This light egg white cake is cloaked in whipped frosting and coconut flakes. White as snow against fresh pink roses, this cake will enchant your guests this holiday season.
This month the Bundt Bakers are preparing for the holidays by baking up their best representation of naughty and nice.
What a wonderful collection of recipes we have for you this holiday season. If you're in the mood to splurge and be a little naughty there are plenty of cakes to choose from, but if you're looking for something nice, this airy, light bundt is for you then!
It's made with only egg whites, some butter and sugar, and just a pinch of vanilla. Very light, quite simple, but oh so wonderful. I finished it off with whipped frosting then sprinkled some sweetened coconut on top.
I was inspired this month by the old classic story of the Christmas Rose that I used to read to my children.
Immediately I knew I wanted this cake to be a representation of what Christmas is truly about - spreading love and good cheer, and celebrating the Lord.
I am humbled and blessed by this passing year, and I have much to celebrate, particularly the kindness of people who have gone out of their way to surprise me with their unexpected acts of generosity.
As the story of the Christmas Rose goes, there was a little shepherd girl named Madelon who tended to her sheep one cold and wintry night. Wise Men and shepherds passed by Madelon's snow-covered field bearing gifts for the Christ Child. Madelon watched as the Magi presented their gold, myrrh and frankincense to the baby, even humble shepherds had brought fruits, honey and doves to the babe, but Madelon had nothing to offer the Newborn King.
Standing outside the stable where Jesus had been born, Madelon wept in despair, wishing she had a gift she could carry to the infant. Then suddenly, a watching angel who had heard the tears of the young girl, caused the snow at her feet to vanish, thus revealing the most beautiful white flower whose petals were tipped with pink. The rose had been formed by the Angel from the tears which had fallen from the eyes of the little shepherdess. Overjoyed, Madelon presented her gift at the manger of the baby Jesus- her gift of the Christmas Rose.
I do believe in angels and in the Magic of Christmas. They are around me all year, though at Christmas, they make themselves known.
My heart is filled with a renewed spirit and a thank you to the angels in my life.
This cake is in their honor. For the kindness that has left me speechless; I offer them this Christmas Rose cake.
Christmas Rose Bundt Cake
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 1x
For the cake:
- 4 egg whites
- 21/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 11/2 cups sugar
- 31/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup milk
- 11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 - 16oz. Whipped Vanilla Frosting
- 2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
- Fresh Roses for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a bundt pan or two 8-inch cake pans.
- Into the bowl of an electric mixer, sift flour with sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Add butter, 3/4 cup milk and vanilla. At low speed, beat the ingredients until combined.
- At medium speed, beat for 2 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides the bowl. Add the egg whites and the rest of the milk, then beat 2 minutes extra.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake 30-35 minutes, or until lightly golden and the cake tester comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool in the pan before removing. Once cool, carefully turn the cake over onto a cake plate. Frost as desired, sprinkle generously with coconut flakes and decorated with the fresh roses.
- Serve and enjoy!
Cake has been adapted by The New McCall's Cookbook
Enjoy with Love,
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I love your bundt! One of the most beautiful that I´ve ever seem!! congratulations.
pdta: the roses are perfect =)
pdta: the roses are perfect =)
Stephanie @DailyAppetite says
This is absolutely stunning! It will be the star of my dessert table at Christmas!
[email protected] Freshman Cook says
A beautiful cake for a beautiful story. Just lovely!
Your bundt cake it´s so wonderful!! I love it!! Congratulations.
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
I will have to find this story, sounds lovely. And your cake is STUNNING. Thanks for sharing!
Just beautiful Catherine 🙂 🙂
Olivia @ livforcake says
Catherine, this is one of the most beautiful cakes I have EVER seen. Love how light and fluffy it is and the styling with the roses, just stunning. I imagine it tastes even better than it looks. Thanks for sharing the lovely story about the Christmas Rose! So glad you could participate this month. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Tux | Brooklyn Homemaker says
Would you just LOOK at this cake? INSANE! So gorgeous! Well done!
Oh this is just a beautiful cake Tammy!
Lara Tartacadabra says
Catherine, just sooo beautiful your cake and the presentation. And also very beautiful your words!! Sending you lots of light and peace for Christmas!! Xx
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
This is such a beautiful cake, Catherine! Those roses are just gorgeous. What a perfect dessert for the holidays!
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm says
Your cake takes the prize for most beautiful and your post takes the cake for most touching.
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
Your cake is STUNNING, Catherine! I am in awe!
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
What a lovely cake! It would make a beautiful centerpiece on a dessert buffet!
GiGi Eats says
How stunning is this cake!!!!! If I made something like that, I wouldn't let anyone eat it because it's too pretty!
David @ CookingChat says
what an amazing presentation Catherine!
Manila Spoon says
What a sweet story and what a gorgeous cake, Catherine! So fitting for the best holiday of the year! I love it and pinned, too!
amanda paa says
this is such a beautiful cake - the roses, the white, everything! pinning now.
i believe in angels too, and i love your written words about them in this post. happy holidays!
Mondo | I bake he shoots says
Love the roses on your bundt. What a beautiful presentation! #BundtBakers
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
What a lovely story -- I can't believe I've never heard it before! And your cake....such a beautiful creation. You're treats are all gorgeous, but this one really stands out for me. Love that it's eggwhites-only, too!
Your Christmas Bundt Cake is gorgeous, a winner!!! What an elegant and delicious looking cake!
You did an amazing job and I'm pinning it for next year! I love coconut and I'm craving a piece.
Thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas and many blessings.
Priya Srinivasan says
Beautiful story and a beautiful cake, i m just scrolling up and down to take a look at those stunning roses, Gorgeous cake!!! I m definitely going to bake this!!!
June @ How to Philosophize with Cake says
What an elegant cake! Looks so fluffy and delicious. Love the rose decoration too 🙂
Beautiful Bundt! I would almost hate to cut into it…ALMOST!
Felice Geoghegan says
Your cake is truly stunning and what a beautiful story to accompany it. Sometimes we get too caught up in the commercialization of the holidays and I am so glad you posted this story to remind us of what should be in our hearts.
Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines says
What a wonderful story! I think any of us who stand in the presence of Jesus can only offer up whatever we can as a gift, no? Merry Christmas to you and yours!
That cake is both spectacular and stunning! It would wow anyone. What a great story about the Christmas rose too.
Dottie Sauchelli-Balin says
So sorry that I am not able to see all of your posts...I will try to catch up soon. Between my 12 days of Christmas Around The World blog and finishing Christmas shopping..etc. It has been hectic. My mom has been in the hospital as well, since Dec 6th. We just placed her in St. James Rehab and hope that will help her. She is riddled with arthritis and in much pain. She was in Stony Brook but they couldn't do anything more for her...I have been going everyday from early in the morning till after 10 pm. everyday. I am also taken care of my dad as well. She will have to stay there till maybe the end of January. Then I come home at 10 and post my blog...It is very taxing.
But I had to comment on this simply impressive cake. I have make cakes like this before but not with the roses. So beautiful! I usually put a red bow on the top of the cake and it looks like a wreath. I love the other recipes too. Just have to find time to read each one correctly.
If I don't get a chance to tell you to have a blessed Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year to you and your family! Things have got to get better for everyone.....