Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Tuesdays with Dorie: Mini Chocolate Cakes
Well, this is my first TWD back after a whole month off and I really missed you all!
Kristin of I'm Right About Everything chose Dorie's Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes this week and as usual I didn't make them as per the recipe. I totally forgot about the 'milk' part and used dark chocolate instead. I also wasn't about to buy yet another baking pan so I used these cute little red and gold cake wrappers I bought at Christmas. I got 8 little cakes from the full recipe.
Oh and I skipped the glaze too! I made a simple chocolate icing to go with these:
120g pure icing sugar
25g cocoa powder
25g butter, melted
1-2 tbs milk
Sift together the icing sugar and cocoa. Add the melted butter and mix together, then add enough milk to reach the consistency you want for the icing.
The taste test ...
Oh my god. So rich, so moist and sooo chocolate-y! I loved the cocoa-nut swirl through the middle. I think this is one the best chocolate cakes I've ever made which is a total surprise. I let my butter get so soft it almost melted (by accident) and I'm thinking this actually worked in its favour, giving the cakes a fudgy rather than cakey quality. Whatever, it was delicious!
Thanks for the great pick Kristin! You can find the recipe on her blog under today's date.