05 February 2011

hint o' cocoa bundt cake

So my first go at making a bundt cake went pretty well! This recipe is super moist and was a big hit with the family!

{dry ingredients}
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

{wet ingredients}
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

{creaming ingredients}
8 oz unsalted butter
2.5 cups + 2 TB superfine granulated sugar
6 eggs

{glaze ingredients}
1/2 cup milk or water
2 cups confectioners' sugar

1. Preheat oven to 335 degrees Fahrenheit, placing rack in the center of the oven. Spray a 12-cup bundt pan with non-stick oil-and-startch spray {aka. grease and flour pan}.

2. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another. Set aside.

3. Combine butter and sugar in a stand mixer with paddle attachment {or a large bowl and hand mixer} and mix on low for about 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.

4. Add eggs one at a time. Scrape bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.

5. Alternately add the dry then wet mixtures about a quarter at a time, without pausing between additions. Scrap the sides of the bowl and mix for another 20 seconds.

6. Scoop bater into prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until the cake bounces back when lightly pressed and a wooden skewer inserted in the deepest part of the pan comes out clean.

7. Cool the cake in the pan for 5 minutes, and then flip out onto a rack and let cool completely.

8. Combine glazing ingredients and whisk. Drizzle mixture over cake. If it will not pour well, add more liquid as needed.

- I used about 2/3 spelt flour and 1/3 gluten-free flour and it tasted fabulous!
- I will use less liquid in my glaze next time, or let it sit for a bit before pouring because it was really runny.
- I also added 1oz of cocoa to the dry ingredients to give it a hint of chocolate taste. Recipe also suggests adding 1oz melted unsweetened and 3oz melted bittersweet chocolate to the wet ingredients for more chocolate taste <-- will be trying that next time!
- As you can see, I also sifted some extra powdered sugar on top to make it look pretty ;)

{please excuse the stand mixer in the photos!}
original recipe is from: United Cakes of America

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Lisa said...

Your cake looks fantastic and that powdered sugar adds a great touch. Looks like your first try was a success. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog right now called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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Melanie said...

This looks so good. I'll have to try it! I found you through Debbiedoo's.

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laxsupermom said...

The cake looks amazing! Thanks for giving a gf option, too. I've never used spelt, but I've heard that many with gluten sensitivities can eat it without reaction. Thanks for sharing.

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Melissa said...

This looks tasty! I love how you have arranged the ingredients by direction. I'll be trying this one soon! Thanks for sharing.

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