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.

ANOTHER DELICIOUS IDEA >>  TWD: Chocolate Amaretti Torte

(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).

ANOTHER DELICIOUS IDEA >>  Chocolate Mint Cookies

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.


  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. 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!

  3. 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. :)

  4. Grumpy & HoneyB says

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. Marthe says

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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! :-)

  13. Cathy says

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

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