Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TWD: (Not So) Mini Milk (61%) Chocolate Bundt Cake


This week’s Tuesday With Dorie recipe is Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes. Since joining Tuesdays With Dorie, I have amassed quite a few baking pans (I’m not sure which is worse: cookbook addiction or the pan habit), but sadly, a cute mini-bundt pan is not part of the collection. It’s already hard enough to open and close the cabinet where the pans are stored, so I decided that mine would be a not-quite-as-cute six-cup Bundt. Though there are some exceptions, such as M&Ms, we are not big fans of milk chocolate in this household, so I used 61%, which I thought was perfect. I did not see very positive reviews of the chocolate glaze that the cakes were to be coated with on the TWD Problems & Questions section, so I asked Josh what he would like instead of chocolate glaze and he suggested marshmallow. Between him baking and coming up with yummy ideas, I hardly have anything left to do for this blog.



Here is the recipe for the Marshmallow Sauce, adapted from Yankee Magazine:
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
about ½ cup of marshmallow fluff
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
a handful of mini marshmallows

Combine all of the ingredients except the vanilla and stir over a medium-low flame until blended and sugar has dissolved. Remove from the flame and add the vanilla. Cool slightly before using.

The glaze was delicious with the cake and reminded me of hot chocolate in cake form. It’s an excellent afternoon cake with coffee, though after last week’s Cocoa-Nana Loaf, Josh now seems to think any chocolate cake is fair game for breakfast. This cake rates a 7.5 for Deliciousness and a 3 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 2.5. Many thanks to Kristin of I’m Right About Everything for a fun selection. You can find the recipe on Kristin’s site and visit the TWD blogroll to see what the other bakers thought of this cake.

26 comments:

Romaine said...

You are right! This does remind me of hot chocolate in cake form. The marshmallow glaze is very interesting. Thinking how I can use that....

Mary said...

Hot chocolate cake--MMMM! I wish I had used darker chocolate now too, but actually followed the recipe this time. Yours looks great!

Sabrina said...

Wow! That looks so good!

vibi said...

What a beautiful picture Margot! Looks like a North Pole advertising! WOW! PErfect switch from minis to cake... really nice.

Kayte said...

I like that size of pan you used, it was fun making the minis but your size looks nice, too. Storage is a problem, isn't it??? The choice of icing sounds inspired as well. I could eat the icing and skip the cake! (I've done it before!) Great job, looks lovely.

Susan said...

Oh my goodness! That looks so heavenly. Hot chocolate in cake form?! Gotta try that glaze! Thanks for sharing. :)

chocolatechic said...

Marshmallow sauce.

Brilliant!

Pamela said...

First of all, I just ate M & M's while reading your post. They are my favorite! And second, I'm loving the way that marshmallow sauce looks on the cake. Fabulous.

Lauryn said...

omg!! Marshmallow sauce!! You are a genius!! Your cake really looks delicious! Great job!

Leslie said...

With marshmallow glaze? Brilliant! Josh is a great muse!

jillbert said...

The marshmallow sauce sounds so good! I skipped this week, but I think I would have gone with darker chocolate too. Why are M&Ms so good when milk chocolate is kind of blah? Hmmm.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Anything that reminds me of hot chocolate deserves at least an automatic 7 for deliciousness! That bf is becoming quite the asset in the kitchen - marshmallow sauce, who would have thunk it? Inspired!!

JoAnn Freda said...

This cake sounds wonderful. I can just imagine hot chocolate flavored cake with marshmallow topping. I seem to recall you and your sisters enjoying a few jars of marshmallow fluff together. That marshmallow sauce recipe looks like a winner and not as runny as the usual glazes for bundt cakes.

Cakelaw said...

Marshmallow sauce - an inspired addition!

Clivia said...

It's unanimous - marshmallow glaze is a brilliant addition to the recipe. You are obviously the new blogging power couple. Well done!

Mimi said...

I'm with the crowd, the marshmallow sauce was a great idea.
Mimi

Flourchild said...

Holy cow that look so good..What a great idea to have a marshmallow glaze!

Tracey said...

A marshmallow glaze? That sounds and looks so good! Maybe next time I make this cake that's what I'll go with - thanks for sharing! I have a mini bundt pan but want a 6-cup so if we lived closer together I'd gladly share pans!

Marthe said...

Wow, marshmallowsauce!!! That bundt cake looks sooo good!

Melissa said...

Hot chocolate in cake form sounds pretty good to me! Looks delicious!

TeaLady said...

Chocolate and Marshmellows. Perfect combination. Love it.

JoAnn Freda said...

I was just about to leave a comment complaining that I didn't see the recipe on the blog you linked this recipe to and then I realized "I have the cookbook!" and I don't need no links (except that it's fun to see what the other bakers did).

mikejdunlap said...

Wow... now that sauce looks better than my vanilla almond glaze! perfection - it looks wonderful! And hot chocolate - mmm... perfect for this kind of weather!

mike
TWD blog:
web.me.com/mikejdunlap

Jacque said...

Oooh, I've never seen a recipe for marshmallow sauce. That looks good!

Nice job on the cake too, sounds wonderful.

Isabelle said...

Your cake is look delicious. I love your marshmallow sauce, what a great idea!

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

That marshmallow sauce sounds and looks so good! I am definitely putting that in the file! Thanks for baking with me this week!