Moist Chocolate Bundt Cake

"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."
photo by Papa D 1946-2012 photo by Papa D 1946-2012
photo by Papa D 1946-2012
photo by Papa D 1946-2012 photo by Papa D 1946-2012
photo by Papa D 1946-2012 photo by Papa D 1946-2012
Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 Bundt cake




  • Preheat oven to 350°F Grease and flour a bundt pan and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cool for about 45 minutes to an hour on wire rack before removing from bundt pan.
  • Apply frosting of choice.

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  1. Glory A.
    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!!!
  2. Mediterranean Mamma
    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.
  3. Brandy S.
    Excellent scratch chocolate cake. I avoid any recipe that starts with a box of processed cake mix,to me that's not a recipe. I made 2 changes, no coffee and I added about a tsp of cinnamon. Prepped the pan with spray oil and cocoa powder. It baked up perfectly in 40 minutes in my 'old fashioned' 12 cup bundt pan. It came out of the pan easily after cooling for an hour or so. I drizzled it with a vanilla glaze after it was completely cool. Moist and delicious, big hit with everyone.
  4. Amanda N.
    This recipe is fabulous, as long as you have a large capacity bundt tin. I agree with other reviewers regarding thoroughly greasing and flouring the tin as well. I followed the measurements accurately and was left with a moist, rich chocolate cake. I frosted it with chocolate-peanut butter ganache and sprinkled with toasted crushed peanuts. It was a hit! :-)
  5. katysue
    I've made this cake twice now and it is excellent! I have not had a problem with too much batter but I do have a 12 cup bundt pan. I did not have problem with removing it from pan as it came out easily and beautifully easy time. I used shortening and cocoa powder dust to prepare the pan and I left it the full time....45 minutes or even longer to take it out of the pan. Top it with a ganache.....yum!


  1. katysue
    I did use 3/4 cup yoghurt and 1/4 cup water as a replacement for buttermilk one time that I made it. I did add a cup of chocolate chips one time that I made it.
  2. Ivonne M.
    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.


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