Thanks so much to Laura from Baking in Pajamas for being this month’s amazing host, to fit an extra thing in during the month of December just tells you what a super star this woman is.
Really though, a bundt cake is such a great idea during holiday season because it feeds a big crowd and usually just needs a quick mix and bung it in a pan.
I’ve made this one super easy as it doesn’t even have a glaze or a sauce or anything.
Just to posh it up you can grab a bit of gold leaf to the top.
The ooo’s and ahh’s will be overwhelming and you’ll have time to do something else.
Let’s be honest-‘something else’ may just be starting off into space for a minute or two.
A mini brain holiday.
Speaking of a mini holiday, you’ll notice that I don’t have my usual step by step pictures.
It’s so grey here right now during the day and by the time I get home from work the sun is down.
I usually compensate by getting a lot of photos done on the weekend during the short period of time that we have light but I’ve got pneumonia right now and the weekend was spent lolling from one horizontal surface to another usually with cups of tea strewn around me.
I’m on the mend now and the fam and my amazing students have just made each day better and better.
But I wasn’t going to miss out on this fab group and certainly not going to miss out on cake.
I hope you love this rich, spicy chocolate cake that has a very surprise ingredient.
- 1½ cups mayo (full fat)
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp coffee extract
- 1 cup water
- ¼ tsp each cloves, allspice and cardamon
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp each black pepper and ginger
- 2½ cups flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- 1½ tsp each baking powder and soda
- Combine all of the ingredients up to the flour and mix really well. Combine the last of the ingredients together before folding into the wet mixture. Pour into greased bundt pan and bake at 330 for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out cleanly.
- Let cool slightly before turning out and let cool completely before topping with gold leaf (totally optional).
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