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Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist and tender chocolate bundt cake drizzled in a chocolate cream cheese frosting and decorated with chocolate chips!

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Today, I’m sharing with you my favourite chocolate bundt cake recipe! This cake is incredibly moist, tender, and absolutely delicious. Top that with a creamy, sweet chocolate frosting and you’ve got yourself the perfect chocolate cake.

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

If you’re a chocolate cake lover, you have got to try my chocolate bundt cake. Right now.

This chocolate cake gets so many compliments from my family whenever I make it. Definitely a crowd-pleaser!

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

If you’ve never baked a cake in a bundt pan before, here’s a couple of tips to help you:

  1. Make sure you generously spray AND flour the pan before pouring the cake mixture in.
  2. If the cake does become stuck in the pan, try steaming the cake out! Lay a clean tea towel in the sink, boil the kettle and pour the steaming hot water in the sink, over the towel. Now, place the bundt pan in the sink, wrap the towel around the pan sides, then cover the sink with another bigger towel to keep the steam in. Leave for 5 – 10 minutes. Now, dry the bundt pan, and turn the cake out onto your desired plate!

I learnt to do these tricks after my first failed attempt of baking in a bundt pan. When I tried turning it out after leaving it to cool completely, the cake broke right in half! Now, if I know I’ve properly greased the pan, I can turn the cake out after 20 minutes of cooling.

I hope you’ll love this cake just as much as my family and I do!

Enjoy!

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction
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Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Marsha

Ingredients

  • 340 g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 115 g unsalted butter softened
  • 450 g caster sugar
  • 240 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 240 ml buttermilk

For the Frosting

  • 180 g cream cheese softened
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk or more for drizzling consistency
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A handle of chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Spray and flour a 10" bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and beat on high speed until well combined. Add the oil, eggs, and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 50 - 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean with moist crumbs. Let the cake cool for 20 minutes in the pan on a wire rack before removing. Leave to cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, icing sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth, and at the desired thickness. If the frosting is too thick, add more milk to loosen to drizzle consistency.
  2. Pour, or spoon over the cake, then sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | Marsha's Baking Addiction

72 Comments

  • Reply
    Marvellina @ What To Cook Today
    November 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I just want to take a big o bite of that cake !!!!!!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Thanks, Marvellina! 🙂

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    Shannon
    November 7, 2015 at 2:35 am

    That frosting looks so delicious!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Thanks, Shannon!

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    AiPing | Curious Nut
    November 7, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Gorgeous!!! A slice please. Pretty please.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Thanks, AiPing! I wish I could share! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sarah
    November 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    You had me at chocolate….this looks simply divine! XO

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Sarah!

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    Rebekah | Kitchen Gidget
    November 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Mmm I love the combination of chocolate and cream cheese! Thanks for the bundt pan tip – inevitably there’s always a chunk missing from the top of mine.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks, Rebekah! You’re very welcome!

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    Nicole
    November 7, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I want this right now!! Looks so good and chocolatey!!!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks, Nicole!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    November 7, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I love all the tips you include – so helpful!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks, Sarah!

  • Reply
    Ange
    November 7, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I’ll have a big bowl of that glorious frosting WOW

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks, Ange! The frosting was divine! 🙂

  • Reply
    Oana
    November 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Tender cake, silky frosting – sounds like a match made in heaven to me. Thanks for the idea, now I know what I’m going to bake tomorrow.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks, Oana!

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    Raquel @ My California Roots
    November 7, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    This looks delicious, Marsha! I’ve never made a cake in a bundt pan, mostly because I don’t have one. But I might just have to go get one!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 7, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks, Raquel! 🙂

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    Erin @ Thanks for Cookin'!
    November 8, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I found my grandmother’s bundt pan not too long ago and must have had beginner’s luck to get my first cake out clean! Your tip about steaming is great to have in my back pocket for next time!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 8, 2015 at 12:30 am

      Thanks, Erin! You’re very welcome!

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    Anna @ Sunny Side Ups
    November 8, 2015 at 1:29 am

    I seriously cannot express just how much I LOVE this cake! So gorgeous, so delicious!! Plus, I’m going to keep your tip about steaming the cake out of the pan…I’ve had some bundt disasters, but hopefully never again! Pinned!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 8, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks, Anna! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    November 8, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Marsha, I am so impressed with your photos! This cake looks incredible! And all that chocolate frosting – marvellous! Well done!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 8, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you, Jess! 😀

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    Amanda
    November 8, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    This looks like the perfect chocolate cake. And the frosting looks so wonderful and rich!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 8, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks, Amanda!

