Chocolate cake is this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge. I didn't want to do a regular chocolate cake. I came across a lot of different and very interesting recipes such as chocolate beer cake, and chocolate pomegranate cake. I decided on a white chocolate bundt cake in the end, which I adapted from fiftytwocakes(cookies). There are other fabulous cake recipes on that blog as well. If I wasn't trying to lose weight I would have tried others but I can't right now because with me, there's no stopping at one piece.
I've always been a fan of white chocolate. The thing I like about this recipe is that the cake itself is not overly sweet. Of course when you add the melted chocolate on top that changes. You could probably do a milk or dark chocolate on top if you wanted to.
4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup hot milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
extra chocolate for the top
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
Sift together the flour and baking soda and set aside.
Place the chocolate in a small bowl and pour the hot milk over it. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool.
In the meantime, cream together butter and sugar for about 3 minutes on medium speed or until fluffy.
Add egg yolks one at a time on low speed, then add the chocolate and vanilla.
Switch to a spoon. Alternate the flour mixture and yogurt, beginning and end with flour. Don't over mix. Just stir each addition until combined.
Clean your mixer well and in a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. About 4 minutes or so.
Fold the egg whites into the white chocolate mixture about 1/3 at a time.
Pour the batter into your prepared bundt pan, and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then use a knife to loosen the edges before tipping it out on a wire rack to cool completely.
Melt some chocolate and drizzle it over the top. You can use sprinkles or whatever else you like to decorate.