Monday, 2 September 2013

Cranberry Orange Mini Bundt Cakes with Orange Glaze

Its been almost a month since I posted anything in my blog nor visited any other blogs. 2 reasons why I haven't been very active in blogging (1. laptop crash, 2. On a diet )If you are my face book page follower, then you already know that I am on a diet & have been cooking just the diet food. Well I will be posting more about this diet in my next post. I am posting this from my hubbys laptop & I hope to get my laptop fixed soon.

Today I would like to introduce you to my blogger friend Shema from "Life Scoops" I am sure most of you already know her & her amazing cooking/baking skills. I got to know her through a common friend & I cant tell you how much I admire her cooking/ baking & photography skills. She is my first guest to post in my blog & I am so glad to have her in my virtual space.  To know more about her visit here. She has made some delicious lovely looking "Cranberry Orange Mini Bundt Cakes with Orange Glaze" Now lets go on to her post...

From Shema author of  "Life Scoops"

I got introduced to Sheela, through Renu, a common friend of ours, who wanted to get us seemingly like-minded people together. This is one another reason why I love blogging as it’s a great medium to bring together people who share common passion and interests across the world, exchange ideas and notes and just get to know each other on a personal level. Sheela resides in Singapore, with her husband and a terrific toddler, Zion.
These mini bundt cakes burst with a nice citrusy orange flavor and the tart Cranberries and crunchy Pecans add a wonderful texture and taste. You can use the same batter to make mini bundt cakes, muffins or even bake it as a normal sized cake.
  • 2 cups - All purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp - Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp - Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp - Salt
  • 2 - Egg
  • 3/4 cup - Sugar (*Refer Notes)
  • 2 Tsp - Finely grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup (56gms or 1/2 stick) - Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Cup - Plain Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup - Orange juice fresh
  • 3/4 Cup - Dried cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup - Pecans or Walnuts, chopped
Glaze Ingredients(optional)
  • 3/4 Cup - Orange Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 4 Tablespoon - Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon - Butter
  1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees.
  2. Grease the mini bundt cake pan or line the muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the butter and sugar
  5. Add eggs and whisk until combined
  6. Stir in the orange zest, orange juice and yogurt and mix until combined
  7. Add the flour in 3 batches and whisk until the batter comes together.
  8. Mix in cranberries and pecan/walnuts and whisk until they are evenly distributed. Do not overmix.
  9. Evenly divide the batter in between the mini bundt cakes or the muffin pan
  10. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Transfer the Mini bundt cakes/muffins to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before glazing.

To Make The Glaze:
  1. Add 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice and butter to a non-stick sauce pan
  2. Heat until the mixture reduces it to 1/2 Cup.
  3. Let it cool.
  4. Add 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar and whisk until combined
  5. Pour the glaze over the bundt cakes with a teaspoon or use a brush to apply the glaze.
Notes and Tips
  • If you are not making the glaze, increase the sugar to 1 cup for the muffins
  • Make sure not to include the white part of the orange skin while zesting the orange
  • Use freshly squeezed orange juice



  1. I did notice you being away from blogging and you sure had valid reasons. The computer crash can be really troublesome and hope the diet has done good.

    I am admiring these beautiful cakes, delicious and amazing in appearance. Such a stunner and can't take my eyes away from the up-notch pictures.

  2. Shema those look mothwatering.. Dont do this to me, i am trying to diet.,
    I am hosting my first ever giveaway, you can win $30 clothes, would love if you can enter
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  3. Am a fan of Shema's blog, she shares beautiful dishes with catchy clicks.. CUte mini bundt cakes.. I know how it will be difficult to blog while dieting, also computer become a part of my life i cant stay away, can guess how tough it will be.

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  6. love those mini budnts cake. looks super tempting. love to see you at my space.

  7. Nice to meet you Sheela through Sheema!!! The bundt cake looks awesome!!!

    You have a beautiful space!!!

  8. Heading over from Shema's kitchen. Love your space and this mini bundts looks absolutely delicious!

  9. the bundts look awesome... i guess food and blogging can wait till u get back in shape!!! hope to see u soon in action... :) or i guess, u could post the diet food once ur lappy is back in action so that i could take a leaf out of it... :)

  10. Oooh! Such cute yummy bundts. I am a die hard fan of oranges and I can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Dieting when u r a food lover is really a difficult task and without laptop u must be feeling cut out of the world....hope u get back to action soon...The bundt cakes look awesome

  12. Sheela, nice to know you are doing good. Ofcourse know about your diet and hey, all the best.:(for the computer.
    These bundt cakes are adorable, the best part is the it.

  13. What an awesome combination of flavors and you both rock at your blogging and photographs :-)I hope ur diet is going well, coz I know mine breaks every half hour ;-)

  14. very very cute little bundts !!! nice clicks too.

    have a nice day n tc..
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