Monday, February 7, 2011

Chocolate Swirl Bundt Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes from the Hershey's cookbook.  I get mad cravings for it from time to time.

One quirk of this particular cake is that it can run over the pan slightly while baking.  I solved that problem this time by making 3 little swirl cupcakes to reduce the amount of batter.  This might not happen to you, but prep for it just in case by at least putting something underneath the pan to catch any rogue batter.

A cool finishing touch would have been a pile of coconut haystacks in the center of the cake.....this didn't occur to me until after I finished it up, but I will remember it for next time.  ;)


Chocolate Swirl Bundt Cake

Cake:
1 cup Smart Balance 50/50 butter blend
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
2 3/4 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour skim milk (mix 1 cup milk with 1 tbls lemon juice)
1 cup Hershey's syrup
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Fudge Glaze:
14oz can non fat sweetened condensed milk
6oz milk chocolate chips
6oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Combine flour, 1 tsp baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.  Mix the flour and the sour milk alternately to the butter mixture.  Measure 2 cups of the batter into another bowl and stir in the Hershey's syrup and 1/4 tsp of baking soda.  Fold coconut into the remaining vanilla batter.  Pour vanilla batter into greased bundt pan.  Pour the chocolate batter over top of the vanilla, but do not mix.  Bake at 350 for 60 minutes or until cake tests as done.  Cool 5 minutes in pan before removing it.  Cool then chill cake.

Mix together sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and vanilla.  Microwave for about one minute, stirring after 30 seconds, until mixture is smooth and melted.  Spoon fudge over chilled bundt letting it drizzle down the sides.  (If you wish a thinner glaze...use a few tbls milk to thin the chocolate before drizzling.)  Let the cake set for a couple minutes.  Spoon some of the remaining fudge into a ziplock bag with one of the edges nipped off.  Pipe some lines across the cake to give it a finished look.

An inside look at the swirl...
You have to love a cake that self swirls.  ;)  Pretty with zero effort on my part....love it!

68 comments:

  1. Wow what a gorgeous rich moist cake I want some right now great pictures!

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  2. It looks beautiful! In the first picture it looks just like unreal :D Great decoration, great cake and great picture

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  3. WOW! What a showstopper!!! Gorgeous inside and out~

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  4. Wow this bundt cake looks so amazing :) It sounds so creamy and moist :)

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  5. Wow, now that is one heck of a cake. Looks delicious!

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  6. Wow.......it looks wonderful. M just drolling over it :)

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  7. Beautiful cake! Now all I need is my piece and a cup of coffee! Thank you for sharing :) Bookmarked!

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  8. Stunning!!! Absolutely stunning! I think all of us would jump through the screen now if we could :) . I have that hershey's book and have not used it..you have def inspired me to now. Love your idea about trying it with coconut haystacks! Beautiful job on this one!!

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  9. Am drooling at your amazing photo! Looks great...

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  10. This post almost had me licking my computer screen. Wow.

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  11. Gorgeous cake! Its a work of art. I'm going to have to try this sometime because it looks absolutely delicious!

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  12. What a pretty cake! The swirl in the middle looks delicious too.

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  13. I have a Hershey's cookbook that I got for my 18th Birthday. I'm always referring to it. I'll have to try this cake - it looks amazing! Love that glaze!

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  14. One tasty looking piece of food porn, dear :)

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  15. Which Hershey's cookbook? I have one from the late 1980s.

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  16. That cake is perfect. It wouldn't stand a chance against me! Congratulations!

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  17. This sounds wonderful. The self-swirl feature of this cake intrigues me. I'll have to give it a try. I've had very good luck with the recipes from the Hershey's kitchens. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  18. My BF was recently talking about a chocolate swirl Bundt cake that his grandmother used to make... He'd be over the moon over this recipe! I think I might bake one up for Valentine's Day as a special treat for him. :)

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  19. Looks like the one my grandmother used to make.. her's was uber decadent :)

    I think you're right, the coconut haystacks in the center would make this cake sing... kind of like a monster Mounds Bar!

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  20. The cookbook is from 1989...Hershey's Chocolate Cookbook....it is high on my list of favorite cookbooks...which rates it a prime spot on the kitchen counter instead of the bookcase. :)

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  21. Wow, that is simply gorgeous! I wonderful treat for Valentine's Day!

