Chocolate Coffee Bundt Cake is a rich, chocolate cake made with coffee to enhance the chocolate flavor. It's topped with a sweet chocolate glaze.
Update: This recipe was originally posted in November 2017. The recipe and photos have been updated and republished in January 2022.
Did you ever watch the kid's movie Matilda that came out in the 90's? There is a scene where the one of the kids is forced to eat a large chocolate cake and as soon as I pulled this cake out of the oven, that's exactly what it reminded me of.
I don't think you can go wrong with a rich chocolate cake, right? Which is why I really love this recipe. It takes hardly any time at all to mix up the ingredients and then you just need to hang out while the cake is baking.
What is chocolate coffee bundt cake?
Chocolate Coffee Bundt Cake is a simple cake recipe - where coffee is added to the cake batter to really enhance the chocolate flavor. It's baked in a Bundt pan, making it's unique shape. The cake is topped with an easy chocolate frosting.
- all purpose flour
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
- baking soda
- brewed coffee
- sweetened condensed milk
- chocolate chips
First, preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a Bundt pan liberally with baking spray. Set aside.
Next, mix together your dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Then mix your wet ingredients. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and coffee.
After that, combine the ingredients together. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add in the flour mixture until combined. The batter will be thin. Pour into the prepared Bundt pan.
Then bake your cake. Bake the cake for 50-55 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before placing a plate on top and flipping the pan over, dislodging the cake onto the pan.
While the cake is cooling, make your frosting. Heat sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla and coffee. Let cool until thickened.
Finally, decorate and serve your cake. Drizzle the frosting over the top of the cake. Slice into 12-16 pieces, using the ridges of the pan mold to create slices for you.
- Buttermilk: make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to 1 cup milk. Let sit for 5 minutes before using
- Coffee: mix instant coffee with water to reach 1 cup of coffee to replace prepared coffee
- Flour: replace all purpose flour with cake flour for a lighter cake
I add coffee to chocolate cake because coffee enhances the flavor of the cake, making it richer.
I use 1 cup of prepared coffee in this recipe, but you can also use 1-2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules. If you have espresso powder, use 1-2 teaspoons.
No, espresso powder is much more concentrated than instant coffee granules.
I love how rich and chocolate-y this cake is! A slice of this cake is perfect with your morning cup of coffee.
The ingredients for this month's Improv Cooking Challenge were chocolate and coffee. Check out what the other bloggers have made:
- Chocolate Tiramisu from Pandemonium Noshery
- Chocolate Coffee Martini from A Day in the life on the Farm
- Espresso Chocolate Cream Buns from Magical Ingredients
- Eggless Mocha Cake from Sneha’s Recipe
- Chocolate Coffee Bundt Cake from Cookaholic Wife
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Chocolate Coffee Bundt Cake
for the cake:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup coffee
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
for the glaze:
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- 1 oz coffee
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a Bundt pan with baking spray.
- In a large bowl whisk together your dry ingredients.2 cups all purpose flour, 1 ½ cups sugar, ¾ cup cocoa powder, 2 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add your wet ingredients and mix.1 cup buttermilk, 1 cup coffee, 2 large eggs, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Add dry ingredients into wet and mix until combined.
- Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
- Combine sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until fully melted. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla and coffee. Let sit for 10 minutes until thickened.14 oz sweetened condensed milk, ¾ cup chocolate chips, 1 oz coffee, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place a plate upside down on top of the Bundt pan. Flip pan over, dislodging cake onto pan.
- Spread glaze over cake, slice and serve.
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