Tuesday, April 6, 2010

TWD: Mocha-Pecan Marbled Bundt Cake


Erin of When in Doubt…Leave it at 350 chose Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake for our next Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.  I actually made this recipe before last week's Coconut Tea Cake but I decided to follow the posting order even though we could do either one because of the Easter holiday this weekend.  

Mocha-Pecan Marbled Bundt Cake

I made half of a recipe and got 4 good size mini bundts out of it.  I probably could have gotten six out of it but they would have been pretty small.  This size was a nice single person portion.    

Mocha-Pecan Marbled Bundt Cake

I did the minimal marbling option and was quite happy with the results.  I'm not sure if it's in a ginkgo leaf pattern but it looks pretty nice to me.  Taste wise it was very nice.  I liked the subtle pecan flavor without the crunchy bits (though I'm sure that would be good too).  I didn't get a very strong coffee flavor but not being a huge coffee fan, it wasn't a big deal.  The chocolate did get a boost from the coffee I think, it seemed chocolatey-er (ummm...yeah...chocolatey-er).

The cake was also incredibly moist.  I took it to work for breakfast a few days and it was just as moist the third day as it was the first.  This was definitely a make again cake.  Thanks Erin for the delicious pick!

You can find the recipe on pages 180 and 181 of Baking or at Erin's blog.  For more of either the Coconut Tea Cake or the Mocha-Walnut (or pecan!) Marbled Bundt Cake, check out the TWD blogroll.


3 Treats for Charlie:

Marthe said...

Your bundts look perfect!! I always tend to overdo it on the marbling, so I love your effect!

Pamela said...

Aren't minis great? I really enjoyed the mild coffee flavor and the cake itself was quite tasty.

Erin said...

Your mini bundts looks great. I was also eating this for breakfast. Thanks for baking with me :)

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