Martha Stewart Chocolate Bundt - Day #21 - I Like Big Bundts

Friday, November 6, 2009

Martha Stewart Chocolate Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Day 21 of I Like Big Bundts: 30 Days of Bundt Cakes
Martha Stewart's Chocolate Bundt

Today, I bought $57 toenail clippers at Target. I know! Crazy expensive.
You want to see the receipt?
Sure, the clippers are in the bags... and what's this other stuff? new pajamas (flannel, baby!), batteries, fleece jacket (only $10!!), pack of gum...

The other day, I need 1/2 cup of heavy cream for the ganache portion of today's Bundt cake. So...a trip to Trader Joe's was in order. With no list. Just wandering the aisles. And so the cream for this? $83! Dairy is getting so expensive! ;)

For today's Bundt, it's all Martha. Here is Martha Stewart's Chocolate Bundt.

I Like Big Bundts Logo by JustJenn Designs
Thanks to my friend JustJenn of JustJennDesigns for making the logo!

I'm making 30 Bundts in 30 days. And. going. crazy. doing. it. Thank goodness we are finally on Day 21! :)

Martha Stewart Chocolate Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Made with two sticks of butter and 1/2 cup of sour cream, this ain't light. I think I baked it a little long so it was a bit on the dry the clock on this one.

Martha Stewart Chocolate Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
The ganache topping is my $83 cream, bittersweet chocolate, butter and optional Cognac or rum (I skipped the booze). I should have let my ganache thicken a bit more...but I was in a hurry to get to work.

Martha Stewart Chocolate Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
Huge shout out to my friend and fellow libriarian Jennie. She's a California ex-pat in Kentucky and has been baking up Bundts galore! Check out her big Bundts here.

And, keeping with the library theme, my little project was in ALA Direct - the American Library Association's e-newsletter (scroll to the bottom). Library geekness! :)

Martha Stewart Chocolate Bundt - I Like Big Bundts
We are closing in on National Bundt Day (November 15th!) Come back tomorrow for another Bundt. And if you need even more ideas of Bundts to make, check back on Sunday for a parade of Bundts I've made in the past!
- mary the food librarian

Martha Stewart Chocolate Bundt
from Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

I Like Big Bundts recap:
The Food Librarian confesses: I Like Big Bundts
Day 1: Pumpkin Spice Bundt with Buttermilk Icing
Day 2: Chocolate-Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Mocha Icing
Day 3: Pumpkin-Apple Spiced Bundt
Day 4: Cinnamon Ripple Sweet Potato Bundt
Day 5: Chocolate Zucchini Bundt
Day 6: Cardamom Vanilla Bundt
Day 7: Monkey Bread in a Bundt
Day 8: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt
Day 9: Coconut Bundt
Day 10: Sweet Potato Bundt
Day 11: Mom's Apple Cake Bundt
Day 12: Meyer Lemon Bundt
Day 13: Candy Corn Jello Bundt
Day 14: Spiced Cranberry Bundt
Day 15: Blueberry-Buttermilk Bundt
Day 16: Nutella Bundt
Day 17: Carrot Walnut Bundt
Day 18: Pear Ginger Bundt
Day 19: Persimmon Bundt
Day 20: Banana Chocolate Marble Bundt
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Federica Simoni said... [Reply to comment]

le tue torte sono eccezionali!ciao!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Who is eating all these Bundts?? I wouldn't like to be dieting in your houshold!! WOW amazing looking stuff

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

And that is a tasty big bundt!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Hahaha - you are hilarious - that tends to happen to me a lot at Target..and Trader Joe's .. and most stores. ;)

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

I made this bundt last year and I thought mine was dry too...maybe it needs more cream? Milk? It's pretty and your topping looks lovely!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Oh chocolate nom nom nom! You crack me up with your $83 cream LOL What the heck are you doing with all these cakes? ;)

Karin said... [Reply to comment]

That happens to me all the time! I go into a store to buy one item and the trip ends up costing me a $100! The cake looks delicious.

Jean Badgley said... [Reply to comment]

hang in are almost done!! If it helps...I am loving reading your blog and can't imagine how you are doing this...I would be soooo ready to be DONE...thanks for a great blog...

