Tuesday, April 6, 2010

TWD: Not So Mocha-Walnut Bundt Cake


It is no secret that I don't care for coffee-flavored food. Sure, I enjoy my cup of coffee in the morning, but this has become a recent development. I remember when I first got married that I couldn't stand the smell of Nathan's coffee in the morning. I think what changed my mind is the fact that I now have two children and wake up at 430 in the morning to work out before they wake up. I NEED that caffeine fix!


With that being said, I really wanted to try this bundt cake. It sounded fantastic! The dark layer calls for espresso powder and 1/4 cup of coffee. I substituted 1/4 cup water and 1 TBSP cocoa powder. Mmmmm... a walnutty vanilla & chocolate swirled cake. Delicious!

I loved this cake and will definately make it again! Plus, after making this, I have decided that I really need to buy more bundt pans. There are so many great ones out there!


Thanks to Erin of When in Doubt... Leave it at 350 for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

21 comments:

Grumpy & HoneyB said...

This cake sounds like it is a hit with a lot of people! I would make it with the coffee myself (being I'm such a coffee lover!) :)
Looks great Cristine!

Pamela said...

Good to know it's still tasty sans coffee. I'm with you, I need more bundt pans! :o)

Katrina said...

I don't "do" coffee stuff either. But made this using hot water instead. It was pretty good cakes. I made minis.

Having a giveaway on my blog until Wed.

The Mortensens said...

Sounds like I should have tried it with the substitutes. I never would have thought to use water for the coffee though. I'll have to keep that in mind for any other mocha recipe that comes up! Great work--looks delicious!

Jules Someone said...

Just took mine out of the oven. Yours looks amazing!

cindy said...

I don't do coffee at all so I like your changes. I also need/want more bundt pans. I have a 6 cup pan in my Amazon shopping cart as we speak.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Love your marbling! :) And I totally understand about that caffeine fix!!

erin said...

Your changes sound delicious and I am with you- more bundt pans are in order (I've been drooling over the mini-bundt pans...)

Marthe said...

Made it without coffee too, but only because I ran out of instant espresso powder.... Loved it!

Jeannette said...

I need more bundt pans too! My fiance would beg to differ ;)

Your cake looks great!

Pam said...

What a great cake! I love, love coffee so know this would be delicious!

Linda said...

I'm with you ... I like to drink my coffee, not "eat" it.

Your bundt turned out beautifully...love the perfect marbling on your cake.

Flourchild said...

I don't know if I told you that I hate coffee in any thing except a coffee cup, nice and hot.
Your cake looks so yummy! Im glad you enjoyed it!

Kim said...

Your cake looks wonderful. I bet it tasted great with your adaptations. I'm not a huge fan of coffee flavored sweets either but this one wasn't very strong.

Ingrid said...

LOL, you don't like coffee but you drink it? :) I guess I would too if I had to get up at 4:30am.
~ingrid

Amanda said...

I bet it was wonderful! I loved the mocha flavor in my batter, could have eaten it all without ever baking it LOL

Tracey said...

I skipped the coffee too and also added water and some cocoa powder. I thought this cake was really delicious - definitely a keeper :) I'd love to get more bundt pans too but there's no where to store them!

margot said...

Nice job on the cake! I like coffee flavored desserts, but extra chocolate sounds yummy too. 4:30 AM? Yikes!

Jessica said...

I love that you substituted water and cocoa for the coffee in this cake. I liked the mocha, but I'd be really interested to try this with just the chocolate flavor. I'm glad you enjoyed this dessert!

Susan said...

I used to get up at 4 to go running before I went to work. Back when I was still running. :}

Your cake looks great! Chocolate and walnut is great with or without coffee.

Cathy said...

I loved this cake too. Yours looks wonderful!

Related Posts with Thumbnails