Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin and Rye Bundt Cake & a Carrot Cake

Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin and Rye Bundt Cake

Now that I’ve broken the metaphorical cake-seal on the blog in my last post, it seems that the floodgates have opened and all I’m making is cake. There’s this pumpkiny one (because I had yet to make a pumpkin recipe this season), a maple pecan one from Linda Lomelino’s NEWLY TRANSLATED CAKE BOOK!!!! (coming soon…) AND this carrot cake I made for Design Sponge (piccies below). It’s been advantageous for me because I usually get what I call #cakerage during these cake baking sessions. It’s always all fine up until the frosting time. Then I break down and want to give up and eat the cake with my hands, animal-style.

I did get…a bit angry…maybe…when the frosting for my carrot cake starting melting after the sun came out to say hello 😐 ugh of course. Then I learned that if you put desiccated coconut on the edges of cakes it doesn’t matter if it’s messy as heck cos nooo one will knoooow shhhhh. The whole process went a lot smoother for subsequent cakes so I have a bit less hate in my heart for making layer cakes now!

Carrot Cake Carrot Cake

I made this Chocolate chip, Pumpkin and Rye cake for the GB chefs blog so if you want to surf the cake wave with me, stop over there to check out the recipe – or just look at the snaps here and feel all cosy and autumnal. Then go get yoself some hot chocolate just because.

Meanwhile I’ve got a cookie recipe and two savoury recipes (lasagne and soup! because right now I want all of that kind of hot, curl-up-with-a-blanket food to eat whilst catching up on Homeland) that are also in the pipeline for el blahg so stay tuned, chickies :*

Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin and Rye Bundt Cake

40 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin and Rye Bundt Cake & a Carrot Cake”

  1. Omg so much delicious cake! I totally agree, sometimes a bit of coconut or whatever is what you need to smooth off those rough edges in frosting 😀 The rye cake looks wonderful too!

  2. Mariana @The Candid Kitchen

    Heat and frosting don’t go well together so I get you frustration! They all look really lovely. And you broke the news to me that Linda’s cake has been translated. Yey!

  3. Rossi @ A Baking Girl

    Yum, that carrot cake looks super delicious. As for frosting rage, I definitely tend to go for the rustic “only frost the middle, leave the sides bare” kind of look 😉

  4. Oh Izzy I just love your pictures!!
    I’ve had incidents as well with two layer cakes where, since it didn’t really fit perfectly upright in my fridge, the top layer decided to slide off the cake in the middle of the night right before I had to take it to a party! joyous. So I feel your pain.

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  5. Kate @ Cora Bella Bakes

    This is wonderful! I have been a fan of your blog forever, and I used your Pomegranate Salt recipe from last december in my latest (first & only) post; I made White chocolate and Pomegranate Salt covered popcorn! I gave you credit and gave a link to your blog, hope you don’t mind.
    xx Kate

  6. Sarah | The Woks of Life

    Oh my gosh. This is my first time on your blog and I LOVE it. This cake looks amazing and your photos are just gorgeous. Congrats on the book launch as well!

  7. Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    RYE bundt cake? I’m so intrigued. I feel like rye and pumpkin will go really well together and then BLAM chocolate chips and I’m all over this. Oh what’s that, you knew they would be good together? And you’re saying durr? Touché Hossack. Touché.

  8. Sarah | Broma Bakery

    They’re both so beautiful, I want to load up a plate with two huge slices. And I feel you on the coconut trick. It’s magical

  9. These both look amazing… gorgeous photos! Just received your beautiful cookbook in the mail… I am so excited to try your recipes… Going to start with your chocolate muffin mix in the morning :))

  10. Millie | Add A Little

    Love it! The styling is super beautiful as usual and that carrot cake with coconut around the edges omnomnomnom

  11. Rebecca @ figs and pigs

    What a great cake combo. I don’t think I’ve ever tried rye in cake but I will be now I’ve seen this 🙂

  12. Omg cakerage is my bestest friend ever (read: worstest enemy aghhhhh). I don’t know how many times I ruined a cake by just sticking my hand straight into it and taking out a big chunk to eat. #kidding #notkidding this cake looks amaaaaazing girl!

  13. Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table

    I find that baking comes in spurts for me. I either want to roll out dough and measure out baking powder all day long, or I never want to see another speck of flour, ever again. So I’m not surprised. These look great! Question – when making recipes in small pans for photography and recipe development, do you also make another one in a regular size to get the measurements accurately? Or do you just do the math and assume it’ll work?

  14. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

    I have never been great about decorating cakes. I’ll keep the coconut trick in my back pocket for the next time I need it!

  15. Marijke Van Dornick

    As a confirmed carrot-cake-aholic, I just want to say how awesome this recipe is – in fact all your recipes just make me want to run to the kitchen and start baking. Thank you so much!

  16. Abbie @ Needs Salt

    Every single photo is absolutely gorgeous. You’re such a talented cake maker! I can’t get over it. Simply perfect. And I love the sets for these pictures, too! SO inspiring.

  17. Izy, your blog is wonderful. I recently made the ‘pancakes for one’ using coconut flour and it was a wonderful little party for me to enjoy all by myself (a busy mama needs to indulge in something sweet at times, when hubby and kids are out). xxx

  18. Oh my I just made your chocolate rye pumpkin cake and it is SO GOOD!! So moist! Amazing, thank you!

  19. Hahaha #cakerage – I’m so glad I am not the only one!!!! This looks amazing. I need a bundt pan big time x

  20. Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen

    Looove these pics, Izy! And that cake is pure autumn heaven! Also, Linda’s book is just bloody genius. Have it in Swedish and have loved it madly.

  21. Hey Izzy,

    I have only this week come across your food blog and I already love it so much! I have been going through most of your recipes already (in particular the dessert/sweet ones), even all the way back to your first post (I like to look at good bloggers’ first post as I’m practically new to foodblogging and I just want to see where you all started, hihi!). I really really like your photos, so you are gonna be another one of the blogs I follow and read every day!

    Thanks for this beautiful blog and being an example!

  22. Valeria | Life Love Food

    Love pumpkin cakes, especially if they are as pretty as this one! I just posted one with pistachio and ricotta, and this is next on my must-try list!

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