If the beauty shots of this cake don’t get you into the holiday spirit, then I’m not sure what will! The #DeLaLuz team is more than ready for the holidays (we play Christmas carols nonstop like happy elves in a workshop!) and we are so excited to send you some amazing recipes that are sure to make you and all of the people you feed oh-so-happy! Of course, it’s worth mentioning that we are also lucky enough to get afternoon pick-me-ups thanks to the incredible dance moves that only baby David can pull off (and if you follow Marcela on social media, you know what I am talking about!). That said, cute as baby David is, the main star of this post is the Bundt cake!
This cake is one of those things that will be on your mind for the rest of the year! In fact, I’m sure that, soon enough, you’ll find yourself waiting for the holidays to arrive yet again just so that you have an excuse to make it, like a child waiting for Santa! At least that’s how we feel about it here at #CasaMarcela!
A note: don’t forget the rosemary… it gives it that beautiful wreath-like look! Oh, and don’t forget that this cake will taste much better when eaten in the company of those you love!
Season’s greetings and abrazos to all!
Holiday Bundt Cake with Maple-Cointreau Icing
1 ½ cups unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 cup cottage cheese, pureed
3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon Cointreau liquor
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat pan with bake spray and flour.Place butter in a saucepan over low heat to melt; set aside. Place cottage cheese in a food processor or blender and pulse until pureed and no lumps remain; set aside. Make sure cottage cheese puree is completely blended and with no lumps. Consistency will be similar to sour cream.In a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment and add melted butter, cottage cheese and sugar into stand mixer bowl. Mix on medium-low for about 1 minute or until well combined. Add in vanilla and salt and mix until well combined. While mixer is running, add eggs in one at time and mix well after each addition. Turn mixer down to low and keep mixer running while gradually adding in flour.Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out almost clean, approximately 60-70 minutes. Allow cake to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out cake onto a cooling rack with topside down. Cool completely before cutting. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, and maple syrup. Whisk ingredients together until combined. Drizzle on top of bundt cake and add your favorite holiday decorations to make this dessert a holiday party crowd pleaser.