Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is a recipe I adapted from the internet. For buttermilk add 1 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice to a 1 cup measuring cup and add milk to the 1 cup mark, stir and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure you grease and flour the bundt pan well or it will stick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Grease and flour a bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In the large bowl of a standing mixer, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract; beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in coffee after it has cooled on low setting until completely incorporated. Note: the batter will now be VERY runny, this is normal.
  3. Pour batter into bundt pan and bake on second rack from the bottom of oven for 40 to 50 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool for about 45 minutes to an hour on wire rack before removing from bundt pan.
  5. Apply frosting of choice.
Most Helpful

The batter is way too much for one bundt cake. Good thing I put a pan under it or my oven would be a disaster....It is still baking but the overflow is terrible. I will edit and add a flavor review once it cools. Edited to add! It was the best tasting cake I have ever had!!!

Glory A. November 03, 2015

Thanks to previous reviewer, I half filled a loaf pan before pouring the rest of the batter into my bundt. This is exactly the kind of cake I was looking for: dense, moist, not overly sweet and melts in your mouth. I made it the night before a dinner party we were invited to, glazed it with a chocolate ganache and topped with mini chocolate chips. I recommend letting it sit in the fridge for a full day, it only improved the texture. Also, don't attempt to use baking spray on your cake pan. I did not get as good results turning out the loaf cake I used spray with but the bundt i greased and floured, left to sit 30 mins after baking and it slid out perfectly.

Mediterranean Mamma November 11, 2015

I just baked this cake. So easy to make. I only used 1 cup of sugar and I used canola oil instead of the butter. It took 50 minutes to bake. I was afraid of having a mess in my oven after reading the reviews about the batter being too much for a bundt pan but I didn't have any problems with mine. After removing my cake from the oven it sank a little, I don't like when this happens!!!! About the flavor is good even with just one cup of sugar. Next time I would make it with butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar.

Ivonne M. March 31, 2016