I am hosting TWD next week and I picked Dorie’s Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake. I know that we could switch up the recipe this week. So if you are looking for the yummy yummy bundt the recipe and everything will be up April 6th. Thank you for being patient 🙂
Have a mentioned that I like coconut? I am sure I have 🙂
I was a little excited about this recipe because 1) it has coconut and 2) I get to use my new bundt pan that I got for my birthday. This recipe came together really easy, and while it was baking my house smelled wonderful. When the tea cake was ready to come out of the pan I turn it out and to my surprise it came out perfectly. I was extremely excited and yelled for my husband to come in the kitchen to see how pretty it was 🙂
I have to say that I will never give my husband crap for getting me a bundt pan for my birthday. He will also probably hear me complain less since I won’t have to deal with the dreaded half of the cake stuck in the pan. Which is always a huge downer because I can’t give the cake away in its deformed state, it has to look pretty. So problem solved 🙂
Taste test: FANTASTIC!!! Mike even said he liked it sans the texture of the coconut, but I could hardly even feel the texture of the coconut. The cake was moist with a light coconut flavor. It was perfect 🙂 To make the cake pretty, I glazed it with a mixture of milk and powdered sugar. I mixed enough milk into the sugar so that it was thick and held a nice ribbon when dripping off the spoon.
Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Blood Orange Tian March 28, 2010
The 2010 March Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Jennifer of Chocolate Shavings. She chose Orange Tian as the challenge for this month, a dessert based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse’s Cooking School in Paris.
Opps, this is a day late. You would think that I would have gotten this done on time since I bought blood and navel oranges a few weeks ago, but life got a little complicated the past two weeks and I didn’t have time until yesterday morning and tonight. (more…)
Tuesdays With Dorie: Soft Chocolate and Raspberry Tart March 16, 2010
This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Rachelle of Mommy? I’m Hungry!. She chose Dorie’s Soft Chocolate and Raspberry Tart, which is located on page 354 in Baking: From My Home to Yours. This tart is essentially a thick chocolate ganache poured over raspberries in a tart shell. So, of course, it is going to be spectacular.
For this recipe, I used straight up Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips. I guess you could say it is house rules 🙂 Whenever I bake anything with chocolate, I always use a dark chocolate because both Mike and I prefer it to milk chocolate. I might add that it was a wonderful choice because it matched the raspberries so well. (more…)
Dirty Snowballs…I mean, German Chocolate Cupcakes March 10, 2010
A few weeks ago David Lebovitz posted about German Chocolate Cupcakes, and I thought I died and went to heaven. I love German Chocolate Cake but since someone, who will remain nameless cough MIKE cough, doesn’t like the texture of coconut I never get to make it or eat it anymore.
Seven years, I tell you.
Without German Chocolate Cake, what kind of life is that.
More than likely a healthy one 🙂
I know it has been seven years because that was the last time I made my college roommate, Mandi, a birthday cake. That would have been the first and the last time that I made a German Chocolate Cake, which turned out fantastic by the way. (more…)