Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cathedral Cake on the Feast of the Dedication of Saint John Lateran Basilica in Rome

Today we celebrate the dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica which is our Holy Father's church and also the “mother and head of all the churches of the city and the world.”

We will be having a potluck after Mass this afternoon and I'm bringing cake! When I realized that the potluck was going to fall on this great feast I knew I had to bake at least one cake in my Cathedral Cake Bundt Pan. It looks like Jenn and I were thinking along the same lines! (You can read her great article for today's feast over at Catholic Culture.) I kept it simple and just baked Yellow and Triple Chocolate Fudge cakes with a couple Betty Crocker mixes, along with a Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cake.

The Cathedral Cake Bundt Pan is so much fun and can easily be adapted for many different occasions. I've used it for birthdays, various feast days including the feasts of St. Joseph and St. Thomas Becket, and it also makes a beautiful cake for Christmas!

A certain little boy really wants a piece of one of those cakes… It won't be too much longer! 

I hope you all have a blessed Sunday! 

O God, Who year by year dost renew the day of the consecration of this Thy holy temple, and dost ever bring us again in safety to the holy mysteries, hear the prayers of Thy people, and grant that whosoever entereth this temple to seek blessings may rejoice to obtain all that he seeketh.


  1. I love the accompanying card you made. Did you do the calligraphy by hand or is it a font? Either way, very pretty!

    2014-11-10 01:59:07

    1. Thank you! My husband actually made it for me while I was baking. :) He used a font I had downloaded a few years ago for a Medieval Birthday Banner. It's called Black Knight and you can download it here.

      2014-11-10 03:47:33

  2. That's amazing that you could celebrate this feast with the Latin Mass this afternoon! If you're ever up in Portland you should come to St. Brigitta's :)

    2014-11-10 04:40:20

  3. Lovely, I'm going to use this for my CCD class next year!

    2014-11-10 19:34:14


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