Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake - Day #7 of Food Librarian's I Like Big Bundts 3

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake - I Like Big Bundts 2011
Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake
I Like Big Bundts - Day #7

Good Morning! It's Day #7 of my crazy I Like Big Bundts 3 celebration of the awesome Bundt cake. I hope you will make a Bundt on National Bundt Day - November 15th! Can you believe how fast the year is going? Halloween, Bundt Day, then Thanksgiving! :)

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30 days.
30 bundts.
What? I'm only a week in? Stick with me and see if I make it!

Dark Chocolate Bundt collage
For this bundt, I  headed to the library's 641 section and leafed through some cookbooks. Do you use your library to browse cookbooks? I hope so!  Classic Southern Desserts: All-Time Favorite Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Puddings, Cobblers, Ice Cream & More from the Editors of Southern Living Magazine has a Dark Chocolate Bundt recipe. Can't go wrong with more chocolate bundts, right?

This bundt calls for a 16 ounce can of chocolate syrup. I searched and searched for a can of Hershey's but couldn't find it in the 10 stores I visited (this bundt marathon is hard work!). I ended up using Trader Joe's Midnight Moo chocolate syrup. I wasn't sure if the 16 ounce can was by weight or volume...and I only had 8 ounces (volume, 1 cup) that weighed 11 ounces. Anyway, it was all I had and it worked out okay. The book was published in 2010 by the editors of Southern Living - is canned chocolate syrup more abundant in the South (along with White Lily Flour)?

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake - I Like Big Bundts 2011
Just a dash of powered sugar was enough for this cake.

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake - I Like Big Bundts 2011
The crumb is tight. The combo of the chocolate syrup and melted chocolate make a heavier cake - no one is going to confuse this with a chiffon cake! Although the title is "Dark Chocolate" is uses semi-sweet chocolate and whatever is in the chocolate syrup. It isn't "dark" like bittersweet chocolate, but does have a rich chocolate taste. Perfect for an afternoon coffee break.

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake - I Like Big Bundts 2011

Recap of I Like Big Bundts 3:
Day #1: Buttercake Bakery's Marble Bundt Cake
Day #2: Lemon Bliss Bundt
Day #3: Double-Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache Glaze
Day #4: Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Glaze
Day #5: Gingery Pumpkin Breakfast Bundt
Day #6: Maida Heatter's Budapest Coffee Cake Bundt

Recipe: Click here for printable recipe

Adapted from: Classic Southern Desserts: All-Time Favorite Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Puddings, Cobblers, Ice Cream & More from the Editors of Southern Living Magazine



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4 comments:

Donna said... [Reply to comment]

This looks Amazing...my bundt pan is my favorite pan. I use it all the time!

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

You're killing me in the "make a decision" department, but dark chocolate, ooh, a fave! And I love that banana bundt from Dorie. Hmmm, make I'll make both of those and do a marble with them!

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

Healthy bundt too...I recently learned that dark chocolate is good for the heart! Now, I am loving it more and more! This is superb!

Bec said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, I use my library all the time so I don't keep buying cookbooks :)

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