Chocolate Mint Bundt - Day #13 of I Like Big Bundts

Friday, October 29, 2010

Chocolate Mint Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Chocolate Mint Bundt
Made with Andes Crème de Menthe Baking Chips

Chocolate Mint Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Guess what I did today?
Baked a Bundt and Bought a Car.

And yes, it does have New Bundt Smell (thanks JustJenn for making me laugh with that one!)

I'm turning 40 years old soon and my ride needed an upgrade. My 1999 Toyota Corolla has been good to me, but after hitting 180,000 miles, I thought it was time to celebrate my milestone birthday with a new car! This is my new 2010 Toyota Corolla LE.
 Chocolate Mint Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
The best thing about my new car? The little things. Like a radio and driver's side window that actually work! Whoo hoo! My old car's window died about 7 months ago. When I picked up my car today, I didn't want to take a drive up the coast to see the beach, I wanted to drive-thru Starbucks. Or McDonald's. Or grab a parking ticket without opening my door. :)

Chocolate Mint Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
My Chocolate Mint Bundt is based on my favorite Cinnamon Chocolate Bundt with no cinnamon and the addition of some peppermint extract and Andes Crème de Menthe Baking Chips.

I Like Big Bundts
I'm making 30 Bundts in 30 Day. It's crazy and I'm tired. This post is going up with less than 60 minutes to spare! So, I hope you will join me in celebrating National Bundt Day on November 15th with a Bundt! My friend JustJenn has a line of stationery and pins to celebrate the love of Big Bundts!

Chocolate Mint Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
The cake is soft and moist. It was baked in the Nordic Ware Chrysanthemum Bundt Pan. I like the look of this pan, but because the center hole is pretty small, it sometimes take longer to bake the center than the edges. For this one, I put some foil over the pan during the last 10 minutes of baking. By the way, you know that all the calories escape through the hole in the center of the Bundt? Oh, yes. It's true :)

Chocolate Mint Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
See you back here tomorrow for another Bundt! Good night! - mary the food librarian

Recipe:
Chocolate Mint Bundt
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1/4 c plus 1 T (or 5 T) cocoa (Dutch processed or natural cocoa)

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 t salt

1/2 c buttermilk
1 t baking soda

2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1/4 t peppermint extract
1/2 c Andes Crème de Menthe Baking Chips

1. Bring to a boil in a pot: Water, oil, butter and cocoa
2. In a large bowl, combine together with a whisk: flour, sugar, salt.
3. Add the chocolate mixture to the flour and mix until combined.
4. Add the buttermilk and baking soda and mix.
5. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla and peppermint extract. Add to the batter and combine. Add Andes baking chips.
6. Pour batter into greased 10 or 12-cup Bundt pan (I prefer to use Pam with Flour or Bakers Joy) and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30-40 minutes (depends on what pan you use and your oven).
7. Cool in pan.
8. You can leave the bundt plain or top with powdered sugar, simple glaze or a ganache.
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15 comments:

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Yay- congrats on the new ride!

This bundt sounds delicious...a scoop of mint chip ice cream (my fav) would be perfect with this!

Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Oh congrats on the new car, how fun! As usual the bundt looks wonderful and I love the chocolate mint combo.

Ειρήνη said... [Reply to comment]

it is so moist..it is beautiful like a flower!

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

That's the nicest hood ornament I've ever seen!

JelliDonut said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on the new car, and Happy Almost Birthday!

I have that Bundt pan and sometimes it's a pain in butt to get the cake out cleanly. Any suggestions?

And a question--is the phrase Bundt cake copyrighted? Just curious.

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Hi JelliDonut,
I use Pam with Flour or Bakers Joy to spray the HECK out of the pan before putting the batter. That helps a lot. Also, my Bundt pans are non-stick. ;) - mary

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

How fun to have a new car - all the better to display a delicious bundt! Chocolate and mint - that would be so good around the holidays, or anytime, actually.

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh, Andes mints are so addictive. Congrats on your new car Mary! Keep rocking those bundts.

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Love that bundt pan and the theory about the hole in the middle. ;)
Yay for new cars!

tobias cooks! said... [Reply to comment]

Looks juicy and tasty. I would love a piece of that.

theunappreciatedbaker said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on the new car! Chocolate and mint are the perfect combination!

theunappreciatedbaker said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on the new car! Chocolate and mint are the perfect combination!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Your chocolate cinnamon is one of my favorites so I will have to give this one a try! Congrats on the new car.

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Hooray a new car! Congrats to you :)

The chocolate mint bundt sounds amazing. Such a yummy combo :)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I don't have buttermilk -- could I use something else?

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