chocolate bundt cake
- fitzhammer Jan 31, 2005 03:38 PM
I am craving chocolate bundt cake with some kind of glaze. What are your favorite recipes? Thanks!!!!
Here's a great chocolate bundt cake recipe that I've made for years, very simple, nothing fancy, but really good.
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1 12 oz. bag choc. chips
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. veg. oil
1 pkg. instant pudding mix
1/2 tea. almond extract
l l/2 c. slivered almonds, which have been toasted
Sprinkle l/2 c. almonds on the bottom of a very well greased bundt pan. Set aside the rest of the nuts and the choc. chips. Add the remaining ing.to a mixing bowl and blend- then mix on high for 4 min. Add nuts and chips and stir in by hand. Pour into bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 60- 70 min. Watch really close so as to not over or underbake. You can serve this with a choc. glaze, a ganache or plain.
My family doesn't like nuts, so I"ve almost always left them out. Try to get really good choc. chips and buy the best cake mix you can. We prefer this plain and served with a nice big dollup of freshly whipped cream and sometimes a raspberry sauce.
I hope you enjoy it.
I make a similar cake for big family parties - it's always requested.
One suggestion: buy the mini-chips, which are half-size. If you live near a Nuts to You, they sell them. Not all supermarkets carry them.
The light weight makes the chips get distributed more evenly through the batter as it bakes.
The guy who invented the bundt pan recently passed away, and in the newspaper, there was an interesting obituary along with the recipe that made the bundt cake popular.
I've attached a link to the recipe of 'The Tunnel of Fudge' that appeared in the NY Times last month.
I know you had asked for a cake with glaze in it.... but this cake has a great fudge center, you probably don't need additional glaze on top. Maybe just a dusting of powder sugar. Really simple recipe for chocolate cake.
I made this tunnel of fudge cake and it was incredibly, scarily good. It was almost like a brownie in cake form with a gooey middle. Sigh.
The recipe actually doesn't include a glaze and I ended up making one to make it look pretty out of powdered sugar mixed with Kahlua.
I was pretty alarmed at the amount of butter, eggs and sugar in this recipe, but if you're in need of fattening up, this is a blissful way to do it.