Rooster Cake


This is the Rooster Cake for the simple fact that my bundt pan is covered in chickens.

It’s adorable, and if you follow my private Facebook you’ll know I’m in love with all things chickens.

The cake is more accurately a cinnamon-vanilla pound cake with cinnamon-vanilla glaze.

I’m calling it a harvest recipe because pound cake is an awesome vehicle for fruits and fruit syrups and jams that didn’t set up.

*I, for whatever reason, decided that I needed to wear festival gear while making this cake. These are weird days we live in. At midnight. I baked this cake at midnight, hence the terrible photos. Weird, weird days.

**Very, very marginally altered from Paula Deen’s Mama’s Cake

I baked a cake at midnight. Don't expect an awesome photo.

I baked a cake at midnight. Don’t expect an awesome photo.

Rooster Cake


1/2 tea baking powder

1/2 tea salt

5 eggs

3 cups unbleached flour

3 cups raw sugar

1/2 cup shortening

2 sticks butter, room temperature

1 cup whole milk

2 tea vanilla

1 tea cinnamon extract

1 tea orange zest


Glaze (1 batch)

1/2 to 1 cup powdered sugar

1 tea each vanilla and cinnamon extract


Preheat your oven to 350

Very, very, very well grease and flour a bundt pan

In a stand mixer, cream the shortening, butter, and sugar

Add eggs, one at a time, just beating after each egg

Add extracts and just beat

Add baking powder, salt, and zest, and just beat

Add flour and milk, alternating small amounts until thoroughly combined

Pour into bundt pan and bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Make sure to leave a pan under your bundt pan (mine overflowed)
To glaze: I lightly glazed my cake, so there’s not much glaze to a batch. Make a double batch for more glaze.

Add extracts to your sugar, and slowly add milk until glaze is thin enough to pour. Pour over cake after it’s cooled a little but still warm.

Like I said. Midnight on a Saturday. Don't expect award winning photography.

Like I said. Midnight on a Saturday. Don’t expect award winning photography.

Bloggers-I have started a new group board on Pinterest. Open to all DIY, craft, food, or other creative blogs, I would love to have you join. Joining instructions are posted on the board-join here.

Please, stop by this week’s Inspired Weekends!

Linked to-

lady behind the curtain

little house in the suburbs

lambert’s lately

adorned from above

mom’s test kitchen

miz helen’s

diana rambles

domestic superhero

bacon time

be different act normal


coffee with us 3

cooking with ruthie

skip the housework

snippets of inspiration



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