Tuesday, April 3, 2012

THB #1 Cheese Swirled Chocolate Bundt Cake

I'm so excited to participate in The Home Bakers, a new baking event organized by Joyce
Well, I am always excited with these kinds of events, in fact :)

This event is great, there's no excuse to build dust on the cookbooks that I have
You know, we always drool a pail whenever we stand in front of cookery section book shelves everytime we visit a book shop, grabbing one or two copies among so many we wish we could bring home too, only to try one or two recipes from them and then most of the time kept in our book shelf, long time untouched, sometimes forgotten we own them LOL
Thanks Joyce to initiate this, perhaps I should kick my butt to do the same myself for my other cookbooks, but of course doing it together will be more fun and motivating, and sharing experiences is priceless :)

Another thing also, introducing me to recipe books I perhaps would never think of buying, or I never get to know, just like this book I just got, Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas
Now I know that inside of this book is jewel!
So, it's such a pleasure to be able to open it in regular basis :)

The first suggested bake was this chocolate cheese cake
My family loves anything with chocolate and cheese, so I decided to bake 3/4 recipe, after reading from the Q & A that it's a huge cake
But I still made 1 recipe for the cheese and chocolate chips filling, cos I love anything with lots of filling LOL

Unfortunately, I don't own bundt pan (yet ^_^), so I used my heart shaped pan, and I managed to make 6 cupcakes from the remaining batter
Oh but something happened to the left heart during cooling off, it's badly cut by my impatient want to eat now chocolate lover Abby, so unsightly that it didnt help even after dusting with icing sugar wew.... So I decided to cut into half and presented the right heart, my broken heart :P

Personally, I didn't find this cake up to my liking at my first bite when I cut after it's just cooled off. It's a little dry and rough, even though it had yummy taste, after all it's chocolate and cheese combination, I can never complain :)
But when I tried again the next morning, it's like eating a totally different cake
It's soft, more moist and chocolaty, with perfect sweetness ( 1 recipe used 2 cups of sugar, I reduced to 1 1/2 cup), and the oh so yummy cheese and chocolate chips mixture in between...hhhmmmm :)
Oh btw, I didn't mix in any walnuts since we're not into cakes with nuts (1 recipe should use 3/4 cup chopped walnuts)

For full recipe, please view Joyce's site

Please visit The Home Baker, you'll see other members' bakes and really hope you can join in the fun too!


  1. mine didnt get real moist the next day cos i fridge them on the same day, after baking the cake, i knew that i shld have sticked to one recipe of the filling. The filling was nice!

    1. hi Lena, i found it very nice if i microwave the cake after out from the fridge before eating them
      yes, i agree, the filling is real nice :)

  2. Hi Alice, I'm glad that you have enjoyed this cake, even if it is the next day! Yes , I find that it tastes better the next day too, mine was really chocolaty. I find that this is an interesting bake with various results from different bakers! :)

    1. hi Joyce, yes, thats really interesting :)
      my girl loves this cake so much :)

  3. Good job Alice.

    Interesting read you posted too!

  4. I love the look of your cake... ;)

  5. Hi alice,
    Youre cake turned out fine, glad you did like the cake more after cooling down!
    And ofcourse love the idea of the cupcakes.

    1. hi Yvette, thks :)
      cupcakes usually never fail to tempt my kids :)
      yes, it's really good on the 2nd and 3rd day!
      not sure about 4th day cos it's all gone LOL

  6. Hi Alice, May I know where did you buy your book? I can't find it! I would love to have it seeing you guys are having so much fun baking this cake. Looks so delicious!

    1. hi Jeannie, so sorry my reply is vy late
      i got the book from here: http://www.bookdepository.com/Coffee-Cakes-Lou-Seibert-Pappas/9780811855075
      come and join us :)

  7. Chocolate cake is my favorite cake but I have not try with cheese filling before. These cake looks lovely & I really like cheese swirl too! Tempted to try this awesome recipe! Have a lovely day! :)

    1. hi Kit, thks :)
      chocolate and cheese is always perfect!
      pls try this cake, u surely love it :)

  8. I didn't have a bundt pan too but after seeing all THB entries I'm so tempted to get one! I'm also surprised how the cake becomes more delicious the next day... I guess it's a good thing!

    1. hi Jasline, i surely will buy my bundt pan too soon :)
      yes it is a good thing so u dun have to rush to eat it LOL
      thks :)



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