Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rose Bundt Cake

Rose Bundt Cake


Sometimes a girl just needs to splurge. I repeat this mantra in my head twice a day when I'm eating dessert, but I recently had to say it to myself once again when I bought a silicone rose-shaped Bundt pan. It's pretty, girly and pink. Of course I had to buy it. It's a real rose cake: rose-shaped and rose-flavored. I used rose syrup and red food coloring for extra effect -- I'm kitsch like that. The cake recipe is the same recipe I used for the cream puff cake; a cake so good, it can be eaten with no frosting or frills. Rating: 5- out of 5. What a good start of the year :)




Rose Bundt Cake: adapted from Martha Stewart

Ingredients:
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon coarse salt
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons rose syrup, or 5 tablespoons rose water
- 4 drops red food coloring (optional)

Instructions:
- Make cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan (2 inches deep). In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar on high until pale and fluffy, 5 minutes. In a small saucepan, bring milk and butter to a simmer over medium. With mixer on medium, gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture and beat just until combined. With mixer on low, add milk mixture in a steady stream and beat until combined. Fold in vanilla and rose syrup or rose water. Add red food coloring if you would like to make the cake pink.
- Pour batter into pan. Bake until top is light golden and a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack, 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan; turn cake out onto rack to cool completely (top side up), 30 minutes.



Rose Bundt Cake

8 comments:

Daphne said...

I really like the rose effect that comes out from the mould, nice cake with snowy icing sugar dusted on the top and must be very yummy too ^^

EliFla said...

I got all ingredients....thank you...have a specila happy new year, hugs, Flavia

Becca said...

This is a beautiful cake, and it's a lovely pink color.

Bill said...

I'm a guy, and I'd be very willing to taste a rose cake! :O)

Butter Hearts Sugar said...

Oooo pretty! What girl could resist a pink rose shaped bunt pan! The cake looks really lovely.

Chele said...

You repeat that mantra as often as you need to when it comes to something like this lol. So pretty and delicate.

Janka. said...

You have very nice blog, and the cake looks really good :)

Cakes and Teacups said...

This looks delicious and lovely. Girly indeed, perfect for Valentines Day. Thank you.