Y’all. I am so pumped to share today’s blog post! Each year I chat about Friendsgiving and how fabulous it is. You can spot my Friendsgiving hosting tips and ideas here. Hosting Friendsgiving is the best! Thanksgiving dinner is one of the best meals of the year and having that meal twice, once with family then with your besties is as good as it gets. I miss hosting Friendsgiving, but I enjoy being an attendee each year. I hope to pick up being the hostess with the mostess next year.
This year I got to team up with a fabulous group of creatives to showcase a fancy Friendsgiving dinner party. How fun is that! Each contributed a recipe, decor or another super talented trade to create a stunning styled display. If this doesn’t get you in the Friendsgiving planning mood I’m not sure what will! Be sure to hop around to each blog listed below to bookmark the recipes and talented ladies involved. These gals should be on your must follow list.
Get the yummy bundt cake with cream cheese drizzle details below, friends.
Dessert is my favorite part of the meal so much so that sometimes I eat it first. You have to make sure there’s room for dessert, right? This bundt cake was sooo good. I made two, one to taste test and one for the styled table display. I used brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon in the recipe (adapted by Martha Stewart) which gave it that rich deep color. The taste and smell reminds me of the holidays. While the nutmeg is optional I think its use is vital to keeping with the holiday theme.
Nichole of Casa de Crews put together this fabulous styled display and so graciously offered to cut the cake and show it off. I brought Lincoln with me to this styled shoot (a 2 hour drive) and he wasn’t interested in me leaving his side so I didn’t get to be in the photos. I’ll take being a part of something so fabulous while holding a baby in the background any day! Hugs to Nichole for putting this together and making sure my friendsgiving cake looked so fancy.
- 2½ cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 2 tsp nutmeg (optional)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1½ cup of brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter
- 4 eggs
- 4oz of cream cheese
- ½ cup of confectioners sugar
- 5 tbsp of milk
- Heat oven to 350
- Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, salt and baking soda
- Combine butter, brown sugar and eggs
- Gradually add all dry ingredients into the butter, sugar and egg mixture
- Spoon batter into a bundt pan
- Bake for 50 minutes
- For the glaze combine cream cheese, confectioners sugar and milk.
- Stir until you have a thin mixture adding additional milk if needed.
- Drizzle over your cake and serve!
To complete your Friendsgiving meal visit each of the blogs below for first course, second course, entree, an additional dessert option and cocktail recipe. Your Friendsgiving dinner is going to be ah-mazing!
Cheese Plate with Figs and Honey by Casa de Crews
Cranberry and Goat Cheese Crostini by Casa de Crews
Harvest Kale Salad by Supper for a Steal
Turkey with Dressing by Out of the Weeds
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta Caesar Salad by An Appealing Plan by Krayl Funch
Spinach Gratin by Casa de Crews
No Bake Pumpkin Pie by Happily Audrey
Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Drizzle by Melissa Creates
Pear Sangria by The Flair Exchange
Photos by: Caroline & Evan Photography
Farm Table/Driftwood Chargers/Gold Flatware/Salt and Pepper Shakers from Set Event Rentals
Mismatched Wood Chairs from The Reserve Vintage Rentals
Floral from Belle Fleuer Tampa
Invitations and Menu cards from Tiny Prints
Creative Loafing Space, Ybor City, FL