What do you call tender low carb chocolate bundt cake filled with creamy peanut butter cheesecake? Buckeye cake, naturally. Bound to be your new favorite low carb dessert recipe!
Some recipes just refuse to be easily named. Which is a real problem in food blogger land because recipes have to have a descriptive but enticing name. So you come up with a great concept and you’re all “Yes! I am amazing!”, and you set to work creating your masterpiece and it works out just as well, perhaps even better, than you’d imagined. And now you’re all “Yes! I am BEYOND amazing”. Not only does it taste great, but it also looks exceptionally pretty in photos, which isn’t always the case with tasty food. So there you are, patting yourself on the back, thinking you might just be the most amazing food blogger ever, and then it hits you. What the heck are you going to call this thing?
You’re stumped because it’s just got to many wonderful attributes to which you want to call your readers attention. But you can’t get that all into a single title. At least, not one that’s not going to resemble the sort of tongue twister you memorized in grade school. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Who wants to serve their guests a delicious low carb dessert with a name so long no one can remember it? Plus, in the world of digital publishing, there is that somewhat annoying consideration of SEO (search engine optimization, for the uninitiated). Good old Google doesn’t like ridiculously long names.
Take this lovely cake, for example. It’s got chocolate, it’s got peanut butter, it’s got cheesecake, it’s got ganache and it’s baked in a bundt pan. Now, “cheesecake cake” is a real thing these days, with bloggers baking layer cakes and a cheesecake and then sandwiching them together. And they are very pretty and no doubt delicious. And I may very well make one these days and use the term myself, even though I find it exceedingly awkward to say. But if I were to just go with a descriptive title for this recipe, I would end up with something like “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache”. Ugh!
So I asked friends and kicked around some ideas and someone suggested “buckeye bundt cake”. Now, I am not from Ohio and I haven’t spent much time there in my life, but I do know that everyone loves the buckeye candies made famous by that state. Who doesn’t love what amounts to peanut butter fudge dipped in chocolate??? So I decided it would be a fun little twist on the recipe name. I decided to drop both “cheesecake” and “bundt” because they seemed so awkward. And it’s perhaps a little redundant of me to use “chocolate peanut butter” when referring to anything buckeye-related, but you know what? I am a food blogger. I am nothing but a slave to Google. Forgive me!