March 16, 2009

Today is TWD and the Spelling Bee!


Today's Tuesday with Dorie was chosen by Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction- her choice was French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze on pages 224-225. I didn't have the marmalade, but I had some POM Wonderful that had been sent to me to try out and I had been dying to figure out how to use it (other than a pork chop recipe that I will be posting very soon!). The cake was only ok to me, but Grumpy seemed to really like it (meaning he has been helping himself to the cake! lol)


Other than the glaze, the only ingredient I used different was pecan meal instead of almonds (because that is what I had). Although it wasn't my favorite cake, it wasn't terrible. The cake alone was pretty sweet to me and so my addition of a thick sweet frosting wasn't my cup of tea - but the frosting would certainly go great on perhaps a chocolate bundt cake! To check out other TWD participants this week, be sure to go to our blogroll!

The recipe for the glaze (for those interested!)

POM Wonderful Cake Glaze

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup POM Wonderful juice
Approximately 2 cups of confectioner's sugar

Stir together butter and POM juice. Add confectioner's sugar and mix well. Add more sugar or POM to obtain consistency desired.

Its that easy!


In my title I mentioned the Spelling Bee! I have had my cousin Ryan's blog on the sidebar since his tour began and today is the day I get to see him in his show! I'm really excited because not only am I going to get to see Ryan perform, but I am also going to get to meet Linda, of the Weekend Cook who is also going to the show! Hopefully I'll have some great photos to show you all after the show!

69 comments:

Jin Hooi said...

wow.. beautiful cake .. love the colour !!

recipes2share said...

French Pink for a French Cake - delicious!

Marthe said...

Your frosting looks amazing: a gorgeous shade of pink!! I love pink!!

Marthe said...

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SiHaN said...

i shuddered when i saw the pink dripping off the cake on the first photo.. Too bad u didn't enjoy it that much. At least it looked gorgeous!

Robin Sue said...

You stole my heart with that pink icing! So pretty.

Creative One said...

Cake looks delicious, love the pink frosting! Can't wait to see the pics from the show.

Cristine said...

I LOVE the pink frosting. Too cute!!! At least Grumpy enjoyed the cake so that it didn't go to waste. :) Have fun at the bee!

Steph said...

The glaze is so pretty!!

Amanda said...

Wow it looks amazing! I LOVED this cake, it smelled so good while cooking and tasted wonderful :) I paired it with simple lemon curd. YUM!

Bellini Valli said...

Sounds amazing HoneyB. I'll look forward to your insights into the show:D

Barbara Bakes said...

Have fun tonight! I love going to plays.

Peggy said...

Wow, love the pink! I loved this cake so I'm with grumpy. I have had a piece every night now since I made it last Thurs. It's beginning to get a bit stale but I am still eating every bite of it! Hope you have a happy St. Patty's Day!!

Jessica said...

I think that the pink frosting on your cake is so pretty. I love pecans so I love the idea of using pecan meal in the cake too. I'm sorry that it wasn't your favorite.

Katrina said...

Looks good! I like the pink! (We're a house full of boys here--pink is good for my soul!) ;)

Happy cook said...

Wow looks so beautiful and i love that icing.

Jessie said...

pretty pink frosting! at least grumpy enjoyed it and it did not go to waste. There a certain cakes that I am not too keen of too. You should make a chocolate version of this cake. Chocolate always make everything taste 10 times better

Carrie said...

So pretty!

Enjoy the show!

cindy said...

Looks heavenly!!!

Mary Ann said...

Wow- great idea for a glaze. It looks beautiful. I was wondering what to do with the rest of the Pom juice that they sent me. This is a great idea.

Pam said...

This looks simply delicious - I love the pink frosting.

Good luck to Ryan at the spelling bee.

BAKE-EN said...

Too bad you didn't like it. Your pictures make it look very tasty!

Banjo said...

Oh I love the idea of Pom with this cake... looks beautiful!

Reeni♥ said...

It's such a lovely cake with that pretty frosting. It has a lovely texture. Good Luck to Ryan!!

Jennifer said...

Your cake is simply stunning!

Gaby said...

wow this looks unbelievable - I want some asap!
great job!

Zesty Cook said...

Amazing Cake!! I love the frosting

Netts Nook said...

I love POM can't wait to try cake looks great.

noble pig said...

It is so beautiful. You need to have a girlie party with that one.

Katy said...

I bet that glaze would be fab on an angel food cake (smacking my lips at the thought of it!).

Good luck to Ryan!

