Tuesday, January 25, 2011

TWD: Nutty Chocolatey Swirly Sour Cream Bundt Cake

It's hard to go wrong when you have wonderful ingredients and a Bundt pan.

This cake was very good. It's a lovely sour cream coffee cake with some wonderful added flavors (orange and vanilla) and a swirl of cinnamon, sugar, chocolate, and, in my case, almonds. The original recipe called for raisins and pecans. I decided to skip the raisins and use almonds because they were in my pantry. It was a good choice.

The batter came together easily. Caitlin put the fear of God in me with her tale of sticking swirl and broken cake. She begged us all to butter andflour the panto within an inch of its life. I did. I was also warned about using too much batter in the beginning, because it doesn't leave enough to cover the second swirl. I was very careful.

Mine baked for exactly one hour. I held my breath as I unmolded it. WHEW! No sticking. (Thanks, Caitlin!) Golden brown and delicious.

My swirls were more layery and not very swirly.

We decided that the swirl on the right looked like it was smiling.

The (very goofy) Girl and Boy were most definitely smiling. Thumbs up!


Truth be told, I have an absolute go-to sour cream Bundt cake that I am required to bring to family meals. This one won't replace it, but I'm glad to have tried it.

Go see Jennifer's blog, Cooking for Comfort, if you'd like to see the recipe.

13 comments:

Pamela said...

Great pics of the girl and boy! And the swirls look teriffic in the cake.

Lainie said...

This looks delicious! And I seriously think your swirly smiley face is winking at me.

Flourchild said...

Yum it looks great..love the picture of the kiddos! I loved this recipe...so so yummy!! It's all ready gone!

Kayte said...

Looks great! I did love this one, I made minis and left out the chocolate on the one I was going to eat...oh so good...loved that orange in it.

Jessica said...

I love the smiles all around - it's a great-looking cake.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Looks perfect to me! Great swirl! :)

Karen said...

Love the smiley cake and the smiley boy and girl. Adorable! :) Glad you liked this!

Peggy said...

I love the smell of the orange in this one. Yours is just beautiful

Jennifer said...

Love those pics! Glad you loved this cake!

Thanks for baking along with me!

julia said...

Yum. DJ's dad requires my sour cream coffee cake whenever he's around to help us with house projects. I'm terrible at the swirl, though. It always ends up a stripe.

jillbert said...

It does look like it's smiling! I can't remember how I prepped my pan, but thankfully mine didn't stick.

cindy said...

Will you share your 'go to' recipe?

Anne said...

Cute kid pics! Great job not making it stick, mine always does!