The Redeemer


Please tell me someone can relate to this scenario. You make one of your family’s favorite meals; spaghetti and you guessed it…homemade meatballs (made with ground bison, leaner and higher in protein than beef) But this time you make them a little bit bigger than you typically do (This dinner has graced our table more than a dozen times) So everyone sits down to dive into this mouth-watering meal and you cut into that beautiful hand sculpted ball of meat and there it is…PINKNESS. You hear yourself groan and your young son gripes, “How come you didn’t COOK ’em Mom?!”

This has happened in some way, shape or form to someone out there, right?

So after the meatballs were cast back into the sauce and baked for 10 more excruciating minutes and after everyone was contented with their completely cooked meatballs, I got to redeem myself with this little gem…Autumn Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze. Yes, I am aware that it is very near to summer but I am not one to discriminate. I have had this recipe in my “recipes I wanna try” notebook for some time now. It contains my absolute favorite spice of all time, cinnamon. I keep copious amounts of it on hand, because you never know when you might need to assemble a babka at a moment’s notice.

Autumn Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze

Adapted from the blog: Let Her Bake Cake

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. ginger

pinch of salt

1/2 cup canola oil

3/4 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree

1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped

1 cup walnuts, chopped

Maple Glaze consists of 1/3 cup confectioners sugar and 1 1/2 Tbs. maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease bundt pan well. In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, cream oil and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat in the vanilla. Mix in the pumpkin well. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture. Stir in nuts and cranberries. Bake 50 minutes or until a knife in center comes out clean.

Let cool and drizzle glaze over the top.


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