Today I have a special treat for you, Susan from The History Quilter. I met Susan on Twitter – gotta love that social networking thing! We quickly discovered that we had so much more in common than just quilting. Susan is working on her master’s degree in education to teach High School History…and oddly enough before my wonderful daughter was born, I was doing the EXACT SAME THING! Susan does a regular podcast that you can download and it is so much fun, I usually listen to it while I am cooking dinner – make sure you check it out! One of my favorite things that Susan does every week is a food post – and she just hits it out of the park every week!
2. Dust with cocoa or flour. I like to use cocoa to change things up a bit. Plus I like the color at the end. You’ll see….
3. Mix first six ingredients together. I usually use a stand mixer.
4. Pour in 2/3rds of the batter into the bottom of the bundt pan.
5. Mix up the Streusel Mix in a separate bowl.
6. Sprinkle 1/2 of the streusel mix over the batter. Then drop in chocolate chips very precisely just like a quilter would do.
7. Oh come on….forget that – add them all in haphazard. Who cares if they look nice? Like our mother’s have said, it all mixes up in our stomach.
8. Pour over the remaining batter.
9. Take a knife and go down deep enough to swirl the streusel/chocolate chip layer with the batter. Do not over swirl.
10. Sprinkle the remaining streusel over the top.
11. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remember this is the bottom so cracking is just fine.
12. Let sit about 30 minutes before you un-mold the cake. I like to run a knife around the perimeter of the cake and the center to catch any chocolate chips that might have adhered to the sides that may prevent the cake from coming out nicely. I usually do a quick 1, 2, 3 and flip…ah success. See how dark it is? That’s the cocoa.
13. After the cake has cooled I sprinkle with a bit of sifted powered sugar but sometimes I leave it plain.
A huge thank you to Melissa for inviting me to guest post today. I’ll be sending her a virtual piece of cake right away. Please come visit me at The History Quilter to see what I’ve been working on – quilting, sewing, gardening and cooking/baking.
Thank you so much Susan! Everyone has to cook this and tell me how good it is because I’m allergic to chocolate and I need to enjoy it vicariously through all of you!
I will officially be back tomorrow and I have some really special things up my sleeve for you that you won’t want to miss out on!