Saturday, 15 February 2014

Super chocolatey bundt cake


I've known for a while that for Valentines Day this year I would bake a cake. It wasn't until yesterday morning that I actually decided on which cake to bake, but I think I went for something suitably fitting: a super chocolatey bundt cake.

When I think of bundt cakes I think of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, it was the first time I'd ever seen one. Unfortunately my cake doesn't have a bit enough hole in the middle for a plant.



Firstly, get yourself set up. You'll need a small saucepan, bundt pan (mine is 25cm) and either a food processor or a large bowl. Don't forget to provide yourself with something to watch or listen to, I opted for Gilmore Girls.




Ingredients

300g caster sugar

180g plain flour, sifted

50g cocoa powder

1 teaspoon/packet baking powder

1 teaspoon/packet bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

250ml milk

100g butter, melted

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

250ml boiling water

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180/gas 4 and prepare your cake tin (I greased mine with butter and then dusted cocoa powder in the pan but you can use cake release spray if you prefer)

2. Mix the sugar, flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and bicarb of soda in a bowl

3. In a food processor/bowl mix the eggs, vanilla, butter and milk together

4. Continue to mix as you add the dry ingredients a spoonful at a time

5. Once all the dried ingredients have been added, add the water

6. Pour the mixture into your tin and place on the middle shelf of the oven for 40-45 minutes

7. Make a cup of tea, carry on watching your TV show of choice, take photos of stuff around the house



7. Remove from oven and leave to cool before attempting to remove the cake from the tin

8. Decorate as you wish, I melted some dark chocolate using a bain-marie and then drizzled it over the cake

  




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4 comments

  1. That looks delicious! I recently brought myself a bundt cake tin after coming across a vintage cake cookbook for use with one but I've never got around to using it yet. Def need too!

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    1. Definitely give it a go, there's something about a cake with a hole in the middle...

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  2. I want to make this! Do they sell bundt tins in Tesco...? x

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    1. Not sure to be honest, mine is from Lakeland. x

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