Junk Food Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

Junk Food Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Where do you keep your stash? Silence. I’m guessing the room just got really quiet. Awkward. Maybe I should clarify. Where do you keep your stash of junk food? In our house it’s sort of a free for all. You may have to search a bit to find the junk food you’re jonesing for, but it is always well worth the effort. B.O.B. Bob’s poison of choice comes in the form of a bag of potato chips, which is always stuffed on top of the fridge between a bag of ever-present pretzels and usually some form of tortilla chip that has lingered way past its’ expiration date. My snack enslavement on the other hand, usually comes in chocolate form. Whether it be one of the many varieties of hot chocolate which I have stockpiled in squirrel-like fashion, holiday M&M’s that disappointingly never found their forever home in a seasonal cookie, or one of the many bars of bacon-laden chocolate that I have received for some reason or another from some well meaning individual who is under the impression that I am in desperate need of such a thing, I will almost never turn down chocolate. If perchance you should happen to wander into our kitchen, you won’t have any issues finding something to satisfy your junk food fix. I guess what I’m trying to say, is that if you’re suffering from junk food withdrawal and in desperate need of a cure, there is no better place in the world to be than our house. Between B.O.B. Bob and I, we’ve got all of your cravings covered.

So just why the Hell am I babbling on about stashes, poison, snack enslavement, fixes, and cures? Have I perhaps lost my mind, or maybe found my way into a stash that does not consist of potato chips or chocolate? No. I’m totally sober. I swear. I’m stuck on the subject of junk food because of this month’s Bundt Bakers theme, which is “Strange But Good-Weird Flavor Combinations,” and being hosted by June from How to Philosophize with Cake. What could possibly be weirder than throwing all of your favorite junk foods into one cake? All right, so maybe it’s more of a dreamy food-coma moment, than a strange-odd-weird-flavor moment, but come on folks, potato chips in a chocolate cake, that stuff just doesn’t happen every day. Now imagine that cake topped off with popcorn-laced chocolate, and then decorated with toffee bites. Can life get any better? I think not. Sitting on the kitchen counter with a plate of cake in one hand, a fork in the other, while drooling over the salty sweet taste of this cake with reckless abandonment is not a bad way to celebrate life. Live as big as you can with all that you’ve got, and don’t be afraid to get a little chocolate on your face in the process. By the way, if for some reason you should somehow happen to stumble into my house and encounter me with a mouthful of Thanksgiving or Christmas colored M&M’s, please don’t judge. I have it on the utmost authority that M&M’s go bad after a few months, and my New Year’s resolution was to not waste food. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Junk Food Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Instant Espresso Coffee
  • 1 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Miniature Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Potato Chips, Crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour

Popcorn Ganache:

Decoration:

Junk Food Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Over medium heat, combine the butter, water, cocoa, salt, and espresso. Cook until the butter is completely melted; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking soda.
  4. Slowly whisk the cocoa mixture into the flour, until just combined.
  5. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla, and then the sour cream.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the 1-tablespoon of flour with the chocolate chips and crushed potato chips.
  7. Fold the flour-coated chips into the cake batter with a silicone spatula.
  8. Pour the cake batter into a Bundt pan coated with cooking spray, and then bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to rest on a cooling rack for at least one hour before removing it from the pan.
  10. Cool the cake completely before coating it in popcorn ganache.

Popcorn Ganache:

  1. Break the candy bar into small pieces, and then place it in a small saucepan with the whipping cream, over low-heat.
  2. Stir until completely melted.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes before spooning over the Bundt Cake.

Decoration:

  1. Place toffee bites around the bottom edge of the Bundt cake.

Junk Food Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • Tap the Bundt pan on a countertop to remove any air bubbles before baking.
  • When making the ganache, make sure to stir the mixture constantly so that it does not burn.

Junk Food Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Sprinkle the finished cake with additional crushed potato chips.
  • Garnish with your favorite junk food.

Junk Food Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

Junk Food Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

Ingredients:

    Cake:
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Instant Espresso Coffee
  • 1 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Miniature Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Potato Chips, Crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • Popcorn Ganache:
  • 1 (3.5-oz.) Lindt Sweet Popcorn HELLO Bar
  • 1/3 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Decoration:
  • Lindt HELLO Toffee Bites

Directions:

    Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Over medium heat, combine the butter, water, cocoa, salt, and espresso. Cook until the butter is completely melted; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking soda.
  4. Slowly whisk the cocoa mixture into the flour, until just combined.
  5. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla, and then the sour cream.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the 1-tablespoon of flour with the chocolate chips and crushed potato chips.
  7. Fold the flour-coated chips into the cake batter with a silicone spatula.
  8. Pour the cake batter into a Bundt pan coated with cooking spray, and then bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to rest on a cooling rack for at least one hour before removing it from the pan.
  10. Cool the cake completely before coating it in popcorn ganache.
  11. Popcorn Ganache:
  12. Break the candy bar into small pieces, and then place it in a small saucepan with the whipping cream, over low-heat.
  13. Stir until completely melted.
  14. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes before spooning over the Bundt Cake.
  15. Decoration:
  16. Place toffee bites around the bottom edge of the Bundt cake.
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  • Renee Dobbs

    Whoa! Now that’s an awesome cake. Seriously. A delicious splurge combo all tied together in cake. Way to go!

    • Colleen

      Thanks Renee!

  • priyasrinivasan

    i love it totally, my weakness to is chocolates, i always have packs of lindt dark in my freezer. Looks totally amazing and that glaze is sooo perfect!!!

    • Colleen

      Lindt is my weakness…so many amazing flavors!

  • Too clever! I love what you’ve added to your cake. Chips!? Brilliant.

    • Colleen

      Thanks Jane. It’s a great way to use a smashed bag of snacks!

  • Lara van Lingen

    Wow this is really an original and spectacular cake! And what a great title you made of it! Looks real serious addictive 😉

    • Colleen

      Thanks Lara!

  • Good glory this cake is PERFECTION!!! It looks so moist and chocolatey! And the flavors! I love a chocolate sweet and salty combo, and to add some chocolate candies too? Ummm… Too amazing! And your photography, simply mindblowing! So beautiful I could lick the computer screen!
    Like you I’m more of a chocoholic but thankfully I prefer dark chocolate and my husband doesn’t care for it so I don’t have to try too hard to hide it from him!

    • Colleen

      It’s really nice not to have share your sweets!!!

  • Good lord! I’m with Tux – absolute perfection! This sounds fantastic 😀

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

    • Colleen

      Thanks, and oh yes very yummy!

  • That sounds like my kind of junk food! Love your photos here too, the cake looks fantastic 🙂

    • Colleen

      Thanks June!

  • The name of your cake itself is strange and good and so are the flavors!

    • Colleen

      Strange works around here!

  • Wendy Klik

    I would love a “fix” from your “stash”

    • Colleen

      My stash is really big right now…there is a lot of baking in my future!

  • All That’s Left Are The Crumbs

    Seriously, what is not to like about your bundt cake? It has everything anyone could possibly want in a bite of cake – sweet, salty, candy, popcorn, and a little coffee. Great photos too.

    • Colleen

      Thanks! Just needs pretzels!

  • Laura@bakinginpyjamas

    Sounds delicious! Love the look of that glaze too. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

    • Colleen

      Thanks Laura!