Chocolate Bundt Cake

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You will love indulging in this this simple chocolate bundt cake with a chocolate ganache glaze. This moist chocolate cake is just the right amount of rich without being too heavy!

Bundt cakes are so effortlessly pretty looking. I love the simplicity of this chocolate bundt cake! It’s not quite as rich as german chocolate cake, or extremely moist like chocolate sour cream cake—but it’s perfect in it’s own chocolatey way!

Chocolate bunt cake with a slice on a cake server

Easy and delicious

Hi, everyone! I’m Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor and I am very excited to be guest posting today on Lil’ Luna. I often eat dessert before dinner and believe that almost anything can be made better with chocolate. Today, I have the perfect chocolate dessert to share with you.

This basic chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache glaze is an easy yet impressive chocolate dessert. The recipe comes together relatively easy to create a simple dish that the entire family will love. This cake is perfect because it offers a double dose of chocolate flavor without being too rich.

So why not grab a fork and indulge a little with a slice of this chocolate bundt cake??

Chocolate cake batter in a bundt pan

In the oven in 10 minutes!

Preparing this bundt cake is actually really simple. It’s just a matter of beating all the ingredients together. The cake will be ready to throw in the oven in 10 minutes or less! The most difficult part is waiting nearly an hour for it to bake. 😉

PREP. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 12-cup or 14-cup Bundt pan.

BATTER. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a glass measuring cup, mix together milk and sour cream.

In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and reduce speed to low.

Add flour mixture in two batches, alternate with the milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.

BAKE. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and smooth top with an offset spatula. Bake until toothpick can be inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50-55 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely

Freshly baked chocolate bundt cake

The Glaze

This tasty chocolate ganache glaze only requires 3 ingredients:

  • chocolate
  • heavy cream
  • butter

Put the chocolate in a mixing bowl and set aside. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it just begins to bowl. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Let it stand one minute, then add butter and stir until smooth. Let stand, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened. Pour the glaze over your cake, once the cake has cooled.

Additional toppings

The glaze compliments this cake perfectly, in my opinion. But if you want to do something a little extra, you can always add some of these toppings:

  • chocolate chips
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • chopped nuts
  • powdered sugar

Easy chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache being poured on

Storage Tips

Storing. This cake will last for 2 days if stored at room temperature. To store it, keep it in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap. If you want it to last longer, store it in the fridge.

Freezing. Once the cake has cooled completely, place it in a freezer safe airtight container, or wrap the cake tightly with plastic wrap and foil and freeze for up to 1 month.

Let it thaw at room temperature for 6-8 hours before serving it. I would recommend waiting to add the glaze to the cake until the day it will be served.

Moist chocolate bundt cake on a plate

Double chocolate = double delicious. It’s just the right balance of rich, without being overwhelming. It really is a perfect chocolate cake!

For more bundt Pan recipes, check out:

Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

5 from 8 votes

You will love indulging in this this simple chocolate bundt cake with a chocolate ganache glaze. This moist chocolate cake is just the right amount of rich without being too heavy!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 468 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup unsalted butter plus more for pan
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Glaze

  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. To make the cake, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 12-cup or 14-cup Bundt pan. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a glass measuring cup, mix together milk and sour cream.

  2. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternate with the milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  3. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and smooth top with an offset spatula. Bake until toothpick can be inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50-55 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. To make the glaze, place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl; set aside. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it just begins to bowl. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Let stand one minute, then add butter and stir until smooth. Let stand, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened. Pour glaze over cake.

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. I’ve been a big fan of bundt cakes since I was little. This cake looks so moist and chocolatey, and you just can’t beat a great ganache to top it off. Looks delicious!