Chocolate & Almond Bundt Cakes

Yesterday was International Chocolate Cake Day…could you get a better food day to celebrate than that?! So I just couldn’t let the day pass without doing some baking…

Now my dad doesn’t like chocolate cake (except for the hedgehog cake that I made for my 16th birthday) so when I decide to make a chocolate sponge of sorts, I usually reduce the recipe a little, which is exactly what I did in this case.

The recipe I picked came from a magazine called Baking Heaven. It involved making a sponge without any flour and popping in to Clarks Village on my lunchbreak to buy a bundt baking tray.

The original recipe called for a simple chocolate drizzle to finish the cakes off, but in thinking about all the different toppings I had available like mini marshmallows, mint Oreos and sprinkles, I decided to make three variations. There are many more toppings that can be used, but here are my three.

Chocolate drizzle with icing sugar

Mint Oreos

Hot Chocolate (melted chocolate, cream and mini marshmallows)

If you would like to give these a try then please find the recipe below.

Chocolate and almond bundt cakes

Flourless Chocolate & Almond Bundt Cakes from the Dec/Jan issue of Baking Heaven Magazine p.41

Note: the recipe is the original recipe from the Dec/Jan issue of the Baking Heaven magazine and makes 6 cakes rather than 3.

Recipe from Baking Heaven magazine

Ingredients:

For the bundt cakes:

115g unsalted butter

1tsp baking powder

30g baking powder

115g ground almonds

55g dark cooking chocolate

3 large eggs

115g caster sugar

For the toppings:

Note: I’ve not specified quantities here as it depends on how many bundt cakes you make and how many variations you decide to make, but my advice would be to start with small amounts as you can always do more if needed.

Dark cooking chocolate

Mini marshmallows

Whipping cream

Mint Oreos

How to…

Preheat the oven to 180°c and grease you bundt tin paying attention to the bottom of the moulds and the central rings. Chill the tin until needed

Combine the baking powder, cocoa powder and almonds in a bowl, then set aside

Melt the butter and chocolate stirring regularly until combined, then set aside

Place the egg yolks and half the sugar in a large bowl and beat until pale. Gradually pour the chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture and stir together using a spatula until combined

Add the cocoa and almond mixture and stir to combine

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks

Slowly pour in the remaining sugar and whisk constantly until the meringue forms glossy, stiff peaks

Add in one third of the meringue mixture to the chocolate mixture and gently fold to combine. Repeat with the remaining meringue mixture

Divide the mixture equally between the six bundt moulds and bake for about 15 minutes until a skewer inserted into the cakes comes out clean

Allow the cakes to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely

Once the cakes have cooled, you can begin to decorate

For the simple chocolate drizzle and icing sugar frosting, simply melt a small amount of dark chocolate. Fill the hole with the chocolate and drizzle the remaining chocolate over the top of the cake. Finish with a sprinkling of icing sugar

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For the mint Oreos topping, crush 1 – 2 mint Oreo biscuits (per cake) and fill in the hole. Then with icing sugar, a few drops of mint extract and a few drops of cold water, make the mint icing and drizzle over the top

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For the ‘hot chocolate’ topping, melt a small amount of dark chocolate and fill the hole half way. Then whip some cream and fill the remainder of the hole, building it up slightly. Place some mini marshmallows in the cream and then with the remainder of the melted chocolate, drizzle this over the top

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow looks incredible! love how you filled the middle of the bundt cakes (:

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, they were quite delicious and filling the bundt cakes just allowed for a bit of indulgence with more melted chocolate.

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