Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cooking: Mini Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cakes



This may be my all-time favorite chocolate cake. It's an individual sized buttermilk chocolate bundt cake, extremely moist, with butter frosting. Should be butter glaze but I am overly generous with it. It's difficult for me to stop eating it! My whole family loves it too! I love my father's reaction when I tell him this is what's for dessert! It's a recipe I adapted from Martha Stewart's great pumpkin cake.

Click below for the recipe.



3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted, plus more for pans
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, more for pans
4 cups sifted powedered sugar
1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon milk

Preheat your oven to 350°. Generously butter the inside of a mini budtlette pan and dust with cocoa. (I double this recipe to fill 3 pans, for 18 cakes and have enough batter left over to make another dozen cupcakes.)

With an electric mixer, combine granulated sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, canola oil, buttermilk, and 3/4 cup milk. Slowly add egg mixture to sugar mixture. Using the paddle attachment, mix batter on low speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Fill mini bundlettes about half full.

Bake cakes until cakes appear firm on top, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, about 12 minutes. Don't overbake! Transfer to a cooling rack, and cool for 20 minutes before removing from the pans.

To make butter frosting, melt 1 cup butter in the microwave and whisk into sifted powdered sugar. Heat 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of milk in the microwave and whisk into sugar and butter. Quickly pour over the cakes, microwaving frosting if it starts to set up before you can finish.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have been looking at all of the fun things you have mnade! And definitely want to be invited to some of your parties! JoAn Lake

@jenhalloran said...

Oh, I am SO making these -- yum! Any mini Bundt pan recommendations -- e.g., Nordic Ware, Wilton, Baker's Secret? (Perfect use for the balance on my Amazon.com gift card.)

Anneliese said...

@jen: I use NordicWare and they are great performers! You'll need a bottle brush for cleaning however! I swear I slather them with butter and then use generous cocoa but there are always a lot of crumbs stuck in the crevices! Worth the work I think...

DougJudi Smith said...

I have a question about the recipe. In the listed ingredients you do not include the 3/4 cup of milk, but you do list it below in the mixing instructions.

When you adapted it from Martha, did you NOT add the 3/4 cup of plain milk?

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