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This is my 100th post!! To be completely honest, I’m really surprised that I’ve made it this far. I never realized when I started blogging how addictive and fun this whole world is!! And not only is it fun, but my time in the kitchen has completely transformed, and I have found a true passion and love!!

So what better way to celebrate my 100th post than to make a recipe from another food blog!?! I signed up for Taste and Create again, and didn’t realize the timing – that my 100th post would end up being a recipe from another food blogger. But I really can’t think of a better way to say thank you to everyone out there that is so nice and so supportive. I try to think of what life would be without the internet – I think my husband would get mighty sick of hearing me talk about food, or the next cookbook I want, or what I want to make for dinner sometime. But I have “met” so many amazing people out in the blogosphere who share my same love and don’t tire of hearing about food! So – THANK YOU – for all of your wonderful comments, emails, and support. I really don’t know if I would still be doing this without all of you!

For this round of Taste & Create, I was paired with Brilynn from Jumbo Empanadas. I have been reading Brilynn’s blog just about as long as I have been blogging. Hers is a blog that just about everyone out there is linked to – not only because of the wonderful food she creates, but for her wonderful sense of humor. Now, if you’ve been to her blog at all, you will know that she is a HUGE Dorie Greenspan fan. In fact, if I didn’t already own Dorie’s book – Baking From My Home To Yours – I would run right out and get it after seeing everything that Brilynn has made. Once found out that I was being assigned Brilynn’s blog, I knew I could just go pick up my copy of that book and make anything, and chances are that Brilynn has blogged about that recipe. But instead, I honestly spent a couple of hours reading back through her blog, going deep into the archeives, reading posts from before I even knew about blogging. I didn’t even realize how much time had passed because it was so enjoyable to go back and read. I had a list of recipes that I wanted to try. Well, this month has been a crazy one. I didn’t even cook one thing this past week (except a treat for a birthday at work) and the deadline for Taste and Create is tomorrow. So this morning, I went through my list and found one of the recipes from Brilynn’s blog that I didn’t need to go to the grocery store for. And I am really glad that I went with this recipe!!

First of all, you should go and read Brilynn’s post. She made these wonderful Mini Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bundt Cakes that didn’t turn out so mini. She talks about how mini is supposedly deemed “cute”, but I have to say, in cases of cakes like these – the bigger the better for me!! I did make these in mini bundt pans, but mostly because I never have an excuse to use this particular pan. But, boy – is it a lot fussier to fill the small molds than it is to just throw it into one big pan!! So Brilynn – I actually like the big ones better because they are not as high maintenance as the small ones!!!

My husband has already eaten 3 of these today, so I am hoping to unload some on my family tomorrow before he gains 10 pounds this weekend. These are staying in the recipe file!

Bri’s Not So Mini Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bundt Cakes
from Jumbo Empanadas

INGREDIENTS
1 ¼ cup sour cream
3/4 cup butter
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup brown
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease bundt pans.
Cream sugar and butter together until well blended. Add sour cream and eggs one at a time and beat well. Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder and mix well. Stir in vanilla and the chocolate chips.
Mix the remaining brown sugar with the cinnamon.
Pour some of the batter into the prepared pans. Sprinkle generously with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Cover with cake batter, then more sugar and cinnamon mixture and then top with cake batter.
Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 8 minutes. Lower heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 20 minutes. (Cut back on baking time if doing minis!!)

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27 Responses to Mini Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bundt Cakes

  1. Valli says:

    What a fitting recipe for your 100th blog+versary!!I absolutely love the Taste & Create event!!!. I was paired with Sara at Whisks & Needles. I can’t wait till the end of the month to see what everyone has chosen to honour their fellow bloggers!!!

  2. glamah16 says:

    Congrats on reaching your 100th post.Your a great blooger and very dedicated because you love what you do. And isn’t that whats its all about?!

  3. Anh says:

    Deborah, congratulation! keep on the good work, ok? :)

  4. eatme_delicious says:

    Yaey congratulations on your 100th post – how exciting! I’m very enamored by bundt cakes. That blog event sounds like fun.

  5. Abby says:

    Way to go on the 100! I agree, it’s mad fun on here. And your husband ate 3? I definitely have to try these – esp. since I DO have the cookbook!

  6. Kristen says:

    Congrats on your 100th post!
    What a neat event. I need to go and check it out.

    Glad you continue to blog as yours is one of my favorites to read!

  7. Kelly-Jane says:

    A lovely bake for your 100th post! I’ve done that and read back a good bit with Brilynn’s blog too, she / it’s great! and you’ve done the recipe proud =)

  8. Cheryl says:

    Congrats on you 100th post!!! I always enjoy reading your blog. And well done on the mini cakes.

  9. marias23 says:

    Congrats on your 100th post! Also, that bundt looks lovely!

  10. Janet says:

    100th post! Wow – congrats on your milestone….

  11. Patricia Scarpin says:

    Congratulations, dear Deb!
    Your blog is wonderful and I know there are lots of other posts to come – lucky us, the readers!

  12. Emilie says:

    Congrats!!! 100 posts is amazing. I can’t wait till I hit 100. I can’t believe I just found your blog not too long ago.
    I love those mini bundt pans, but I never get to use them either. They look really, really, good. You probably should get them out of the house.

  13. Amanda at Little Foodies says:

    Congratulations Deborah! They look beautiful.

  14. Kevin says:

    Congratulations on 100 posts!

    This cake sounds really good! Cinnamon, chocolate and sour cream…

  15. Cynthia says:

    Congratulations!!! I enjoy all your forays in the kitchen.

  16. Mandy says:

    congrats Deborah, on your 100th post! May there be more fabulous posts to come.

  17. Bake your cake and eat it too says:

    happy 100th! They look wonderful, your pictures are gorgeous. Do you photograph professionally?

  18. Kate says:

    congratulations deborah ! your’ve come a long way , and its a pleasure going though this journey with you. I hope you have a 100 more posts…:)
    BTW i’m still at my 50 th :)

  19. Truffle says:

    Congratulations! What a lovely way to celebrate too. Another lovely post :)

  20. Courtney says:

    Congrats on your 100th posts, you blog is great, keep it up.

  21. Caroline says:

    Congratulations! I hope to celebrate my own 100th blog post sometime and the comments you leave for me are certainly encouragement to continue blogging.

  22. Brilynn says:

    Congrats on 100!

    Obviously I’m thrilled you chose a Dorie recipe from my blog to recreate! You definitely can’t go wrong with any of hers.

  23. Katie B. says:

    Congrats and way to go!!! I can’t wait to read the next 100+!!!!

  24. Belinda says:

    Yay, Deborah…100 posts! I love reading your blog, love the recipes you share, and your warm, friendly personality comes through in every post. :-) I’m looking forward to the next 100!

  25. kellypea says:

    Well this post was a real education. I’ve never heard of Taste and Create but it sounds really fun. Congrats on your 100th post. I can barely keep up with you you’ve been cooking and writing like the wind! Excellent recipes, excellent writing.

  26. The Caked Crusader says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post!
    These look great – I may well be trying these out!

  27. The Caked Crusader says:

    These look great. I will have to try the recipe when I have the time (i.e. after Christmas!)

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