Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes & Cocoa Buttermilk Cake -- Tuesdays with Dorie

Today's treat, Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes, was picked by Kristin of I’m Right About Everything, thank you Kristin! These were fun to make and I liked being able to use my mini bundt pan that doesn't get used very often.

A lot of people mentioned issues with the glaze in the P&Q section on the TWD site, I have to admit that my glaze didn't look like the book either, it just seemed too thick and seemed to set up immediately, without really dripping down the sides all pretty like. I tried to add some Valentine nonpareils, but they wouldn't even stick (I sprinkled instantly after pouring the glaze) and they all kind of pooled up in the middle. Oh-well.

I must admit we are on chocolate overload here. My husband's birthday was last Sunday and I made him the Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake that was our anniversary TWD pick last month. It was delicious and the birthday boy liked it. I had been busy in the kitchen all day making his favorite lasagna and the kids really wanted to help make daddy a cake so they could sing to him and he could blow out candles. It meant so much to them and they were so excited for daddy's special day, quite possibly more excited than he was :)

I had fun making this cake and loved how moist it was. I think the key to this one is to eat it the day it is made, it didn't taste nearly as tender the next day. Still an amazing cake, and I'm so glad to have had a chance to finally make it!


chocolatechic said...

Your mini's are beautiful.

I don't have a mini bundt pan, so I used a muffin tin.

Flourchild said...

Hello! My husbands birthday was last Wednesday! I made him a homemade German Chocolate cake. It turned out very yummy!
I made my bread into two mini loafs. I had issues with the cake ebing way to soft and crumbly. Your minis look really yummy and the glaze looks great too!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Gorgeous cakes!
Feel free to make me lasagna and cake for my birthday. ;-)

natalia said...

ciao ! Wonderful chocolate baking ! I missed the cake but should realle try it !!

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Your minis are so cute! Thanks for baking with me!

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