We are all of 6 days into December and the rest of the food blogging community went and left me in the dust. Preparedness has never been my thing. I didn't roast a turkey in October and have a bunch of Thankgiving themed posts for you. Heck, I barely made any 'large meals' in November at all and I didn't even make a turkey. I did pull out holiday decorations once for some photos, but immediately boxed them and put them away. So no fancy bokeh tree shots for you (yet). My static backgrounds will have to do. Besides, you just love me for the food, right?

For December I did put a little thought in and do have some delicious treats lined up, like this cake. Oh mother of God, this cake. I have several cookies, brownies, and cake treats for you. I also promised some damn good meals yesterday and to top it off I happen to have some pretty awesome swag for you guys to win. But mostly, my goal this year is to enjoy the holiday season. I have worked retail for over a decade and that means rushed, busy, and over worked Decembers. That's not happening this year. I am going to slow down and take a few minutes to myself, my family, and do some hard core present wrapping. I invite you to try it as well. It's kind of liberating so far. So bare with, grab a slice, and get ready for some awesomosity.

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Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Malted Bundt Cake

from BHG Special Interest Holiday Recipes 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate,  chopped
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ⅓ cup malted milk powder
  • 1 teas baking soda
  • ½ teas salt
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ teas vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups water

For the glaze:

  • 1 tbs malted milk powder
  • 1 tbs water
  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 tbs light corn syrup
  • ½ cup Whoppers

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 10" bundt cake pan. Sift the cocoa powder into the pan and shake the pan about to coat evenly. Knock out any excess.

Whisk together the flour, malted milk powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

In a small microwave safe bowl heat the unsweetened chocolate for 1 to 2 minutes, until melted. Checking and stirring every 30 seconds.

In the bowl of your stand mixer beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat in the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Mix in the melted chocolate and vanilla.

Add the flour mixture and water, starting and ending with the flour mixture.

Pour evenly into prepared bundt pan. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean with a few moist crumbs. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Put a wire rack over the cake pan and flip to release the cake. Cool completely.

Meanwhile make the glaze. In a heavy bottom saucepan over, combine the malted milk powder and water until dissolved. Add the semisweet chips, butter, and corn syrup and cook over low heat stirring slowly but often until melted and smooth. Let the glaze cool, covered, in the fridge for 30 minutes, until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, place Whoppers in freezer for 15 minutes in a ZipLock bag. Remove and chop. (I find freezing candy makes it easier to smash - or chop).

Remove the glaze from the fridge and using a large spoon, spread the glaze over the cake. Top with crushed Whopped pieces. Let set for 20 minutes before serving.

Impress guests.

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20 Comments

  1. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    I'm not a huge chocolate fan (I know?!) but this looks delicious.

  2. Gorgeous cake! I love a good bundt... especially a chocolatey one!

  3. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Gorgeous cake! Love the malts topping!

  4. Jackie @ The Beeroness says:

    This is gorgeous! I sort of want to add some Chocolate Stout, per my current complete obsession with it. Or maybe just eat this with a big glass of stout.

  5. This bundt looks decadent and wonderful. Love the photos as well!

  6. All I need is a fork. That's it. A fork, and the WHOLE cake.

  7. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    Gorgeous cake! Yeah, I didn't do anything for Thanksgiving posts either, so it isn't just you 🙂 I am trying to make up for it with lots of Christmas treats though!

  8. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says:

    okay so I hate malted milk balls... but my dad LOVES them. When I go to visit him in FL I have to make this for him.

    1. My dad loves them too. 😉

  9. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says:

    Christmas decorations....hmmmm...I'm not quite there either. I've pulled out a few ribbons and balls for a shoot or two, but the tree and other stuff are still stored downstairs. This weekend is for that. Personally, I love your minimalistic approach with this photo. It's so friggen' dramatic and stunning and gorgeous. If only I liked chocolate.

  10. thelittleloaf says:

    I absolutely adore anything chocolate malt and this post has made me feel so Christmassy - gorgeous food styling.

  11. RavieNomNoms says:

    Oh how I love the bundt cake. Although I have to admit every time I hear that word I think of my big fat greek wedding haha. "ooooooohhh, it's a cake!"

  12. Anita at Hungry Couple says:

    Wow, that is a seriously tempting cake!

  13. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says:

    holy cow...YUM!!

  14. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com says:

    What a pretty cake! I love bundt pans and use them a lot.

  15. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking says:

    I love anything chocolate and this cake made my heart skip a beat. Gorgeous Kita.
    Hope you get to relax in this busy time of the year.

  16. Sarah | Shine Food says:

    I know what you mean about the preparedness thing. But honestly, I like the realness of seeing what people cook, even if that means I don't get a turkey recipe. I'd rather blogs be real than "prepared" any day. 🙂

    This cake is such a beauty! I don't have a bundt pan and so usually gloss over recipes that require one, but this might be the recipe that does me in and requires a purchase! Absolutely stunning!

    We're celebrating holiday recipes on the Shine Supper Club this month and I hope you'll join us! This would make a marvelous contribution.

  17. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health says:

    its always nice to unwind and take time for yourself. Although I like november/december, havent really done much on my side either. this cake looks like oh mother of god to me too. WOW! so pretty, chocolately..

  18. Patricia | The Answer Is Cake says:

    Looks gorgeous! I especially like the contrast of the last photo without the glaze - it just doesn't look as "finished" and delicious as the other photos. I'm often guilty of not frosting cakes (I'm more into the actual cake than the icing) but you can really see the difference it makes with these shots.

  19. Ev@Shades of Cinnamon says:

    Delicious looking recipe and AMAZING pics

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