It is bundt baking time and the theme this month is a delicious one, CHOCOLATE, hosted by Tanya from Dessert Stalking Blog!! Thank you so much for all your hard work Tanya! I knew I had to join in on this one, chocolate, come on!! My mind went straight to a Mars Bar Bundt, as I have done a delicious Snickers Bundt in the past and it was awesome. I thought I would make a chocolate bundt and stir in sliced Mars bars like I did Snickers and put it in my small bundt pans………..epic fail. The very first time I have had a bundt stick!! I got cocky and thought I wouldn’t even flour the pan, well, I had done it with the Chocolate Chambord Mini Bundt Cakes and they just fell right out of the pan.
The Mars bars really melt away when baked and the caramel sticks. This is wonderfully tasting but not easy to get out of a pan. Back to the drawing board. I thought, okay, I will grease and flour my pan again to start with! Then not stir the chocolate bars into the batter but poke them into the center and stay clear of the sides. I also reduced the chocolate bar pieces down to 1 1/2 cups from 2. With fingers crossed and bated breath, I flipped the bundt over after 15 min. of cooling and it came out of the bundt pan and only stuck just slightly. Nothing that a lovely glaze can’t hide anyway.
The bundt was fabulous tasting with a rich, yummy, and sometimes little chewy at the top of the cake where the Mars bars melted in. It was moist and delicious too on the inside.
See the little hole where the Mars bar lived!! That is the best part, all melted and gooey and chewy in there.
I had envisioned decorating the top with more sliced mini Mars bars from the start. It just gives you that extra Mars bar flavor. The glaze is easy to do and is rich and perfect for this bundt.
Go ahead you can grab that little piece of chocolate bar on the top there, just reach right in!!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1¼ cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1¾ cup flour
- ½ cup cocoa
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¾ cup milk
- 1½ cups fun size Mars bars, sliced
- ¾ cup semi sweet chocolate
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
- ¼ tsp. vanilla
- 6 fun sized bars sliced
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray and flour, set aside. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
- In a standup mix, with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Alternatively add the flour, sour cream and milk, ending with the flour. Beat well for 2 min.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Insert the sliced Mars bars into the center of the batter, making sure they don't touch the sides or bottom of the pan. Bake for 45-50 min. until the cake sprins back when lightly touched. Let cool 15 min.
- Carefully remove from pan and let cool completely.
- For the glaze, melt the butter in a small saucepan, making sure it is bubbling and hot. Remove from heat and add in vanilla and chocolate chips and stir to melt. Add the corn syrup and mix well. Immediately pour over cake. Place the sliced Mars bars on top, let the glaze set and serve.
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Here are February’s Chocolate themed Bundt Bakers:
- Apricot Almond Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache by Cassandra at Cassie’s Kitchen
- Blackforest Bundt Cake by Anshie at SpiceRoots
- Bundt Cake de Cerveza Negra by Lara at Tartacadabra
- Chocolate and Almonds Bundt Cake by Kathya at Basic N Delicious
- Chocolate and Lavender Bundt Cake by Aisha at La Cocina de Aisha
- Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake by Beatriz & Mara at I love Bundt Cakes
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bundt Cake by Julie at Eat, Drink, and Be Mighty
- Chocolate Crumb Bundt by Catherine at Living the Gourmet
- Chocolate Custard Floating Island Bundt Cake by Jelena at A Kingdom For a Cake
- Chocolate Honeycomb Bundt by Sue at Just Sew Sue
- Chocolate Irish Cream Bundt by Anne at From My Sweet Heart
- Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake by Tux at Brooklyn Homemaker
- Chocolate Pound Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days
- Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Cider White Chocolate Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Glaze by Patricia at Patty’s Cake
- Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bundt Cake by Linda at Brunch with Joy
- Devil’s Food Chocolate Bundt Cake by Tanya at DessertStalking Blog
- Double Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake by Carola at En La Cocina de Caro
- False Chocolate Bundt Cake by Anna at Media RaciÛn Doble, Por Favor
- Guava and Chocolate Bundt by Kelly at Passion Kneaded
- How the Grinch Stole Valentine’s Day by Lauren at Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Kickin Chocolate Bundt Cake by Kaylin at Keep it Simple, Sweetie
- Lemon Glazed White Chocolate Cream Cheese Pound Cake Mini Bundts by Laura at The Spiced Life
- Mars Bar Bundt by Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
- Marshmallows Chocolate Bundt Cake by Shilpi at SimplyVeggies
- Quadruple Chocolate Bundt by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Red Velvet Bundt with White Chocolate Roses by Laura at Baking in Pyjamas
- Sacher Bundt Cake by Esti at Mummy & Cute
- Spicy Chocolate Mini Bundt Cake by Rocio at Kids & Chic
- Triple Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake by Teri at The Freshman Cook
- Tunnel of Fudge Bundt Cake by Rebekah at Making Miracles
- White Chocolate & Raspberries Bundt Cake by Samantha at Un Mordisco Un Pecado