This cake came out great! As serving sizes go... a double batch should serve 24 people?! NO WAY. My bundt holds the double batch, has 9 bumps, and half a bump (18 servings) is very modest. Most people will want a whole bump. :) I did make some changes. Someone following this recipe perfectly might think it was bland. I wanted strong flavors. Quadrupled the coffee and chocolate, and left out liquors. 45 minute bake at 350°. Beating the separated eggs and incorporating them properly is key to making this cake. Amazed at how little sugar and flour is used, and there's no grease besides what lines the pan. Some might say the cake isn't sweet enough, but those people need to learn that "sweet" doesn't equal flavor.
Well, it was the BF's birthday, so I did sweeten it up a little bit more, by adding 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate chips, a very thin caramel glaze and some nuts and sugar on top for decoration. The chocolate chips sank straight to the bottom of the bundt, which resulted in a thickish layer of chocolate on the top of the cake. That was actually a little hard to cut through prettily, but it tasted fantastic. I can't say I particularly tasted my caramel glaze though. I made it too thin. None of those additional things really affected the cake part so much that I couldn't tell it would be perfectly delicious without them, and could be suitable for more frequent indulgence that way. I am going to make another one ASAP!
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This cake came out great! As serving sizes go... a double batch should serve 24 people?! NO...