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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake – You Asked For It!

As promised, here’s the recipe for the chocolate cake that
was featured in the orange Crème Anglaise video recipe we did a few weeks ago.
In case you missed it, here’s what happened: We uploaded a perfectly fine
looking custard sauce video, which no one cared about once they saw this
gorgeous looking cake.


Not only did the vast majority of the audience lose all
interest in the Crème Anglaise, but they also started requesting the cake be
shared in video recipe form. And by “request,” I mean they demanded under
threat of grievous bodily harm. Well, it worked.

By the way, you can use any pan for this cake, even a
cupcake tin, as long as you’re prepared to adjust your baking time. I’d love to
give you specific times, but that will depend on the exact size/type of pan.
Best to test early and often with the old bamboo skewer, until it comes out
clean.


I joked in the intro that if you messed this up, you
should never try to bake anything else again. The funny this is, that’s not a
joke. You’ll have to try really hard for this not to come out awesome. In fact,
the ganache is probably the trickiest part, and all that entails is pouring
boiling cream over chopped chocolate and stirring. I hope you give this
ridiculously easy and delicious chocolate cake a try soon. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients for 1 Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake:
Recipe from Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
1/3 cup high-quality cocoa powder (use the best you can
find)
1 cup water
1/2 tsp fine salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the ganache:
4 ounces good quality dark chocolate, chopped or broken into
1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup heavy cream
*Bring cream to a boil and immediately pour over chocolate.
Wait 1 minute and stir until smooth and glossy.

Dark Chocolate and Mint Chip Clouds

Easy light and airy cookies made with only 5 ingredients!

We’ve been making chocolate chip clouds for quite a long time in my house, my oldest daughter who is quite the baker, always makes, not because they are light (she’s too young to care about calories) but because they are so good. And, since her BFF has Celiac, these are the perfect gluten-free cookies to share.

They are light and airy and melt in your mouth. I think they even get better with time, and they last quite a while if stored in an airtight container.

When I saw these Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels in Target, I knew I had to make these! They are the perfect addition to your Holiday Cookie Swaps.

If you like the combination of mint chocolate chip, then you’ll love these little clouds.

Helpful Tip: Always be sure your eggs are room temperature, and you use metal beaters and bowls for perfect meringues every time.


Dark Chocolate and Mint Chip Clouds

gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 15 • Serving Size: 2 cookies • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 3 pts 
Calories: 130.5 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 23 g Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 1 g • Sugar: 22 g
Sodium: 11 mg 

Ingredients:

  • 3 large egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate and mint morsels (Nestle)


Directions:

Heat oven to 300°F. Cover cookie sheet with nonstick silicone pad or parchment paper.

Using a mixer, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar together in large bowl at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar a little at a time, then vanilla, beating well after each addition until you get stiff peaks, the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is glossy.

Fold in mint chocolate chips. Drop mixture by tablespoons onto cookie sheet.

Bake 35 to 45 minutes or just until dry. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack. Store covered, at room temperature. Makes about 30 cookies.

Flourless fudge cake

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Ingredients

  • 200g bar dark chocolate 70% cocoa solids
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 2 star anise, crushed to a powder to make 1/2 tsp
  • 300g light soft brown sugar
  • 6 medium eggs, separated
  • Zest of 1 large lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cocoa powder for dusting
  • Crème fraiche, to serve
  • 22-23cm (81/2-9in) loose-based/ spring-form tin, buttered and base-lined with baking parchment

Nutritional information

Each portion contains:

  • Calories373

    19%

  • Fat25.0g

    36%

  • Saturates14.0g

    70%

of an adult’s guideline daily amount

That’s goodtoknow

Leave to cool before serving for the best taste.

Method

  1. Set the oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3. Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and add the butter, in chunks, and star anise.
  2. Put the sugar and 4 tbsp water in a small pan. Bring to the boil, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Pour the syrup over the butter and chocolate and stir until smooth. Stir in the egg yolks and lime zest.
  3. Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt in an electric mixer to soft-peak stage. Add about a third of the egg-white foam to the chocolate mixture, folding it in with a big metal spoon, then gently fold in the rest of the egg white.
  4. Pour into the tin on a baking sheet and bake for 50-60 mins. Check if the cake is cooked by inserting a skewer, which should come out almost clean. The cake will have risen but will sink back and crack on cooling, and will still be a bit soft in the middle.
  5. Leave in the tin to cool, then take out and dust with cocoa powder. Slice and serve with crème fraiche.

By Woman’s Weekly

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