Monday, 26 March 2012

Secret Recipe Club : Orange Cream Cheese Bundt Cake


It's Secret Recipe reveal day again for Group D. The secret recipe club was started by Amanda from Amanda's Cookin' The idea is simple - each month you are assigned a blog which you keep secret hence the name and make a recipe from that blog. Someone else will have your blog too. All posts are revealed at the same time on a set date. As Amanda says, its a fun way to discover new blogs, make new friends and step outside of our comfort zones.

This month I have been assigned Cakes and More! who describes herself as a "hardcore foodie with an incorrigible sweet tooth" You can imagine my delight when I saw the name of the blog :) I think I've mentioned previously that one of my fears is being assigned a blog with no cakes or bakes but all the bloggers are so versatile it has never happened. Back to Cakes and More!.. if you've never visited, please head on over and check out her amazing blog. It is full of beautiful pictures to accompany the detailed recipes. There were so many recipes I wanted to try on her blog but I eventually settled on this cream cheese bundt cake which sounded interesting and I love bundt cakes. Others that made my shortlist are orange yoghurt cake, citrus tuiles, mocha brownies and moist chocolate bundt cake

Back to this cream cheese bundt cake. It was the perfect opportunity to use my new miniature bundt pan from America. I added some orange blossom water, orange zest and orange juice as I thought it would complement the cream cheese.  The cake was deliciously moist and light with the right amount of citrus.  If you tasted it carefully, you can actually taste the cream cheese. I'll definitely be making this again either plain or with other flavours. 




 my new miniature bundt pan 


 I decided to add some citrus to the mix

 gorgeous orange zest 


 they turned out beautifully... 

 I had enough batter to make 2 other medium sized bundt cakes

 I also made a glaze for some of them

 delicious! 

Recipe adapted from Cakes and More!

Note: this recipe yielded 6 miniatures bundts and 2 medium sized bundts as shown. I should have made half the recipe but they were all gone as they were delicious!

340g butter
225g cream cheese
675g sugar(!! not sure if I did the conversion correctly) - I only used 300g which was fine but use 350g - 400g if you prefer a sweeter bake
6 eggs
2 teaspoon orange blossom water
375g flour
1 teaspoon salt
zest of 1 orange
1 tablespoon of fresh orange juice

Glaze (optional) 
Mix 50g icing sugar with enough orange juice to give a spreading consistency. 

  • Preheat the oven to 170C.
  • Butter and flour your bundt tins.
  • Beat the cream cheese and butter in an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add the sugar and continue mixing.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add the orange blossom water, orange juice and orange zest.
  • Finally mix in the flour and salt. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tins and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes for the miniature bundts (check after 25 minutes) and 40 minutes for the larger bundts (again check after 30 minutes). My oven temperature is wonky so these are probably over-estimations!
  • Serve with a dusting of icing sugar or orange glaze. 




45 comments:

  1. OMG OMG OMG I have SUPER DUPER Jealous Ros!!! I am going to jump online and buy a mini bunt cake tin!!! It's not fair you're got all these new baking tools to use :D

    WOO HOO ~ my sister loves orange flavoured cakes can't wait to try! YAY!

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    1. LOL the mini bundt tins are super cute, aren't they? I'm sure your sister would love these :)

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  2. These mini bundt cakes look amazing! I just got some orange blossom water and have been trying to decide what to make with it! Now I know!!

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    1. Thanks! I think I'll try cookies next with the orange blossom water.

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  3. WOW! How much prettier can they get!! Love this recipe!

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    1. Thanks, they really are cute, aren't they? :)

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  4. Oh wow I love the bundt tins, all of them! The recipe looks lovely too!

    Nom! X

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    1. I have a slight bundt tin addiction now....

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  5. Those bunts turned out awesome and I especially love the design of the two medium bunts. I love the idea of the secret recipe club and I'm in admiration over how many challenges you tackle... you're an inspiration!

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    1. Thanks for your ongoing support! I am developing a slight bundt tin addiction as well as my baking addiction! secret recipe club is great fun!

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  6. I love all your bundt cake tins and they are all so well used to bake these beautiful cakes. I love baking mini bundt cakes and will bookmark this recipe :D

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    1. Do let me know what you think if you try it. Everyone enjoyed the cake and there wasn't a crumb left!

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  7. Your cakes look so moist and pretty! Love all your bundt pan examples! Makes me feel like starting my own collection :) So lovely!

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    1. I have a little (but growing) collection of bundt tins. They are just so cute!

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  8. I love how you used all of those different orange flavorings. A perfect cake for my taste buds.

    Love your new pan, too!

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    1. Thanks, it was delicious! I am so in love with my new pan :)

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  9. These sound very yummy. I love the flavor of orange. It looks like your new bundt cake tins worked well for you.

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    1. The cakes were delicious! I love my new bundt tins and am so glad I bought them.

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  10. these look fantastic! i need to get myself some mini-bundt pans - they're adorable!

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    1. oh, and glad to meet you through the SRC - i'm a fellow group D'er! =)

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    2. Thanks for dropping by, I'm slowly visiting everyone in group D. Love being part of SRC. Cant go wrong with a bundt cake - they just look so good!!

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  11. My mini bunt pans will love getting dusted off for this recipe!

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    1. yes and everyone will love you for it too :)

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  12. I love the addition of orange to this recipe. Yum!

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  13. I love that pan and these are adorable! I so have to get me one of those!

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    1. Thanks! It's worth investing in a bundt pan - you will use it again and again :)

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  14. These are so cute and I want one. Perfect SRC recipe and the orange sounds so good.

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    1. Thanks! The orange worked really well with the cream cheese.

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  15. This sounds light and refreshing and they are super cute!! Good choice

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  16. Those look delish!

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  17. What beautiful little cakes.

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  18. Wow! what a great collection of pretty bundt cakes! Looks wonderful! YUM! :)

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    1. thanks, they were cute and delicious!

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  19. A friend gave me one of these mini bundt tins a year or so ago and I confess it's still in its wrapper - now I know what to do with it !!
    The Secret Recipe Club sounds like a fun idea.

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    1. The secret recipe club is definitely great fun! Do get your mini bundt tins out - they make really cute cakes! :)

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  20. These look so good. I just found your blog its great. Come check out my blog at www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com


    Have a Great Day :)

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