Tuesday, January 25, 2011

TWD: Nutty Chocolatey Swirly Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Oh yum!

I'm just going to tell you straight up that I ate 4 pieces of this cake. Right after I cut it...and one right after another. No breaks in between. Then I had to stop myself because I needed something to take to the brunch I was headed to. As it was, I showed up with pretty much half a cake. I really don't think anyone noticed. :)

A lot of bakers had problems with the cake sticking to the bundt pan. I super-sprayed mine with Baker's Joy and kept the filling away from the sides. No problem with sticking. Mine came out intact.

I also had to kind of use my fingers to spread the batter over the filling at the end. I didn't want the fall out some had a problem with, It seemed to work. Nothing came out when I unmolded.

The one substitution I made was to use lemon zest instead of orange zest. Simply because I had lemons in the house. And oh yeah, left the raisins out of the swirl....that just didn't seem right.

And I got to use nuts in the filling!!! Since this cake was destined to be consumed outside my home...I was able to use nuts. And I used pecans. So the combination of pecans, cinnamon, mini chocolate chips and fresh nutmeg....made for a tasty swirl.

A big thank you to Jennifer over at Cooking for Comfort for choosing this week's TWD.

Don't forget to have a look over here for the rest of the bakers' beautiful cakes.

Thanks for stopping by.


Mary said...

I think I had at least four slices too...it was that good!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

It looks wonderful - love the swirl you got! :)

Flourchild said...

Ha ha your so funny! Straight up!! I love it! I ate one slice and then hoped my family would hurry up and eat it before I chowed down...this is a seriously good cake!! Yours looks so good!!

Tia said...

mmm i love the dark crust on yours.

Jennifer said...

Nicely done! Thank you for baking along with me!

Pamela said...

Oh yeah...this one was really dangerous for me! Loved it. It looks great and I really hope the brunch crowd liked it as well.

Peggy said...

What a beautiful cake! Love the photos.

shelly said...

I'm thinking Superbowl dessert for this one. I have a giant bag of pecans I didn't use over the holidays. Hopefully it will look as delicious as yours!

cakeflower said...

Thanks for all the kind comments...I really did enjoy this one. I'll be making it again.