Tuesday, April 6, 2010
TWD - Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake
Oh, Bundt Cake. That most delicious of pound cakes. Dense, moist, rich - all the desired attributes of a cake that needs no icing.
I've baked this recipe before and it disappears right away. This time, I used crushed hazelnuts and their flavour was a little more subtle than walnuts would have been. The mocha is made with coffee, espresso powder and chocolate. It balances nicely with the nuttiness of the rest of the cake.
Erin's blog When in Doubt...Leave at 350 has the recipe and some gorgeous photos of her bundt cake.
Well, I finished week 1 of Weight Watchers. What an unheaval for me. I've never eaten so much food. I'm used to eating small things, like cupcakes and squares of chocolate. Now, I eat huge bowls of salad, cupfuls of carrots and broccoli. Three cups of popcorn! I can barely eat all my per day points. It's been a struggle. At the end of the week I'd lost 6.6 lbs. I know most of that was probably water, but such a huge number has given me a great morale boost. I needed that to continue this week. Also, I've been getting on my treadmill and walking more every day. I feel great.
I rewarded myself with a new toy - the Cuisinart food scale and I love it. I'm really enjoying seeing what 4oz of meat looks like or 8oz of pineapple. Heck, I've weighed everything but the cat. I just can't lift him off his chair.