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



FABBY: God bless the Veterans

Hello sweet friends!

Honoring all the Veterans that have served in the different wars to protect the freedom of this great country...the United States of America.

Blessings to all of them and their families.