Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake for #BundtBakers

by Renee on July 17, 2014

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake | Magnolia Days

The words are just not coming. It is a classic case of writer’s block. My mind is swarming with everything to come in the next week. Distractions happen in an instant. Checking email results in a stream of to-do’s. Nights are filled with dreams of that to-do list. It’s all good though. I’m not complaining, only stating the current status of things happening in Magnolia Land. It is actually quite exciting. At least to get me through it all there is cake, Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake to be more specific.

Baking is one activity that calms and centers my mind. I think it is because it is a science and you need to concentrate on the task at hand. Results depend greatly on measuring, timing, and paying attention. Focusing on each step shuts out all the things bouncing around in my head. I am grateful of it being time again for Bundt Bakers. Plus I got to use more of the cherries in syrup hanging out in my fridge.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake | Magnolia Days

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake is similar to a pound cake. It is dense and has quite a weight to it. Slices are hearty and chock full of mini chocolate chips and chopped cherries. What kind of cherries? Obviously I used my cherries in syrup, however you could use fresh, dried, or jarred. The glaze is made with cherry syrup or juice so plan accordingly if you use dried ones or make a vanilla glaze.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake | Magnolia Days

Bundt Bakers theme for July is stone fruit. It took .00001 seconds to know I would be using cherries. It was a no-brainer with the supply I had. I can’t wait to see which fruit inspired the rest of the bakers. Just looking at the pretty bundts bring a smile. Plus I get more recipes to try. Will you join me in checking them out? Sure you will. Big thanks to our co-hosts Stacy of Food Lust People Love and Felice of All That’s Left Are the Crumbs.

What is your favorite stone fruit? I would have to say cherries or peaches. While we are on the subject, take a look at Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake and Peach Spice Bundt Cake.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

2 hours, 30 minutes

Makes 12 to 16 servings

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

    For the cake:
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped cherries (fresh, dried, or jarred)
  • For the glaze:
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cherry syrup or juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Milk as needed for consistency

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternatively with the buttermilk in two additions, mixing on low speed until just combined. Do not over mix.

Stir in chocolate chips and cherries.

Spead batter evenly in prepared pan.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool completely on a wire rack. Drizzle glaze on cake after completely cooled.

For the glaze:

Combine sugar, butter, cherry syrup, and salt in a small bowl. Gradually add milk in very small amounts as needed for desired consistency.

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Recipe adapted from one in Southern Living Magazine May 2010 edition.

What is Bundt Bakers? It’s a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Bundt Bakers Pinterest board for incredible bundt cake recipes and inspiration. Stacy of Food Lust People Love heads up our group and has a #BundtBakers page where you can find information and links to the recipes for each month.

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How is the monthly theme determined? We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Would you like to join in the fun? If you are a food blogger, send an email with your blog name and url to Stacy at foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

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Laura@Baking in Pyjamas July 17, 2014 at 5:53 am

Yum, that looks scrumptious! Love the pink glaze, I could dip my finger in quite easily before taking a big bite!

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:39 pm

I may or may not have eaten a spoonful or three of the glaze. Ahem.

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Teri @ The Freshman Cook July 17, 2014 at 6:41 am

Oh, yum! Your pink glaze is truly beautiful. What a wonderful bundt cake!

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tux July 17, 2014 at 7:53 am

wow! This cake sounds absolutely amazing, cherries and chocolate are such a classic combination and I love a nice hearty poundcake studded with chocolate chips.
Your bundts are always so beautiful, and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint!

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Thanks a bunch Tux.

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Alice // Hip Foodie Mom July 17, 2014 at 7:55 am

Renee, this bundt cake is gorgeous!!! Your days recently feel like mine. . I can totally relate to the never-ending to do lists and nights filled with dreams of that to-do list. Well, looks like the baking helped you and us because now we have this fabulous recipe!

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Thanks Alice.

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Maria @ Box of Stolen Socks July 17, 2014 at 7:57 am

I also get those days when everything is blocked and huge to-do list is looming over my head! I wish that it passes soon and that you are only left with a feeling of happiness and accomplishment for all that you have done! This cake is just so beautiful! The glaze, the chocolate and cherries! Just perfect! I wish you all the best in the days to come!

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words Maria. I wish the best of days to you too.

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Lauren Everson July 17, 2014 at 10:42 am

Such a beautiful bundt!

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Thanks Lauren

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Terri/LoveandConfections July 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

So beautiful! I love the pink glaze. And your chips are spread nicely throughout. Sometimes all my chips gather at the top or bottom, depending on the cake batter.

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm

This was a thick enough cake batter and with the chips being the mini ones they didn’t sink. I’m going to use the mini ones more often in cakes. I like they way they did in this one.

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked July 17, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Renee, this is a masterpiece! The pink glaze is so pretty and the texture of your cake is perfect. Plus, chocolate and cherry are a fabulous combo. I’d inhale this bundt in no time!

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Thanks so much Nancy. I have to admit that I inhaled quite of bit of it.

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dina July 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm

this is so pretty. i love cherry and chocolate!

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Thanks Dina

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Kelster July 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Wow! This is so pretty. I need to bake a bundt to practice my glaze pouring.

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Thanks Kelster and I have to keep up my glaze pouring practice too.

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Bea July 20, 2014 at 3:02 am

Pink!! I really loved the cherries. It is gorgeous to say the least. I love it!!!

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Thank you Bea

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Suny Senabre July 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Me parece un Bundt Cake delicioso y ese glaseado que lleva lo hace muy apetitoso, tiene un color precioso!!! Seguro que estaba riquísimo.

Un beso,

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Renee July 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Gracias Suny

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Thalia @ butter and brioche July 23, 2014 at 2:26 am

i love a good bundt cake.. this looks delicious. how can you go wrong with the combination of chocolate and cherries. yum!

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Renee July 26, 2014 at 8:38 am

Thanks Thalia

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Anita at Hungry Couple July 23, 2014 at 10:03 am

You’ve outdone yourself!

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Renee July 26, 2014 at 8:36 am

Thanks Anita!

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Kelli's Kitchen July 26, 2014 at 9:07 am

SO pretty!!

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Renee July 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Thanks Kelli!

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Bea and Mara August 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm

We really love cherries but we made a cherry bundt for our blog and we didn´t want to repeat the same fruit for our first #BundtBakers. Love the glaze, and love the colour. we have to try it!!!

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Renee August 9, 2014 at 9:12 am

Thanks a bunch and I’ll have to check out your cherry bundt too.

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