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An easy chocolate bundt cake recipe that uses a cake mix and pudding.

Top it with easy microwave chocolate ganache and mini chocolate chips for the ultimate chocolate cake! 

 

Chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate chips

 

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Let me just start off by saying that I LOVE CHOCOLATE. Now that we have that out of the way, lets get on to this amazingly delicious Death by Chocolate Bundt Cake.

 

I love this cake and have made it many, many times. It is the perfect birthday cake and is great to take to a holiday party!

 

Chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate chips

 

Another reason I love this cake is that it is so easy, but looks and tastes like it took you all day to make.

 

What is a Bundt Cake?

 

I grew up eating a lot of Bundt cakes, but as an adult, I have noticed that a lot of people, including my husband, don’t know what a “Bundt” cake is.

 

Bundt pan

 

Basically a bundt cake is a cake that is baked in a special ring shaped Bundt pan

 

It is believed that Bundt cakes are inspired by a German cake known as Kugelhupf.

 

Why Use a Cake Mix?

 

I use cake mixes all the time! Cake mixes are great because all of the dry ingredients are already measured out for you, so it cuts out a lot of ingredients and time.

 

Chocolate cake batter in a stand mixer

 

I very rarely make the cake as directed on the box though. I usually make a few changes according to the recipe I’m making.

 

For example, when I make cupcakes, I use melted butter instead of oil. Milk instead of water. And I always add an extra egg.

 

Chocolate cake batter in a bundt pan

 

Check out the recipe below to see how this chocolate bundt cake is “doctored” up!

 

Ingredients

 

Bundt Cake

 

  • 3/4 Cup Sour Cream/Yogurt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1 Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (I use this mix from Betty Crocker)
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Microwave Chocolate Ganache Topping

 

 

 

Helpful Kitchen Tools

 

How to Make the Ultimate Chocolate Bundt Cake

 

Bundt Cake

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°Yogurt for chocolate bundt cake
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (I like Bosch or Kitchenaid) add the sour cream or yogurt, eggs, milk, and melted butter.Eggs for chocolate bundt cakeMilk and eggs for chocolate bundt cakeMelted butter and cake batter
  3. Beat those ingredients together until incorporated.Chocolate cake mix for a bundt cake
  4. Add the cake mix and dry pudding mix and beat together.Pudding in a cake mix
  5. Pour the chocolate chips into the batter and gently mix into the batter by pulsing your mixer or stirring in by hand.
  6. Bundt pan
  7. Grease the Bundt pan with melted butter or spray with cooking spray.Sugar for dusting a bundt pan
  8. Then sprinkle with sugar to coat the pan.Floured bundt pan
  9. Pour the prepared cake batter into the bundt pan and spread around with a spatula to ensure it is distributed equally.Chocolate bundt cake batter
  10. Bake the cake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.Chocolate cake batter in a bundt pan
  11. When the cake is done, remove it from the oven and place it on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.Baked chocolate cake in a bundt pan
  12. After 10 minutes invert the cake onto the cooling rack or onto a cake serving plate.Bundt pan on a cooling rack

 

 

Microwave Chocolate Ganache Topping

 

  1. Add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl (preferably glass)A bowl of chocolate chips
  2. Pour the heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips.
  3. Heavy cream and and chocolate chips for ganache
  4. Microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds and stir.Unmelted chocolate ganace
  5. Return to the microwave and continue to heat at 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between.A bowl of microwave chocolate ganache
  6. When the chocolate is completely melted and combined with the cream, Add it to a piping bag or large ziplock bag.A piping bag of chocolate ganache
  7. Snip off the end of the bag and drizzle back and forth over the cake.Ganache drizzled on a bundt cake
  8. Sprinkle the top with mini chocolate chips.Chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate chips

 

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The Ultimate Chocolate Bundt Cake

 

Ultimate Chocolate Bundt Cake

Ultimate Chocolate Bundt Cake

Yield: 16 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 Small Box Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 2 Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Beat the sour cream or yogurt, eggs, milk, and melted butter in the bowl of a stand mixer
  3. Add the cake mix and the instant pudding mix to the wet ingredients and mix
  4. Gently stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips into the cake batter
  5. Spray a Bundt pan with cooking spray and sprinkle sugar, coating the inside of the entire pan.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan.
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  9. Invert the cake onto the cooling rack or serving dish.
  10. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips to a microwave safe glass bowl.
  11. Pour the heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips.
  12. Microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds, then remove and stir.
  13. Continue to microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted and combined with the cream.
  14. Add the ganache to a disposable piping bag or ziplock bag, snip off the end, and drizzle back and forth over the cake.
  15. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the mini chocolate chips.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 Slice
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 266 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 78mg Sodium: 114mg Carbohydrates: 22g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g

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