Cherries on top of a chocolte bundt cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

We know not everyone is a fan of Christmas cake or the traditional Christmas Pud’, so allow us to present a tasty alternative with this yummy Chocolate Bundt Cake by Sam @Wholesome Patisserie.
Constructed using the finest organic ingredients from our pantry; this delicious cake is rich and fluffy with a slight hint of coffee woven through. It will pair perfectly with your favourite hot drink or even that sneaky rum on Christmas day.

Wholesome Patisserie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 1 large Bundt cake
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

Cake

Ganache

Method

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºF) and prepare bundt cake pan (see notes).
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together milk and coffee until coffee has completely dissolved.
  3. Whisk in eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk flour, almond meal, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, guar gum and salt.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture to milk mixture, beating between each addition. Beat mixture for a further 15 seconds or until well combined, smooth and shiny.
  6. Evenly pour batter into prepared bundt pan.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Remove cake from pan by turning it over onto a wire cooling rack. Tap on pan slightly to help the cake come out.
  9. Let cake cool completely on wire rack.

Ganache

  1. In a small pot, heat cream on medium/high until tiny bubbles appear around the edges and in the middle, do not boil.
  2. Take off heat, add chocolate drops, whisking until chocolate has completely melted through.
  3. When smooth and shiny, let ganache cool and thicken in pot for 5-10 minutes. Pour ganache over cake.
  4. Decorate with fresh cherries and dusting of Organic Times icing sugar.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

To prepare Bundt pan

  1. Melt a small amount of oil or butter in a bowl, approx. 2-3 tablespoons
  2. Using a pastry brush, dip it into the butter or oil and brush the entire inside of the bundt pan with a thin layer.
  3. Pour a small amount of cocoa powder directly into the pan, approx. 2-3 tablespoons. Shake cocoa around the pan so it sticks to the entire inside of the pan has a thin layer of the cocoa powder.

Notes

  1. *Find guar gum at any health food store. Use xanthan gum as a suitable alternative.
A slice and a full chocolate bundt cake with Christmas decorations

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