Friday, April 9, 2010

A very late TWD: Mocha Almond Marbled Bundt Cake and a poll

So sorry about posting this late - I didn't have time to get this cake done earlier. Our wonderful host for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie was Erin of When in Doubt... Leave it at 350. She chose the Mocha Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake. When I finally got around to making this cake this afternoon, I was feeling pretty lazy, which meant I wasn't in the mood to take out the food processor to grind some walnuts. That combined with the fact that I had a bag of almond meal in the fridge made me decide to make a mocha almond cake.
The batter for this cake is easy to whip up on a moment's notice, for when you have unexpected guests. In to the oven it goes (mine took exactly an hour) and out comes a beautiful cake. We tasted it still warm, and it was great! You can taste the chocolate and the vanilla, and notes of coffee and almonds. I will definitely be making this one again! If you want the recipe, you can find it here or in the book.

Oh, and I have a question for everyone. See, soon it will be my 100th post (!). I wanted to do something special, and decided I would let you vote. So here are your choices for what I'll share:
- My best pie crust recipe
- The recipe for the BEST Irish Soda Bread ever
- PB chocolate chip cookies... oh yum.
Leave a comment and let me know what you want me to post!


Anonymous said...

Your cake looks great. Thanks for baking with me this week. I vote on the Irish Soda Bread :)

Sophia said...

thanks! and i'll make a note of that :)

Nichi said...

Nice swirl! I bet this was great with almond.

Romaine said...

I love to make bread. But for some reason, I've never made or eaten Irish Soda Bread so that's what I vote for.

Almond Mocha Cake sounds fabulous.

Carol Peterman said...

This was a winner of a cake! I got mine made on time, but posted so late.

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of Irish Soda Bread - especially with caraway seeds! Your cake looks wonderful - and congrats on the upcoming blogaversary!

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Sophia said...

thanks! i guess it'll be the irish soda bread!