Spiced Boysenberry Bundt Cake..... & GIVEAWAYS!

There's NO four seasons here and don't even dream of having fresh boysenberry either. Ya, still remember the last batch of boysenberry I kept in the freezer! Portion of it went straight down in this recipe. This is actually my first attempt trying out the whole lot of spices in one cake and I think it's awesome.

Ingredients for cake :
226gm butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tspn vanilla essence
1/2 cup yoghurt
1/3 cup milk
2-3/4 cup flour
1 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn baking soda
1/2 tspn salt
1/2 tspn cinnamon powder
1/2 tspn ginger powder
1/2 tspn nutmeg powder
2 tspn chinese 5 spice
1 cup boysenberries
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Method :
(1) combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and all the spices together and mix well.
(2) cream butter & sugar untill fluffy.
(3) add in eggs and beat to combine.
(4) whisk in yoghurt & milk untill well mixed.
(5) then fold in all the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
(6) stir in dried cranberry & frozen boysenberry.
(7) pour batter to well coated tray.
(8) bake at preheated over 175'C for about an hour.
(9) leave cool before placing on the icing frosting.

Ingredients for icing frosting :
1/2 cup icing sugar
4 tspn lime juice
(combine and mix well, spread it over the cake once it's ready)

The whole combination is like a BOMB...slowly melted inside your mouth! Hmm..Hmmm...... Don't forget about the giveaways! :o)
(cake, dessert, boysenberry, snack)

And here's the magnificent GIVEAWAYS you've been waiting for, guys!!!!!

Just let me introduce you to the giveaways which is sponsored by Reilly Dunn, Partnership Director of JoyBauer.com. These fabulous books are all about healthy living and sumptuous recipes for special diet. I'm sure you all going to love it very much. There will be two(2) winners, one(1) for overseas and one(1) for local. Besides of that, I am also giving away some marvelous moulds for overseas winner. So, all the best & good luck to all of you. Have fun!

And here's the rules :
(1) as a qualified winner, you must be a follower.
(2) leave as many comments as you want.
(3) closing date is on the 21st of July, mid-night and announcement made on the 22nd of July.


  1. still wondering how do boysenberry taste like? are they the same as blackberry becos i see from your photos, you put there blackberry. Hmm, see do i have luck in your giveaway..

  2. Although I'm not here for the giveaways, I must say this is a very different combo, still imagining the melted flavors from 5-spice powder and the two berries.

  3. Dear Kristy! I loved the spices in this cake, it must be just perfect. Thanks for your visits to my blog, I really enjoy coming to your kitchen!

  4. Sounds very delicious with spices in the cake and very pretty!
    Nice giveaway too!

  5. That cake looks so good! I would love to win- what a great giveaway- pls count me in!
    Of course I follow.

    Ren Lady Of The Arts at gmail dot com

  6. Beautiful bunt cake, wonderful giveaway Kristy!

  7. I LOVE spiced cakes, and this one looks amazing with fresh berries!

  8. The cake looks so light in texture and delicious.
    JoyBauer has been quite generous ;-)

  9. Kristy look really nice!! gloria

  10. Nice looking cake. Just love how the berries oozing out of the cake on the 2nd pix. I have yet to come across fresh boysenberry here. I am able to find the frozen ones and also in jam. I think they are a cross between blueberry and black berry.

  11. This look refreshing with the berries, well done.

  12. Love the beautiful cake, if I ever try the recipe I guess I'd probably substitute it with strawberries since cranberries are not cheap and those... boysenberries(lol, 1st time heard of it)?!

  13. I'm certainly your follower...

  14. Though I didn't visit as frequent as I used to...

  15. I'm trying to leave as many comments as I can now...

  16. Am I qualify to take part in your contest?! LOL!

    Ok, hv fun and smile Kristie!;D

  17. Exquisito y muy lindo Kristy me ha encantado, abrazos grandes.

  18. Great looking cake! Wonder what it taste like.... Can I use blueberries instead of boysenberry?


  19. Hi

    Your cake sounds and looks delicious... Will try it this weekend. Will probably use blueberries as Boysenberries are hard to find here = )

    Thank you for the giveaway = )

    Christine T

  20. Interesting giveaways....Good luck to everyone

  21. Somehow the cake makes me feel like Christmas

  22. Your cake looks stunning! I still remember the wonderful sweetness and tartness of the boysenberries when I tasted them the very first time. Boy I love that fruit.

  23. Oh, you do use a lot of spices in this cake. I can imagine how delicious it is...may I grab a piece off the computer screen? Please?

    I think I need to win a mould and bake one myself! LOL Thanks for a chance to win and have a wonderful day. Take care.

  24. I don't think I've ever seen Chinese 5 spice used in a cake before. But I am a sucker for cinnamon in practically anything sweet and do so love me a good bundt cake :-)

  25. Sounds very tasty, love spiced cakes.Very good for a afternoon snack

  26. Beautiful spice bundt cake, Kristy! Really nice of Joy Bauer!

  27. Your spiced bundt cake looks very elegant especially with the icing. Nice giveaway.

  28. What a beautiful cake. You should really open shop

  29. Frankly speaking, I'm always skeptical about spices in cakes.  perhaps because my kids just doesn't like the scent. Hopefully I will be able to try this "the bomb" cake soon, heehee! nice giveaway by the way! All the best to all participants! Have a good evening Kristy! 

  30. What a nice bundt cake and giveaway....

  31. Kristy I love the look of your boysenberry spice cake! Spice cake is one of my mom's favorite so I have had many as a kid. I like the way you cook with fruit, the berries look so good oozing out...yum! Would be good warm with a big scoop if ice cream!

    Have a wonderful day!

  32. Kristy, this is so cool! Love everything here!! Are u giving away your cake too? I'm dying to taste your food. Heeheehee!

    U know I'm already your follower, right? I'm a big fan of you. Now, what else do I have to do? Hahaha! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  33. Hi Kristy,
    A very nice cake, very good handwork.

  34. I have her books too! I will have to check that one out! Good luck to everyone this is a great giveaway!

  35. This sounds amazing. I love all the spices and flavors you've added. I know it must taste as good as it looks. I'd like a slice for breakfast!

  36. Lovely cake. Love the shape. I need to get that tin. Or just wonder I have one and not sure where I put it....hmmm. Those are very interesting books. Hope luck comes my way :D Take care and hope all's well with you.

  37. WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!

  38. Delicious spicy cake and a lovely give away!

  39. wow..giveaways!! All the best to the winner!!

  40. I love spicy cakes and yours sounds fantastic!
    And the giveaway is fun of course :)

  41. beautiful cake, with a lively combination of spices. can't wait to try it!

  42. Hey there! I've subscribed - happily! The cake looks So tasty! The perfect thing to end a great meal!

  43. Got here in time....can't wait to add this to my collection of recipe books :p Have a nice day Kristy,

  44. I just came across your blog and am following it.
    Lovely looking ring cake. I am not a great fan of cakes but I love the ones with cinnamon, nut meg etc.
    Have a gr8 week ahead :)

  45. Hi Kristy, hope I'm not too late ..gosh one more day to go. Like the decoration on that bundt cake.

  46. Hi Everyone,

    Thank you very much for your participation and all your sweet comments. Most appreciate it. The entry is now closed.

    So, GOOD LUCK!

    Blessings, Kristy

  47. This looks so good - what a lovely cake, and it sounds delicious too! Thank you for sharing it with the Weekend Roundup. Hope to see you again this week!


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