Were you assigned dessert for this year's Thanksgiving menu? You would like to bring a homemade dessert but you don't have time to bake? Are you tempted to purchase dessert at the grocer's bakery? Don't fret, I've got an easy chocolate cake that will be eaten down to the last crumb!
My favorite cake pan is my Bundt pan which belonged to my mother. Bundt cakes made a resurgence in the 1960's and this classic shape is an original. Unlike today's pans in an array of colors, this reminds me of the days of early commercial flight before planes were painted. Nowadays, there are all kinds of beautiful Bundt molds but I am content to bake with this oldie but goodie!
I found this fabulous Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe on Pinterest. It's my go to dessert for dinner parties whether hostess or attendee. Everyone raves about this cake ... after all, who doesn't like chocolate cake? The ganache frosting will soothe your chocolate cravings! This cake takes little time to make; no mixer needed, just a wire whisk.
Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake
1 cup Butter (2 sticks), softened
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Water
2 cups Flour
1-3/4 cups Sugar
1½ tsp Baking Soda
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 tsp Vanilla
Grease and flour a Bundt pan
Mix Butter, Cocoa Powder, Salt and Water over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat & set aside.
Mix Flour, Sugar, and Baking Soda. Add half of the melted butter mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until completely blended. (The mixture will be thick.) Add the remaining butter mixture and whisk until combined.
Add Eggs one at a time. Whisk in Sour Cream and Vanilla until smooth. Pour batter into bundt pan.
Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes until cake tester comes out clean. Cool cake on rack before glazing.
1-1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1½ tbsp Corn Syrup
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1½ tbsp Sugar
In a separate bowl add Chocolate Chips and Corn Syrup. Set aside.
Mix Cream and Sugar over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and pour chocolate over hot cream and whisk until smooth.
If needed, add more cream to thin glaze for a shiny finish. Drizzle the glaze over cake.
[This Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe is from Bi Rite Market's Eat Good Food Grocer's Guide]
Hint: For Chocolate Ganache, half the recipe makes plenty of icing.
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