Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cranberry Shortbread Cake

Today's Tuesdays with Dorie treat is Not Just for Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread Cake picked for us to try by Jessica of Singleton in the Kitchen, thank you Jessica! This is a simple and delicious dessert that I absolutely loved. My only little change was to crumble the top layer of the shortbread crust on instead of rolling it out. This was such a nice pick and just perfect for this time of the year.

My four year old son came into the kitchen while this was baking and said, "thanks for making pancakes for dinner" and I had to explain that there were no pancakes and I was baking a Cranberry Shortbread Cake. About fifteen minutes later my five year old daughter came downstairs and peeked into the kitchen, "mmm" she said, "I smell waffles and bacon" -- so apparently this cake smells like various breakfast foods :) Silly kids, they always keep my laughing.

And because we had our first dusting of snow last week, I felt it was appropriate (okay, I guess I'm just excited about the holidays, give a girl a break) to get out my new snowman cake plate, you can't see the base in the whole cake photo but here is a close up of the adorable little snowman on the pedestal, isn't he cute?


Kayte said...

Your shortbread cake looks wonderful...and that snowman is so cute. Funny things kids say...I thought it smelled just like Thanksgiving morning here when it was baking. I am not ready for snow yet, are you?

TeaLady said...

I love the idea of crumbling the top on. The affect would be awesome. Have to try that.

Jessica said...

I love your four year old's comment -- I can definitely understand how this might smell like pancakes. The crumbling of the top is just perfect -- what a great time saver. Thanks so much for baking along with me this week!

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