Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ABC-My Poor Little Eggnog Pound Cake with Crystal Rum Glaze

 I was so excited when I saw that the last challenge from Baking for All Occassions by Flo Braker was Eggnog Pound Cake.  I love eggnog! I love buttery pound cake.  The recipe looked very easy and it was.  I halved the recipe because I didn't want to make a big pound cake.  I had a small bundt pan so I thought I would use that.  I tried to bake it in 35 minutes but it was not nearly done.  So I put it in for 10 more minutes....still not done....(???) so I put it in for another 5 minutes.  Finally the tester came out clean.  I let it rest for 10 minutes then flipped it over to unmold.  Oh boy.....the cake fell apart into 4 big pieces.   So I patched it up the best I could and glazed the pitiful thing.  The upside is it tasted wonderful!  My cake was not dry at was moist and had a nice buttery flavor.  I used spiced rum instead of regular dark rum and raisins instead of currants.  It was delicious!

 Moist and delicious!  The glaze gives it a nice crunchy exterior.  I will have to try this one again sometime and do it right!   If you want to see how this should have looked check out the other wonderful ABC bakers here. I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed baking along with this group and loved this cookbook!  I will continue to explore new recipes and revisit the favorites that I baked this past year.   Next year we will be baking from a new cookbook called The Weekend Baker by Abigail Johnson looks like there are many wonderful recipes to challenge all of should be fun!

Until Next Time.....

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what happened. The interior sure looks wonderfully moist (mine was a bit dry). And raisins sounds great too. I used dried cranberries. Thank you for baking along in 2011. I look forward to baking with you from The Weekend Baker in 2012.


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