a dangerous cake
This is a dangerous cake. I know. It doesn't look dangerous. It's looks like an innocent bundt cake -- retro, simple, and a little boring, but it was really, really good.
I needed to whip up a quick cake last weekend for a birthday brunch and wasn't up to anything which would require whipping egg whites, frosting or decoration. I had never made a bundt cake, but as soon as I stumbled across this recipe for Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake on Epicurious, I dashed out to our local kitchen-wares shop and bought one of these cake pans. I had planned to drizzle the top with melted white chocolate, but didn't even have time to do that. So I dumped some powdered sugar into a sieve, gave the top a dusting and that was good enough.
The only change I made to the recipe was substituting cognac for whiskey. The aroma while this thing was in the oven drove us all a bit insane. Buttery, chocolate, caramelized, boozy, oh my.
I love Epicurious. Apparently 111 people have left reviews for this recipe, and 94% would make it again. I would make it again, too.