Friday, May 16, 2014

Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake-Guest Post with Gotta Get Baked

Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake
Yay! Yayyy! *claps* Today we have one of my sweetest, dearest bloggy friends: Nancy from gotta get baked! Nancy is hilarious, candid, kind, and GIRL CAN BAKE! The food on her never fails to amaze and enhunger me (yes. I made that word up. Wanna fight about it?) So I am THRILLED that she was lovely enough to get her cute little Canadian butt on this piece of the internet and share this chocolicious recipe with all of us!
Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake
Hi everyone, I’m Nancy of gotta get baked. I don’t know how I met Kayle but I’m so glad I did. We’ve been following each other’s blogs and chatting online for about a year and a half now and I’m so honoured to call this amazing lady a friend. Now, if you’re a regular reader of The Cooking Actress, I don’t really have to sing her praises cause you already know how awesome she is but I’m going to anyways. Kayle is incredible sweet, lovely, funny, warm, thoughtful and talented. I look forward to her Something Saturdays posts every week because of the warm, genuine way that Kayle writes: it feels like I’m just catching up with a good girlfriend over coffee. I laughed while watching Kayle on Rock Star CafĂ©, which is an awesome series (I highly recommend you watch it if you haven’t already). And this lady is the queen of cookies. And browned butter. I started using browned butter after reading Kayle’s how-to guide on making it and I haven’t looked back. My life was changed for the better, people!
Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake
All of you know by now that Kayle left New York, which has been her home for the past 5 ½ years, and she’s settling into her new life in Ohio. When she reached out to her blogging friends for help during this busy, stressful period, I was more than happy to volunteer.
Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake
I’ve been extremely lucky in that I’ve never had to move cities. I was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. and I’ll likely live here my whole life (unless my dreams of moving to Paris or Hawaii come true!). My zodiac sign is Cancer, which means that I’m a homebody. I have deep attachments to my friends, family and city. And I’m super lazy, so all that packing, moving and unpacking is out of the question. I’ve only done it twice – once when I moved out of my parent’s home at the age of 28 (I know, old right?!) into my apartment with the then-Boyfriend, and second, just this past December, when I moved into the house I’m currently living in with the now-Husband (yes, both the same guy).
Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake
I’m definitely not lazy when it comes to baking and I wanted to make something that’s easy and simple but still stunning for Kayle. Enter a chocolate cake stuffed with chocolate and then topped with more chocolate. Because seriously, more is more, amirite?
Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake
The cake is super soft and moist from the sour cream (I’m a bit obsessed with sour cream cakes for that very reason) and if you’re a chocoholic, this will be right up your alley. I don’t think I could’ve crammed more chocolatey goodness in there!
Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake
I used Coffee Crisp chocolate bars in my recipe and now, in hindsight, I need to apologize to all my American peeps because much to my shock, horror and disbelief, Coffee Crisps aren’t sold in the US! Trust me when I say that they’re absolutely delicious but the recipe won’t suffer for the lack of it (I’m just sad that you won’t get to experience it). Start making some Canadian friends who will hopefully be kind enough to ship a few crates your way! Or substitute another chocolate bar that you love. Either way, it’s all good.

Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake 

Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (I used black Dutch cocoa powder)
  • 2 packets Starbucks VIA instant coffee (or 2 tsp instant coffee)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups crushed Coffee Crisp chocolate bars (approximately 5 bars)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Chocolate Ganache-
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 10-cup Bundt pan and cover with cocoa powder. Turn bundt pan upside down and pat the bottom to remove excess cocoa. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee and water. Place over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until all the ingredients are melted and combined. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and baking soda. Add half the liquid mixture and whisk until completely blended. The mixture will be thick at this point. Add the remaining liquid mixture and whisk until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking after each addition until combined. Whisk in the sour cream and vanilla until the batter is smooth. Add the chocolate chips and crushed Coffee Crisp and stir until combined.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a cake tester comes out clean, approximately 40-45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then invert onto a rack. Let the cake cool completely before topping with ganache.
Chocolate Ganache-
  • Place the chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Heat the whipping cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it simmers. Don’t let it come to a rolling boil. Add half the hot cream to the chocolate and stir. Add the rest of the cream and stir until all the chocolate has completely melted. Add the butter and stir until it has completely melted and combined with the chocolate.
  • Allow the ganache to cool slightly, approximately 20 minutes, then pour over top of the bundt cake.  If desired, top the ganache with crumbled Coffee Crisp.
Sour Cream Chocolate Coffee Crisp Bundt Cake
*drooool* chooooocolate!!! Thank you SO much Nancy-you're the absolute sweetest!
Since she's so sweet, you need to follow gotta get baked !!
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