Tuesday, April 6, 2010

TWD - Mocha Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake

This weeks selection is from Erin of When in Doubt…Leave it at 350. She picked Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake which can be found on pages 180 and 181 of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking: From My Home to Yours". This was another super easy bundt cake and it was delicious. Of course, my cake looks nothing like Dorie's cake does! The directions instruct you to combine "just less than half" of the plain batter with the chocolate mixture. Eyeballing measurements is simply not one of my many talents! So my cake has more and paler chocolate ... really, what's the problem?? Although Dorie recommends baking the cake for 65 to 70 minutes, mine was done at 50 minutes. I also added a bittersweet chocolate glaze to my bundt cake to jazz it up a bit

I brought this cake into the office in the wee hours of the morning (practically fresh from the oven!) so I don't have any pictures to share today. Thanks for visiting my blog and please check out the rest of the TWD bakers to see how they did this week.


Updated 4-7-10: I managed to get a pretty good ginkgo pattern!

16 comments:

vibi said...

Hope your co-workers like it... they are lucky you're such a good baker!

Oh! And I wanted to say thanks a million for not letting me down while I was sick and not feeling like surfing the net to comment... Very, very much appreciated!

Becky said...

i love bringing treats to coworkers. they are lucky to have you!

i made the coconut tea cake for Easter...i used grapefruit and loved it!

Jencrafted said...

Mine was also done after 50 minutes. It's so rewarding when others love your bakes, isn't it? Immediate gratification! Thanks for sharing!

Tia said...

Sounds like it was enjoyed by all :)

Pamela said...

Lucky co-workers! Hope they enjoyed it.

Marthe said...

I brought them to my brother, to celebrate him finally graduating. Your coworkers must have been so happy to have this with their coffee!!

cindy said...

Lucky office! I will make this cake as soon as my new bundt pan arrives.

Jeannette said...

Ahh I bet your coworkers love you just as much as my fiance's coworkers love me :)

Marthe said...

Vanilla cupcakes are great with DLL Buttercream too ;)

Amanda said...

Lucky coworkers, I bet it was great!

spike. said...

Sounds great, I bet it was enjoyed at work!

Susan said...

I took half of mine into work to share with my co-workers too. I kept all the coconut one for myself. :D

Great looking slice of cake there!

Erin said...

Great job!!

Cathy said...

Oh, I am so not an eyeballer. I actually thought about weighing the batter so I could divide it right, but that would require more dirty dishes, and at the end of the day I'm just not that much of a perfectionist. You totally nailed the marbling! It is perfect! Hope your lucky CWs enjoyed this!

Mary said...

It looks great, and the marbling worked really well. Your co-workers are lucky people!

Liz said...

Nice ginko leaf! And I have to say, you have some very lucky coworkers.