Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas cake

In addition to being a Christmas post, this is my 100th post! Time to celebrate! With cake!

The husband and I enjoyed a quiet and peaceful Christmas morning, not so different from our many other quiet and peaceful mornings, but enhanced with Christmas cake.



Actually, it's just this cake, but instead of raspberries I used cranberries, and I grated some orange zest and squeezed some orange juice into the batter. I love this cake. Buttermilk is just a wondrous thing, isn't it? Makes cakes so light and delicate.

I served it on the two Christmas dishes that we own, cherry red plates bearing happy little snow men and perfectly symmetrical snow flakes.



Merry Christmas, everyone!


13 comments:

  1. I kept that Gourmet raspberry cake recipe, too, but have not yet made it. I love your twist on it with the cranberries. I might just have to try it since I have an extra bag of cranberries in the freezer. Happy holidays!

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  2. It looks like you had a lovely day. This cake certainly would go a long way towards that goal! I know you're enjoying your days off work...

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  3. Merry Christmas (belated) Hungry Dog! And happy 100th post. That is one good looking cake and sounds like the perfect start to Christmas morning. Best wishes for the New Year.

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  4. Happy hundreth! What a great way to celebrate- with this delicous cake!

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  5. Ohh, that looks delicious! Must try!

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  6. Oh delicious! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  7. that's what i call a gorgeous cake, full of cranberry jewels. the sugar on top is a lovely touch. happy 100th to you--keep it up! :)

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  8. Food Gal: It's great with raspberries too. But I definitely think including the orange zest/juice took it to the next level.

    Thanks for all the good wishes and happy 100th's. I'm so lucky to have such great readers! :)

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  9. Merry, merry Christmas to you -- apologies for the belated wishes, but that just means I send double the New Year's sentiments to you and your family. I hope you enjoyed all your favorite dishes, had big laughs, and are soaking in the best gift to give oneself: relaxing!!!

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  10. congratulations on your 100th post! the cake looks so festive on your holiday plates and sounds quite delicious. Hope your holidays are grand!

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  11. Denise and foodhoe: thanks so much! Hope you all had wonderful holidays too and are looking forward to a great new year.

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  12. Merry Christmas and congratz on your 100th post! The cake looks awesome. Man, now I want cake...

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  13. Oooh! This looks fantastic. I usually don't love fruit in cakes and cookies, but for some reason I have a huge weakness for cranberries. I'll be trying this sometime!

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