What is a good side effect to getting a puppy? You get a lot of fresh air. I’ve been outside more since getting Milo than I have in over a year. He has puppy energy to burn and needs playtime. He absolutely loves fetching the ball. I wish I could get a photo yet he is too fast. All I get is a big blur. At least it helps me burn energy too. Then I can enjoy a slice of Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake.
It’s so fun to play with a puppy again. Next up will be going for walks. I have to get him used to being on a leash. He’s not too keen on it right now. I’m sure it won’t take long to get him excited about it. He’ll figure it out. And I can’t wait to show him off to the neighborhood. Queue photo of sweet Milo…
Back to the Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake. It’s time again for Bundt Bakers. Our host this month, Lauren at Sew You Think You Can Cook, declared a cinnamon theme. This one was a no-brainer for me. One of my all-time favorite flavor combos is cinnamon and chocolate. All I had to do is a make a few changes to my Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake and bake away.
One of the changes is the glaze. I had a half of a package of cream cheese in the fridge after making Frosted Pineapple Shortbread Cookies. That meant I got to make cream cheese frosting again. Yippee!!! Only difference is a touch of cinnamon and a little more half-and-half to make it pourable instead of spreadable.
The cake was a hit with my family. I took it as a surprise when we celebrated my mom’s birthday. We went out for dinner and my nephew ordered dessert to go because he said he didn’t want cinnamon cake. Then we got back to mom’s condo and it was time for cake. He tasted a bite and wanted a slice. He also wanted some to take home. I’d call that a winner since he is very picky about dessert.
Do you enjoy cinnamon and cake? If so, this Bundt Bakers month is for you. Scroll down to see all the different bundts baked for the theme. I wish they were all on a big dessert table so I could taste every single one of them. Oh, and take a look at Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream too. I’m sure it would be fabulous to go with my cake and many of the other ones in the list below.
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
- 3 tablespoons half-and-half or milk, plus more if needed
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan.
- Whisk together flour, cinnamon, 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 flour mixture in three additions, alternately with buttermilk in two additions, mixing on low speed until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Stir in chocolate chips. Spread 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.
- Top with glaze and garnish with chocolate chips.
- Beat cream cheese, butter, and cinnamon until smooth and combined. Add confectioners sugar and half-and-half. Beat until combined and smooth.
- The glaze should be thick enough so it barely runs off a spoon. You may need to add more half-and-half to reach desired consistency. If so, add ½ teaspoon at a time.
- Spoon glaze over cake. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
- Keep cake chilled when not serving.
It’s time to warm up with cake. You can almost feel and taste the warmth of the spice in these cinnamon bundt cake recipes:
- Apple Cinnamon Bundt by Tammy at Living the Gourmet
- Carrot Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze by Kelly at Passion Kneaded
- Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake by Christiane at Taking on Magazines
- Cinnamon Apple Jelly Donut Cake by Colleen at Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Cinnamon Bundt Cake by Kathya at Basic N Delicious
- Cinnamon Bundt Coffee Cake by Lauren at From Gate to Plate
- Cinnamon Chocolate and Strawberry Cake by Deepti at Baking Yummies
- Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days
- Cinnamon Crown Bundt with Biscoff Pecan Filling by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Cinnamon Dolce Coffee Bundt Cake by Felice at All That’s Left are the Crumbs
- Cinnamon Espresso Bundt with Chocolate Ganache by Amanda at The Cinnamon Scrolls
- Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Bundt Cake by Lara at Tartacadabra
- Cinnamon Roll Bundt by Margaret at Tea and Scones
- Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake by Sue at Palatable Pastime
- Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bundt Cake by Bea and Mara at I Love Bundt Cakes
- Cinnamon Toast Bundt by Jane at Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Cinnamon Toast Bundts by Olivia at Liv for Cake
- Mexican Chocolate Bundt Cake by Mondo at I Bake He Shoots
- Monkey Bread by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bundt Cake by June at How to Philosophize with Cake
- Red Tea & Cinnamon Bundt Cake by Mary at Los Chatos Chefs
- Six Pound Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake by Rebekah at Making Miracles
- Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake by Teri at The Freshman Cook
- Strawberry Cinnamon Spelt Flour Bundt Cake by Priya at I Camp in My Kitchen
- Sweet Cinnamon Spice Tea Bundtlettes by Lauren at Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Tea Chai Bundt Cake by Rocio at kidsandchic
- Tunnel of Cinnamon Bundt Cake by Laura at Baking in Pyjamas
- Walnut Schnecken Bundt Cake by Tux at Brooklyn Homemaker
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.
How is the monthly theme determined? We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers can be found on our homepage.