A slice of chocolate bundt cake being served from a cake stand with the whole cake on it.
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Chocolate Bundt Cake

This easy homemade Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe is heavenly, topped with chocolate ganache and mini chocolate chips. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14
Calories: 580kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips , plus more for sprinkling on top of cake (optional)

For the ganache:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

For the Chocolate Bundt Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour a standard size bundt pan (make sure to grease it really well so the cake doesn't stick! I spread a thin layer of shortening all over the inside of the pan, then sprinkle a little flour all around and pat and shake the pan until it is evenly coated.)  
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, set aside.
  • Add butter to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once butter has melted, stir in oil, cocoa powder and water and bring mixture just to a boil, whisking constantly. Pour hot butter mixture into flour mixture and stir. 
  • Stir in buttermilk, eggs and vanilla and whisk mixture until well combined. Fold in mini chocolate chips, if using.
  • Pour mixture into prepared bundt pan and bake 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. 
  • Cool cake in the pan for 5 minutes, then invert onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely. 
Once cake has cooled, make ganache.

For the ganache:

  • 
Place cream in a large microwave safe bowl and heat for about 2 minutes, or until the cream is simmering.

  • Carefully pour chocolate morsels into cream and allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Whisk the chocolate and cream until shiny and smooth, about 1 minute. 

  • Use a large spoon to drizzle the ganache over the cooled cake. Sprinkle with remaining mini chocolate chips, if desired.

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Notes

Make ahead and Freezing Instructions: 
The cake can be made and frosted up to 2 days before serving. The cake can be frozen frosted, or unfrosted. To freeze lightly cover it with plastic wrap and freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 597IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg