TWD – Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake

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Me and marble cakes have a love/hate relationship.

I love ’em. They hate me.

It seems that I’m either over-zealous when it comes to swirling the dough and then there’s no pretty swirly-ness, just… mess. Or I’m careful and I barely touch the dough when swirling…. the result? Just mess. *sigh* I will master you one day, marble cakes. mark. my. words. *insert dark ominous tones here*

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I alternated the chocolate/mocha and vanilla/walnut doughs and then stabbed the knife in, gave it one swirl and left it alone. I must admit that this is the most definitive marbling I’ve ever achieved, so I am a bit proud of myself. Next time, I won’t alternate the doughs and swirl once and see what I come up with!

Either way, this was fun and exciting and it was liked extremely well by the fiance’s co-workers. It prompted two of them to say “I wish my wife/girlfriend baked like this.” That’s the male equivalent of a compliment just in case you were befuddled there for a second πŸ™‚

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A big thanks goes out to Erin of When in Doubt… Leave it at 350 for choosing this one! Not only was it a hit, it was fun!! Head on over to her blog for the recipe. Then click here for some tips and pointers. Then click here for other bakers who baked this as well πŸ™‚

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Coming up next Tuesday: Swedish Visiting Cake on page 197


21 thoughts on “TWD – Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake

  1. I’m really not an expert on marbling – but that looks pretty good to me! (if your fiance’s co-workers wish their partners would bake like that – I wish I could marble like that…)

  2. I think your marbled cake turned out pretty. Much better than I’ve ever done!

    I’m glad your coworkers liked it. I had to grin when I read that some of them wished that their wives/girlfriends “baked like this.” That is a true compliment!

  3. Halfie says:

    Yum!! This looks delicioso! I demand to try somethin of this nature. Anything with goopey chocolate is my friend (wif benefits!) Cuz you know… I eat it and… everything…

    Hey! that swirl formation looks like a teacup! *looks away*

  4. Oh yes, that pool of chocolate sauce looks fantastic – I drizzled chocolate on my cake too and it was delicious!! Marbling is hard for me too but we’ll get there eventually πŸ™‚ I think your cake looks lovely!

  5. Those were nice compliments to receive, for sure! Nice job on the marbling! I also really like the full shot of the cake and that you can see the definition of the chocolate. Great job.

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