This Chocolate Bunt Cake with Chocolate Ganache Glaze is moist, smooth and easy to make. It’s so good that you won’t believe that it comes from a mix.
I’m not much of a baker. That’s just a fact I’ve come to accept. Over the years I’ve learned to make a few recipes. This cake is one of those recipes. It’s so easy to make it’s foolproof.
To make the cake you simply pour the ingredients in a large bowl. Then combine with a mixer. I use a hand held mixer stopping a couple times to scrape the sides with a spoon. If you want yo can mix the batter by hand.
Once everything is mixed together pour the batter into a greased bunt pan. The place in preheated oven for an hour.
Before removing from oven make sure cake is fully baked by inserting a toothpick two inches from edge of pan. If toothpick is clean when removed the cake is done. If toothpick is not clean; bake an additional in five minutes until a toothpick is inserted and removed cleanly.
Place cake on cooling rack and cool for one hour.
Once cake is cooled you can dust it with powered sugar and serve. If you want to take it over the top then you can add a chocolate ganache glaze.
The recipe I use is really simple. I promise It’s as foolproof as the cake. It’s smooth and rich and will make this cake sinfully decedent.
To make the ganache bring one cup of heavy cream to a low boil. Then in a bowl with a lid cream pour over 1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir the chips around to make sure they are all covered by the cream and seal the bowl. Wait five minutes.
Uncover and whisk until mixture is a rich chocolatey brown. Let stand to bring to room temperature, about ten minutes. Then pour over cake. I use a small measuring cup to pour the ganache. But you could drizzle it with a whisk or fork for a different look.
So if you’re asked to bring a dessert to a holiday party or potluck don’t panic. Just make this cake and everyone will be impressed. No one has to know you started with a mix, and that the icing was as easy and stirring a whisk.
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Easy Chocolate Bunt Cake
- 1 package dark chocolate cake mix
- 1 5 oz package instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups chocolate chips semisweet or milk chocolate
- 16 oz sour cream
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350
Grease a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray
Mix ingredients together (with mixer or by hand)
Pour cake batter into greased bunt pan.
Bake for an hour, checking with toothpick before removing from oven
Place on rack to cool for an hour
Nan a.k.a Granny Fabulosa
I’m not much of a baker, either. This I could maybe handle. Thanks for sharing!
Yum, yum !! Delicious !!
Carole from Carole's Chatter
Susanne, ,your cake is great. I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: Cakes over at Carole’s Chatter to add this to the cake collection! Cheers!
This looks like a delicious Cake, we will love it. Wishing you and your family a bountiful Thanksgiving and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Hope to see you again soon!
Anne @ Domesblissity
Hi Susanne! This looks so decadent but sounds so easy. I sometimes add a bit of this and that to a humble box mix. Thanks so much for sharing at Thriving on Thursdays. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you again.
Anne @ Domesblissity
Thanks so much Anne! This is cake is one of my favorites to make because it’s just so easy. I always get compliments on it. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
This cake was big hit! Even one of my guest was not much a cake person. He even had 2nd. The whole cake was devoured. Very very easy to make too. Thanks for sharing.
Susanne, I made this cake this morning to take to a party tonight and the batter was so thick. Did you inadvertently omit some water from this recipe? I added 1 cup of water and I am awaiting the results as my cake is still baking. I hope it turns out or I will be making a trip to the grocery store. I’ll drop you a note and let you know the results! Terry-Jeanne
The batter for this cake is very thick. When it is baked through it will be dense but moist and flavorful. I hope it works out for you!
I’m glad you mentioned the batter is supposed to be thick. I got nervous about it. I went back to read over it as well. Thanks for mentioning that. I always added sour cream to my dark chocolate cake mixes with phenomenal results. Blessings.
Your recipe calls for 2 cups of chocolate chips. 1 and 1/3 for ganache. You don’t mention to put the rest in the cake. Am I missing something? Perhaps mention that. I missed that if you were supposed to.
The 1 1/3 cups is for the ganache. You put the 2 cups in the cake. Two separate recipes.