Chocolate Strawberry Bundt Cake
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 3/4 cups of sugar
- 1/4 cup of coco powder
- 1/4 cup of very finely ground (or instant) coffee beans
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 cup of oil (I used vegetable)
- 1 cup of milk
- 3/4 cup of warm water
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla abstract
- 2 eggs
- 10 strawberries
Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix both of the eggs and vanilla abstract in the mixture. Add the oil and the milk. After mixed, stir in the warm water until the cake mixture is almost soup-like. Oil and flour the bundt cake pan, then pour the cake mixture into the pan. Slice the strawberries into fourths or halves, and gently place into the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes. Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes, then place onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
White Chocolate Strawberry Glaze
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 cup of white chocolate chips
- 5 strawberries
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
Pour the milk into a sauce pan, add the strawberries. Crush the berries in the pan, then bring the mixture to an almost boil on the stove top. Remove the pan from the stove and, over a strainer with another bowl underneath, pour the mixture to remove the seeds/large berry chunks from the milk. Quickly do this process so the mixture is still very hot, then add the chocolate chips and mix quickly until melted. Add the powder sugar until the glaze is thickened. Pour over the warm bundt cake to create a doughnut-like glaze.
I bought a bundt cake pan from an estate a few weeks ago for a couple cents, so I had been planning on putting it to use in the near future... which having a snow day presented the perfect opportunity to do so. Baking with only things I had around the house today (which was slim to none, considering it was a snow storm and we hadn't been grocery shopping in over a week), so I pulled out some frozen berries and white chocolate chips to work with.
I also feel this recipe fits well with the upcoming holiday, Valentine's Day, because chocolates and strawberries seem to be so popular during the season. It kind of excited me that this went so well with that day, considering it is one of my favorite holidays. Also, a fair warning, baking bundt cake can become quite messy and take a while to bake.. I had forgotten that since my days of working at a bakery.