Friday, March 9, 2012
Every 5 months or so I get an opportunity to bake up a yummy dessert to serve to my book club compadres. Chocolate is always a good choice, especially during the winter, and you know how much I love cake. So . . . choosing a chocolate cake is a pretty sure bet.
I decided to try out another recipe from my cookbook, Baking From My Home to Yours. There are so many great recipes in there that I had a hard time choosing. I think the biggest factor in deciding to go with the Mini Milk Chocolate Bundt Cakes was that I didn't want any leftover cake. I knew that if I served a cake with some ice cream to each person they wouldn't be able to resist eating the cake in its entirety, therefore no leftovers. Perfect plan, perfectly executed!
The milk chocolate cake has a mild flavor, the nut swirl in the center gives the cake some crunch. The dark chocolate drizzle adds a bit more pizzazz, and the ice cream accompaniment brings it all together.
I'm not going to post the recipe because I didn't adapt it or modify it in any way and that would be copyright infringement, but I definitely think that purchasing Dorie's cookbook is a welcome addition to any baking kitchen. And if you are local you can always borrow mine to try it out. Enjoy!