I brought a cake to pARTy the other night, and while I really, really wanted to make the Cinnamon Cake with Chili-Chocolate Buttercream, it seemed like too much work for a Friday night event. Instead, I bought a bundt pan. It was one of those things I’ve been meaning to buy and always forgot to grab when I made a Target run. So I made a special trip and picked up a beautiful blue silicon bundt pan.
Online, of course, I found a recipe for a Mexican Chocolate Cake and thought it looked good, and looked easy. The beauty of the recipe is that it called for a Devil’s Food Cake mix and then I just added some goodies to it. I think it took me about 7 minutes to mix it up before throwing it in the over, all the while the show Lost was paused.
The following night I attempted the glazes. The brown sugar – milk glaze was easy and really pretty against the dark cake. But the chocolate chip glaze came up clumpy and look like, well, it just wasn’t attractive. I tossed it. Yes, I tossed chocolate. I know it’s a sin, but it was runny and getting burnt, so I gave up. The cake was still beautiful and with a sprinkling of almonds it was complete. And the best part? It was really good. Really good. Not too sweet, but really moist and delicate. I didn’t even miss the chocolate glaze that was now in the garbage. Oh well. That recipe is a keeper and now that I have my blue bundt pan I’ll be making it more often!
Oh, and this is Gus. He’s one of the hosts. See his cow?