Flourchild said...

I love what you did with the frosting..using pom..how cool is that. Your bread looks very good. I thought this one is a keeper!

Ingrid said...

Your cake looks wonderful. It's crumb is such a lovely golden color.

The glaze would probably taste great on lots of other things or by itself on my spoon! :-)
~ingrid

chocolatechic said...

Pink glaze. Perfect!

Linda said...

I love the pink frosting --- so pretty!

Elyse said...

Well, the cake sure looks yummy! I love the glaze you came up with--man, that on a chocolate bundt, you're so right, it sounds like heaven! I really need to try some of this Pom Wonderful, huh? Have fun at the spelling bee!!

Fit Chick said...

Your pink frosting is a hit!!! Looks so good.

Teanna said...

Amazing amazing amazing! I'm just LOVING the pom!

Ivette said...

I bet that icing tasted great! Its good that you tried the cake though.. that way you get to know what you like and what you don't :)

Jules Someone said...

Love the pink. I'm sorry this wasn't more of a favorite.

Bunny said...

The frosting is a beautiful color Shelby! I made the maple pork chops tonight and my family really liked them Shelby!

The Hungry Mouse said...

OMG, so pretty! (LOVE pink!)

+Jessie

Tami said...

What a great idea for a topping! It looks delicious.

Cakelaw said...

Your POM icing is so pretty!

Sweet as Coco said...

oh the POM is a good idea!! Cake looks very tasty!!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Our cake texture came out the same. I was questioning mine, so I guess it's ok. Great idea for the POM. You can also look at their website for recipes, I have a few saved from there I'd like to try.

Tangled Noodle said...

I didn't even know about pecan meal (I have almond in my pantry)! The glaze looks sweet, both in color and flavor - what a wonderful way to incorporate the POM.

TeaLady said...

LOVE the pink glaze. Sorry you didn't care for the cake. It was simple and tasty.

Katie said...

Even if you didn't love it still looks really tasty.

Gabe's Girl said...

I just love the pink touch! Nicely done. I am with Grumpy though, I loved the cake. Have a great day!

Bobby said...

That glaze loooks fantastic!!!

J.Danger said...

the glaze is adorable! Hope the show goes well!

greedygrace said...

Sweet Lord in Heaven, that looks delicious!

I came by to welcome you to SITS!

sandy said...

That looks so yummy!

Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood:0)

Eudae-Mamia said...

I'd just eat the frosting and skip the cake - what an incredible shade of pink!!!

And I'm not a pink person, so that's saying a lot.

Welcome to SiTS! Em

Joy said...

That cake looks amazing!

Welcome to the SITS community - it's great to have you as a SITSta!

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

I am LOVING the color of this glaze!

CookiePie said...

That is one beautiful cake -- and I LOVE the idea of a Pom glaze on a chocolate Bundt cake. Brilliant!!

Brandy said...

I love the pink color of the icing!

Welcome to SITS!

K said...

Those look fabulous!

Just stopping by to welcome you to SITS!

carma said...

You've got me drooling just looking at those pics :D
Wanted to stop by to say "hi" and welcome to SITS. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant group of bloggers.
carma

angi_b72 said...

Welcome to SITS...glad to have a new SITSta!!

AP said...

well it sure does look pretty!! nice photos!! and welcome to SITS

Rachael said...

it is absolutely beautiful, i love the color of the frosting! that is too bad it wasn't as delicious as it looks.

just stopping by today to wish a warm welcome to sits, we are thrilled to have you as part of the community!

Momma Miller said...

Welcome to SITS. I'm new there, too. I'm so glad I found your site. I'm salivating over your blog today!!!!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

I'm sorry the cake didn't taste as good as you expected, but it sure looks beautiful. It definitely made me hungry!

Dropping by to welcome you to SITS - glad to have you join us!

Ann On and On... said...

I think I just gained 5 pounds. That looks soooo good!

I'll be back to drool, I mean read more.

Welcome to the SITS-ahood! We are happy to have you! Jump over to my blog, click the GIVEAWAY tab....I have 2 going on right now.

Mamarazzi said...

that looks amazing!

I am here to welcome you to SITS. You are going to love being part of this amazing community of women. So welcome to the SITStahood!!

OH and I am having a giveaway on my blog come check it out...scroll down a little it's a couple posts in ;)

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, that glaze looks fantastic! Giving me ideas for my pom juice - I still haven't figured out what to put it in!

MsGourmet said...

That is the most gorgeous shade of pink!

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