This is seriously the best chocolate bundt cake I’ve ever had! My sister Nicole makes it every year at Christmas in a wreath bundt pan and puts a single almond somewhere in the cake batter before putting in the oven. The person who gets the almond in their piece gets an awesome mystery gift that is wrapped and placed in the middle of the dinner table.
Such a fun family tradition… HOWEVER, I can’t just have this cake once a year!! My family LOVES this cake so I make it about once a month! For reals guys, this is the BEST! If asked what my favorite dessert is, this cake is my answer! 🙂
Sooo good with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream…yummmm! And you won’t believe how easy it is! You probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard to make it right now!
- 2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. cocoa
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 c. flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 c. oil
- 1 c. buttermilk if you don't have buttermilk on hand, use 1 c. milk + 1 Tbsp. lemon juice OR vinegar and let stand for 5 minutes
- 2 eggs
- 1 c. hot water
- 1 c. sugar granulated, not powdered
- 1/4 c. cocoa
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1/2 c. margarine
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Combine cocoa, sugar, salt, flour, and soda (I just use my Kitchen-Aid mixer). Add the oil, buttermilk, and eggs. Mix well, then add the water. Put in a greased and floured bundt pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. Remove cake from pan while warm, not hot.
- FOR ICING: Boil the sugar, cocoa, milk, and margarine in a saucepan on the stove for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the vanilla. Stir until cool or thick enough to stick on cake. Put on quickly or it will get too thick.
Chocolate bundt cake with ice cream! Yummy.
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says
Wow, this cake looks amazing!!!
Motivated Mommy of two says
This looks delicious stopping by from sweet treats Thursday link party
Anne Maskell says
Oh this looks so good,I NEED to make this soon! I really like the hidden almond idea too. That would be fun. Thank you for sharing!
The Pastry Chef says
Stopping by from Crazy for Crust’s link party – this looks amazing! Pinned
Basset Certification Illinois says
Great cake! Even though it looks really gooey and messy it’s really appetizing.
I made this cake to take to a gathering. I was looking for an easy recipe for chocolate cake. This was easy and delicious. Very moist. I did get compliments.
I think it will also be easy to make variations of this cake. Like make a caramel drizzle or add orange zest to the batter.
Thanks for the recipe!
Berenice Ponder says
Vanilla ice cream and chocolate cake? A definite to-die-for! If you can’t decide between ice cream and cake for dessert, then this combination will give you the best of both worlds. I also tried using strawberry ice cream and it’s just heavenly. It’s really amazing how simple ingredients like these can whip out such a mouthwatering cake.
This was a great recipe, it took me longer to cook in the oven but turned out gooey, and very spongy and moist (the texture i wanted!). However it didn’t have a rich chocolatey flavour I wanted, I think I put too much water because my cocoa is a great brand.
Overall easy to follow and good recipe but I may put less water because mine came out with a very water down taste.
Julia Lolita says
This was fantastic! I had all the ingredients for it too, that was a first. Meant to be! It’s yummy!
Jen – that looks amazing! Pinned and am going to have to try it!
This looks so yummy!!!
Lorraine Shewmake says
This cake is unbelievably moist and delicious!