This chocolate bundt cake is a light dessert that only calls for a few ounces of chocolate. Try one bite and you'll be craving many more.
I used to say "the more chocolate you use, the better the cake."
And some days I still believe that. But as it turned out, I can make an amazing cake with just a pinch of chocolate. Well, not exactly a pinch, more like 2-3 ounces.
I saw a recipe for grated chocolate bundt cake in one of my cookbooks, but I didn't give it much attention until one afternoon when my daughter, Tiffany, asked me to make it. It's a sort of game around here.
My little ladybug pulls a cookbook out of the bookshelf, opens it randomly and we get busy. It's a fun afternoon activity and I'm never complaining, especially when we have to make a chocolate cake.
This cake is not exactly a typical heavy chocolate cake. It's not rich, nor overly sweet and definitely not chocolate-y. It's light, airy, slightly sweet with just a touch of chocolate, just enough to make you crave for more.
To make it you mix the flour with sugar, making a well in the middle, almost like when you make fresh pasta. Add some melted butter, egg yolks and grated chocolate and stir to combine.
Separate egg whites are whisked till firm peaks form incorporating lots of air, which gives the cake its light airy texture.
Once the cake is baked, cooled and cut into squares, you take each piece and dip it in a chocolate sauce and grate some more chocolate on top to make it pretty.
And for another chocolate delicacy, try this Chocolate Chip Shortbread Brownie Recipe!