It's National Bundt Day! And I didn't want to miss out of this holiday (?) so I'm scheduling this to post while I'm away for the weekend. My aunt is getting married this weekend so while you're reading this, chances are I'm all wrapped up in flowers, weightless organza and cake (yummy cake!) 500 miles away!
Before I begin this post I want to tell you about my beautiful Bundt. My husband (then boyfriend) bought this for me for our first Christmas together. He took me to William-Sonoma for my very first time and he took me to see all the marvelous, expensive pans. He said his mom sent him there to pick out a gift for his aunt for Christmas and he wanted my opinion. So we looked through them and I picked my favorite, the Star Bundt Pan. On Christmas Day as I was opening my gifts I got to this one and was confused. I really thought I had opened the wrong gift and I tried to give it back. So to say that I was surprised was an understatement :-) Isn't she pretty?
I have to say the only reason I knew about National Bundt Day is because of the Food Librarian. If you haven't been over there to check out her 30 Days of Bundts, you must check them out immediately! Her collection of Bundt recipes is quite impressive. Funny thing, this recipe, Cinnamon Chocolate Bundt, also comes from her site.
Cinnamon combined with chocolate is one my favorite flavor combinations, really the only thing that could make it better is to add cream cheese! Anyone got a recipe combining all three- that would be a jackpot?! This cake was really good and so so moist. I do think it could have used a touch more cinnamon so I'd add a bit more next time. Otherwise the cake was great.
Cinnamon Chocolate Bundt Cake
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a large bundt pan with cooking spray.
Put butter, water, oil, and cocoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well. Then, add the buttermilk and baking soda. Mix together the eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small bowl, and add to the batter.
Pour batter into prepared pan.Bake 25 minutes. Allow cake to cool completely in the pan.
Happy National Bundt Day! Make and eat a bundt!
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