Tessa Huff

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Mini Mocha Bundt Cake Recipe

Mini Mocha Bundt Cake Recipe

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MiniMochaBundts2 MiniMochaBundts1Did you ever notice that I post a lot of cake recipes on this blog, but not many (if any) bundt cakes? This is true because of a few reasons. 1) I lost my fancy bundt pan in our move a couple years ago, 2) Half of the bundt cakes I made in the past got stuck in the pan and split in half, and 3) I never used to understand why you would pick a bundt cake or a layer cake and miss out on all that extra filling and frosting. Well, clearly bundt cakes have stuck around for a reason. I might be a little late to the party, but now I see the appeal.

First of all, a good cake recipe doesn't need extra filling and frosting. Most of the time, I end up leaving gobs of frosting behind on my plate after trying to eat a slice of layer cake anyways. When made with fresh, real ingredients and an awesome recipe, bundt cakes can be extremely moist and flavourful all on their own. I also find then that they are perfectly suitable for breakfast or an afternoon tea. Don't you agree?

Secondly, they can be really pretty - especially when using a fancy, fluted pan.  I snagged these mini pans and they completely changed my bundt cake game.  I made this mocha bundt cake recipe and turned them into minis for my dad's birthday last month.  My parents were heading out of town the day after we celebrated, so I thought individual mini cakes would be the way to go to minimize leftovers.

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Lastly, you can still frost and flavor them up with different sauces, glazes, and even plain confectioner's sugar.  I gave these mocha bundts a maple glaze bath and could not be happier with the results.  Not too sweet and perfectly portioned.  So, there you have it.  My super quick run-down on why you might be seeing more bundt cake recipes around here.  Hope you enjoy them!

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Too much batter for your mini pans?  Instead of over-filling them, bake extra batter in a regular cake or cupcake pan.  I suggest placing all of the mini bunds on a large baking sheet for easier transport to/from the oven - and just in case the over-flow.

 

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