Monday, December 29, 2008

December 2008 Martha | Chocolate Bundt Cake

There's just something wholesome about making a cake from scratch. Don't get me wrong... I love a good boxed cake with store bought icing, and usually prefer that sort to anything bought in a bakery; I've got a soft spot in my heart for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, and the like. It's wonderful to be able to know that a boxed cake will more or less turn out perfect every time.

Committing to do something every month from Martha Stewart Living (thus justifying my subscription dues) has taught me, however, to not be afraid of making things from scratch. I've learned that it really isn't as hard or complicated as I had built it up to be. Personally, I think it feels invigorating when a homemade recipe turns out. Maybe I feel connected to pioneer women of the past. Maybe I feel liberated from a modern-day fear things homemade. Maybe it's my love language.

This month I made the Chocolate Bundt Cake. It turned out a tad dry, so maybe next time I'll lower the old oven temperature a bit. It was very simple but, with the chocolate sauce/glaze, was tasty. It was my very first time to use our Bundt pan (shame on me), and thankfully the cake slipped right out with no problem. You like?

8 comments:

Sali said...

The icing has always been my favorite part and yours is appealing to be sure.

Alexis said...

Looks delicious to me!

Jessica said...

I've been trying to make something from Martha every month as well....I haven't quite figured what to make from January's issue yet.

Sarah said...

I was thinking something from the New Years Eve decorating ideas part. January's is such a skimpy issue, don't you think?!

linnea (Johnson) Bergstrom said...

that looks so delicious. especially the icing!

MeganBritt said...

love that icing... wink, wink...

The Lindahl News said...

Can I just say that your "blog" look is right up there with the big girls like Heather Bailey, Amanda Soule and Sadie Olive? I'm so impressed, Sarah!

Melissa said...

Yum. Have you ever made Millie's Kahlua Chocolate Cake? It's semi-homemade, but oooooh boy, it's a good one.