Marble Bundt Cake

Why choose? Marble both Chocolate & Vanilla

About this cake

  • Moist Cake batter
  • sugar mixed in the chocolate glaze that cracks for great texture
  • Both cocoa and chocolate solids in the chocolate batter
  • stovetop double boiler method
  • 60 mins in the oven
  • 4 eggs = light, fluffy
  • no butter!
  • one cake batter, halved, then chocolate added to one
  • beautiful swirl pattern!
The method:
  1. Make a double boiler is made on the stovetop to use the light heat to melt together 1/2 of the total amount of sugar, water, and cocoa powder. Once smooth like hot chocolate, 4 oz semi sweet chocolate solids/chunks are added until a smooth melted chocolate sauce appears. then take off the heat and let cool slightly.
  2. In a medium bowl the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla are whisk together until well combined; set aside.
  3. In another medium bowl the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and remaining sugar are whisked together. Next, the flour gets folded into the eggs/milk mixture until a smooth vanilla batter appears.
  4. the separation. ~2 cups of the batter gets placed in another bowl and the (cooled) chocolate melt gets poured in.
  5. Lastly, the two batters (vanilla & chocolate) alternate as you pour them not the *greased bundt cake pan.
  6. Bake for 60 mins at 325 Degrees F (160 C)
  7. Glazed with chocolate melt and ready to enjoy!

Two Notes:

  • the granulated sugar in the recipe is 2 1/2 cups. 1/2 is used for the double boiler in the chocolate sauce, the remaining 2 cups is for the cake batter
  • The chocolate melt on the outside crackles as it consists of melted chocolate, hot water, and dissolved sugar
The recipe:
Prep timeBake timeTotal time
15 mins60-70 mins1 hr 15 mins
Yields:One 10 inch Bundt cake pan

Marble Bundt Cake

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Procedure

the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and grease a 10 inch bundt cake pan. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, create a double boiler and combine the cocoa powder, 1/2 cup of the sugar, and the water. let the sugar dissolve in the water then add the cocoa powder. Once smooth, add the 4oz of semi sweet chocolate and whisk until smooth like chocolate syrup. take off heat to cool slightly.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In another medium bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and remaining 2 cups of sugar. Add to the egg/milk mixture gradually and mix until a smooth (lump free) vanilla batter appears.
  5. Take 2 cups or almost half the batter and separate it by placing in another bowl. Add the *cooled chocolate* and mix it in, to create a chocolate batter.
  6. Now, alternate the batters while pouring them not the bundt cake pan.
  7. Bake fro 60-70 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. To make the chocolate glaze: add 8oz of chocolate to 1/4 cups of boiled water with 2 Tbsp of granulated sugar dissolved in. whisk all until smooth, let cool slightly, and pour over the cake once it has also cooled.
  9. Enjoy!
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Caramel Thumbprint Brownie Cookies

Smooth caramel drops inside rich brownie cookies
About the Cookies
  • Brownie like cookies
  • smooth stovetop caramel *3 ingredients
  • eggs less recipe
  • chocolate & cocoa powder
  • simple steps for elegant cookies!

The Recipe

Prep time (cookies & caramel)Bake timeTotal time
15 mins + 20 mins10 mins40 mins
yields 12-18 small cookies

Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients:

cookies:

  • 4 oz chopped chocolate *dark or semi-sweet*
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup granulated or superfine sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

caramel:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedure:

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (180 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Create two double boilers on the stovetop. One will be to melt the chocolate and oil; the other will be to dissolve the granulated sugar in water. Place the chocolate and oil in one and melt until completely smooth. In the other boiler, dissolve the sugar until clear in the water. Once the sugar is dissolved, pour into the melted chocolate bowl and stir in completely.

In a medium bowl whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, and salt. Pour the chocolate mix into the flour mix and fold the two together until no lumps appear. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop place cookies on baking sheet. Or rolls small/ medium balls onto the sheet.

Bake for ~10 mins.

Once out of the oven and cooled, create a hollow center (thumbprint) for the caramel slot. I like to use the back of a piping tip because it is perfectly round. Simple press into the centre of the cookie and discard *or eat* the access. You will be left with a nice hollow centre.

