The Best Chocolate Bundt Cake
Moist, decadent, rich chocolate bundt cake with a silky chocolate glaze. How to make the perfect chocolate bundt cake recipe!
This is one of those recipes you want to have in your back pocket. This is the easier version of a layered chocolate cake but with all of the chocolate flavor! No worries about trying to stack and frost a layered cake. This is as easy as it gets!
This double chocolate bundt cake is drizzled with a decadent chocolate ganache, which is basically the most simple chocolate glaze. It is a chocolate lover's dream cake! If you want to elevate the chocolate factor in this bundt cake, add chocolate chips. I always add chocolate chips and it ends up being a Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake and it is out of this world good!
This Double Chocolate Bundt Cake is extra moist because of the combination of butter, sour cream, and extra egg yolks. I always suggest using buttermilk or sour cream in cakes because they create such a moist and tender texture.
The key with baking bundt cakes is to make sure to spray the pan very well with non-stick cooking spray to ensure to cake comes out smoothly. My favorite Bundt Pan is this Nordicware Classic Anniversary Bundt Pan. Make sure to spray in all of the nooks and crannies of the pan.
How to make the Best Chocolate Bundt Cake:
- Melt the butter. In a bowl, whisk together melted butter, hot water, and cocoa powder. The hot water helps to "bloom" the cocoa powder and bring out the richness and depth of flavor of the chocolate. Make sure to use high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Use full-fat sour cream. You want that thickness and fat content to create the moistest cake possible.
- Make sure to thoroughly coat the bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. Also, make sure your cooking spray is fresh and hasn't gone bad. Sometimes when it has sat around for too long, it tends to go rancid and will create a weird flavor in the cake.
- Don't over-bake the cake. Watch it carefully and use a toothpick or cake tester to test for doneness. Let it cool for about 5-10 minutes and then carefully run a knife along the sides and then remove the cake from the pan onto a cooling rack. You don't want to wait too long or the cake may stick to the pan.
- Make a chocolate ganache drizzle. This is made with two ingredients -- chocolate and heavy cream. You can make it with your favorite type of chocolate -- semi-sweet, milk chocolate or dark depending on taste preference.
Will this chocolate bundt cake freeze well?
This cake will freeze so well so you can make it ahead of time. If I am going to freeze it, I usually wait to add the chocolate drizzle until I am ready to serve the bundt cake.
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- Homemade Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting
- Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
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I added chocolate chips to the batter and the sunk to the bottom of the pan which is the top of the cake. So when the pan was inverted the cake top stuck to the pan. Covered it with icing so it looked ok. Tasted wonderful!
I had the same issue as another baker with the choc chips sinking and sticking. What can I do so the chips stay suspended in the mix?
Whoa, what a bundt cake! You had me at the pictures as they look amazing, the cake was even better!! Everyone that had a piece was raving about it.
The ganache is HEAVENLY! I love love love this cake recipe.
This truly is the BEST Chocolate Bundt Cake! I am a cake and chocolate lover so I knew I had to try this one, and of course you never fail to impress. This will be my go to when I need to whip up an amazing dessert! <3
Please respond to the comment " is there really NO BAKING POWDER" in this recipe. I REALLY want to make this recipe for the 4th of July !
Hi there! In this recipe, there is baking soda which is the only leavening agent called for. I hope that helps! 🙂
Do you beat the eggs separately before adding to the dry ingredients?
Is there really no baking powder in this recipe?
Donna A Pollock
Now you did it, I will never be the same now. Talk about FAT and sassy, well that is me after I get through with this Beautiful Cake, at least the fat part anyway. I love chocolate cake.........It's good anytime, so I eat it all the time so I don't miss anything. I will try this out this weekend. I have people coming, so I won't eat this all by my self. I'll let you know how that goes. By the way, The Lemon Ricotta pancakes are to die for. We love them.