I shan’t complain too much today.
I am in a warm house.
It’s snowing mad men outside.
And I baked a cake.
A cake with marshmallows on top.
And hot chocolate mix baked inside.
My husband blows snow (snow blows?) and I bake Hot Chocolate Bundt Cakes. Fair trade.
I have to preface this by saying my Bundt pan doesn’t see the light of day too often.
I pull it out once a year or so and give it a hug, but besides that, it resides in the depths of my cabinet, back with that Giant Cupcake Cake pan I swore I would use.
But today I thought we needed to get reacquainted.
Let’s talk bundts.
This cake is a dense, chocolatey pound cake…although I put glaze all up on it, I also recommend adding a bit of whipped cream. I mean.
But let’s start at the beginning…kay?
Sift your dry stuff together. I am normally a lazy sifter, or a not-at-all sifter…but whenever I use cocoa powder I make sure to sift. Those lumps are stubborn little buggers.
Then I decided to amp up the chocolate a lil’ bit. I melted 3 oz of this unassuming Symphony bar. Milk Chocolate dun done.
My little helpers were ready to get in on the action for this part. They can smell milk chocolate from 100 yards away.
Next, add your dry ingredients and mix it up.
Spread all that into a heavily greased bundt pan. HEAVILY. GREASED. PAN. Hear me? No stuck Bundts on my watch.
I think this is why Bundt and I don’t get along so well. I have had many a stuck Bundt…forcing me into Bundt depression and leading me to curse the Bundt all the way back to his cousin the cupcake pan, where they live in dark, acrimonious silence for 364 days of the year.
Anyway. Spread the batter.
Let it cool in the pan and then.
Turn it upside down and bargain your first born for an unstuck Bundt.
You better believe I sang a song of praise and glory when this guy cam out looking like this…
But let’s pretend you didn’t heed my warnings.
And your bundt stuck.
Don’t cry or go into a Bundt-induced depression.
A good glaze is a problem solver.
And if you’re still feeling down? Marshmallow garnish, friends.
See? It all works out.
You better bet this was good.
Now, if I haven’t convinced you to get off your Bundt and get baking (I just said that), here are a few more recipes I suggest you try…
Mountain Dew Cake. Dew it. I’m sorry, there’s no excuse for that one.