Tuesdays with Dorie: Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

May 10, 2011 at 12:10 am | Posted in bundt cakes, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 19 Comments
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brown sugar bundt cake

Well, I do think we have finally found ourselves at the end of the TWD Bundt cake chapter.  A bittersweet day, perhaps…if that may be said concerning something called a Brown Sugar Bundt.

The recipe for this brown sugar and buttermilk cake calls for chunks of apple or pear in the batter (and some prunes, too), but in the interests of being sort of seasonal, I was really hoping to make this with rhubarb.  That plan was foiled, though, after trips to two different farmers’ markets and one produce stand turned up zilch.  I returned home with a nice, ripe mango in my bag and just used that instead (and nixed those prunes).  Despite all the brown sugar in the ingredient list– I used half light, half dark–this cake was not a sugar-bomb at all.  The sweetness was understated enough that I think it would have been a fabulous breakfast cake, even though we had it for dessert.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Pantry Revisited, as it was Peggy’s pick this week.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. I’m going to look for a mango ! Great bundt !

  2. Lovely. I have to say, your “Tuesdays with Dorie” posts have inspired me to purchase her cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours. I can’t wait to get started!

  3. I can’t think of anything better than brown sugar and mango!
    Your cake looks perfect, understated and lovely. 😀

  4. Mango sounds delicious. So does rhubarb. I’m glad you liked this and your cake looks beautiful. Thank you so much for baking along with me this week!

  5. Oh, the elusive rhubarb! It’s still not ready in these parts, so my annual rhubarb-fest will just have to wait. I didn’t make this, but I am really regretting it now and mango sounds like a wonderful addition.

  6. Cake for breakfast? Yes, please! Great post!

  7. Yum. Mango sounds nice. I used apples and dried apricots but I think rhubarb would be good too.

  8. Oh, mango would be good. I just used nuts. Mine stuck to the pan so I ended up frosting it, but it was so good that way!

  9. Looks great- my husband would’ve loved the mango version!

  10. Yum! Yours looks fabulous. I went with a full-blown chocolate version… which will post later tonight. I’m a little behind schedule this week! 🙂

  11. I agree, it definitely was nit overly sweet. Looks good!

  12. mango sounds fun (rhubarb too)!

  13. Mango. Good idea!

  14. From my window, I can see my neighbour’s rhubarb growing. Patience. It’s coming.
    Even with such a moist fruit as mango, your cake has held together really well. Nice!

  15. Yummo – I think mango would be superb in this scrumptious cake.

  16. Wow, the end of the bundts, huh? Another section checked off the list. I don’t think my chocolate chip version would have been as appropriate for breakfast, not that that stopped me from having a nibble with my morning tea.

  17. Love that you made this with mango. And the idea of a breakfast cake sounds perfect to me.

  18. Hey! Just to let you know that I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award!:D

  19. This cake seems to work with just about anything you throw at it (thought strangely, no one is going for the prunes). The mango bundt looks great. I am sad that this is our last bundt, too.

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