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.
Living the Gourmet
10 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 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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