TWD: Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake

Mocha: a fine quality coffee, typically with chocolate added.  Mocha is one of my favorite flavors. When you combine mocha with a delicious cake batter, you get this gorgeous marbled bundt cake that’s full of coffee flavored chocolate. Drizzle it with even more chocolate and who could ask for anything more?

This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe was chosen by Erin of When in Doubt… Leave it at 350. You can find today’s recipe on Erin’s blog, or turn to pages 180 and 181 in Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking From My Home to Yours.

(sorry for the nasty, grainy picture – could not get a good shot to save my life!)

This is a really easy recipe, and the only substitution I had to make was using semisweet chocolate instead of bittersweet. I used all my bittersweet last weekend when I made cake balls for a baby shower (which are very similar to these Oreo truffles).

I didn’t have any ground walnuts, or even any chopped walnuts, but I did have a whole bag of walnuts in the shell. So I broke them all open and ran some through the mini-food processor to grind them up. I froze the rest for later.

The cake was very good, even my daughter liked it. I had it when it was still a tad warm, so we’ll see how it is in the a.m. with coffee ;-) Hee hee.

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40 Responses to TWD: Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake

  1. 1
    Erin @ The Sweet Life says:

    You got the ginkgo swirl! Beautiful. I made this one last week, and we loved it. It was so good that I had to send it to work with my husband.

  2. 2
    LDH says:

    I want a piece of yours, Amanda! It looks so good and your pictures are terrific!!!

  3. 3
    Pamela says:

    Bad picture?? Please! That cake looks awesome! I'm jealous that you covered it in chocolate. YUM!

  4. 4
    Mags says:

    I was just going to comment on how wonderful your photos have become. I think it looks fabulous!

  5. 5
    Ingrid says:

    I hate when I really like something I've made and can't manage to take a good photo.

  6. 6
    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" says:

    Looks great! I am making mine tomorrow (ran out of butter) and plan to do a chocolate drizzle too!

  7. 7
    Susan says:

    Looks great Amanda! I thought your pictures looked great. I made this (and the coconut one) this past Wednesday and will have my post up in about 40 minutes. :)

  8. 8
    Jules Someone says:

    Mmmmm. Looks delicious! I'm baking tomorrow. Passover got in the way. ;-)

  9. 9
    Grumpy & HoneyB says:

    It looks yummy! I love that fudgy looking middle :) I'll be over shortly to join you for coffee! he he.

  10. 10
    Debbie says:

    Looks delicious Amanda…that is my kind of cake!

  11. 11
    Lauryn says:

    wow, your cake looks amazing!! I love everything about it!!! Your marble swirl is gorgeous!

  12. 12
    Katrina says:

    It looks de-lish, Amanda. I thought my little minis were better the next few days after I'd made them (since I'd told you I didn't really like it). I wish it was a little more moist, but that probably happened because of some of my subs.
    Boy, you're dedicated to crack open a whole bags of walnuts!

  13. 13
    Richard says:

    This looks great. Cant wait to give some of this a try!!!

  14. 14
    Tasty Eats At Home says:

    That looks heavenly. I love coffee cake, and mocha sounds especially decadent!

  15. 15
    Valerie says:

    Oh Amanda.. That looks yummy!! The photos are great… good enough to make my mouth water. Can you buy ground walnuts? I don't have a food processor…

  16. 16
    Tiffiny Felix says:

    Your cake turned out so gorgeous! With a perfect ginko and everything! :)

  17. 17
    cindy says:

    It is a beautiful cake!

  18. 18
    Jessica of My Baking Heart says:

    Love your ginko swirl! :) Great photos!!

  19. 19
    Sarah, Maison Cupcake says:

    Bundt cakes look so pretty and that lovely glass stand sets it off beautifully. I've not made a bundt cake yet but I have just bought some mini bundt moulds.

  20. 20
    erin says:

    Your cake is beautiful and I admire your ability to push through at crack open all the nuts for this!

  21. 21
    Kimberly Johnson says:

    Your cake looks amazing! Great job on the marbling!

  22. 22
    Tia says:

    lovely marbling and awesome looking glaze. yum!

  23. 23
    Jeannette says:

    So beautiful!! Your glaze looks like the absolute last word in the perfection of this cake :)

  24. 24
    Flourchild says:

    Oh mama..that is a cake my husband would devour! It looks so moist and so chocolaty!

  25. 25
    Marthe says:

    No Mocha or walnuts in my cupcakes… I only had pecans and ran out of coffee so I used cocoa!

  26. 26
    Marthe says:

    Ow, forgot to tell you: thanks to your picture you've now got me craving a piece of that bundt cake!

  27. 27
    Cakelaw says:

    What a scrumptious looking bundt Amanda – and I am lovin' that glaze.

  28. 28
    5 Star Foodie says:

    A beautiful bundt cake, that swirl is very neat!

  29. 29
    Chow and Chatter says:

    wow this cake is first class tweeting for sure, I am a tweeter lol

  30. 30
    Kim says:

    Your cake looks fantastic. I love the glaze.

  31. 31
    margot says:

    Your cake looks great! I'm impressed you cracked the walnuts, nice job. I coated mine in chocolate, too, definitely a good way to go.

  32. 32
    spike. says:

    looks amazing- especially with the added chocolate drizzled on top!

  33. 33
    Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    Loving the marbling! It looks delicious :)

  34. 34
    steph- whisk/spoon says:

    check out the shine on that glaze! your cake looks so good!! i bet it was perfect with the morning coffee

  35. 35
    jillbert says:

    It looks fantastic with the chocolate on top! You get bonus points for shelling the walnuts!

  36. 36
    Heather Davis says:

    Amanda that glaze is amazing and so are the pics! I missed this one out as did the coconut tea cake this week but am thinking I will defintely have to make it at some point. Hope you enjoyed it with your morning coffee. Stumbled you too!

  37. 37
    Nickki says:

    Your cake looks so amazing! Your pictures are lovely. I think I'm going to have to make this cake again one day, mine didn't work out at all! :-)

  38. 38
    Cathy says:

    Hmmm, something tells me it was fabulous in the morning with coffee! It looks gorgeous – love the glaze!

  39. 39
    Erin says:

    Thanks for baking with me this week. Your cake looks great.

  40. 40
    Chef Fresco says:

    I love all these bundt cakes! Yours looks especially tasty with the chocolate glaze!

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