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This fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake is topped with a decadent chocolate ganache glaze. It’s a one bowl cake that’s easy to make and sure to please!

a cake server sliding a piece of chocolate bundt cake away from the rest of the cake.

We know how much you love our most amazing chocolate cake. With over 20 million views, it sure is a hit! You truly can’t find a more moist and decadent chocolate cake out there. We have heard your many requests and are here to deliver a bundt cake recipe for our most amazing chocolate cake. You are going to love it!

Some people may not quite understand the bundt cake design and why there is a hole in their cake, but bundt cakes have been wildly popular since the 1950s. Bundt cakes don’t share a common recipe, and are simply all about the common shape and design. Whether you’re a chocolate lover or not, we’re sure you’re going to love the most amazing chocolate bundt cake. 

  • Greasing Your Pans:

    You want to be sure to thoroughly grease and flour your bundt cake pans. With all of those ridges and designs, you’d be amazed at how easily batter sticks to the sides! Another popular option amongst home bakers is to use a homemade “miracle” pan release that is a mixture of flour, vegetable oil, and shortening that is then painted onto the bundt cake pan using a brush. 

  • Bundt pan sizes:

    Bundt pans come in all different sizes and designs, so be sure to pay attention to the cup measurement on your pan. Don’t know what size your bundt pan is? Use a liquid measuring cup to fill it to the top with water, measuring as you go. Once it reaches the point that it is just about to overflow, you’ll know what size your bundt pan is. When making a bundt cake, you want to fill the pan about 2/3rds of the way full. This recipe is designed for a 10-12 cup bundt cake pan and makes 8 cups of chocolate cake batter. 

  • Oven Variations in Baking:

    This recipe should take between 45-50 minutes to bake in the oven. However, the cake’s doneness is more important than how long it has been baking in the oven. All ovens vary a bit from each other, running either hot or cold, fanned or not. It is best to see recipe instructions as a guide for an approximation of baking time, but don’t worry if your cake is ready sooner or if it needs a few more minutes. You want to bake your chocolate bundt cake until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. For a truly accurate baking experience, we highly recommend an oven thermometer.

a slice of chocolate bundt cake served on a stack of small plates with the rest of the cake on a cake stand in the background

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a whole chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache
This fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake is topped with a decadent chocolate ganache glaze. It's a one bowl cake that's easy to make and sure to please!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Chocolate Bundt Cake

  • butter and flour for coating and dusting the pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup warm water or coffee
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache Glaze

  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup

Chocolate Bundt Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use butter to grease a 10-12 cup bundt pan well. Dust with a little flour or cocoa powder and tap out the excess.
  • Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl until combined.
  • Add eggs, warm water, buttermilk, sour cream, oil, and vanilla. Use a hand mixer to beat on a medium speed until smooth. This should take just a couple of minutes.
  • Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Tap the pan on the countertop a few times to allow any air bubbles to escape.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes in a 350 degree oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes and then turn out onto the racks and allow to cool completely.

Chocolate Ganache Glaze

  • Place roughly chopped chocolate into a mixing bowl. Pour heavy cream into a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Once cream comes to a simmer, remove it from the heat immediately and pour over chocolate. Let stand 5 minutes, until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Stir until smooth. Once smooth, stir in corn syrup. Drizzle over the top of the cooled cake.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Bundt Cake
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September 7, 2020 6:53 am

I love your recibes, thanks for sharing !!!!

Muriel Buhr
September 13, 2020 8:33 am

Came across this while looking for cinnamon rolls and your picture stopped me cold, it looks so yummy! I have a great Chocolate cake recipe that I have used for years. Similar but different ingredient measurements. Decided to try yours. I have to mention that am a very picky baker. Easy to mix ingredients (I sifted my cocoa as it is always lumpy). I used my Kitchen Aid (mini bowl and whip)but I see how easy it is to incorporate ingredients with a hand whisk. Truly lovely cake. Rich chocolate, moist, a beautiful texture, beautiful to look at and it… Read more »

September 12, 2020 12:08 am

5 stars
Turned out great! Such a moist spongey cake. Could have been a little more chocolately for my taste, but a big hit with my family.

September 23, 2020 9:35 am
Reply to  Sukanya

I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate cocoa and the cake was VERY chocolately. Give that a try, think you will like the result.

Amanda igbi
September 8, 2020 5:11 pm

Love the recipe

Josephine Boyles
September 7, 2020 4:54 am

Delicious 😋

October 18, 2020 6:00 pm

5 stars
Absolutely delicious! It was quick and easy to mix up. We didn’t even wait for it to cool! Skipped out on the ganache topping and did a slight dusting of powdered sugar. Saving this one for sure!

October 13, 2020 8:13 pm

I’ve been making this bunt chocolate cake for years now. I googled this recipe about 15years ago,& ive been making it ever since, but Instead of used the chocolate Grenache frosting, I use a chocolate sour cream Frosting, ❤️ It’s My most favorite Chocolate cake! It’s amazing, melt in your mouth, most moist chocolate cake I’ve ever eaten😋🤤 .

October 11, 2020 3:36 pm

5 stars
Followed directions exactly. Came out moist and so delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

October 9, 2020 2:48 pm

I made this for my husband’s was amazing! Our son who LOVES cake especially chocolate cake ..thought it was amazing. I served it with fresh raspberries. That recipe is a keeper. Thank You.

Leah Leahy
October 4, 2020 12:31 pm

The best!!!! I am never disappointed mAking your recipes. I have made numerous during this pandemic (I am sure where the extra 10 pounds came from) all super. The cooking network use to be my go to site now I come right to you. Great work Chef!

September 25, 2020 9:11 pm

4 stars
Mmm, loved this cake! I’m so happy I made it. Deceptively easy to prepare and so delicious.

September 22, 2020 4:12 pm

5 stars
Super easy to make with such clear directions. Thank you!!!

Deborah Jackson
September 14, 2020 5:12 pm

This cake was sooo delicious and very moist. I will use this as my go to receipe. I will add to my Bundt Cake Collection.

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