Sunday, November 15, 2009

National Bundt Day

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

from Food Librarian via Sing For Your Supper

  • 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!

Need a bundt? Give these a try:

35 comments:

Grace said...

chocolate, cinnamon, and cream cheese--talk about your holy trinity of awesome "c" foods! great bundt. :)

Sere said...

god! this looks absolutely delicious!!!! (like everything you bake, after all ;) )

xoxo

Sere

Paula said...

Espero que lo hayas pasado bien en la boda. El bunt tiene un aspecto estupendo y la historia del regalo es maravillosa :)

Saludos. Paula

Donna-FFW said...

LOVE the pan. You do have impeccable taste.

Jenn Grigoryev said...

i bet you could make a chocolate swirl cheesecake with cinnamon added to the chocolate part. or use a graham cracker crust with cinnamon added to the crumbs...?

i love chocolate and cinnamon, too, in fact, whenever i make hot chocolate i add cinnamon, a pinch of cayenne, and a tiny bit of almond extract. people think i'm nuts till they try it. yum. i want some now...

Treehouse Chef said...

I love bundt cakes and collect bundt pans. I can't believe that I have never seen the star pan before. Thanks for sharing another great reicpe!

Dipti Nair said...

this looks so tasty...ur husband is so lucky.....i wish u cud post eggless recipes....coz am a pure vegitarian....u see...am an indian...and we dnt take non veg in our house!

Heidi said...

Can you believe I've never made a bundt cake?! I don't have a pan... guess I'd better ask for one for Christmas :)

Trish said...

Picture perfect....lovely. Love your description of what you would be doing whilst we read this!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I've just started following your blog. I found that I was seeing your recipes/pictures on another blog and clicking on them often. It was time to just read them every time you post!

Hope you had fun at the wedding.

Sue

Lissaloo said...

Sounds delish! Hope you are having a great trip! :)

Joycee said...

I just hope I live long enough to make everything you have on the blog! Thank you Jain over at Once In a Blue Moon for steering me your way!
joy c. at grannymountain

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

How cute of your husband :)

And the bundt looks great too!

Ingrid said...

Monica she is a beauty! And how clever was Mr. H! :)

No overview shot of the cake turned out? I don't think I've seen one before. I'm gonna check out your link.
~ingrid

Bunny said...

Look how moist that cake is, you're driving me crazy!!!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Well, your bundt turned out much prettier than mine did! I made this last spring, if you recall. Mine stuck to the pan and it got mangled in the process. Still, it's a great bundt, and you certainly did the Food Librarian proud!

tamilyn said...

Awww, what a sweetie!

Hope you had fun at the wedding.

Every time I hear or read the word "bundt" I think of the scene in "My Big, Fat Greek Wedding" when her future in-laws bring a Bundt cake to the engagement party and her mom comes out with the cake on a plate and flowers in the center. Classic!

The Food Librarian said...

Monica,
Lovely Lovely Lady Bundts! Thanks for celebrating National Bundt Day with me and spreading the Bundt love! :) What a lovely pan your husband gave you. He and the pan are keepers! - mary the food librarian

Katie said...

The bundt looks wonderful moist and chocolatly. Love the tin you used too. Bundts are not that common over here in the UK but I love them. Love the idea of the cinnamon with the chocolate

Smitten Sugar said...

I love chocolate and cinnamon together! I cant wait to try this!

I cant believe I missed National Bundt Cake Day...boo I love bundt cakes.

McMom said...

The cakes looks gorgeous! But I really loved the bundt pan story. No wonder you married that guy!

Debbie said...

Hope you are having a great time! I love Bundt cakes and makes lots of them. They are easy and go a looong way! Your chocolate one looks wonderful!

unconfidentialcook said...

How gorgeous is that? Bundt cakes are usually to bland (read, not rich enough) for me, but this one looks luscious.

Maria said...

What a great cake to celebrate!

Jennifer said...

Yummy!!! Great story!

The Duchess of Wessex said...

I can't believe I missed National Bundt Day! Darn... Your bundt looks incredible - and well, the Bundt pan story just sent me right over the edge. SO sweet!

Travel safe!

girlichef said...

Oh, your bundt is beautiful!! What a good man you have :) And yes, Mexican Chocolate flavors...sounds super delish!

Sharon said...

A friend of mine found your site and sent me the link. I have gained 10 pounds just looking at your blog! :D I will have to try some of your recipes. They look delish!

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennesse

I ♥ Bundt cakes!!

Kerstin said...

What a fun pan, you definitely have a keeper :) And what a yummy cake - I love the cinnamon in it!

I hope you have a lovely time at the wedding!

Julie said...

That is a beautiful bundt! What a clever husband :)

care-in said...

I'm printing this recipe out right now. What about adding a cream cheese frosting? I have one that I use with a bundt cake (pumpkin spice).

care-in said...

I just made this and Oh.My.Yum! I think it's perfect like it is. No cream cheese necessary.

terri said...

Heidi you can make fake eggs by adding flax to water and letting it sit for awhile. Can't remember exact measurements but I am sure you can find the recipe on the package or on the web. This recipe looks yummy! I am thinking cupcakes with a cream cheese filling...hmm!

EmilyAnn said...

Just made, smells great! We'll see how it tastes once it cools ;)

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