Thank you to BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamers for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own!
If I were to play that game "Never Have I Ever," I'd be the most boring player ever. Instead of posing scandalous situations, I'd be all like "Never have I ever made a Bundt cake." Everyone would probably just look at me funny, but I bet you that most of them have never made a Bundt cake either. I wouldn't judge anyone over this fact, but for some reason, I'm judging myself over it hardcore. I've had a pan sitting in my cabinet for at least 4 years, but no Bundt cake has ever been made. Until now.
It's baby's first Bundt cake and it's the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. No, it's not too early- Thanksgiving is just about four weeks away... Menu planning starts now!
I've practically been camping out outside my grocery store 24/7, desperately waiting for them to stock fresh cranberries. The moment has now arrived and I packed up my tent and went home with multiple bags both for cooking and baking and to store away in the freezer. Another thing it's worth waiting outside the grocery store for? The seasonal flavors of BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamers. My personal favorite of the moment is Frosted Vanilla Cookie:
I decided to break out both seasonal delights for my first Bundt cake experience. Really, a Bundt cake is a million times easier than a layer cake, so I'm really not sure why I waited so long. The most important thing is to grease the Bundt pan well.
And to top it with something delicious, like a glaze.
And really, it's a shame not to glaze a Bundt cake because the way the glaze cascades down the side is just too beautiful to resist.
Topping with sprinkles is also not essential, but really kind of is, if you know what I mean. Instead of going with a traditional holiday color scheme, I decided to go with rainbow colors for a generally festive feel. 'Tis the season for celebrating!
Cranberries certainly help that celebratory feel, as well. In case you can't tell, cranberries are most definitely my 2016 holiday food and ingredient of choice.
I've mentioned it before, but I'm pretty sure cranberry is soon going become the new pumpkin. I think pumpkin will always be loved, but let's face it, the market has become ridiculously saturated and the world needs something new to become obsessed with. Here comes cranberry!
And frosted vanilla cookie? Can that become a flavor trend, too? I don't really think it has to be relegated to a season either. I would be all about frosted vanilla cookie all year round. But because everyone loves sugar cookies for the holidays, it will definitely help you get in the holiday spirit.
I give credit to the BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamers Frosted Vanilla Cookie for making this cake so incredibly moist. The creamer also adds some extra sweetness, which is very much needed in light of the major tartness the cranberries bring. Perfectly balanced!
Don't you dare tell me it's too early for all of these holiday favorites. I've had eggnog sitting in my fridge for three weeks now. THREE WEEKS. I don't condone this type of behavior, but that's what happens when you're married to an eggnog addict. I don't even try to fight it anymore.
This is it; I'm full-on in holiday cooking and baking mode. It's going to be a veryyy fun next few months. I hope you're ready! No, I'm still not planning on drinking any of that eggnog just yet; I'll leave that to my husband for now. But cranberries and holiday creamers are totally welcome in my life any time at all.
What ingredients and flavors are you most excited for this holiday season?
Frosted Vanilla Cookie Cranberry Bundt Cake
- 1 cup 2 sticks butter, room temperature
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup BAILEYS ™ Coffee Creamers Frosted Vanilla Cookie
- 1 ½ cup fresh cranberries
- Frosted Vanilla Cookie glaze see recipe below
- Multicolor sprinkles optional
Frosted Vanilla Cookie Glaze:
- 2 cup confectioners' sugar
- ¼ cup BAILEYS ™ Coffee Creamers Frosted Vanilla Cookie
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add flour mixture to mixing bowl, alternating with BAILEYS ™ Coffee Creamers Frosted Vanilla Cookie. Mix well.
- Fold in cranberries.
- Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (12 cup) Bundt pan.
- Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once cake is cool, pour glaze over the top and add sprinkles if desired.
Frosted Vanilla Cookie Glaze:
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and BAILEYS ™ Coffee Creamers Frosted Vanilla Cookie until smooth glaze is formed.
Thank you to BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamers for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
sarah k @ the pajama chef says
ummm, yes PLEASE! I love all things cranberry too. i haven't seen any in stores yet but i still have a bag from last year in my freezer. 🙂
Annie @ The Garlic Diaries says
This looks so wonderful, Sue! I want a slice so bad right now :). This is so nostalgic for me - my dad always makes a cranberry bundt cake for Christmas, so this just makes me very happy!! Pinned :).
Samina @ The Cupcake Confession says
I don't get it either - I have a bundt pan sitting in my baking supplies shelf for as long as I can remember but it just NEVER has been used! Today, that is going to change because I am so excited to make this one! I love that creamer and I can only wish it was available here! 🙁 That won't stop me though, I'll add the cranberries and the most important bit - the GLAZE, because, it's a bundt cake so glaze is mandatory! I love this!
Baby's first bundt cake turned out awesome! You are correct in the correctness of the greasing of the pan step in making bundt cakes. Even when well greased, they can be a pain sometimes, but yours looks so great! Seasonal and playful all at once. Yum!
Culinary Flavors says
Very fruity bandtcake! I love Baileys and must have given it a very deep aroma!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
This bundt cake sounds delicious, Sues! I love the use of the frosted sugar cookie creamer, one of my favorites! Such a great holiday treat!
Katalina @ Peas and Peonies says
Love the beautiful and bright cranberries in here, and the Baileys frosted cookie flavor is so perfect for the holidays.
Mary Frances says
Haha never have I ever made a bundt cake either. That shall change soon though. This is a great recipe and the cake looks so cute! 🙂
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
That cake just screams happy. 🙂 I can see you parked out in front of the Kroger store. If I parked myself outside the supermarket here in Australia I'd be there night and day forever since we never get fresh cranberries. Once a year we get frozen cranberries and I stock up. Last year the store had ordered only 6 packages and I took them all.
[email protected] says
yEs this is the ultimate fall treat and I can so see myself enjoying this for my breakfast!!
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
Welcome to the bundt cake club! You will be a long life member, especially after this delicious vanilla cooke cranberry bundt cake you have made.
It looks so festive and delicious.
I'm am totally with you on loving cranberries! This looks delish!
Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness says
This is gorgeous!! I HOPE cranberry is the new pumpkin 😉
Sharon Anderson says
This looks like a real BEAUTY..Happy Bundt pan baking!!
Jessica - The Novice Chef says
This cake is glorious!! And I can't believe this is your first bundt cake - you nailed it! 🙂