com
Friends Sharing Tea   http://blogbernideen.com
Share your cup Thursday   http://jannolson.blogspot.com
Home Sweet Home   http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Inspire me Tuesday   www.astrollthrulife.net
Wake Up Wednesday   www.godsgrowinggarden.com

Vintage Inspiration Party   http://bec4.beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com
Wow Us Wednesday   www.savvysouthernstyle.net
Home and Garden Thursday   www.adelightsomelife.com
What's It Wednesday   http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Rivertyn Housewives Roundup    www.housewivesofriverton.com
Wildly Original Linky Party   http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
It's a Party   http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Creative Ways Link Party   www.posedperfection.com
Grace at Home   www.impartinggrace.com
Foodie Friday   http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com

Home Sweet Home   www.thecharmofhome.com
The Inspiration Gallery   www.craftberrybush.com
PINK Saturday   http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
SATURDAY SHOW OFF   http://malevikrosentradgard.blogspot.com
Sparks Link Party   http://pieacedpastimes.blogspot.com
Friday Frenzy   www.mostlyfoodandcrafts.com
DIY Sunday Showcase   www.vmg206.com
Bouquet of Talent Link Party   www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com
Creative Mondays   www.clairejustinexoxo.com
Inspire Me Monday   www.createwithjoy.com
Make it Monday   http://distresseddonnadownhome.blogspot.com
Le Chateau des Fleurs Link Party   www.lechateaudesfleurs.com




  1. Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

    Je suis heureuse de te lire et d'admirer ce superbe et très certainement délicieux gâteau.
    Parfois, il est une chance que les parents s'absentent pour pouvoir profiter pleinement des petits-enfants. Malgré les tâches, il est bon de devenir des chaperons temporaires !...
    J'adorerais déguster cette pâtisserie dans ces belles assiettes et savourer un petit thé dans ces jolies tasses. J'aime beaucoup aussi le petit pot à lait...
    Tes petits-enfants ont beaucoup de chance d'avoir une telle mamie !

    Gros bisous ☂

  2. Hello Fabby,
    Your cake looks so good and I love the pretty shape of it. It even caught my hubby's eye. Your white ware looks lovely all set up on the table with your delicious cake. Thank you for sharing your table with us and linking up with me for tea. Have a lovely week, my friend.


  3. I haven't seen that shape before! That looks so delicious! Of COURSE you had to go look after the grands...what a blessing you are close enough to do so! The table is lovely...and of cours I love the blue and white tablecloth! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. Perfection! Wishing I had a slice of that pretty cake. Love the shape!

  5. I have never seen a star Bundt cake pan before. It make a gorgeous cake! I can see that at Christmas, too!

    I am saving that recipe to my files. You add the cherries dry and do not soak them first to "plump them" then?

    I am so glad you got to spend that time with your sweet little girls. They will be grown soon enough so it is nice to enjoy those special times with them while you can. It is fun...but tiring as I well know!;>) xo Diana

  6. Hey Fabby ... I 've never seen a bundt pan shaped like a star... How was it for coming out of the pan? What a yummy recipe too/Thank you !!!The whiteware completes the tablescape perfectly... Everything is beautiful... I bet you had lots of fun with the girls... They surely kept you hopping ( ha ha)..Time for a teatime break... Enjoy your day ...Hugs

  7. Fabby, it's nice that you are able to stay with the girls while the parents are away...bet they love having their grandparents spoiling them, too.
    That is a beautiful tablecloth. The star cake looks delicious...and really big!
    Have a wonderful week.

  8. Dear Fabby
    So nice to hear your story staying with your G'daughters. How lovely. Setting for the challenge looks very pretty and the big cake you baked looks great. Your collections are always unique. Have a beautiful morning.Love and Hugs Sujatha;)))

  9. I don't even have a plain old bundt pan....can you believe it? What a beautiful cake your star-shaped one made...(I DO have an old tool-tote or two though.)

    I think your table cloth is absolutely stunning. As usual, your table is beautiful ♥

  10. You always rock my days. Loving your gadgets (as ever).

    How's everybody? Hope you're all in the best of everything.

    MissYa, mi amiga Preciosa.

    Beso mas

  11. This cake looks delicious and perfect for the holidays!! Your Bundt pan is a real find. I've not bought a new one in years, perhaps I should start looking! I'm so glad you and your hubby had a nice visit with the grandgirls! We don't have grandchildren yet but hear it's a blast!!

  12. Great look, Fabby. Hahaha, love your comment after the job was done with your grandgirls - 'aye, aye sir'. That's what my sister says. :)

  13. I'm not a good person!
    I never baked a Bundt Cake... I not even own a Bundt pan... and now I'm so envious of your star shaped one.
    The entire setting is so elegant. The tablecloth, the white ware, the entire ambiance speaks of well being and serenity.
    So happy to learn girls will be learning so many blessed things from you.

  14. I love the use of the tool box for the floral Fabby. I keep looking at a really long one at an antique mall. Your table looks lovely as you have the "touch"!

  15. I have never seen a bundt cake pan shaped like a star! WOW! Love it and love how the cake turned out! Everything is just perfect. Cake, tablescape and etc!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  16. That cake pan is unique, and the cake looks wonderful. :)

  17. Hi Fabby,
    Your table looks so pretty and I love your tool box filled with your faux flowers. The star mold is a nice addition to your collection and the recipe sounds wonderful! I have some dried cranberries and I'm thinking that they would make a good substitution. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  18. Wow Fabby! What an incredible cake and pan!!! That is one dramatic cake, how much fun for the holidays!

