Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chocolate honeycomb bundt #Bundtbakers

I was going to make a chocolate cola Bundt originally and indeed I did a test run last week, but I wasn't satisfied with the result, though it was judged delicious by my canasta playing WI friends. I would have liked to call this a Crunchie Bundt but I thought that might infringe trademarks, but you know what I mean.
I paired a simple chocolate Bundt with shop bought toffee sauce and homemade honeycomb. It was baked in the Nordic Ware heritage pan which slightly resembles a honeycomb.
Start with making your honeycomb:
200g of caster sugar
4 tbsp. golden syrup
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Grease a tin - I used a silicon cake pan as I thought it would be easier to get out. And I was right. Put the sugar and golden syrup into a large saucepan and melt them together over a low heat until all of the sugar crystals are melted. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon. This took a few minutes but eventually they melted and started to colour. Turn up the heat until the mixture turns amber. Turn off the heat and add your bicarbonate of soda. Mix to incorporate, watch the magic happen as the mixture froths and foams and carefully pour into your greased tin.
Leave to cool whilst you make the Bundt.
50g cocoa
300g self raising flour
1 tbsp baking powder
450g caster sugar
225g butter or margarine
4 medium eggs
250 ml honey yogurt
1 tsp chocolate extract

Preheat your oven to 180degrees Centigrade. Put all of the ingredients into the bowl of your mixer in the order above. The wetter and heavier ingredients on the top will stop the cocoa and flour from filling the kitchen. Now mix for a few minutes on low until well combined. The extra baking powder enables you to do an all in one method without the cake being heavy.
Pour into your greased tin. I used Dr Oetker cake release spray and Nordicware's Heritage Bundt tin. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes until a knife or skewer inserted into the cake, comes out clean.
Leave the cake to cool in the tin for ten minutes before turning out onto a cake rack. Gather your caramel sauce, Bundt and honeycomb.

I then put the honeycomb into some parchment paper and broke it up using a rolling pin. I drizzled the sauce over the cake and piled on the broken honeycomb.
Enjoy!! My daughter has told me it's delicious but as I'm allergic to chocolate I've resisted trying some myself. I know I can rely on Lizzie to tell me if my cake's not up to scratch.
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Carola Banyuls said...

It looks great :)

Jane said...

and I never got a taste!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous cake! I've never made honeycomb but it sounds easy and fun! I'll have to give it a go sometime!
I'm sorry to hear that you're allergic to chocolate! I don't know what I'd do!

Bylelush said...

I never made honeycomb before either! your cake looks perfect, lovely pan:)

Rebekah said...

I am so sorry you're allergic to chocolate - what a bummer! The cake is BEAUTIFUL!

Unknown said...

The honeycomb candy looks beautiful and really, what a perfect combination to that gorgeous, fudgy cake. It's like a beehive. :)

Lara said...

Looks beautiful and really delicious! Can't wait to try the honeycomb myself, looks spectacular :-) Regards, Lara - Tartacadabra

Unknown said...

Such a pretty looking bundt!!

Unknown said...

So sorry you're allergic to chocolate - thank you for participating this month anyway! My husband would absolutely love this - with the honeycome - too cool.

Catherine said...

Dear Sue, I can tell this one is winner just by the looks of it. Such a shame you couldn't try it..I know how you feel because I wish I could reach into my screen and try it too.

Love the honeycomb topping. xo, Catherine

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons said...

Looks like a wonderfully crunchy cake Sue. : )

Ansh said...

Oh I love that pan and the cake! Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. Sorry about your chocolate allergy.. but I am ready to taste test too :D

A Day in the Life on the Farm said...

Homemade honeycomb......YUM!!

Stacy Rushton said...

I made honeycomb and used it in a Bundt a while back for the group that preceded Bundt Bakers, but, and now it makes me sad, my actual cake wasn't chocolate. ( I may have to revisit that one. Yours looks absolutely delightful, Sue. And if it got the WI ladies' stamp of approval, that's good enough for me! So glad you have joined us to bake Bundts!

Shilpi Prasad said...

I am sorry, for you being allergic... But, your cake looks so beautiful.. I am sure, it must be great in taste as well....

Unknown said...

Sorry you are alergic to chocolate but you can always use carob powder...Your Bundt looks fantastic and must try the recipe, I never made honeycomb myself!

Patty's Cake said...

It looks so great!!! I like honey and the mold you chose is perfect for this bundt!! I love that mold!!! Well, I love all bundt molds, hahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely pan and lovely choice, honeycomb sounds delicious!!!

Anonymous said...

Great idea to use honeycomb with chocolate, I love a nice Crunchie bar. This cake looks wonderful! Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

IloveBundtCakes said...

Sounds so good!!! Love the bundt pan, one of our favourites ;)

Kelster said...

Love the honeycomb! I didn't see sugar listed in your ingredients. Mistake?