#TWDbakers – Mocha Walnut Marbled Bundt CakeApril 5, 2010
Okay, I’ll say it: I hate coffee. I absolutely love the smell of coffee, but cannot stand the taste of it. I love tea, but if tea has been brewed in the same maker as coffee, blech! Even sugar-laden mocha desserts don’t turn me on.
So I was not looking forward to this week’s Tuesday with Dorie challenge, Mocha Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake. My husband loves Bundt cakes, though, so figured I’d give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised. The instant espresso and coffee that go in the darker, chocolate batter was subtle enough for me that I enjoyed the dessert. I love walnuts, so the ground walnuts in the lighter-colored batter was perfect. I made a simple glaze with some cocoa powder, powdered sugar and milk to drizzle over the top of the warm cake, and that was all it needed.
I won’t be spending a boatload of money on coffee at Starbucks in the near future, but I might be willing to consider other mocha-flavored desserts in the future. If you’d like the recipe and Erin’s thoughts on this dessert, check out her blog at When In Doubt…Leave it at 350. Thank you, Erin, for helping me step outside my baking box and try something I probably wouldn’t have otherwise tried.