1/2 cup high quality dark Dutch process cocoa
1 tablespoon Espresso instant coffee dissolved in 3/4 cup of water
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs at room temperature (I used 3 because mine were small)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
I rarely make chocolate cake anymore but for the last couple of days I have been craving it. I visited one of my top favorite bloggee girlfriend's site who in my opinion is right up there with Martha Stewart and Pioneer Woman, I am serious. Her blog is Le Table de Nana, her name is Monique and she lives in Canada. An amazing woman and VERY talented. I knew she would have the perfect chocolate cake I would be looking for and sure enough she did. Monique made the cake, if you click on the link to her site, you'll see the beautiful cake she baked. She is amazing - browse around her site and you'll agree with me. She also gave the link to the cake from where she got the recipe and so here's the original: Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Glaze. As you can see, I didn't make the glaze as I just wasn't in the mood for cinnamon.
Hubby and I were very happy the way the cake came out. It was solid, chocolatey and the espresso brings out that perfect chocolate flavor even more.
A nice treat to have while watching the first episode of Downton Abbey.
Have a great week. Until next time,