Tuesday, November 15, 2011
National Bundt Day: Chocolate Chip Marble Cake
Today is National Bundt Day! Do you know how I know that? Mary, of the blog The Food Librarian, is obsessed with bundts (in the best way, of course) and, for the third time, has decided to make 30 bundts in 30 days, leading up to today -- National Bundt Day. Mary's blog is a really great read. She is smart and funny and she always has lots of fantastic recipes (especially if you are a fan of jello, check this out). I am always glad to see her pop up in my blog reader.
Mary has encouraged her blog readers to make a bundt to celebrate this momentous day and since all I have to do is make one cake, it seemed the least I could do. This was the first cake that Mary made in her countdown this year, and it caught my eye right away. I mean, what could be bad about chocolate and vanilla batter with chocolate chips, swirled together in a big, delicious bundt?
This recipe is actually based on the marble cake from Buttercake Bakery here in LA. I've never had their bundt cake (only their cupcakes) but now I am eager to try it. You can find the recipe here, on Mary's blog. The recipe calls for dusting with powdered sugar, but I added some ganache as a glaze, since I had some left over from making something else. I figure, what isn't better with a big spoonful of chocolate over it? Happy National Bundt Cake!