I'm glad to be part of The Home Bakers, a new baking event organised by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours. Together with the rest of the members of the group, we are baking recipes taken from Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas, not just few recipes but the group is looking at baking every single recipes from the book! Sounds challenging, sounds ambitious or you think this is crazy and unachievable? well, we'll try..i'll try..i'll try to follow the group to bake as close as possible. If you are interested to join the group, please visit its homepage here.
The first recipe chosen from this book is this cheese swirled chocolate bundt cake. Cream cheese with chocolate fillings on the inside covered with chocolate cake on the outside. The name itself is good enough to tempt me and the picture of the cake in the book looks very pretty. Despite the cheese filling is delicious, the chocolate cake itself was a little let down, the taste of the chocolate cake isnt there right for me, i used unsweetened cocoa powder as what states in the recipe, the rest of the ingredients seem pretty normal to me and it uses canola oil instead of butter. I just wished that the cake tasted more chocolate like and a little more moist. I would have to read the rest who made the cake and how they find it. You can also take a look at how the rest who did it here. Cheers!
For full recipe, please refer to Joyce's blog here. I made half of the recipe in a 10inch bundt tin, which came out reasonably quite a big piece for half the recipe.