Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

A yummy chocolate bundt cake with a Mayan twist! Adapted from Nestles.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Grease 12-cup Bundt pan.
  3. FOR CAKE:.
  4. Microwave chocolate in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. If pieces retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.
  5. Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
  6. Beat the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.
  7. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  8. Beat in melted chocolate.
  9. Beat flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with milk.
  10. Pour into prepared bundt pan.
  11. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; invert cake onto wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Transfer cake to serving platter. Drizzle cake with chocolate glaze. Let set before serving.
  13. FOR CHOCOLATE GLAZE:.
  14. Microwave chocolate in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; Stir. If pieces retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.
  15. Put 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar in medium bowl. Form a well; pour in butter, whipping cream, salt and melted chocolate. Stir until blended. If necessary, add remaining powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until pouring or drizzling consistency is reached.
  16. Spoon chocolate glaze over top of cake. Let stand until glaze is firm.
Most Helpful

I recently made this for a family reunion. I used a 9 x 13 pan and it worked fine.
Everyone loved it. The cinnamon/chocolate flavor was very nice but I think the next time I make it I'll add a bit more of the cayenne pepper.
I also think it would be good with whipped cream as my husband and I had a piece with vanilla ice cream over it and it was delicious!

kimlmar July 27, 2012

i was declared 'best baker ever' by all who had this cake. it was so delicious! easy to make, loved it!

coos-la October 29, 2011

This was great. I love the chocolate-cinnamon combo. I think in the future I will made a vanilla glaze to go on this but that is just personal preference. I made this for ZWT5.

Queen Dana May 18, 2009