Monday, February 1, 2010

Bundt Bounty

Hey Stan - this one is for you!
Let it be known [embarrassingly enough] that I didn't own a bundt pan, had never ventured to bake a bundt nor glaze anything - so the challenge was welcome. And the icing on the cake? It was edible. To a fault [as in, it is my fault there is nary a slice left].

I paged through Pillsbury's 4th Grand National $100,000 Recipe and Baking Contest New Cook Book (c)'53 [damn - that title is a mouthful] and merged 2 prize-winning recipes to bring you...Chocolate Mocha Sponge Cake with a Coffee Glaze!
[thanks, Mrs. Marian Splet of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
Sift together:
3/4 cup sifted Pillsbury's Best Enriched Flour
1/4 cup of cocoa
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
5 egg yolks. Beat until thick and light.
Dry ingredients, one-third at a time, into egg yolk mixture gently but thoroughly.
5 egg whites until slight peaks begin to form. Fold carefully into batter with wire whip or large slotted spoon.
Into 9-inch ungreased tube pan [I used the bundt, and, damnit - didn't read ahead so I did grease and flour/cocoa the pan - big mistake! You don't grease pans when baking with egg whites, because the shortening keeps the cake from rising --- little did I know].
In slow oven [325 degrees] 35 to 40 minutes. Cool.

[I whipped this up of my own design]
Sift together 1 cup sifted confectioner's sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add 3 tablespoons hot cream and 1 teaspoon instant coffee. Blend and pour over cake. [Resist the urge to eat 'leftover' glaze - it's so tasty that you will over indulge and end up with a hella belly ache. Trust me.]

We invited some friends over for what we called a 'consolation cake.' They are avid [read: purple-bleeding] KSU fans and KU had kicked them to the curb in overtime the night before. Offering them a slice of this decadent [it wasn't too dense, even with the greasing of the pan] cake as a consolation to their loss.


  1. Damn, here I sit with a hot cup of Joe and no beautiful, bountiful, chocolate mocha bundt cake to sop it up with. That looks really, really tasty. (Much better than the tomato aspicable!)

  2. Ah....would you be so kind as to cut off a slice, wrap it in some Saran Wrap and just pop it in the mail? Ok, this looks beyond delicious. Thank you for thinking of me! Stan The "Bundt" Elegant Thrifter