Last Tuesday, we celebrated Ann’s birthday, one of my terrifically awesome staff members. Rather than a potluck luncheon, Ann chose to order poboys from one of our local restaurants. Her cake of choice was chocolate, and this was my contribution. I baked the cake on Monday evening, late on Monday evening, actually, with the help of Andrew. I should know by now, that any activity after 4 pm which involves both baking and a 5 year old needs sharp attention, something I am quite short of at 7:30 pm. So, the cake was baked sans water & coffee. I remembered this about 10 minutes after the cake was in the oven. One of those, “Oh hel@!” expressions escaped my lips, and then I just shrugged. If it turned out a disaster, I would simply bake another, in the morning. Luckily, the cake was fine, although it’s texture was that of a brownie. Not a bad thing, mind you, and everyone said it was “really good.” So, there you go, if you’re feeling adventurous, leave out the liquid, or follow the cake recipe as written, which is the way I’ve made it for years, and I’ll guarantee your chocolate happiness! Whatever you decide, don’t forego the frosting, as it is the pièce de résistance.
Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake Printable recipe
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 oz unsweetened chocolate squares
1/2 cup Dutch processed cocoa
2 sticks unsalted butter
8 oz Greek yogurt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup brewed coffee, room temp
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter a Bundt pan, then dust with cocoa as you would with flour; set aside.
Melt butter and chocolate squares together in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 seconds, until chocolate is smooth; stir in cocoa and set aside.
In a measuring cup, measure in 1/2 cup water and then add coffee until 3/4 mark is reached; set aside.
Pour chocolate mixture into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.
To the chocolate mixture, add granulated and brown sugar, cocoa, yogurt, vanilla, eggs and water/coffee mixture.
Beat together until well-mixed.
In a small bowl, whisk flour, soda and salt; add flour mixture to the chocolate mixture, mixing until thoroughly combined.
Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan.
Bake 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Allow cake to cool for 20 minutes before inverting onto a plate.
Let cake cool completely before frosting the cake.
Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting
1 stick unsalted butter
2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt (my addition)
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa and salt. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.
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