Our TWD host this week is Kristin of I'm Right About Everything, who chose Dorie's Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes.
Because of a drama involving my flat and the flat directly above me, these cakes nearly never got made, and as it was, they were made by torchlight last night. I have consequently not yet tasted these cakes, but they sure smelled good during cooking.
I loved the nutty cocoa ribbon through the middle of these cakes - it looked quite pretty on the outside of the baked cakes, and is sure to give them an interesting texture. I used the last of my pecans left over from Christmas baking for the ribbon. Heck, I even bought milk chocolate, as directed, for the cakes. (You have no idea how much it hurt to melt an entire block of Cadbury's Dairy Milk!) However, I do confess to using water icing for the glaze - I was not going to melt yet more chocolate for that, and many fellow bakers in the P&Q said that the glaze was a fail for them.
I ended up with 12 mini bundts. I had originally planned to make a single bundt cake, but once the batter was together, I realised that that was never going to work - there just wasn't enough batter.
These cakes are certainly cute, but I am not sure I'd make them again, no matter how good they are, when they contain a whole block of good eating chocolate. Me, myself and I, chocolate wins over cake any day!