Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TWD: Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes


Seems like we got in spurts at Tuesday's with Dorie. Like right now, we're smack dab in the middle of a full-on chocolate phase. This week, Kristin of I’m Right About Everything picked Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes.

Although I'm slightly burned-out on cake, I still thought these were really good. They were light and moist and the sweet, nutty swirl really added a lot of interest. Of course, I forgot to add my swirl mid-way through the batter, so mine was more of a crunchy bottom.


But no matter, they were still really tasty.

I skipped the glaze since so many TWD baker reported having problems with it. Thanks to Mr. Hines (first name, Duncan) I was able to save myself some grief and use some warmed ready-made chocolate icing instead. I also "thirded" the recipe and made just two minis.


OK, that's that! There's more chocolate on the horizon... watch out for some dad-gum yummy sounding brownies next week. For now, it seems you actually won't find the recipe on Kristin's site, but I did find it ---> HERE, or pick up a copy of Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From My Home to Yours".

23 comments:

Mary said...

They look nice in the mini bundt pans! I didn't have those, and I skipped the swirl too. The one I had was pretty good, though!

Sara said...

Mmmm, those look super delicious! :)

Juliana said...

Wow, cute mini bundt chocolate cakes...they look so yummie, full of chocolate flavor :-)

chocolatechic said...

Such cute mini's.

I made muffins for mine, because I don't have a mini bundt cake pan.

Pamela said...

Looks good to me! I like the way the frosting looks dripping down your mini. Picture perfect.

ButterYum said...

I adore the way the chocolate sauce slid down the mini bundts and started puddling in little dots around the base of the cakelets. Adorable.

:)
ButterYum

Susan said...

Yours look perfect!! I know Mr. Hines!! He has helped me out once or twice in a pinch. :)

Lauryn said...

I love your mini bundts!! They look perfect! And the crunchy bottoms look extra yummy!! Great job!

Nichi said...

I kinda like the idea of the crunchy bottoms. I skipped the swirl.

grace said...

oh yes, i'm familiar with mr hines. in fact, he lets me call him duncan. :)
your desserts look great, jacque, even if you do claim to be caked-out. i think a crunchy bottom sounds great! on a cake, of course, not in general... :)

margot said...

I thought the crunchy part was surprisingly good. Your little cakes look great!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Delicious! I love mini bundts. You guys and your baker's math are amazing. I am not good at dividing baking recipes.

Teanna said...

Those look phenomenal! So cute! And great shortcut! Sometimes, you've just gotta do it!

Flourchild said...

Great minis! Love it!

Kayte said...

Looks great, all of it...and you are one very fine drizzler! I think I just need to lock myself in a room and practice drizzling for a whole day or something. Yours looks perfect!

Katrina said...

Great looking cakes. I love your bottom swirl. hehe A little crunch on the bottom sounds good!

cindy said...

These were tasty little treats! Duncan's glaze looks pretty good.

Marthe said...

Your mini bundts look soooo tasty, I want to lick that frostin right of them!

The cake decorating class was fun, we had 2 teachers and 6 participants (8 was the max.), so everyone got enough one-on-one time!

AmyRuth said...

Those are really nice looking little cakes you have there. I'm so glad you liked them. I was surprised by their nice flavor and moistness. I liked them too. Being a dark chocolate fan, it kinda took me back.
Great photos too. BTW you're right, it is amusing the idea of feeding my gym rat friends. They do splurge on occasion. hehe I'll have to keep an eye out for a new pan, I guess.
AmyRuth

Mimi said...

Your cakes are gorgeous with that glaze pooling at the bottom.
Mimi

mike said...

Wow. those look really moist! Mine were not dry, but rather crumbly - maybe due to the swirl. These look great! so cute as mini's - nicely done!

Steph said...

hahha.. Mr. Hines, you're so funny!

Your cakes look so cute!

I wish I had mini bundts

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Sometimes a mistake can be a really good thing--crunchy on the bottom sounds good! Thanks for baking with me this week!