Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sweet Melissa Sunday - Sweet Potato Bread (Pumpkin) with Cinnamon-Rum-Orange Glaze

Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon-Rum-Orange Glaze was chosen by Lorelei of Mermaid Sweets for Sweet Melissa Sunday. The only change I made to this delicious recipe is change out the sweet potato for pumpkin. I am "still" using up pumpkin puree.

The cinnamon-rum-orange glaze added a wonderful sheen to the bundt cake. I would also like to add that I am writing this late Saturday evening because in the morning I will be at my VERY FIRST biking event: The Daffodil 35th Annual Biking Classic, sponsored by the Tacoma Wheelman Bicycle Club. I am volunteering from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. then riding the 60 mile loop and hoping to bike it in one piece. This will be my longest bike ride yet, in my 2 weeks of bike riding. The SMS baking treat will be shared among my new friends in the bicycling world and I know they will enjoy this bread as much as I did. Very moist and flavorful. I did add a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg but not by much and the spices definitely showed their presence in the sweet bread. Please check out our other Sweet Melissa Sunday bakers to see how each baker added a little different artistic edge to this delicious recipe! Thank you Lorelei for a wonderful choice! Happy Baking Everyone!

14 comments:

Nina said...

Looks amazing!

I am still using up my pumpkin puree too, but I have also decided that I'm just going to use some of it next year as well. I mean there is no harm in using these canned goods at all.

Have fun on your biking trip!

rebecca said...

Good luck with your biking day.

The other entrants will be so glad you're bringing this bread along- it's delicious, isn't it?

Candy Girl said...

Your bread looks great! Good luck on the bike ride!

Flourchild said...

Your cake looks great and Im sure your biking gang loved it!
I hope you have an excellent time biking!

Stephanie said...

good luck at your biking event! i wish i had pumpkin puree to use up, too! i was looking for some in the store, secretly knowing i wouldn't find any b/c its out of season. :( I'm glad you were able to make the sub!

Cristine said...

Your bread looks great! Have fun biking!

Future Grown-Up said...

This look wonderful. I hope your bike trip goes great!

Hanaâ said...

Good luck today, Shandy. I have no doubt you can do the 60 mile in one piece today.

I'm glad you liked the bread. It looks great. Your biking friends will be very very happy that you decided to shared this with them.

Leslie said...

This looks great! No doubt it will be gobbled up by your fellow cyclists!

Tracey said...

I still have pumpkin in my basement too - I figure I'm just getting a head start on next fall :) Your cake looks wonderful!

Hope your biking went well! My husband does triathlons so I know a lot about hanging out watching races...

Tessa said...

Pumpkin seems to be a good substitution. It definitely goes with those "fall-type" spices in the cake. Your bread looks great!

Tiff said...

Congrats on the biking! That is impressive!
Your bread looks delicious and super moist!

Mara... said...

Your cake looks great!! I'm sure it was great with the pumpkin, too.

Kathleen said...

Your cake sounds really yummy! Its nice to have friends to share it with!