Friday, May 11, 2012

Samoa what? Bundt Cake Silly!


Batter #1
1 stick of butter, softened
1 cup of dark brown sugar
2 eggs, mixing after each
1 tsp vanilla
Sift together:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
½ cup milk to the cream mixture alternating with dry ingredients

Batter #2
Bring to boil:
1 stick butter
½ cup Crisco or omit and replace with 1/2 cup butter
4 heaping TB cocoa powder
1 cup water
Add and stir until dissolved:
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, mix well after each
1 tsp vanilla
Mix together:
2 cups flour
1 tsp  baking soda
In a large bowl mix dry with wet ingredients, then add:
½ cup buttermilk or sour cream

for the frosting
1 can of Dulce de leche (see note below)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 T vanilla extract
2 sticks butter, softened
2 1/2 cup toasted coconut
½ cup chopped pecans, optional
1/2 cup Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips,melted

Preheat the oven to 350F
Grease and flour the Bundt pan WELL
Pour 1/2 chocolate batter in pan.  By large spoonfuls, drop ½ other batter on top.  Pour ½ of remaining chocolate batter on top.  Drop by spoonfuls the remaining batter 1.   Pour remaining chocolate batter on top.  Bake approximately 45 min to 1 hour (until skewer inserted in center comes out). Let cool about 20 minutes, remove by inverting onto wire rack to finish cooling.  Cool completely.
For the frosting
Beat Dulce de leche, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla 3 minutes. Fold in 1 cup toasted coconut& nuts. Refrigerate until set, about an hour.
Frost cake then top with remaining toasted coconut.
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, place in a pastry bag with a small tip or Ziploc bag with a corner cut out about 1/4″ up from the corner, and drizzle stripes on the cake.

NOTE: If not using Dulce De Leche, the you can make your own by cooking a can of sweetened condensed milk.  Do this ahead of time!  Before you do anything, either stick the whole, unopened can of condensed milk in your crock pot and submerge it by at least 3 inches and cook it on medium for 10 hours or on high for 7. Alternatively, you can boil it on the stove FULLY SUBMERGED AT ALL TIMES for 4 hours. Let it cool.  There are other methods...just google it!

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