Last weekend, we traveled home to St. Louis to visit our families for Easter and my mom's birthday. Its no fun to have to make your own birthday desserts, so I told my mom I'd make her desserts, she just had to decide what she wanted. She chose an orange cake with white chocolate buttercream frosting. This is a little atypical for my mom because she loves chocolate. I also have a husband and cousin, who really believe its not dessert if its not chocolate. So, I decided I would make something chocolate as well. I opted for a chocolate bundt cake with chocolate glaze. I woke up at a reasonable hour (thanks to Lucy) and began working. First I made the bundt cake, using a recipe from Kiss My Bundt by Chyrsta Wilson. It was fairly easy to make and my mom greased/applied cocoa to the pan ahead of time to make sure it would come out easily. I did miss my stand mixer while baking, but the handmixer worked well too. As, I was baking the bundt cake, I started the orange cake. My mom had picked up a cake mix for the orange cake so that was very easy. I opted for a 9x13 because I don't really have the patience for a layer cake. We pulled the bundt cake out and inverted it immediately, hoping it would come out easily. Next, I worked on the glaze for the chocolate cake. I got it from the same book as the cake. The glaze was easy to make and a little bit different for me. I have never made a glaze with corn syrup in it before. Once the cake was out of the pan and cooled (Thanks Mom!), I added the glaze. The glaze was pretty runny, but I knew it would taste great. Finally, I made the white chocolate buttercream frosting. I opted to melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave vs. using the double boiler method. The frosting was fluffy and delicious. I was a little worried that it might melt so I popped the frosted cake in the fridge until it was ready to be served. Both cakes were a hit! Chocolate was great for the chocolate lovers and the orange cake was very refreshing. Best of all there was plenty leftover for my breakfast before I flew out Tuesday morning! The only change I might make was to pull the cake out of the fridge to let the frosting warm up a little bit before serving. However, I had a few people who were a little anxious to eat the cake so it worked.