  19. Fabby, Your star cake is a thing of beauty and so impressive! I've never seen your star pan before and your Swirl Marble-Cherry Cake sounds delicious! Beautiful tablecloth too!

  20. What a fun presentation the pan makes!

  21. What a great table beautifully presented on a lovely cloth. The shape of the pan is one with which I'm not familiar and would like to have for the holidays.

  22. Hi Fabby, wow I love your Bundt pan and it's perfect for the holidays. Your table and China is just beautiful! Thanks for the recipe for the cake. Take care.

  23. Is Fabby short for Fabulous! ;o) Love the shape of the star Bundt pan, and your table is lovely as always. I'm saving all these bundt recipes!

  24. The bundt is so pretty....you had me, though at the beautiful blue and white! I love the soft blue! Just gorgeous.

  25. Ooh . . . that cake looks so pretty and delicious, too! What a great shape for Christmas. The tool box with flowers in it is a great idea.
    Sounds like your little grand girls kept you busy. How did we ever do it all? I guess we were lots younger then! haha
    Blessings to you Fabby!

  26. This cake and your table look divine as always. I saved your recipe and can't wait to try it. That pan is a fun one -- I need to find some more!

  27. Fabby I love this star bundt pan and I have never seen it wow how beautiful was your presentation. your tablecloth was so perfect it looked like a starry night. can't wait to try your recipe.Susie

  28. Fabby that looks and sounds delish!! Love the beautiful table setting you set too!

  29. I have not seen that pan, I love it! I will be on the look out for it. hat a beautiful presentation, the tablecloth is so beautiful! Wonderful job, Fabby! Thanks for taking part!

  30. Dearest Fabby,
    What a great post... even though such weeks spent with young children makes us FEEL our age! Never mind; it brings so much joy.
    Love your cake pedestal with the star shaped Bundt Cake. That for sure will not last long.
    Funny, the little topper you used in the toolbox, is exactly in the same pattern as my small teatable topper!

  31. This one's a winner for sure - to look at and taste too! Glad you spent some quality time with your beautiful Grandkids Fabby!

  32. Hi Fabby, Your cake looks delicious and the table is very pretty! I baked apple cakes last night in cute miniature bundt pans. They were all eaten before I got a picture though.

  33. Hi Fabby, Your cake looks delicious and the table is very pretty! I baked apple cakes last night in cute miniature bundt pans. They were all eaten before I got a picture though.

  34. I can imagine how hectic your days were with the grandkids but so much fun for sure, Fabby. Thank you for the recipe, looks yummy and so pretty. I can't join the challenge cause i am not home and Rochelle have no bundt pans. Anyway, i love your blue table cloth!...Christine

  35. This Bundt challenge has just made me hungrier and hungrier!!! I didn't participate in the challenge, but I'm getting lots of good recipes. Yours is one of them!! I love the shape of your cake, too. It's really cool!

    You and Alejandro are such good grandparents. It sounds like you really took a lot of pride & joy in caring for those little ones in their parents' absence. I'm sure they just love you a thousand times over!

    Have a beautiful weekend, Fabby!

  36. My dear, I LOVED hearing about your special time with the grands! They DO grow so quickly! I know what you mean about that HAIR!! Our Logan has a vast amount!!! She got the good hair and skin gene from Amber!!

    Now as for your BUNDT!!! Who but YOU would have such an elegant one???
    But of COURSE you have this beautiful star bundt! Your table is utterly LOVELY!!!

    I am visiting from my mother's hospital room in the ICU and I can't tell you what a delight it is to feast my eyes on your beautiful things as I sit in this sterile environment. Thank you!!

  37. The cake is gorgeous, but of course I was really drawn to the table setting. Just beautiful;!

  38. That star-shaped bundt cake is divine! Love your table and the cake looks delicious.

  39. A pretty table and I like the star shaped cake!

  40. Wow, that star pan is fabulous Fabby! So fun for Christmas. I love the drizzled icing and it looks so pretty on your table! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  41. Beautiful presentation Fabby! That's a wonderful bundt pan design and I like how you decorated it. Love that tablecloth!

  42. Wonderfull cake and decoration table, greeting from Belgium

  43. That cake looks SO GOOD. And I may have to "borrow" your idea of making a flower arrangement in an old tool box.... I just "happen" to have one too!

  44. Beautiful cake and wonderful settings, any left for me?:)

    Thanks for linking up Fabby, love to stop by and see your table :)

  45. Dear Fabby, what a lovely star cake. I haven't seen one with a star design. it looks so yummy and pretty along with your china pieces. Such a charming table set to delight. Thanks so much Fabby for visiting and leaving your sweet words. xo

  46. What a fun cake mold!! I love the star! I've never seen that pan before, so cool! You set a beautiful table. :)

  47. Hi Fabby I am new to your blog, but very much fell in love with it all. So much so I have featured your kitchen and a recipe on Oh My Heartsie Girl this weekend.

    Your star bundt pan is great, I only have the traditional ones, I even saw a castle on another blog this morning.The table setting is great to, you make everything look so beautiful!!

    Anyway, I am enjoying your blog. Enjoy your week!!!

  48. What a great cake, I love the tin it's so funky, I'm sure the cake is as delicious as it looks. Popping in from Creative Mondays.

  49. First - a fabulous table setting for the Star! The cake is a beauty - love the bundt pan. Thanks for sharing both the recipe and the final result with us at Make it Monday.

  50. Fabby, Your star shaped bundt cake looks beautiful! It almost looks like an Aztec temple with all it's stepped heights. The white Tognana tea service looks perfect with the blue and white pattern of your tablecloth. Just Perfect!!!

  51. That's a great bundt pan. Thanks for sharing.


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