Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake With Glaze Recipe

Chocolate bundt cake with chocolate glaze

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 12 to 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
435 Calories
22g Fat
54g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 435
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 502mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 6g
Calcium 87mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This dark chocolate Bundt cake is a chocolate lover's dream. This is a delicious and intensely chocolate cake, especially if you use high-quality cocoa powder.


  • 8 ounces butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose  flour, stir before measuring, 9 ounces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dark Chocolate Glaze: 
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup​ heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Generously grease and flour a 10- to 12-cup Bundt pan. 

  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; add cocoa, stirring until smooth. Whisk in the water and remove from heat. To the warm cocoa mixture, add the sugar, sour cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and eggs; whisk until smooth. In another bowl combine the flour, soda, and salt. Add all at once to the first mixture, whisking until well blended.

  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until it feels firm to the touch and has slightly pulled away from the sides of the pan. Cool in pan on a rack for 20 minutes. Carefully loosen the cake with a knife and invert onto a large plate.

Prepare the Glaze

  1. Chop the chocolate and put in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Combine the heavy whipping cream, corn syrup, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a small saucepan. Cook the mixture, stirring, until it comes to a boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and whisk until smooth. Let the ganache cool to room temperature and then spoon over the cooled cake.

  3. If too thick, thin it with a little more cream.


  • *If you're using a standard baking cocoa (not Dutch-process or high-quality) add 1/2 teaspoon more of baking soda to the dry ingredients.