Little known fact about me: I love chocolate. Okay, that might have been obvious by now if you are a frequent visitor of my little part of these here interwebs, but seriously, I live for chocolate. I’m not even in the slightest bit embarrassed about admitting to the fact that I probably eat chocolate almost every day. Most of the time, it’s just a small square, or a few chocolate chips, but I have a hard time going a full day without my much needed chocolate fix.
Chocolate, and let’s be specific here – dark chocolate – is one of life’s simple pleasures that really just seems to make everything better. This obsession with chocolate must be genetic. My mom shares the same infatuation with the robust, smooth, slightly sweet, slightly bitter taste of dark, dark chocolate. To her, it’s not a dessert unless there is chocolate involved, and we both agree, the darker the better.
So you can imagine how excited I was when I learned this month’s #BundtBaker’s theme: Chocolate! Each month seems to be getting better and better! I recently made an intense chocolate cake for my Mom’s birthday, so I wanted to make something a little different, but equally delicious and obviously smothered in chocolate. I love the combination of fruit and chocolate, and since nothing is really in season these days (February is just the worst), I decided to incorporate the fresh fruit flavor from apricot preserves.
This cake is incredibly delicious. The rich, almond flavor really shines from the addition of both almond paste and almond extract. The apricot preserves pairs wonderfully with the almond flavor, and the ribbon of preserves in the middle makes each slice as gorgeous as it is delicious. And of course, the rich dark chocolate ganache smothered on top makes it that much better! The flavors in this cake remind me of the petit fours you get in Paris – nutty, fruity, chocolatey, absolutely dessert perfection. Don’t forget to check out what others in our Bundt group baked up this month. Links below!
Ingredients For the cake: For the ganache: Recipe Cake will keep for 2-3 days at room temperature, stored in an air-tight container.
Almond Apricot Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache
For the cake:
For the ganache:
Cake will keep for 2-3 days at room temperature, stored in an air-tight container.
Check out what others in our #bundtbakers group are up to! Links below!
- Apricot Almond Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache by Cassandra at Cassie’s Kitchen
- Blackforest Bundt Cake by Anshie at SpiceRoots
- Bundt Cake de Cerveza Negra by Lara at Tartacadabra
- Chocolate and Almonds Bundt Cake by Kathya at Basic N Delicious
- Chocolate and Lavender Bundt Cake by Aisha at La Cocina de Aisha
- Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake by Beatriz & Mara at I love Bundt Cakes
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bundt Cake by Julie at Eat, Drink, and Be Mighty
- Chocolate Crumb Bundt by Catherine at Living the Gourmet
- Chocolate Custard Floating Island Bundt Cake by Jelena at A Kingdom For a Cake
- Chocolate Honeycomb Bundt by Sue at Just Sew Sue
- Chocolate Irish Cream Bundt by Anne at From My Sweet Heart
- Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake by Tux at Brooklyn Homemaker
- Chocolate Pound Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days
- Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Cider White Chocolate Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Glaze by Patricia at Patty’s Cake
- Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bundt Cake by Linda at Brunch with Joy
- Devil’s Food Chocolate Bundt Cake by Tanya at DessertStalking Blog
- Double Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake by Carola at En La Cocina de Caro
- False Chocolate Bundt Cake by Anna at Media RaciÛn Doble, Por Favor
- Guava and Chocolate Bundt by Kelly at Passion Kneaded
- How the Grinch Stole Valentine’s Day by Lauren at Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Kickin Chocolate Bundt Cake by Kaylin at Keep it Simple, Sweetie
- Lemon Glazed White Chocolate Cream Cheese Pound Cake Mini Bundts by Laura at The Spiced Life
- Mars Bar Bundt by Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
- Marshmallows Chocolate Bundt Cake by Shilpi at SimplyVeggies
- Quadruple Chocolate Bundt by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Red Velvet Bundt with White Chocolate Roses by Laura at Baking in Pyjamas
- Sacher Bundt Cake by Esti at Mummy & Cute
- Spicy Chocolate Mini Bundt Cake by Rocio at Kids & Chic
- Triple Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake by Teri at The Freshman Cook
- Triple Chocolate Threat Bundt by Jane at Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Tunnel of Fudge Bundt Cake by Rebekah at Making Miracles
- White Chocolate & Raspberries Bundt Cake by Samantha at Un Mordisco Un Pecado
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