Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie: Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake

Erin of When in Doubt…Leave it at 350 chose Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake for this week's TWD recipe. I ran out of butter so after a run to the store I had to hurry and make this today before I lost my lighting for photos.
Because this is a coffee dessert, I chose to use decaf coffee in mine (but the espresso probably canceled that out, lol), so hopefully my kids won't get a jolt of caffeine.

I baked mine for 55 minutes and it was done. I'm surprised my marbling effect came out decent, I thought for sure I messed it up trying ti hurry things along. I just stirred it with a knife.

I made Dorie's Chocolate Ganache Glaze (pg. 455) and poured it over the bundt then garnished with candied nuts.
I hurried and tasted a bite while it was still warm and all I could think of was warm chocolate pancakes! haha. We'll eat some in a bit, it'll be more room temp then.

I also made candied walnuts to garnish with. Dorie's recipe on pg. 469 is super easy! I also added a splash of vanilla to mine at the end.

Head over to Erin's blog for the recipe! *Update: we're eating some now... 6 yr old does not like it, she can taste the coffee (I think she'd rather just eat ice cream for dessert though, heehee). I can't though. My 12 yr old does not care for it either, so I guess this is more of an adult cake. I thought the coffee flavor would be more powerful. I do like it though. I'm not a walnut fan, but I will eat them toasted and chopped up in baked things, so this is perfect. Also, my swirls look better sliced at room temp.


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6 Lovely Comments:

Jess said...

What a gorgeous cake with all that shiny glaze! My daughter wasn't really into it either, but that meant more for me...

Jeannette said...

Yum, yours looks so great! Nice marbling and great looking texture!

Great. Now I want pancakes ;)

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Sure looks perfect to me! I love coffee and walnuts, bet I'd love this too.

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