Chocolate bundt cake

 

Chocolate Bundt Cake

I made this cake somewhere around Christmas. So a long pending post but it was not the only one Bundt Cake which was waiting to see its face on my blog, there was another one, which too I made long ago and came out delicious but I have just 1 or 2 clicks of that cake, so I shelved that cake hoping to make that again and share with many photos.
Coffee Chocolate Bundt Cake

With  this  Chocolate Bundt Cake too, situation was such that I could not take many photos, reasons all known to you (household chores) but later thought of posting it.

ingredients

Till this cake,  its just me who took the cake for everyone I am visiting but when my  husband  too asked me to bake a cake for his friend with whom he was meeting after a  very long time. I was happy and planned a beautiful iced cake. But when he said he has to leave home early  and he will meet him late in the evening. And cake will lie in the car for 6 – 7 hours that forced me to change my mind and opt for an un iced cake. Of course, I can add fondant decoration too, but I was not sure whether they will like it or not,  above all, I don’t want to give any  wrong impression of my cakes.  I wanted to gift something which would guarantee tastes but at the same time would be a new recipe (reasons you all know) so I ended up making a chocolate cake  because when the cake is  chocolate, you can’t question it’s taste and it would surely wins everybody’s heart.

Next day they called and said all good things about  this  cake and took the  the recipe too.

Chocolate bundt cake

I made some changes in the recipe one was the obvious one, replacing plain flour with whole wheat flour, replacing rum with orange juice and sour cream with hung yogurt.

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup hung yogurt
  • 225 gm butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Ganache

  • 85 gm bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Method

for cake

Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Butter a bundt pan. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Fold dry fruits into the dry ingredients. Mix milk and yogurt in a small bowl.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add lightly beaten eggs, vanilla and milk mixture. Beat with a hand mixer for 4 minutes at high speed. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Spoon batter into pan. Bake until a tester inserted in center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. Invert cake.

Method

For ganache

Place chocolate in a bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan until simmering, then pour over chocolate. Let stand for 2 minutes. Add butter and juice and mix until smooth.

Pour glaze over cooled cake.

 

 

 

 

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