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Brown Sugar Bundt Cake with Buttery Brown Sugar Sauce

Hello Everyone,

I picked up another cake book a week ago! Imagine that, me the cakebaker with another cake book! LOL!! It’s a Betty Crocker Cupcakes and Cakes book. The cover is what caught my eye, it has a tye-dye cupcake! I had to make those cupcakes!! I made 48 of them for the mission’s “March To End Hunger” last Saturday. What a great event that was!! Thank you so much to all the Angel Bakers for all the beautiful cupcakes we ended up with 349 standard size and 84 mini cupcakes! WOW!! I hope we can be a part of this event next year!!

I made another cake from this book for our church’s life group. It was so yummy, everyone loved it!!

 Brown Sugar Bundt Cake:

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 cup butter, softened, (2 sticks) 8 oz.

4 large eggs, at room temperature

2 tsp. vanilla

3/4 cup whole milk

Buttery Brown Sugar Sauce:

1 cup butter (2 sticks) 8 oz.

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

2 tbsp. whole milk

1 tbsp. light corn syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt cake pan, and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat 1-1/2 cups brown sugar, the granulated sugar, and butter with electric mixer on low-speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add the 2 teaspoons vanilla. On low-speed, alternately add flour mixture with the 3/4 cup milk. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan to serving plate. To make sauce, place all sauce ingredients expect vanilla in a 2-quart saucepan and on medium high heat bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Serve over with cake.

Well that’s it for today everyone!

Until next time..

Amanda 🙂


Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Cakes, Cookbook


Mexican Cookbook

Hello everyone,

I wanted to let you all know about a great Mexican cookbook that we picked up many years ago when we lived in Mesa, AZ. It’s called (Mexican family favorites Cook Book, by Maria Teresa Bermudez.) It has some of the best recipes I have ever tried for mexican cooking.  I made some turkey enchilada’s last night and they turned out great. The recipe say’s to lightly fry your corn tortilla’s in oil, but I don’t do this. I just dip the tortilla in the warm enchilada sauce, and it works great! I stopped buying enchilada sauce after I made some from this cookbook, the canned kind just doesn’t taste the same, plus this is so easy to make! There are several very tasty dessert’s in there to. Get this book you won’t be sorry!! I found it on Amazon for ya!!!

I’m working on my cake for the mentally challenge adult tonight, I baked the cake last night. It’s chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.  The young lady likes horses, so I decided to go with that theme.

I saw my eye Dr. today and my eyes are slowly getting better, which was great to hear or see lol!!! My leg is doing better, it’s not swelling or red like it has been. Guess what my last Dr. appt with Dr. appt with my MD. went really well, I don’t have to test my blood sugar anymore! I also lost 4 pounds since the last time I was there!!! yaaaa!! I do have a bladder infection and a yeast infection that I’m still fighting, but other than that thing’s have been getting a little better with my health…

I hope your all having a great day!!!

Amanda 🙂

P.S. not mad at my husband anymore… 🙂

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Posted by on April 15, 2010 in Cookbook