See, I kind of have a thing for hot drinks. Except coffee. I've always wanted to be a coffee-drinker because they seem sophisticated and classy and like they're really productive, but I just don't like it. I much prefer hot tea. But my real favorite is hot chocolate. Usually, I just drink water. So if I get the chance to drink some hot tea or hot chocolate, I am all for it! It all started with these cookies. They were amazing. So I started looking around for other recipes like it. And I found this frosting next. It was phenomenal. By that point I was hooked. So really, is it a surprise that I'm bringing you another hot chocolate themed recipe?
This time it's a cake. To be exact, it's a Hot Cocoa Bundt Cake. We're going to end this little streak with a bang! This cake is actually quite simple to make, but it's so impressive! The cake is made with dry hot chocolate mix, cocoa powder and melted chocolate, so there is no end to the chocolate flavor. It's even topped with a hot chocolate flavored glaze and mini marshmallows! This is really an easy recipe that has a beautiful result! Try this one soon :)
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2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup dry hot chocolate mix
1 cup butter, softened
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
3 ounces chocolate
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 ounces chocolate
2 tablespoons dry hot chocolate mix
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 325° Spray 10" bundt pan liberally with baking spray.
Sift together flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and hot chocolate mix. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl (or stand mixer) cream together you butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar and beat on medium about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
In microwave safe bowl, melt milk chocolate on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring after each. Add to butter mixture and mix until incorporated. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between each and then add vanilla. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in your sifted dry ingredients. When just mixed in, turn mixer up to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Fill your pan with batter and bake for 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan and then transfer to wire rack.
In small saucepan over low heat melt milk chocolate, 2 Tbsp dry hot chocolate mix, heavy cream and butter together until melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Pour over cooled cake. Garnish with mini marshmallows. YIELD: about 10 servings
Have a great weekend! Come back soon :)