mocha walnut marbled bundt cake

Somehow with all of my random kitchen junk, I didn’t have a full-size bundt pan for the longest time, but I finally got one recently. This was its first use, and I was so excited about my perfectly browned, beautifully scalloped, marbled bundt cake. Too bad I didn’t take any pictures of it before this:

Fortunately, enough of the cake was intact to cut some slices, not that I have any problems eating cake bits. And the cake bits, they were good – rich and dense with contrasting vanilla and chocolate bites.

However, one thing I’ve learned is that if dessert isn’t divided into neat portions, it’s all too easy to grab a bite here and another there until I’ve eaten far more than just one serving.

So I took that ziploc bag full of broken cake, crushed it up with the other two cakes I’d dropped at the same time, added some cream cheese frosting, and dipped everything in chocolate. Yes, I added frosting and chocolate in order to eat less dessert. So far it hasn’t worked.

Erin chose this cake for Tuesdays with Dorie, and she has the recipe posted.

One year ago: Banana Cream Pie
Two years ago: Lemon Cream Tart


  1. treewhisperer says:

    so it would seem those cake bites would ship well…well? looks yummy!

  2. You can never go wrong with cake balls 🙂 It was meant to be!

  3. Well, you certainly turned this situation into something positive, didn’t you? 🙂 Cake balls…YUM! Oh, and your marbling on the saved slices of cake is fabulous.

  4. There is absolutely nothing wrong with dipping cake bits in chocolate, I say! Regardless of your little mishap, the cake and cake balls look delicious!

  5. Your cake is beautiful. Sorry that you dropped it. That is an aweful feeling, but glad some could be salvaged!

  6. You turned a cake into truffles? Awesome!

  7. I agree with your portion control method. Those little cake truffles are adorable and they look delicious!

  8. wow what a fantastic mistake, those cake truffles look awesome!

  9. Oh no! You sound so calm about it though – I would have been so upset! It still looks like a good cake.

  10. bridget says:

    lbrookscooks – Oh yes, I sound very calm – 4 days later. Not so calm right after three cakes (that I had been lining up to photograph specifically because I was so proud of them) fell to the floor!

  11. What a beautiful save. You may have come out the better for it. It looks that way to me.

  12. That really sucks that you dropped your cake, but I would have had no idea from the slices pictured. The marbling is awesome. I love the fact that you found a way to salvage the cakes making little balls. They look awesome 🙂

  13. HAHA! I love that you actually DID make cake bites with these! They look gorgeous. I’ll have to show my husband, he’ll think it’s great! Wait….maybe I wont b/c these look so delicious, he’ll beg me to make some just like these. 😉

  14. That is quite the dramatic outtake photo! But the others all look delicious. Even the outtake looks delicious, just bruised.
    The cake pops look great, though. =)

  15. ack–i’d be so upset, i’d probably cry…but you managed to make something wonderful out of this! the slices you did get look beautifully marbled!

  16. bridget says:

    steph – Oh yeah, I cried. For sure.

  17. Don’t give up on bundt – he’s (or she’s) your best friend. Probably just a bit shy the first go around. That’s a great idea for “leftovers” – I suggested a trifle (never made one) – but I hear it’s great for scraps. The slices look perfect though!

  18. I’m super late getting over here to comment, but I love your attitude. I’m not sure I’d have been so clever or upbeat if my cake had fallen on the floor… I love the cake bites and I totally get your reasoning about why it might help you eat less dessert, but it probably wouldn’t work here either 🙂

  19. I just made this one and loved it!

  20. Oh noes! I’ve never had that happen (knock on wood) but I’m glad it was salvageable 🙂

  21. Hehehe I make cake balls out of leftover stuff too. So much so that it becomes a whole new dessert, almost double of what I started with!