You've heard the expression that something "takes the cake?" Well today I'm talking about things that MAKE the cake!
Today, I'm putting the spotlight on gold sugar. I know, such a simple thing, but what a difference it made to my humble box mix coffee cake. I really like Pillsbury Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread & Muffin Mix and I make delicious coffee cakes all the time using 2 boxes of the mix (follow the directions on the box, adding oil, water and eggs) and a bake in a standard Bundt cake pan.
I like using Baking Spray with Flour and the cake will unmold easily if you allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before unmolding it onto a platter.
To make my glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and maple syrup, then drizzle generously over cake. The crowning touch is tons of gold sugar. Doesn't it look beautiful? Presentation is everything.