Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

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Double chocolate bundt cake is the star of any dessert table. Moist, decadent, and not overly sweet, this bundt cake is infused with coffee and topped with delicious dark chocolate ganache. Come on in to the virtual kitchen and get your chocolate fix!

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake, from ItsYummi.com

If you’re new to this blog, you probably haven’t yet heard how my husband Brian earned the nickname, Hasome. It’s a pretty cute story…  check out my “Boo’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies” post.

Anyhoo, Hasome’s 57th birthday was this past Saturday. My plans to pamper him with a round of golf and dinner of mustard peppercorn rubbed rib eye steak and this chocolate bundt cake were thwarted.  Sadly, 3 days before the big day, I broke a tooth, requiring an emergency tooth extraction. It’s a bit difficult to think clearly and prepare food when you’re doped up and feeling crappy.

I felt better by Saturday afternoon, so I did bake up the double chocolate bundt cake, and we went out to a local steak house for dinner.  Hasome says nobody makes dessert as delicious as mine, so I felt good knowing that I could at least make his birthday cake.  I used a bar of organic, fair trade dark chocolate from the CSA box. The moment I saw it, I knew it was the perfect chocolate to make chocolate ganache with.

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake, from ItsYummi.com

 

The double chocolate bundt cake recipe is Martha Stewart’s. The recipe is tweaked a bit, to enhance the flavors and add extra moisture to the cake.

Instead of sour cream, I used a new organic product from Stonyfield called Petite Creme. It tastes very similar to creme fraiche, and it’s sinfully delicious!  I also substituted cake flour for some of the all purpose flour to give it a softer crumb (texture).  Brewed coffee replaces some of the milk in the recipe.

Even if you’re not a coffee drinker, trust me and use it in this recipe. Coffee enhances the flavor of chocolate, adding richness and depth.

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake, from ItsYummi.com

I used a cheese grater to make dark chocolate shavings for the garnish.

Be sure to serve this double chocolate bundt cake with a big scoop of ice cream.

I prefer vanilla, but maybe I will live on the wild side, and go for double chocolate ice cream!

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Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 50 min Yields 8-10

Dark cocoa cake is infused with coffee and topped with a rich bittersweet chocolate ganache. This cake is moist, decadent, and absolutely delicious!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE
  • 8.4 ounces (2 cups) cake flour
  • 2.2 ounces (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) whole milk
  • 2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) brewed coffee
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Stonyfield Petite Creme (vanilla) or sour cream
  • 8 ounces room temperature unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 10 ounces (1 1/2 cups) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract
  • FOR THE GLAZE
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces (1/2 liquid cup) heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee
  • Grated dark chocolate, for garnish

Directions

  1. FOR THE CAKE
  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Use butter to grease a 14-cup Bundt pan. Place flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; whisk to combine. Place milk, coffee, and Petite Creme (or sour cream) in a small bowl; stir to combine.
  3. Place butter and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium and beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then add vanilla. Reduce speed to low and alternate adding 1/3 of the flour mixture and 1/3 of the milk mixture at a time, ending with flour. Spoon batter into pan. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer pan to a wire rack and allow cake to cool in the pan. Invert cake onto serving plate or work table.
  4. FOR THE GLAZE
  5. Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan until simmering, then pour over chocolate. Leave untouched for 2 minutes. Add butter and coffee and mix until smooth. Let ganache stand for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Pour glaze over cooled cake. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings and whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Martha Stewart Living; 2008, as seen on MarthaStewart.com

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  • Shaina September 16, 2014 (2:37 pm)

    Ohhhh my this looks delicious! I bet the Petite Creme makes it super moist. Great idea!

    • Chef Becca September 16, 2014 (3:05 pm)

      You are 100% correct, Shaina… this cake was SO flippin’ moist!

  • Stacy September 11, 2014 (12:22 pm)

    What a lovely chocolatey cake, Becca! I know that Brian must have been thrilled with it. The addition of coffee would make this my favorite chocolate cake ever

    • Chef Becca September 11, 2014 (5:35 pm)

      Thanks, Stacy! Brian is a huge chocolate lover and really did enjoy his cake 🙂 The addition of coffee is something that lots of people overlook, but as you know, it enhances the flavor by huge amounts!

  • Liz September 4, 2014 (7:51 pm)

    Oh, yeah! My household would happily adopt this as their official birthday cake. It looks fantastic! Glad you felt up to celebrating with Brian 🙂

  • Ashley September 4, 2014 (4:47 pm)

    Mmm – I love coffee and chocolate together. And that drizzle shot *swoon*! Looks delicious 🙂

    • Chef Becca September 4, 2014 (4:56 pm)

      Thanks, Ashley! It was a fun photo to take, too 🙂

  • Chris September 4, 2014 (2:01 pm)

    I really wish someone would invent a way to reach through the screen and eat stuff that we see in the photos… cuz I really want a slice of that cake!

    • Chef Becca September 4, 2014 (4:54 pm)

      You’re singin’ my song, Chris. I completely agree!

  • David September 4, 2014 (7:31 am)

    This cake looks absolutely divine, Becca…no wonder your hubby loves it so much! Sorry to hear about the tooth emergency, though. I guess with the tooth situation, you couldn’t eat a whole lot of cake. You probably should just send the leftovers over to me. Problem solved!

    • Chef Becca September 4, 2014 (4:55 pm)

      Thanks, Dave. Yeah, having a gaping hole where my chewing should have taken place was a little bit sad. Fortunately, this cake sort of melted in my mouth 😉

  • Cindy September 3, 2014 (1:22 pm)

    Yikes! I hope you are alright. A broken tooth sounds painful. I wouldn’t have felt like doing anything.
    This cake looks delicious! I could use a good chocolate fix 😀

  • Karen September 3, 2014 (9:20 am)

    I love the simple beauty of a bunt cake. And, well, you probably know how much I love chocolate. This one’s a keeper.

    • Chef Becca September 3, 2014 (10:07 am)

      Because I’m the world’s worst cake decorator, I LOVE bundt cakes too, Karen 🙂

  • Kathy September 3, 2014 (8:48 am)

    Wow, it looks so decadent. Honestly, I am not much of a baker and love that this is a bundt cake, so much easier. 🙂

    • Chef Becca September 3, 2014 (10:07 am)

      Thank you, Kathy! I’m a baker, but not a decorator, so I love bundt cakes… easy peasy 🙂

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