The caramel:

on the stovetop use a small saucepan to melt the unsalted butter and cream on low heat. Use low heat the entire time. Pour in the sugar and vanilla and stir very frequently for 17-20 mins. You will notice the caramel thickening. Once it holds to the back of your spoon without slipping, it is done! let cool a bit and pour into hollow center of the cookies.

Once cool drizzling chocolate and you’re done!

Enjoy!

Happy Baking

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Rich chocolate & Tart Cherries
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Why You’ll love this Recipe:
  • rich chocolate flavour
  • simple one pan bake
  • sweetness from soft cherries baked inside
  • chocolate chips = double chocolate dreams
  • simple ingredients; simple steps
  • baked in under 30 mins
About the Recipe:

Did you know that many brownie recipes are made completely on the stovetop? well, now you know. This recipe is one of them! I find that in doing so, thick brownie batter with the most rich chocolate flavour occurs.

Through melting the butter in a large saucepan with the chocolate to a gentle simmer from the stovetop, the gentle heat infuses the chocolate very well. This is how such chocolatey brownies are achieved!

On the stovetop two precautions are needed. 1) keep it on low the entire time. 2) only add the eggs once the batter has cooled for a few minutes.

The process on the stovetop follows:

  • melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan on low until a chocolate sauce like consistency appears
  • Once cooled, add eggs and vanilla and stir in well
  • sift in the flour, salt, and cocoa powder and stir until thick & lump free
  • pour into pre-lined/greased pan
  • bake for ~25-30 mins and top with chocolate chips and cherries

The Recipe
Prep timeBake timeTotal time
10 mins~25 mins~40 mins

yields: one 9 inch square pan

Cherry Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients:
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  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 8 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup black cherries (fresh or canned)
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (optional)
Procedure:

Preheat the oven to (180 C) or 350 Degrees F and pre-line with a 9 inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Place a medium-large saucepan on the stovetop and set it to low heat. Melt the butter and chocolate until a smooth chocolate sauce-like consistency appears.

Next, turn off the heat and let the saucepan cool off for a few minutes; add the eggs and vanilla. Mix fully until thick and combined.

In a separate medium bowl, quickly sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt and fold it into the saucepan with a very gentle low heat. Mix until it is rid of any lumps of flour.

Pour batter into the pan and place in half the cherries (the rest are for after )

Bake for ~25-30 mins

Once out of the oven top with chocolate chips and watch them melt! Add more cherries as desired!

Enjoy



Happy Baking

Dreamy Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

You’ll certainly be dreaming of this cake once you try it! you may just be drooling as well 🙂

About this Cake

Rich chcolate flavour

thick milk chocolate glaze

little chocolate chip surprises inside & on-top

The Recipe

Dreamy Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

prep timebake timetotal time
15 mins40-45 mins1 hour plus cooling time
yields one large bundt cake: ~8 servings

Ingredients:

The cake:

  • 2 cups all -purpose or cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter *softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour-cream or greek yogurt (plain)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips *optional*

Chocolate ganche:

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Procedure:

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (177 C) and grease with butter or spray with non stick oil your bundt cake pan.

Next, in a large bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer or stand mixer, cream the unsalted butter (room temperature) until it looks fluffy and whipped; About 3 mins. Add the granulated sugar and cream together for 3 mins. Next add the vanilla extract and eggs to the butter/sugar mixture. set aside.

Now combine both the butter/sugar mixture with the flour mixture. Use a rubber spatula to fold the two mixes together. While doing so, add the sour cream or yogurt to help the two combine. The sour-cream or yogurt are creamy and add moisture to help each mixture combine into the another. Aswell, add the water and mix until a smooth batter appears.

fold in chocolate chips if desired !

Pour the batter into the bundt cake pan.

Bake for 40-45 mins or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean from the cake.

For the ganache:

Create a double boiler by placing a small bowl overtop of a saucepan with boiling water inside. The steam that gets accumulated under the bowl will melt the chocolate inside. Whisk the chocolate and heavy cream until smooth, once the cake is cool pour over the bundt cake!

Enjoy!

Happy baking!