Tuesdays with Dorie: Milk Chocolate Bundt Cake

February 2, 2010 at 10:45 am | Posted in bundt cakes, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 41 Comments

milk chocolate bundt cake

Although Kristin of I’m Right About Everything chose Dorie’s Milk Chocolate Mini Bundts for TWD this week, here I present you not with multiple mini bundts, but with one mini-ish bundt.  I do actually have a mini bundt pan, but it’s one of many, many things that have been boxed up in storage since we moved back from Australia.  Our apartment is just not big enough for too many non-essentials, so I made do here by baking the full amount of batter in my 6-cup bundt tin.  Still kinda mini, but really cute!

I don’t often bake with milk chocolate.  It doesn’t give you that in-your-face chocolate flavor, but instead something more subtle and light.  Sometimes that’s all I need, though, and much like when I made milk chocolate brownies, I found the flavor of this cake to be quite pleasant.  I left out the nut swirl in the original recipe and used buttermilk instead of regular.  My glaze started out a little wackadoo (something I think many of us experienced), but I smoothed it out with a couple spoonfuls of hot water.  When I’m finally able to retrieve that mini bundt pan, and I make this again, I’ll try a ganache-style glaze instead.

milk chocolate bundt cake

I have to say that in terms of both looks and taste, this reminded me of a big fat chocolate cake doughnut, and I can’t say that I minded one bit!  For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read I’m Right About Everything.   Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!

Tuesdays with Dorie (on Thursday!): All-in-One Holiday Bundt Cake

November 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Posted in bundt cakes, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 6 Comments

all-in-one holiday bundt cake

I’m up to my elbows in stuffing and cranberry sauce right now, but just wanted to quickly wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  This is the Holiday Bundt that I’m serving up for dessert tonight.  It really is all-in-one: pumpkin cake with spices, pecans, apples and cranberries.  I sneaked a tiny taste, and I can tell you that it’s moist and fully of yummy chunks.  Can’t wait to try a proper slice later with the maple glaze! 

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan (it’s also here on Serious Eats).  Read The Nitty Britty, as it was Britin’s choice for TWD this week, and don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!

Tuesdays with Dorie: Classic Banana Bundt Cake

August 4, 2009 at 1:21 am | Posted in bundt cakes, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 49 Comments

classic banana bundt cake

At the end of every month, just before the new list of TWD recipes comes out, I do a little dance in the hopes that a Bundt cake will be chosen.  My efforts to summon the cake gods have gone unrealized every time, but leave it to Mary The Food Librarian, herself a lover of all things Bundted (seriously, she has made a bazillion of them), to finally chose Dorie’s Classic Banana Bundt.  Yay!!  (Now I am doing my happy dance!)

I love Bundt cakes, and this banana one is no exception.  It’s dense and moist, not unlike a banana bread.  It’s full of banana flavor, and the inside is full of those little black squigglies…do you know what I’m talking about?  Those fascinate me, and I must study them in every slice.

I made half a recipe of this cake in my treasured six-cup Bundt pan.  I switched out a quarter cup of the AP flour for whole wheat, and added in a sprinkle of nutmeg.  I also used half sour cream and half yogurt in the batter.  The coolest thing about any Bundt is how pretty it is, no thanks to me– it just comes out of the pan that way (provided I spray it well)!  I drizzled a quick and easy milk chocolate ganache over this one, because hey– bananas and chocolate are great together!

classic banana bundt cake

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read The Food Librarian.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!

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