My relatives live in Mississippi, so it's tradition for my immediate family to gather there every Christmas. Mississippi is famous for its Southern hospitality, and it's common for family friends to drop by unexpectedly and leave incredible, homemade confections. This particular bundt cake was left by the next-door neighbor, and despite our small family's size, we have managed to gobble it up in only two days. Super moist yellow cake with butterscotch flavor, crunchy toasted pecans, and lip-smacking honey whiskey come together for a warming Southern bundt cake that you can enjoy morning, noon, and night. Lucky for you, I snagged the recipe so you can enjoy this divine delight in your own kitchen.
I never have company drop in at the last minute. I always read magazine articles that give you "tips" on what to keep in your house to feed people that stop in unexpectedly and you are supposed to whip up cocktails, coffee or dessert. "Keep a jar of olives, salted almonds, roasted red peppers, anchovies and Triscuits and you can whip up three tasty appetizers in 3 minutes" is what the articles tell you to do. Or keep homemade cookie dough balls in the freezer, and you can have freshly baked cookies when a friend shows up (unannounced) for coffee in the afternoon.
Maybe I give off the vibe of "Don't stop by unannounced, or I won't answer the door," but people never stop by my home without prior notice. I have never "dropped by" anyone's house without an invitation. Well, even if someone drops by unannounced, I would probably not turn them away. Especially since I have the perfect recipe for last minute guests!
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Yesterday I went to this massive picnic on a cattle ranch down in Bakersfield. The weather was wonderful and the beer was flowing. The hosts provided the main course while guests (over 200 of them) were asked to bring appetizers, salads, and desserts - which were then laid out on massive correctly-labeled flatbeds. I was delighted by the assortment of food, but overwhelmed at wanting to try it all. When it was dessert time, and I was making my way around the flatbed only tasting different and interesting looking desserts, I was about to pass up a bundt style yellow cake, but at the last minute went in for a bite and thank god I did! It was the best dessert on the table, a moist lemony melts in your mouth cake that was absolutely divine. I called over my friend Jon, who was tasting some brownies a little further down the buffet, and we both agreed that it was delicious and cut ourselves large porky pig portions of the cake. Now I can't stop thinking about lemon cakes and want to give this one a try. Mother's Day is coming up and this will be a great recipe to bookmark so read more