Friday, February 4, 2011

Countdown to Valentines Day ~ Mocha Chip Brownie Bundt Cake

Day 3 of Valentine treats for my Valentine (he'll be so excited to see this waiting for him when he wakes up in the morning!)

I was inspired by Jessica over at How Sweet and decided to try my hand at a brownie-type bundt.  This is a Mocha Chip version.
It is sooooo good, I cannot even describe it in words.  Pictures do not do it justice.  It is rich and dense and chocolaty and heavenly...Yeah, words just can't do it.  You must make it and find out for yourself.  

But wait!  There's more!

A Mocha Glaze!  So very, very good.  And makes this decadent treat even MORE decadent!

1 1/2 sticks butter
6 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 Tbs instant coffee granules
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. sugar
6 eggs
2 c. flour
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1 c. dark chocolate chips

1 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbs butter, room temp
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. strong brewed coffee

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a Bundt pan generously.
Melt butter and chocolate together in a microwave safe bowl.  Once melted, add coffee granules and beat until fluffy.  Add in sugar and vanilla; beat until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Add flour and cocoa, stirring until combined.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for about 75 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the glaze.  Whisk together powdered sugar, butter, melted chocolate and vanilla.  Add coffee in until you reach desired consistency.

After the cake is done, let rest about 5 minutes, then invert onto serving plate.  Drizzle with glaze before serving.

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