I take back what I said in my last post; it’s definitely still winter here. It’s springtime everywhere else across the country. Everywhere, that is, except for Ann Arbor, Michigan. What do I mean by that? Oh well just that it’s casually snowing outside my window. Yes, you heard me. Snowing. 6 days before May. What is this, the arctic circle? I was outside in shorts and tank tops this time last year. The only thing that can make me feel better? The best chocolate bundt cake, packed full of alll things chocolate.
So I asked myself, Self? What can you do at a time like this besides sit in bed and blog under your covers while the smell of a loverly chocolate cake fills the air? So here I am. Although I may have to get out from under the covers because it’s getting that kind of clammy hot that happens when you stay under too long… 
But I’ll stop saddening you with our dreary weather and get to the good stuff: the best chocolate bundt cake ever. Rich, fudgy, and chocolatey enough for this chocolate fiend. I pretty promise you won’t regret making this.

The best chocolate bundt cake… ever

The absolute best chocolate bundt cake I’ve ever had. Moist, fudgy, and packed full of chocolate, this is sure to wow.



for the cake

  • 1 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon brewed coffee
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour, sifted

for the glaze:

  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee, cooled


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Put brewed coffee and cocoa powder in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Remove from the heat and let come to room temperature.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment, mix together sugar, salt, baking soda, eggs and egg yolk on low speed for about 1 minute. Add the buttermilk, oil and vanilla extract and mix on low again for another minute.
  3. Add the flour and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the cooled cocoa mixture and mix on medium speed for 3 minutes. The batter will be very loose. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a cake tester inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  4. Let the cake cool completely in the pan and then invert onto a cooling rack.
  5. While the cake is baking, make the icing. Chop the chocolate into small pieces, put them in a heatproof bowl (or a double boiler), and set the bowl over a pot of barely simmering water. Be sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the boiling water. Remove the bowl from the heat when all of the chocolate bits have melted.
  6. Melt the butter in a separate pan or in the microwave. Whisk the melted butter into the melted chocolate until thoroughly incorporated. Sift in half of the powdered sugar. Add the sour cream and whisk to combine. Sift in the remaining powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. The glaze should be thick and shiny. Lastly, add the coffee and whisk to create a glossy glaze.
  7. Pour the glaze over the Bundt cake, covering it completely. Leave at room temperature until ready to serve.
Recipe from Joy the Baker.



I’m drooling! This cake- amazing!! Seriously, it looks so dense, fudgey, and chocolatey. My heavens.


a seriously gorgeous cake, nice work sar!! (i appreciate the fudgy undercookedness as shown by the second picture hehehehe!)

Shelley Schanfield

I’ll have to test it against that old bon appetit mag cinnamon chocolate bundt cake with mocha icing and do a tasting.

movita beaucoup

Mother of pearl! This cake looks freakin’ amazing! And I have the prettiest bundt pan ever…

Monique @Ambitious Kitchen

Your blog is my new obsession.

Broma Bakery

OH MY GOD YOURS IS MY NEWEST! i found you a month ago and love your stuff! how funny!


Are the extra tbs. of canola oil and flour for prepping the bundt pan?

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Great question, Isabel! No, they are for going in the cake. You will use even more for prepping the pan.


Thanks, Sarah. I will grease and flower, with additional flower/shortening.

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