Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe {the Best!}

This Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe is so moist and delicious. The rich chocolate flavor is multiplied by the amazing chocolate glaze. Coffee in the batter only adds to the deep flavors of this cake.

chocolate Bundt cake with glaze

Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe

I dare you to NOT lick this batter. And, if you do take a taste, try to stop at one little taste. Then, once this cake has been served, and it’s sitting out on the counter…I dare you NOT to grab a fork and start picking away at the chocolate deliciousness. Go ahead, test your willpower.

the best chocolate Bundt cake

What is the difference between a Bundt Cake and a Regular Cake?

  • The only difference is that the cake is baked in a Bundt pan which is a circular pan that has a hollow center giving the cake a beautiful round shape with a hollow middle.
chocolate bundt cake with coffee

Another great benefit of a Bundt shape is that you can fill the middle with something fun like these Chocolate Easter Eggs. Voila’, it’s an Easter Cake! 

chocolate cake with chocolate glaze

How do you Grease a  Bundt Pan?

  • Take a piece of paper towel and swipe it in the butter so that a tablespoon or so is on the end of the paper towel. Wipe the butter all over the Bundt pan. Next, place a small amount of flour in the Bundt pan and tap the pan – turning it to coat it with a small amount of flour
Chocolate Cake with coffee in the batter

What does coffee do in a cake batter?

  • Coffee enhances the flavor of chocolate
chocolate Bundt cake with chocolate glaze

Tips and tricks for making this delicious chocolate Bundt cake:

  • Butter the pan and then tap flour around each crevice to ensure an easy transfer
  • Use wax paper or a baking sheet under the cake to catch drippings
  • Pour extra drippings over the cake by placing another sheet of wax paper under the cake to catch additional drippings and repeat if needed
  • Let the cake cool for at least 15 minutes before pouring the glaze
  • Allow glaze to cool for a few minutes or longer until it thickens a little bit – too thin glaze will soak into the cake
chocolate bundt cake with coffee

Are you ready to make this delicious fudgy cake? Let’s make sure you have the ingredients: 

Ingredients you’ll need…

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • cream of tartar
  • table salt
  • eggs
  • bold coffee – brewed
  • buttermilk
  • canola oil
  • vanilla extract


  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract
  • 2% milk
chocolate bundt cake

Here’s the recipe card


Chocolate Explosion Cake

A delicious chocolate cake with coffee in the batter. So moist and full of rich chocolate flavor.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x



You’ll Need

  • 1 & 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 tsp. of cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of bold coffee – brewed
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • Frosting: 
  • 4 Tbsp. of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp. of milk (2%)


  • Mix the dry ingredients together – flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt
  • Add the wet ingredients – eggs, coffee, milk, oil, and vanilla
  • Pour into a greased bundt pan or large 9×13 cake pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes – or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  • Flip onto a wire rack which is over wax paper

Chocolate Glaze

  • In a saucepan over medium heat – melt butter
  • Add vanilla, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk – stirring constantly
  • Let cool until thickened a bit
  • Pour over the cake – some will drip off onto the wax paper

For the glaze that drips off : 

  • *If the chocolate is still pretty warm, it will be thin and you’ll have a lot of run-off onto the wax paper.
  • Simply slide the wax paper out from under the cake and insert a new sheet of wax paper under the cake.
  • From the wax paper with chocolate glaze, pour the dripped glaze over the cake.
  • Repeat until most of the glaze is used up and on the cake.

For an Easter surprise: 

  • Add Easter Eggs to the middle of the cake



Store uncovered at room temperature for up to 3 days (but I doubt it will last that long)

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