Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TWD: (Dark) Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes

Eating mini's of anything makes the world seem right.

This week's TWD was chosen by Kristin of I'm Right About Everything. She chose the Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes which is listed on pages 188 and 189 of Dorie's fabulous book.

I switched it up a bit by using 70% dark chocolate bars in place of the milk chocolate. If I'm going to have chocolate...I'd better be able to taste it! I'd read that these were subtle with the milk chocolate and I just couldn't have subtle. I also used buttermilk in place of regular milk as suggested in the "playing around" section of the recipe.

I didn't have a mini bundt pan but I did have a Cupcake Bundt Pan from Nordic Ware. This had 12 wells and the amount of batter in this recipe was perfect.

I also switched up my swirl....half had mini chocolate chips and the other half had toasted coconut in the middle.

After reading about all of the problems with the glaze...I was clenching my teeth as I was stirring the corn syrup into the melted chocolate. I only used half the amount of corn syrup and the glaze turned out perfectly smooth.

Dusted with powdered sugar...these are the perfect nighttime snack. Not super chocolatey...just enough to get your fix.

And they're minis....so go ahead and have two.

Don't forget to stop by here to check out the other bakers.

Thanks for stopping by.


Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I love them!! So cute and I'm sure the dark chocolate was divine! :)

chocolatechic said...

Oh...I'm in envy of your bundt pan.

Green I'm turning!

Mary said...

They are adorable! Mini mini bundts! I made do with ramekins, but I may need to invest in some sort of fancy pan! I got 8 cakes and covered them with caramel sauce.

alvarosa said...

Your cakes look so great!

I will for sure make them again, because I really adored them (event though I used milk chocolate)! And I will try your coco-version, sounds delicious!

AmyRuth said...

Those are adorable!!! Love the bite size-ness!!! Great job

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

I love them! You did such a great job getting the frosting perfectly in the little center hole! Thanks for baking with me this week!