Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TWD - Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes


I enjoy eating cake. It's so lovely to have a new recipe that I know is a surefire winner. Using milk chocolate gives a delicious change of taste from my standard cocoa-based cake.

To transform this recipe from mini bundts to cake, I doubled the quantities. There was so much controversy about Dorie's recipe for glaze, that I made a simple ganache using bittersweet chocolate and heavy cream. The cake didn't really need the nutty swirl. I spread the extra nuts around the bottom of the plate and the glaze oozed prettily over it.

Next time, I'll make it in cake pans and turn it into a traditional layer cake. I can't wait to read what everyone else thought of this cake.

Many thanks to Kristin of the blog I'm Right About Everything for choosing a winner.

25 comments:

  1. I like your pan--gives a great shape! I wasn't overwhelmed by this cake--I found the flavour a bit light. I did skip the swirl, though. Glad you loved it!

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  2. What a beautiful mold you used! So elegant and classy... perfectly done awitch from minis to cake!

    (And yes I agree about the controversy, I didn't like the texture of the glaze either! at all...)

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  3. I had issues with my glaze-so mu bundts turned out looking like little blobs-they were delicious, even though they looked a little strange!

    Your bundts look awesome!!!!

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  4. Wow - your bundt actually looks dark and rich (which is the way I would have preferred it). Lovely!

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  5. That looks amazing! I didn't bother with glaze because I'm lazy, but it seems to be a good decision.

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  6. Gorgeous and so elegant, love how you arranged the nuts around the bottom, too. Very pretty.

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  7. Stunning! Just beautiful! Love what you did with the nuts!

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  8. wow, your cake is stunning!!! What a beauty!! I'm sure that whoever you shared this with was very lucky!!! YUM!!

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  9. I heard about the glaze, so I just made ganache, too. Which I think is what made the cakes so good. I swirled all kinds of goodies inside. I thought the cake was just okay. Yours looks fabulous!

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  10. Fun pan! I also went with a chocolate ganache, it was yummy.

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  11. I don't think my first post posted. Delete this one if it did. Yours are wow - perfection. Come on over to my blog and see non-perfection. But they tasted great.

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  12. I love that bundt pan. Your cake looks amazing. I just want to lick that ganache. Great job and great photos.

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  13. The pan you used makes for such a stunning cake.

    I halved the recipe.

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  14. Love the shape of your cake. I used more of a ganache on mine too.
    Mimi

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  15. I love all your changes, and I especially love that cake! Dreamy, melty chocolate puddling over the nuts is such an improvement over the swirl.

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  16. Glad you enjoyed this cake. I wanted to make a big cake, then looked at my batter and realised that it wasn't going to happen. Love your bundt pan!

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  17. Your cake looks beautiful. I really enjoyed the chocolate taste in this, too.

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  18. Gorgeous shape on that cake and I love that you put all of the nuts around the cake! Makes fora a gorgeous presentation!

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  19. I found this cake to be dry and Ok in flavor..Im glad you enjoyed it..it looks so good!

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  20. I absolutely adore your bundt pan - it's such a beautiful shape! I liked this one too, even though mine was a bit dry. I'll definitely make it again but I'll skip the glaze since it gave me trouble

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  21. Your cake is really lovely! I skipped this one, but it looks tasty.

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  22. Glaze, no glaze, glaze, no glaze! This looks marvelous - I LOVE ganache as well, and it's a no-brainer. The cake looks phenomenal - I have a 12-cup pan in that shape, but not a mini! Beautiful!

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  23. I love that shape! And OMG yours looks gorgeous with the nuts at the bottom! Thanks so much for baking with me this week.

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  24. lovely, lovely cake. i want that pan!!!

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  25. I have to chime in on that cake shape - it reminds me of the Sydney Opera House. That cake could inspire an aria.

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Thank you to everyone who leaves a comment! I love reading them all.