all-in-one holiday bundt cake

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When I did my bake-and-send extravaganza last summer, I unintentionally left a few key people out. Namely, our moms, both mine and Dave’s. Oops.

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I did, however, send a box of cookies to my mother-in-law’s sister. Who, of course, called my mother-in-law, mentioned the cookies, and then…I was in trouble. Well, not in trouble, because my mother-in-law is too nice for that, but not not in trouble either.

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So I finally made up for it recently by sending a box of fall-themed treats – molasses cookies, pumpkin biscotti, and this cake. Phew. No longer in the daughter-in-law doghouse.

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This is not a simple cake – we’re talking pumpkin, cranberries, apples, nuts, spices. I thought it smelled a lot like apple cake, but when I was eating it, the flavor of the cranberries stood out the most. It was a good cake – tasty and moist. I enjoyed it, and I hope my mother-in-law did too.

Now perhaps I should consider sending her a thank you note for the birthday present she sent me in August?

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Britin chose this cake for Tuesdays with Dorie, and she will have the recipe posted.  I substituted chestnuts for the pecans.

One year ago: Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

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  1. So beautiful! I love the idea of using chestnuts in this. Well done!

  2. These look so pretty dusted with icing sugar. I must get some bundt tins so I can have a go myself. Lovely lovely pictures.

  3. Love your minis – such a cute bundt! I’m sure your mother-in-law loved the treats!

  4. Those look delicious! I love mini bundts they are so adorable! I am putting this onto my “to make” list!

  5. These look beautiful and delicious!

  6. Auntie Carol(e) says:

    I should never tell my sister anything! But getting my 2 seconds of fame on your blog is priceless. . . . 🙂 I am making these bundts – pumpkin and cranberries? Two of my favorite fall things – I doubt that it gets better than this.