  • Reply
    Kelly
    November 8, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    This cake is stunning, Marsha! Love how rich and chocolatey it is! And that frosting is totally calling my name!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 8, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! 🙂

  • Reply
    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    November 8, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    This looks heavenly, Marsha! I LOVE chocolate on chocolate and the bundt pan makes this look so gorgeous with the frosting drizzled down the sides—YUM! I used to make bundt cakes often, but after a few fiascos with them not coming out of the pan, I got too scared to risk it anymore. I will have to try your tip on greasing the pan and the steam trick..SO genius! Hopefully I can make it as pretty as yours!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 8, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you, Joscelyn! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jessica {Swanky Recipes}
    November 8, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    I just about died with hungry looking at your photos! This recipe sounds like a winner and one i’d love to try!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 8, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks, Jessica! 🙂

  • Reply
    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    November 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Oh my gosh this cake looks awesome, Marsha! It is seriously making my mouth water! I’d love a huge slice right now!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 9, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks, Shelby! 🙂

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    November 9, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Wowza, Marsha! This bundt cake is gorgeous! My husband is a HUGE choc-oholic and he would die over this cake! LOVE the chocolate cream cheese frosting! BEYOND delish, girlfriend! Cheers! <3

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne! 🙂

  • Reply
    Tasbih @ Cleobuttera
    November 9, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Perfect timing Marsha! I’ve searching left and right for a great chocolate bundt cake recipe, but non of them really hit the spot. I’ve got a good feeling about this one. I love that it uses a combination of two fats; oil for moisture and butter for flavor. I’m sure the tanginess from buttermilk is just perfect with the chocolate. I’ll be trying this very soon; thanks for sharing. Pinned!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 9, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks, Tasbih! It is definitely the best chocolate cake I’ve had! 🙂

  • Reply
    Oriana Romero
    November 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Ohh boy… that bundt cake sounds like troubles!! It looks so good. Pinning to try later.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 9, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks, Oriana!

  • Reply
    Eileen
    November 9, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Another delicious recipe – I love your style and thank you for the bundt tips

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 9, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks, Eileen!

  • Reply
    ZazaCook
    November 10, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Ooh, this chocolate cake is making my mouth water!

  • Reply
    Dini @ The Flavor Bender
    November 10, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Marsha this looks unbelievably good!! Cream cheese and chocolate is such a good combo and that cake looks divine! 🙂

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    November 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    My inner chocoholic wants to run off with this bundt cake and marry it.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 10, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks, Nicole!

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    Sammie
    November 10, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Ooh I have just bought 6 new Bundt tins and this cake definitely needs to be made in one of them. It looks so moist and lush. Thanks for the Bundt baking tips, I haven’t had one stick yet but you never know! Love your blog. Sammie 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 10, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks, Sammie! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jessica - The Novice Chef
    November 11, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Whoa! This looks stunning! I want to make it into mini bundts for a dinner party next weekend!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 11, 2015 at 7:50 am

      Thanks, Jessica! 🙂

  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    November 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    What a gorgeous looking delicious bundt cake. Absolutely yummy!

  • Reply
    Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe
    November 13, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    This cake looks AMAZING! Chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting? Yes, please!!!!

  • Reply
    Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian
    November 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Just seeing the pictures makes me want to make this recipe asap! That frosting looks too delicious to be true.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 13, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks, Lisa!

  • Reply
    Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
    November 14, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Girl, that chocolate frosting is just perfect food porn! Totally drooling over this!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 14, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Olivia!

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    jacqueline | i sugar coat it!
    November 15, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Mmmmm… chocolate, that glaze tho!! YUM!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks, Jacqueline!

  • Reply
    Katalina @ Peas & Peonies
    November 15, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Marsha, I can never refuse a slice of chocolate cake, and this one with that frosting looks irresitable!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks, Katalina!

  • Reply
    Sarah Le Donne
    November 23, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    It looks like you’re the queen of awesome looking chocolate cakes! Thanks for the recipes! 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      November 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Aww thanks, Sarah! 🙂

  • Reply
    Anu
    October 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Wow..These pictures tempting me to make this bundt cake. But sadly I don’t have buttermilk. Can i replace it with Greek yogurt? Please share your opinion.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks, Anu! Greek yoghurt is fine. I would use 1 cup (240g) of Greek yoghurt 🙂

      • Reply
        Anu
        October 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm

        Thank you so much for the prompt reply.

        • Reply
          Marsha
          October 12, 2016 at 3:56 pm

          I hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    Agness of Run Agness Run
    January 21, 2017 at 1:30 am

    This looks so delicious, Marsha. Can’t wait to get all of the ingredients and prepare this!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      January 21, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Thanks, Agness! 🙂

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    Linda Traynor
    June 18, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I always do my pan with cocoa, instead of flour, on chocolate cakes…no white streaks. It works great. I am making this today, for the 3rd time, for our community get together. I have shared your recipe with several of my friends. Always get many compliments on this cake. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 18, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      I’m so glad you, and everyone enjoyed it! Great tip on the cocoa powder! 🙂

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