I finally decided to join in on the fun with Anurada, Lora and the rest of the Bundta Month crew with this month’s theme, cherries. I’ve had chocolate on my mind so and cherries and chocolate work like a charm for me.
There was a chocolate pound cake recipe that I really wanted to use but I didn’t feel like going upstairs to get the milk. I had already made several round trips upstairs and another one wasn’t happening. This started the internet search for another recipe. Most of them called for milk or sour cream, except the one that I decided on. I pretty much annihilated the original recipe, but the results were pretty darn tasty. My changes are bolded.
#Chocolate Cherry Bundtlets – Adapted from Sierra Mist’s Cranberry Chocolate Bundt Cake
1 cup chocolate chips (melted and cooled)
2 tablespoons vanilla (I was very skeptical of 2 TBS so I used 2 tsp)
1 teaspoon lemon zest (omitted)
1 teaspoon lime zest (omitted)1 ½ cups softened unsalted butter (1 cup plus ½ cup + 2 TBS canola oil)
3 cups Sugar (2 cups)
5 large eggs
2 ½ cups AP flour
½ cup cocoa powder
½ cup Sprite
¼ maraschino cherry juice
½ cup chopped maraschino cherries
Cherry Vodka Glaze
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour a 6 cup mini bundt pan. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, allow to cool and add vanilla extract. I almost freaked out at this point because the chocolate started to seize. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl for 3 minutes, or until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add cooled chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Add the flour and cocoa powder in thirds, alternating with Sprite and cherry juice mixture. Fold in the chopped maraschino cherries. Bake for 40 minutes or until cake tests done. Turn onto wire rack and immediately brush on the glaze.
Cherry Vodka Glaze – 2 TBS cherry vodka, 2 TBS maraschino cherry juice, 4 TBS powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth and apply to cake.
Please check out the cherry love being spread at these fantastic blogs.
Black Forest Mini Bundt Cakes by Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic
Cherry Blueberry Cheesecake Bundt by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
Cherry Bundt Cake by Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen
Cherry Filled Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cherry Drizzle by Heather at Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
Cherry Kirsch Bundt by Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
Cherry Pecan Bundt Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days
Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake by Anuradha at Baker Street
Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake by Lora at Cake Duchess
Chocolate Cherry Coke Cake by Jennie at The Messy Baker Blog
Chocolate Cherry Dream by Kim at Ninja Baking
Coconut Cherry Chip Bundt Cake by Anne at From My Sweet Heart
Lemon Cherry Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze by Anita at Hungry Couple
Mahlab Vanilla Bundt Cake by Laura at The Spiced Life
Spicy Cherry Yogurt Bundt Bake by Paula at Vintage Kitchen
White Chocolate Black Cherry Yogurt Bundt Cake by Karen at In the Kitchen With KP
Cherry Bundt Bake by Kate at Diethood
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