This week we were given a choice of making the original choice of coconut tea cake or mocha walnut marbled bundt cake due to the fact that some may have wanted to make the coconut tea cake for Easter. Well, it wasn't that I wanted to make the tea cake for Easter but, I had all of the ingredients for the bundt cake so, bundt cake it was! The mocha walnut marbeled bundt cake was selected by Erin of When In Doubt...Leave It at 350. Right now, I wish I had made the tea cake. I read the directions several times and still goofed!
When I read that I could achieve a different marble effect by just pouring the chocolate on top and marbling, I did it- literally. I poured the melted chocolate on top of the the entire batch of white batter and attempted to marble that. Something did not look right ... after I put the cake in the oven, I read the recipe again. DUH!!! I was supposed to mix just about half the white batter into the melted chocolate first. I raced to the oven and pulled the cake out and mixed the chocolate a little more into the batter.
Well, as you see in the picture, the bottom of my cake is where most of the chocolate went ... straight to the bottom. Nice crack too, huh? Boo-Hiss! How'd it taste? Pretty good but, I missed out on really appreciating the marble effect and the even distribution of the chocolate.
One exciting thing that I got to do though, is try out my new cake tester by Nordicware designed specifically for bundt cakes. That was pretty cool.