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  22. I just realized that I've never made a swirl cake before. Why is that? I think it's about time, don't you?

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  23. That looks ridiculous good and rich and moist. I can see how a craving for it happens a lot.

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  24. That is seriously beautiful...I would love to have a slice for breakfast :)

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  25. WOW!!! That's the perfect cake!!! I would like to taste it :))

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  26. Oh man!! I have got to try this!! I think this will hit the chocolate spot!

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  27. Oh My!! it's a pretty good looking moist cake I've seen this week.. I love chocolate swirl you did! congratulation for this great job!

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  28. Self swirling? Brilliant! This is gorgeous and I will definitely be trying it soon!

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  29. That cake is so visually appealing~made me hungry, and the inside looks great too.

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  30. This is absolutely gorgeous and the inside looks amazing too! Almost too pretty to eat!

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  31. Ooo what is this Hershey's cookbook you speak of? I think I might need it. And I might need to make this cake. Sinful! :D

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  32. I'm a sucker for a good bundt cake and this one does it for me. Your pics are great and I'm looking forward to trying this one. Thanks for the recipe.

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  33. I love that this is coated in more chocolate! Sounds like the perfect dinner. Okay, maybe dessert.

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  34. You make me want to quit my diet and eat chocolate all day long! (In other words this looks scrumptious!) ;-)

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  35. Wow, wow wow..you did an amazing job! Looks perfect, so beautiful, and tasty!:)

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  36. What an absolutely beautiful cake! It is stunning!
    Youe have a lovely blog!

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  37. omg, this looks so perfect! My creations always look a lot more....humble (is that a good euphemism?) than this! This looks professionally done!

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  38. Great call on the coconut hay stacks...this looks fabulous and decadent and like I should make it right away!!! I have a hershey's cookbook kicking around here somewhere, I may have to go look for it. Fabulous photo as well!!

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  39. Gorgeous pic! Sounds like a delicious cake too!

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  40. such a wonderful and delicious cake, perfect for Valentine's day. I'm so intrigued by the swirl. i have to try my hand with it, hope it turns out as beautiful as yours.
    thanks for sharing

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  41. Wow what a gorgeous cake! I love the swirl inside the cake. This cake is just calling my name! YUM! :)

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  42. That looks beautiful a work of art that no doubt tastes amazing!

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  43. Beautiful!!! And no matter what you say as far as no effort the outside glaze of chocolate is stunning, effort or not, absolutely beautiful!

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  44. bundt cakes always seem so special and this one seems even more so - it seems to have an ethereal glow to it....

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  46. ohh it's looking sooo yummy !!!

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  47. Beautiful cake! It looks like it's glowing.

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  48. I make bundt cakes all the time - this one looks like a keeper! And Hershey's? Say no more! Delicious recipe!

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  49. Oh my gosh, chocolate dessert heaven! Love it! And that photo is stunning!

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  50. This is so pretty! I love the swirl :)

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  51. So beautiful! That fudge glaze sounds absolutely divine on top of this bundt or anything else for that matter.

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  52. Beautiful cake!! You did a great job :)

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  53. The swirls inside your cake look so nice and your chocolate glaze turned out so smooth. I like the drizzled effect.

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  54. This looks amazing! Beautiful cake.

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  55. That is a great looking bundt cake!!! Beautiful!

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  56. This is too awesome! Bundt cakes are my favorite! And I love the chocolate coating! YUM!

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  57. beautiful, especially love the glaze... so the chocolate mixture settles into the vanilla?

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  58. Oh my! There will never be enough chocolate cake recipes like this one! It looks beyond amazing, and that glaze is just unbelievable!!

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  59. what a beautiful cake, inside and out!

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  60. What a beautiful cake! Great job on the glaze! It looks perfect!

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  61. The chocolate batter does sink down to create the swirl.

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  62. Beautiful!!! This would be perfect for Valentine's Day. Looks like I've solved my dessert dilemma!

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  63. Oh how I marvel at those curves of the bundt cake. I should make more use of mine. Gorgeous.

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  64. I love how you glaze your cakes. They always look so perfectly finished.

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