Marbled Chocolate Chip Bundt

Bundt cakes are so much fun. I just love the pretty curves. And the crackly surface before you flip the bundt pan over. I was working from home a couple weeks ago and got an itch to bake.

I browsed for a recipe that wouldn’t require a trip to the grocery store. I was in a super lazy mood and didn’t want to deal with frosting but I wanted something cakey. This recipe fit the bill in all categories. The Marbled Chocolate Chip Bundt came out very moist and tender. It had just enough chocolate to be chocolatey, without being overwhelmingly chocolatey.

And check out this fun way to serve a bundt cake. I always think it needs to be served on a round cake stand or plate. But it doesn’t. I saw Bridget post a picture of a bundt cake where she cut and served it like this. It was one of those AHA moments where something seems so obvious I don’t know why I never thought of it myself. Just slice your bundt like always, then place them on a rectangular plate by alternating the direction of the slices of cake. So simple and elegant.

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Marbled Chocolate Chip Bundt

Perfectly moist and chocolatey, this cake is great for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dessert.

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:

For the Chocolate Syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla

For the Cake Batter
2 2/3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, at room temp
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup milk, at room temp

Directions:

For the Chocolate Syrup
Whisk together 1/2 cup of the sugar, corn syrup, the hot water, and the cocoa powder in a small saucepan. Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture just to a simmer.

Remove the pan from the heat, whisk in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and set aside to cool.

For the Cake Batter
Making sure the rack is in the lower third of the oven, preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter and lightly flour a 12-cup bundt pan and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the salt, flour, and baking powder.

In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer) cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy (approximately two minutes).

Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl and beat in the vanilla.

With the mixer speed reduced to low, beat in a third of the flour mixture just until the flour begins to disappear into the batter. Add the milk and the rest of the flour mixture, alternating additions. Beat just until the batter is smooth, making sure not to over-process the batter. Gently fold the chocolate chips into the batter.

In a mixing bowl, divide out a third of the batter and whisk with the chocolate syrup. Set the chocolate batter aside. Pour a third of the vanilla-chocolate chip batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

Top the layer with the chocolate syrup batter, smoothing again with a spatula. Repeat the process with the remaining third of the batter. Using a knife or wooden skewer, lightly swirl the batters using a continuous figure 8 motion until there is a marble effect.

Bake approximately 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean and the cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool the cake completely on a wire rack. it is important that the cake is completely cool or there may be cosmetic damage when it is inverted. Invert the cake onto a serving platter and serve.

Recipe from Burning Down the House, originally adapted from Buttercake Bakery and the Los Angeles Times

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14 Responses to “Samoas Bars”

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    thecookingnurse — May 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Those look so good, now we don’t have to wait unitl the GS are selling there cookies again 🙂

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    bakinandeggs — May 7, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Yum! They look delicious and your pictures are great.

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    Erin — May 7, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I made these a while back and loved them too! It’s nice to be able to make your own any time you want!

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    Memória — May 7, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful photos. You did an awesome job on these.

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    bcallegra — May 7, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I’m so glad you made these! I noticed these on another blog and had them on my “to make” list. Your pictures may motivate me to make them this weekend!

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    Ingrid — May 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    They look terrific and I’ve never been one to eat girl scout cookies.
    ~ingrid

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    Joelen — May 8, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Now these look amazing!! Great job!

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    finsmom — May 8, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Ive been wanting to make these – they look crazy tasty!
    Thanks for sharing! Yum!

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    Mermaid Sweets — May 8, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Great job – my hubby’s hoping I will give these a go.

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    Stephanie Wagner — May 8, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Samoas are my favorite too! I’m totally making some this weekend!!

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    Colleen — May 8, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    What a great way to enjoy Samoas when there are no cookies left!

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    bakersbakery — May 11, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Yum!

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    Hanaâ — May 12, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    These look great!! Although I don’t eat coconut, I’ll have to make them for my hubby and coworkers sometime.

    Not sure if you got my email last weekend but I was wondering if you know of any must-visit bakeries or eateries in Boston. We will be vacationing in Boston in a couple weeks. Thanks!!!

    Hanaa

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    Hanaâ — May 16, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for emailing me, Jen. I emailed you back to the address you gave me. Hopefully that worked :o)

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