Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It's all about the Glaze - Mini Bundt Cakes & Chocolate Espresso Glaze

Bundt Cakes have never really interested me.  Until I saw a Mini Bundt Cake Pan.  I loved the size and thought it would be a great variation from cupcakes.  And of course I had to buy it. I just hope I don't start collecting pans like I collect baking cookbooks!

 I went over recipes for a week and could not decide what to do.  Of course my family would want chocolate and I thought I had better start out simple for the store baking prder.

Devils Food was my choice but the big deal to me was what to put on it. There was no way i was going to drizzle that white icing on top of such a good cake.  I wanted something chocolate but with an added flavor.  Espresso coffee would finish it off! 

You will need:
3 tbs of cocoa powder (I only use Ghiradelli)  Its an unbelievable difference)
2Tbs of butter
1/4 cup of hot espresso coffee (make it strong from the instant powder)
I cup of powdered sugar
1 tsp Vanilla

Melt the butter in a sauce pan over low heat
Add the cocoa powder and the coffee
Stir until it thickens slightly

Remove from heat and add the Powdered Sugar
Stir until smooth
Use your judgement with the powdered sugar.  I did not want it to thick as I was using a plastic bottle with a nozzle ( you can find these in candy making stores) to drizzle the chocolate onto each cake.

Place each cake on a cooling rack over a cookie pan so when you are drizzling the glaze onto the cakes, it does not form a pool at the bottom of each cake.
It's October so these little Halloween/Autumn Sprinkles worked perfectly.

Comments from the family  "Love them but with you had put more glaze on the cakes"

Personally I like the look of them and felt its the perfect balance.  I think I like these little cakes.  There's something special about getting your own personal cake instead of a slice!
The store I bake for loved them.  What is it about bundt cakes?

Next week I'm trying applesauce cake with a caramel glaze. 

But first, try the espresso glaze and let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. Have a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~