Stephanie said... [Reply to comment]

You may be going crazy but I am loving my daily bundt dose. I'm going to be so sad when this is over.

Sunshine said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, you're a star. Keep up the pace. You're almost to the finish line!

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

Gotta love Target, my husband not so much.
All of your bundts have looked just fabulous!

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Hahaha I know the feeling of overspending. I'm always doing that! My poor boyfriend hates when I go into Target because I always start wondering.....

Also the bundt looks tasty and super chocolaty...yum :)

Bethie said... [Reply to comment]

Dry or not, that bundt looks bundelicious!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Heh, the same thing happens to me all the time. I go into the drug store to get some toothpaste, and $100 later I leave - and have managed to forget the toothpaste, too. ;) That cake looks wonderful. We just had our first snowfall of the year, so it's making me want something comforting.

noble pig said... [Reply to comment]

I've been told you are bundt queen, had to come take a look. Today I posted a leftover Halloween candy bundt...but your's looks amazing!!

Rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

That looks AMAZING! I think I have to leave work right now and make it. Yum.

Memória said... [Reply to comment]

Finally! A plain, simple cake! haha This one looks great despite the problems you had.

Memória said... [Reply to comment]

Have you tried the Hershey's Chocolate Cake? It always comes out moist. YUM!

kirbie said... [Reply to comment]

Haha. I shop the same way! I've been looking for a good chocolate bundt cake recipe. Thanks!

hannah queen | honey & jam said... [Reply to comment]

I do the same thing every time I go into a store!

This bundt looks terrific.

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

I'm the same way when I go to TJs, esp when their flyer comes out. That bundt looks real chocolatey, so many choices to bake for my first bundt. Congrats on ALA, btw, way cool! Here's hoping to bake a bundt with you by Nov 15! :)

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

I love the ganache and the denseness of the cake!

Christy said... [Reply to comment]

The question must be answered; "Who's eating all of your bundts?" Hee hee hee :)

This one looks to die for!! I love the ganache topping!

Kathleen said... [Reply to comment]

Looks great. Love your sense of humor! I love big bundts ,too. Have to cuz I've got the junk!!! Seriously, who is eating all your delicious cakes?

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I tend to purchase eggs or butter for $50 all too often...

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm, chocolate!

Lena said... [Reply to comment]

Hi! I believe you know my sister, De Baking Pyschopath? I follow your blog too, I just don't have one of my own b/c I know I won't update it. Anyways, I saw your post on the Hello Kitty exhibit and you mentioned how you'd love to have some of the things.
They have a lot more than just bento items too, just search Hello Kitty. They also have a looot of other characters, products, and food from Japan, and I think their shipping isn't too too bad. Might be less for you since you're in CA. (btw, is the, er, clean version of that site. is the full site, but contains...shall we items as well. I stick w/ Jbox. It has everything Jlist has without the other...stuff)
anyways, I thought you might enjoy that. =)

Gale Reeves said... [Reply to comment]

I'm really enjoying your 30 days of bundt, but who is eating all this cake????!!!

eunice said... [Reply to comment]

Um, I think this like is..gorgeousness embodified. Oh my goodness.

Mermaid Sews said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I love your bundt adventure! soooo coool. where do they all go? I miss baking. Can't wait to try a few of these.

LilSis said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! I just found your site via a comment left on Noble Pig. I love all of your bundt cakes and can't wait to try some of your recipes. I'm not the most experienced baker in the world and don't always have the best luck with cakes, but for some reason, my bundt cakes usually turn out good.

I just have one question...who is eating all these cakes?

MDG said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you so much for your bundt cake extravaganza! I have had so much fun checking each day to see what was new. I too am a massive bundt cake fan, and I enjoyed trying this new recipe. It looked beautiful at the end and was given high praises from my testers. I think may go into my recipe rotation. Keep up the good work! Looking forward to the next few final days!

carly mary said... [Reply to comment]

the i love big bundt logo kills me everytime. i can't help but LMAO at it. it's just too hilarious. amazing.

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on bundt 21! I'd also like to know who is the lucky one who gets to sample all your delicious creations?

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

I'm behind on my blog reading, but I am more impressed by each post I read and each bundt I get to see.

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