Tuesday, January 25, 2011

TWD—Nutty, Chocolaty, Swirly Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Sure seems like Tuesdays just come flying by.  I decided to make half a recipe for this week’s chosen recipe and got four mini bundt cakes made on Monday.  I knew I’d like the cake with its nutty, chocolaty, cinnamony ribbon so I purposely didn’t the full bundt cake.  I also knew the boys wouldn’t really care for it and I just can’t be eating that much cake. 

Half the recipe made 4 mini bundt cakes.

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I love the mini bundt cake pan Kevin gave me—the cakes always pop right out.

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I did decide to make the cake just a little bit more healthy.  So I used whole wheat pastry flour.  I used coconut oil in place of the butter and I used lite sour cream.  The cake still tastes great.  Almost a little too oily from the coconut oil.  Not a problem though.  I left out the dried fruit from the swirly filling.

Then I had to counteract some of the healthier-ness by adding a chocolate ganache to the top.  What?  It was 70% dark chocolate-so it’s healthy, too. ;)  The ganache didn’t look super glossy, but it tasted just fine.

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Thanks to Jennifer of Cooking for Comfort for choosing this week’s recipe.  She’ll have the recipe for the bundt cake on her blog. 

DSCF3517DSCF3507Check out other TWD baker's blogs.  I’m sure this would be just as good as a full bundt cake. 

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21 comments:

Lisa said...

I'd definitely go for the ganache covered ones. The way I figure it, it's the reward for having a healthier cake.

Emily said...

Those mini bundts are too cute!

RecipeGirl said...

These are so cute. I never think to use my mini bundt pan, but it's such a good idea since you can just pop them in the freezer (and you're not faced with a giant cake on your counter, waiting to be eaten!)

Lisa Ernst said...

These look tasty and fun and your recipe changes are appealing to me. Love the idea of mini Bundt pans for personal servings. Having some of those around might get me back into cake baking. :-)

Mary said...

I am obsessed with the mini bundt pans...so cute. I like the chocolate ganache on top idea...cool.

Caroline said...

These reminded me why I would love mini bundt pans. These are just too cute! And I'm pretty sure oen the chocolate covered ones has my name on it. Those look fantastic!

Fallon said...

I love the mini bundt cakes!!! The perfect self serving ;)

briarrose said...

The mini bundts are just precious.

Kayte said...

These are such fun...I knew there was a way you would doll all these up over there! I made one without chocolate so I could have a whole little cake all to myself...been working on it all morning and it is so delicious! You are so creative and fun!

Jacque said...

I love new/fun/cute/little pans of any sort and yours qualifies on all counts. Good job trying to make these more healthy, I don't think a little chocolate hurts either. Nice job!

chocolatechic said...

This cake was just so fabulous. I loved it so much.

Karen said...

Yum! Those minis look delicious! Glad you were able to counteract some of the healthiness! :)

Jules Someone said...

I love those mini pans! This was a tasty treat.

Phyllis said...

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scrambledhenfruit said...

Those tiny little bundts look so cute!

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

These minis are fantastic.

bakingwiththeboys said...

These are adorable! and I loved the cookie "cell."

Jaime said...

wow i love your mini bundts! so cool!

Jaime said...

wow i love your mini bundts! so cool!

jillbert said...

They look lovely with the ganache! I think I have the same pan and I didn't have any trouble with sticking either.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love those mini bundts!! They're so adorable :) These bundts look really good!