If you've read my blog or just skimmed through, you'll have noticed a couple of things. I love snickerdoodle and s'mores "flavored" desserts. Well, on Monday I click over to see what Cristine had posted on her blog, Cooking with Cristine and what do I see but my family's favorite, Snickerdoodle Blondies. I immediately read on to see if she enjoyed them as much as I do. She does! Here's what she wrote...."They are divine, amazing, fantastic, drool-worthy, delicious.... well, you get the point!" Yay, I don't know about you guys but I always worry about posting how fantastic I think something is only to later find out that everyone else who tried it hated it!
Getting back to the cake. There I am happily leaving Cristine a comment when I noticed that Julia had also left her a comment. I stop a moment to read what Julia wrote and what do my eyes see? Julia has written about a Snickerdoodle Cake she has just made! Whaaaaa?! Since when? And how come she didn't tell me, her most faithful snickerdoodle follower? I hurriedly finished up my comment and hopped over to see what this was all about. Yup, there it was Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake. ( I should state that Peabody has a Snickerdoodle Cake which I have made before and is excellent but these two cakes are poles apart.) Well, I didn't need to read further than the title or even see the photos to know I was making this cake. As a matter of fact I was making it that very day. It didn't matter that I had already committed myself to baking an entirely different cake I WAS eating Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake!
I sincerely wish that I could say that this cake was as good as I thought it was going to be but unfortunately, it was BETTER! Better than I thought, than my children thought, so good in fact, Miss Karolyn (the sitter and my some time dessert photographer) is baking one up at her house as I type this!
The wonderful aroma my oven was putting out was so intoxicating that as soon as I tipped the cake out of the pan and took some photos we each dug into a warm piece. Joe ate his piece under some vanilla ice cream and the rest of us except for Devon enjoyed our piece with a glass of milk! Oh, and the crust, oh man, I could have easily taken the crust off the whole thing and eaten just it! Forget Snickerdoodle Blondies, make Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake instead!
I followed the recipe but made one tiny change, for part of the swirl and topping I added cinnamon chips (in the above photo the "hole" is where there was some cinnamon chips) I added them to a quarter of the cake. Next time I'm adding a heavy layer of them and toasted nuts to both the swirl and the top which is the bottom once it is flipped out of the pan.