Tuesday, November 9, 2010

TWD: Not Just For Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread Cake

This cake has two different components as does my review of this cake. The crust is an amazingly delicious shortbread. The filling is a delicious cranberry/orange jam. The sweetness of the shortbread balances out (or is meant to balance out) the tartness of the cranberries.

I was iffy about this cake. I really loved the crust but thought the filling was too tart. In the future I would probably add a bit more sugar to the filling. My husband and kids however LOVED this cake. I mean LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it. No complaints about anything being tart. My 5 year old even said to me, "Mommy, this is really yummy. Make sure to put it on your blog." :)

Overall I would have to say this cake is a winner since it got 7 thumbs up (2 thumbs from each member of my family and one thumb from me).

Oh, and one change.... The shortbread dough was supposed to be chilled and rolled out but I didn't read that part before starting and didn't want to wait. I just pressed the dough into the bottom of the pan, topped with the filling, and crumbled the rest on top. It worked great, so if you are in a time crunch next time, that is always an option!

Head on over to Jessica's blog Singleton in the Kitchen for the recipe or you can find it on page 208 of Baking:From My Home To Yours.

8 comments:

Eliana said...

7 thumbs up sounds great to me :)

Tracey said...

Your 5-year old is too cute - what a great compliment! I was worried about the tartness of the filling too so I added sugar and it was just right. Thanks for the great tip on just rolling out the bottom layer and crumbling the top!

Mary said...

Your 5-year old is hilarious! Blogs certainly didn't exist when I was five! Your cake looks great, and I'm glad the family loved it. I used raspberries, so my filling wasn't too tart.
:)

Karen said...

Love it when our kids know we are blogging and tell us what to write about! :) Glad this turned out even if you only gave it one thumb.

cindy said...

Kids speak the truth! We loved this, I think it would be good with blueberry jam. Have a wonderful day.

Tia said...

great minds! i crumbled my topping too.

Jessica said...

I love your time crunch advice -- that's definitely good to know in the future. I'm sorry you weren't crazy about the filling, but I'm happy that it got 7 thumbs up overall. Your 5 year old's comment is just precious. Thanks for baking along with me this week!

teresa said...

that's a lot of thumbs. sounds like you got a winner! it's very pretty too!

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