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Bundt Cake Recipe – Ultimate Chocolate

When we lived in Mexico, my best friend made us amazing baked goods. She would have cookies, cakes, muffins, pound cakes, and casseroles! I loved to eat at her house!

She shared many of her recipes with me and I have enjoyed making them in my home for our guests. Last night we had our church group over for an Easter dinner and I had a chocolate cake box in my pantry and I remembered the moist and delicious chocolate cake my friend use to make. It got rave reviews!

 

 

My friend usually just sprinkled some powdered sugar on top of this beautiful cake and that was perfect – but I went crazy and added a chocolate glaze to make this the ultimate chocolate cake. It’s good but really not necessary! This cake has so much chocolate flavor.

It’s one of those cakes that are so easy to make and tastes amazing. You can whip this up pretty quickly if you need a dessert to bring to an event!

 

Here are a few tips to make this delicious bundt cake!

  • You can add the ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer or mix by hand.
  • This is a very moist cake so there may be a little bit of cake on the cake tester or butter knife. I call these moist crumbs. Make sure the center bounces back when you touch it so you know it’s cooked – but be careful not to overbake it.
  • If you have time you can let the eggs rest on the counter to come to room temperature.
  • Use a 12-cup bundt pan – it’s a standard size
  • Once the cake cools off, I like to invert it onto a cooling rack. But this makes it a little harder to transfer to a serving plate. You can add some parchment paper on top of the wire rack so it can be moved easily.

 

 

 

This glaze is very thick. It’s more like a thick frosting that acts as a glaze. But if you don’t have time for it, or you don’t want it to be too sweet – skip it!! Once it’s completely cool, give it a light dusting of powdered sugar. It is so moist and delicious without it – so skip it if you want! 

 

 

The Ultimate Chocolate Bundt Cake

 

Ultimate Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 small package of chocolate pudding
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs

 

 

Glaze (optional – it’s really yummy with a sprinkle of powdered sugar!)

  • 3 oz Unsweetened Chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream
  • ½ vanilla extract
  • ⅛ cup warm water

 

 

 

Directions

 Make the cake:

  1. Pre heat oven to 350*
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and chocolate chips.
  3. Then add the water and eggs. You can use a paddle attachment on a larger stand mixer and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Or mix by hand.
  4. Pour the cake batter into a greased bundt cake pan. Use a rubber spatula and scrape the sides of the bowl to get all the cake batter from the bowl.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Do not overbake.
  6. Set aside – but you want to add the glaze while the cake is still warm.

 

Make the Glaze:

  1. Add the chopped chocolate to a heatproof medium bowl. Place it over a pot of barely simmering water. Heat, stirring frequently until fully melted.
  2. In another bowl, melt the butter. Whisk the melted butter into melted chocolate until fully mixed.
  3. Sift in half the confectioners’ sugar. Add the sour cream and whisk to combine. Or use a hand mixer on low speed.
  4. Add the remaining powdered sugar and water and whisk until smooth.
  5. When fully mixed, the glaze should be thick and shiny. (You may need to add a few more splashes of hot water to get the right consistency.)
  6. Let the cake cool off before adding the glaze.
  7. Pour the glaze over the surface of the cake, letting it drip down the sides and middle.

 

This cake is hard to store because of its shape. But you could cut it into slices and store it in an airtight container or cover it on a plate with plastic wrap.

Serve and enjoy!

 

 

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Bundt Cake Recipe - Ultimate Chocolate

Bundt Cake Recipe - Ultimate Chocolate

I love a good Bundt Cake Recipe! This one is full of chocolate flavor and can be topped with a chocolate glaze or powdered sugar.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 small package of chocolate pudding
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs

Glaze (optional - it's really yummy with a sprinkle of powdered sugar!)

  • 3 oz Unsweetened Chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ cup warm water

Instructions

    Make the cake:

    1. Pre heat oven to 350*
    2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and chocolate chips.
    3. Then add the water and eggs. You can use a paddle attachment on a larger stand mixer and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Or mix by hand.
    4. Pour the cake batter into a greased bundt cake pan. Use a rubber spatula and scrape the sides of the bowl to get all the cake batter from the bowl.
    5. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Do not overbake.
    6. Set aside - but you want to add the glaze while the cake is still warm.

    Make the Glaze:

    1. Add the chopped chocolate to a heatproof medium bowl. Place it over a pot of barely simmering water. Heat, stirring frequently until fully melted.
    2. In another bowl, melt the butter. Whisk the melted butter into melted chocolate until fully mixed.
    3. Sift in half the confectioners' sugar. Add the sour cream and whisk to combine. Or use a hand mixer on low speed.
    4. Add the remaining powdered sugar and water and whisk until smooth.
    5. When fully mixed, the glaze should be thick and shiny. (You may need to add a few more splashes of hot water to get the right consistency.)
    6. Let the cake cool off before adding the glaze.
    7. Pour the glaze over the surface of the cake, letting it drip down the sides and middle.

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