This week's Tuesday with Dorie is hosted by Erin of When In Doubt ... Leave It At 350. She selected Dorie's Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake.
I took some artistic licence with this cake to try and use up some of the ingredients I had about the house rather than buying new ones. Instead of ground walnuts, I used ground mixed nuts. I used around 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup coconut milk. I also had some candy canes from Christmas lying around, so to use them up, I blitzed them in the food processor and stirred them through the chocolate batter to give a choc mint flavour.
I tried to get a "ginko" pattern as suggested by Dorie by pouring the chocolate on top of the white batter before swirling. However, I may have swirled too vigorously, as I have ended up with a mostly chocolate cake with just a thin outline of white.
This cake tastes OK, but it is nothing out of the ordinary, and for the amount of effort (requiring the melting of chocolate and butter with coffee over a bain marie), I can think of many similar cake recipes I'd prefer, and which don't require ground nuts. The candy cane chips didn't really do much - they just added a slightly minty taste and a few flecks of colour. I hope it doesn't remind people of toothpaste!
But don't take my word for it - it's nearly 11pm and I may just be over the day rather than anything else. To see how the other TWD bakers went, check out the TWD blogroll, and check out Erin's site for the recipe.
Postscript: At Clivia's suggestion, I tried this again next day - it tasted much better than the night before. Heck, I really liked it!