I am in the midst of a magazine war and the magazines are winning.

They’re everywhere. EVERYWHERE.

I’ve tried to keep them in check but I’ll be honest, there are days when I think, “Why not just surrender?”

I mean, they’re harmless, right?

In fact, not only are they harm-LESS, I would I argue that they’re help-FULL.

As in all these magazines, clipped recipes and bookmarked tidbits are helping me to discover delicious things like this Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake that I saw on Leite’s Culinaria and bookmarked only to be reminded that the recipe originates in Sam Mogannam’s Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food: A Grocer’s Guide to Shopping, Cooking & Creating Community Through Food (which, incidentally, I own but forgot that I did).

Anyway, all of this is to say that this cake is delicious and worth it and at least I can cross one bookmark off my list for this edition of Magazine Mondays.

It was so good. Usually I share my baked goods with family and co-workers but I ate this one on my own. Slowly.

If you’re looking for a straightforward chocolate cake for the holidays, this is it.

It’s been a very very long time since my last MM post so I want to thank the following folks for their patience. They submitted entries quite awhile ago and have been most gracious in waiting for me to get back to business. Here’s who’s joining me for this edition of Magazine Mondays:

Tina of Squirrel Head Manor made Honey-Sesame Scallops from the February 2012 edition of Family Circle; Hot Nicoise Salad and Pastitsio from the September 2012 issue of Family Circle.

Anuja of Simple Baking made Lemon-Almond Sheet Cookies from the October 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Thanks to Tina and Anuja. Remember, if you post a recipe from a magazine or an on-line source and want to share it, send me the link and I’ll add it to my next round-up.

Have a great week!