Holiday Recipes from Nordic Ware

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Indulge in these recipes from Nordic Ware that yule adore and will bring joy to all your holiday festivities!  All Bundt pans available at Fancy Flours!

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Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt® Cake

This chocolate ginderbread Bundt® cake is the perfect festive treat for the holidays, baked beautifully in our Pine Forest Bundt® Pan. Packed with rich flavor and a dusting of powdered sugar makes this cake an amazing center piece for your holiday dessert table!

Ingredients:

  • – 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • – 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • – 1 tsp ground ginger
  • – 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • – 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • – 1/2 tsp salt
  • – 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • – 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • – 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • – optional: 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • – 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • – 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • – 1/2 cup canola oil
  • – 3 eggs
  • – 1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap)
  • – 1 tsp ginger puree (or substitute equal amount of grated fresh ginger)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare Pine Forest Bundt with baking spray containing flour and use pastry brush to evenly coat the details of the pan.

Combine flour, cocoa powder, spices, salt, espresso powder, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together brown sugar, butter and oil on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add molasses and ginger puree. On low speed, add flour mixture, a little at a time, until fully incorporated. Pour batter into pan and Tap pan gently on towel on counter to settle batter and remove air bubbles. Bake 50-55 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto cooling rack. Cool completely before serving.

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Nutcracker Sweet Eggnog Cakes

 Eggnog cakes:

  • – 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • – 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • – 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • – 3 large eggs
  • – 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • – 2 tbsp white rum (or 1 tsp rum extract)
  • – 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • – 1/2 tsp salt
  • – 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
  • – 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • – 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • – 1 1/4 cups eggnog

Optional:

  • – 3/4 cup pecan halves
  • – 1 tbsp all-purpose flour

Glaze:

  • – 1/2 cup eggnog
  • – 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare Nutcracker Cakelet Pan with baking spray containing flour and use a pastry brush to evenly coat the details of the pan. Using an electric mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Blend in brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. Stir in eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla and rum.

In a medium bowl, combine baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and flour. Slowly add dry ingredients alternately with eggnog and beat just until smooth. If desired, place pecans and flour in food processor and pulse until nuts are very finely chopped. Fold nuts into batter.

Fill each cavity half full with batter and spread evenly. Gently tap bottom of pan on towel covered counter to remove air bubbles. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool cakes in pan for 5 minutes before inverting onto cooling rack. Cool completely before glazing or decorating. Repeat with remaining batter. Makes 8 cakes.

For glaze, blend eggnog and powdered sugar in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth. Pour glaze over cooled cakes when ready to serve.

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Peppermint Fudge Cake

The ultimate wintery fudge cake with a rich moist chocolate texture, a touch of cool peppermint, and a sweet dusting of powder sugar! Our Snowflake Cake Pan provides beautiful detail for a holiday center piece or a Disney Frozen gathering.

Ingredients:

  • – 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • – 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • – 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • – 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • – 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • – 2 large eggs
  • – 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • – 1/2 cup cocoa
  • – 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • – 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • – 1/4 tsp salt
  • – 1/2 cup buttermilk or whole milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare Snowflake Cake Pan with baking spray and use a pastry brush to evenly coat the details of the pan. In a medium bowl, mix butter and sugars. Add vanilla, peppermint and eggs and mix until smooth. In a small bowl, whisk dry ingredients until blended. Slowly stir dry ingredients into butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk, until batter is smooth.

Gently pour batter into prepared pan. Gently tap on towel covered counter several times to remove air bubbles. Place in center of oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until tester comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 8 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. Cool cake completely before glazing or dusting with powdered sugar.

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Rum Wreath Cake

Create this incredible Rum Wreath Cake for your next holiday party! This festive dessert recipe will become a new crowd favorite and no extra decorations are needed, due to the beautiful intricate design of our Holiday Wreath Bundt Pan.

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • – 1 cup + 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • – 1 cup +2 tbsp sugar
  • – 2 eggs
  • – 1 1/ 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • – 1/ 2 cup dark rum
  • – 2 1/ 4 cups flour
  • – 1 1/ 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • – 1/ 4 teaspoon baking soda
  • – 1/ 8 teaspoon salt
  • – 3/ 4 cup whipping cream

Rum Syrup:

  • – 1/ 2 cup butter
  • – 3/ 4 cup sugar
  • – 1/ 2 cup dark rum

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pan and set aside. In large bowl, blend all cake ingredients on low speed, scraping bowl often until blended. Increase speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes, until well combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool cake for 10-15 minutes in pan. While cake is cooling, combine rum syrup ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir for 5 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. While cake is still in pan, use a wooden skewer or toothpick to poke several holes in cake. Spoon half of the rum syrup over cake. Invert cake onto serving platter and spoon remaining syrup over top of cake. Serve warm or cooled.

 

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Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread House making made easy! Create your own gingerbread house cake using our Gingerbread House Bundt and add all your favorite candy decorations for a creative display! This classic recipe is rich in flavor, with a combination of ginger, cinnamon, and other spices to make the perfect holiday dessert.

