These are the cutest little cakes my eyes have ever laid eyes on, I just may have found my newest way to treat my friends and family. I bought this pan at a garage sale but never used it, I am a sucker for anything baking. You can buy similar ones like this, or this, or this, depends on how much you want to spend. Or just check out your local garage sales this upcoming spring and score an ultra cheap one like I did, probably only spend $1.00. Either way you are sure to bake up some delightful goodies!
Now onto the actual chocolate bundt recipe. Its simple, yet absolutely delicious chocolate cake and the added ganache is so smooth. Do not be afraid of the added coffee in the cake coffee really does intensify the chocolate flavor!
A simple shortcut that I make with two of the ingredients in this recipe is DIY cake flour and buttermilk.
For the cake flour: using your 1 cup measuring cup, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, then fill the rest of the 1 cup with flour.
For Buttermilk: using your 1/2 cup measuring cup, add 1 tablespoons of vinegar, then fill the rest of the 1 cup with milk, let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Whola your homemade, and cheap DIY cake flour and buttermilk!
Bundt Cake recipe adapted from Dash of Grace
Chocolate Ganache recipe adapted from Chocolate Chocolate and more
Happy baking, then Eating:)
Yellow cupcakes are by far my most favorite cupcake. As a kid I did not like chocolate cupcakes or chocolate cake, they had a weird taste to me. So many times I would not eat the cake at birthday parties or events because of this. I blamed it on that I didn’t like cake but in reality I did not like chocolate cake. I was always on cloud nine when a party had a yellow cake or cupcake, the taste was just more sweet to me. Even though I have grown out of my not liking chocolate cake, I still prefer a yellow cake over any other.
So I paired this amazing, yummy basic yellow cupcake with a rich creamy, smooth chocolate frosting. These particular cupcakes were for my youngest sons birthday party, I always seem to have a baseball theme for him. The baseball looking thing on top is 1/2 of a carefully cut oreo and red gel to make the stripes.
Personally you can never go wrong with OREO’s. There is something simply magical about the chocolate sandwich cookie with the cream center. How do you eat yours? As I kid, I definitely dunked it until it was soaked…like just before mushy soaked. Then it almost melted in my mouth. In my teen years, I liked to twist, lick the cream filling and then eat the chocolate cookies last. Now as an adult I just eat it whole, and with a side of almond milk.
So I loved when my youngest son picked out these cupcakes for his birthday party. They are great pair of chocolate cupcake with vanilla oreo frosting.
These rhubarb bars have been a summer treat my entire life. I don’t remember a summer without them, and it would not be a summer without them. The crunchy sweet topping, paired with the tart rhubarb filling and ending with another sweet crunch. I have no clue where the recipe originates from, other than that of my grandmother’s recipe box. So if you are fortunate to have frozen enough rhubarb to create this sweet summer treat in the winter, you are LUCKY!
My mother-in-law said she used to eat rhubarb by the stalk but with sprinkled sugar on top. So is rhubarb a fruit or a vegetable? Well after some reading, rhubarb is a vegetable but mainly cooked down with sugar such as a fruit would be. Rhubarb is a very tart vegetable, which is why most recipes have sugar added.
I can barely snap a picture of these beauties before half the pan is gone!!!
recipe courtesy of my mother and grandmother!
Happy Baking down memory lane!