Tuesdays With Dorie – Nutty, Swirly, Chocolatey, Sour Cream Mini Bundt Cakes

by Jessica on January 25, 2011

Nutty, Swirly, Chocolatey, Sour Cream Mini Bundt Cakes

I hate to say that I wasn’t excited about this week’s recipe. I love bundt cakes and I love, love, love chocolate & cinnamon together… but this one just fell flat for me. Maybe it’s because I altered things once again. Instead of one big ol’ bundt, I halved the recipe and ended up with six mini bundt hearts… and as you can see, I attempted the swirl, but didn’t end up with a great one. The smell that drifted from the oven was another story. It was magical – sweet, but pungent (in a good way!) from the sour cream – and so warm & inviting. I just wish that the bite I took would’ve measured up to that wonderful smell. Maybe next time!

Nutty, Swirly, Chocolatey, Sour Cream Mini Bundt Cakes 2

Thanks to Jennifer of Cooking for Comfort for this week’s pick – check her blog for the recipe and as always, send a little love to the other TWD bakers, too! 🙂

Nutty, Swirly, Chocolatey, Sour Cream Bundt Cake (pg. 182)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

Nutty, Swirly, Chocolatey, Sour Cream Mini Bundt Cakes 3


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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 yummychunklet January 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Well, despite the taste, your mini cakes look so cute!


2 Kayte January 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Well they look really cute and lovely. That little topping makes them look even more so! Loved this recipe and I will make this one again for sure. Really…yours are very cute, love that pan!


3 Jessica January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I agree – swirling the minis is hard work! Sorry this wasn’t your favorite, but your little hearts are certainly sweet.


4 Jessica January 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Sorry that this wasn’t a hit! Your mini cakes look lovely though! You can send them to my house if you want 🙂


5 TIa January 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm

wow they look scrumptious and sooo cute!


6 joy January 25, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Your mini bundts are too cute! And the swirl stuff was perfect – a little surprise 🙂 There was a lot going on in this recipe – orange, cinnamon, nuts, raisins, chocolate….I left out about half of it (ha)! I like a little simpler cake 🙂
Those bundts really are cute.


7 Amber Marie January 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm

The hearts are adorable, even if they didn’t turn out as good as you’d hoped.


8 Jacque Hutson January 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Aaah, sorry you didn’t love it. But hey, there’s always next week (well, for a while anyway).


9 Lauryn January 25, 2011 at 9:11 pm

love your minis!! They are so cute! I really must invest in a mini bundt pan! Your photos are gorgeous!


10 Pamela January 25, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Sorry to see that this cake didnt wow you. It did smell amazing and they certainly look pretty!


11 Nic January 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Too bad you didnt like them, they look yummy!


12 Paula (Salad in a Jar) January 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

The hearts sure are cute though. Always a disappointment when it smells good but the taste doesn’t match up.


13 Spike January 26, 2011 at 9:20 am

love your cake molds! perfect vessel for these delightful cakes


14 Clivia January 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Ah. They’re adorable. I love your swirl.


15 Tracey January 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

You’re right, this one did smell amazing as it baked. Wish it had turned out more successfully for you. On to next week, I guess, right? 🙂


16 Jill January 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

They’re so cute; it’s too bad you didn’t love them. They were a big hit in our house.

What a sweet dog you have too!


17 Margaret January 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I love that bundt shape. I have got to find that pan, or at least some little heart bundts.

sorry this wasn’t all you expected. I thot the cake was quite good and would have been even more pleased if I had left off the chocolate.


18 Momma G January 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

This is one of the BEST bitty cakes that I have had in quite a while! It will give Starabucks a run for their money! Love, love, love it!!!!


19 Katrina January 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I love the look of your little mini heart cakes.


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