Ingredients:

  • – 2 3/ 4 cups cake flour
  • – 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • – 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • – 1/ 4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • – 1/ 4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • – 1 teaspoon salt
  • – 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • – 1 cup sugar
  • – 2/ 3 cup brown sugar
  • – 1 cup butter, softened
  • – 4 eggs
  • – 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • – 1 1/ 4 cups milk

Directions:

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour pan; set aside. In medium bowl, sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt and baking powder; set aside. In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and butter. Beat 3 minutes, until light and fluffy, scraping bowl often. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla. Reduce mixer speed to low. Blend flour mixture into sugar mixture, alternately with milk. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading batter slightly up onto the sides of the pan. Place pan on baking sheet and bake at for 55-66 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan onto cooling rack and cool completely. Cake can be dusted with powdered sugar or decorated with frosting and candies.

Ways to Use Color Swirl

We wanted to share with you some fun ways to use our ColorSwirl Decorating Set. This tool comes in handy when you want to use more than one color in your dessert decorating.

1. Three Color Swirl Cookies

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Learn how to make colorful Spritz cookies using the ColorSwirl Decorating Set! These cookies are great for holidays, school sports or even weddings.

Supplies:

  • – 3 food colors of your choice
  • ColorSwirl Decorating Set
  • – 6 tablespoons of milk
  • – medium cookie sheet
  • – Spritz Cookie Recipe – see below

Instructions:

  1. Prepare dough following recipe below, adding milk to help thin the dough.
  2. Divide the dough equally among 3 bowls. Tint with colors of your choosing.
  3. Prepare decorating bags with couplers. Fill separately with colored dough. Assemble the 3-Color Coupler with tip 1A. Pipe swirls and dots on your cookie sheet. Bake and cool following recipe.

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Classic Spritz Cookie Recipe 

Ingredients:

  • – 1/2 teaspoon no-color almond extract
  • – 2 oz. clear vanilla extract
  • – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • – 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • – 1 1/2 cups butter (softened)
  • – 1 cup granulated sugar
  • – 1 egg
  • – 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla and almond extract; mix well. Gradually add  flour mixture to butter  mixture; beat until combined. Do not chill. Fill cookie press with dough and with desired disks, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet on cooling rack. Remove from sheet; cool completely.

 

2. Team Spirit ColorSwirl Cupcakes

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The ColorSwirl Decorating Set is great for making cupcakes that show off your team spirit! Just tint the icing to match your team colors. What color combo will you choose?

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This video will show you how to make your Team Spirit Cupcakes:

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3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich Cookies

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These cookie sandwiches are the easiest way to get that chocolate chip and sweet icing fix! These delicious cookie sandwiches are easy to make with the Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler and your favorite team color frosting combination. Whip some up for your youth football team, the big game day or any time you want a sweet treat!

Supplies:

– 3 food colors of your choice

ColorSwirl Decorating Set

– white decorating icing

– chocolate chip cookies

Instructions:

  1. Tint icing according to your favorite team’s colors.
  2. Prepare Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler with tip 2A and your 3 icing colors.
  3. Swirl icing on cookie.
  4. Place second cookie on top of icing to make sandwich.

4. Color Swirl Mini Brownies

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These perfectly sized mini brownies are a delicious addition to any tailgate party spread!

Supplies:

  • – white decorating icing
  • – 3 food colors of your choice
  • – favorite brownie mix or recipe
  • – mini muffin pan
  • ColorSwirl Decorating Set

Instructions:

  1. Bake and cool brownies in the mega mini muffin pan according to recipe, using 1 tablespoon of batter per cavity.
  2. Tint icing according to your favorite team’s colors.
  3. Prepare 3-Color Coupler with tip 1A and tinted icings; pipe pull up dot on brownies.

 

5. ColorSwirl Meringue Cookies

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Learn how to make meringue cookies with the ColorSwirl Decorating Set, you can mix and match colors to best suit your occasion. Easy to make and fun to eat!

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Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, combine meringue powder, water and 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of the sugar.
  3. Whip at high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually add the rest of the sugar and whip at high speed for 5 more minutes until meringue is stiff and dry.
  4. Prepare three separate batches meringue batter. Tint batches separately.
  5. Prepare decorating bags with couplers. Fill separately with tinted and white batter. Assemble 3-Color Coupler with tip 1M. Pipe stars on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Switch to tip 1A; pipe pulled up dots on prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes (or until cracked), turn off oven and let sit at least an hour.

6. Swirled Chocolate Mousse

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What a fun way to use the ColorSwirl Decorating Set! Top your chocolate treats with 3 different chocolate mousse flavors to switch things up.

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Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Prepare mousse recipes following recipe instructions.
  2. Prepare decorating bags with couplers. Fill separately with white and chocolate mousses. Assemble 3-Color Coupler with tip 1M. Fill molds with mousse, piping swirl on top.

Need some help getting set up? This video will show you just how to put the Color Swirl coupler together:

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Recipes, photos & tutorials thanks to Wilton!