As you know, there were a few birthdays in the family several days ago. That often means gifts!:-)
|Martha has another cookbook!|
|I thought this looked promising!|
|And - the recipe didn't sound daunting!|
|Ready for the oven.|
|The finished product!|
Here's the recipe!
CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 14-cup Bundt pan. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix milk and sour cream in a glass measuring cup.
- With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition; add vanilla. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the milk mixture and beginning and ending with the flour; beat until just combined.
- Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top with an offset spatula. Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely. (Cake can be stored at room temperature, wrapped in plastic, up to 1 day.)
FOR THE GLAZE
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Bring cream to a simmer in a small saucepan; pour over chocolate. Let stand 2 minutes. Add butter, and mix until smooth. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Pour glaze over cake.
Thank you for reading. I really appreciate your comments.
Ok, now I'll have to get the monitor replaced, since I broke it diving through to get to that cake! LOL Actually, you brought a slice of that for Hubby and me to enjoy, and it was VERY good! I'm thankful for YOUR birthday present! Have a great day, Sister! :-)ReplyDelete
CAKE!!!! Nellie now I will be unable to concentrate on work (or anything else) today due to these pictures. I love me some cake.ReplyDelete
It looks like death by chocolate... yummm.ReplyDelete
Hi Nellie , yum yum gimme me a piece of cake and it's chocolate ... that's a keeper . Thanks for sharing .:)ReplyDelete
Oh my! That cake looks so good!!ReplyDelete
That looks like a totally yummy cake. Nice book too.ReplyDelete
I am back on W.W. so I will put it on things to eat in the future. :) Have a lovely day.
Oooh- that looks fantastic! May have to give it a try!ReplyDelete
Nellie, You are killing me...that looks so good. I actually baked a birthday cake for my SIL , while I was at Angie's house. It was from a mix and I still had doubts it would turn out.LOL Angie wanted to frost it , so she could tell Mark we both made it. So funny. Mark would not know if it was from a mix or homemade. He loved it. Blessings, xoxo,SusieReplyDelete
Oh another delicious looking cake!!ReplyDelete
May is my birthday month and I'm looking forward to the chocolate cake that Ken bakes me every year!! : )
Bad idea to check your blog before bed time. Gosh this looks like a nice, decadent, utterly indulgent chocolate cake.ReplyDelete
Oh yum Nellie! A piece of cake would go so good with my morning coffee...... Enjoy your day!!ReplyDelete
Yumm..that cake looks sooo good!ReplyDelete