Attention chocolate lovers! I have a cake recipe for you. How does five, yes, five types of chocolate sound? It’s rich, indulgent, and incredibly chocolate-y. Warning: It will call out your name at all hours of the day and night. Calls it, whispers it, and doesn’t stop. You might get a little distracted and find yourself in the kitchen cutting a slice. It happened to me a few times. The sour cream chocolate bundt cake is like chocolate heaven for me.
This is a moist and dense cake. There is nothing fluffy about it. Sour cream makes it moist. Brushing it with a chocolate liqueur glaze while it is hot out of the oven makes it moister. Oh yea. I dust it with confectioners sugar right before serving. Otherwise it is so moist the sugar will melt. Did I mention it is rich? You could serve it with whipped cream or ice cream. I don’t need either one because I thoroughly enjoy the chocolate experience. (See my Chocolate Layer Cake).
February #BundAMonth is celebrating chocolate. I could not be happier. It gave me the excuse to bake this sour cream chocolate bundt cake again. I have baked it at least three or four times before for family and friends. I use the same bundt pan because I love the way the white confectioner’s sugar really brings out the pattern on the dark cake. I am also happy because I get to discover more chocolate cake recipes. Chocolate paradise! Just look at these fabulous ones:
- Chocolate Berry Bundt Cake by Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
- Chocolate Bundt Cake with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce by Alice from Hip Foodie Mom
- Chocolate Chobani Bundt Cake by Carrie from Poet In The Pantry
- Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake by Holly from A Baker’s House
- Chocolate Mini Bundts with Matcha Flowers by Kim from Ninja Baking
- Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Bundt Cake by Anita from Hungry Couple
- Chocolate Rocky Road Bundt Cake by Tara from Noshing With The Nolands
- Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake by Kim from Cravings Of A Lunatic
- Deep Chocolate Be Mine Bundt by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
- Double Chocolate Swirled Bundt Cake by Laura from The Spiced Life
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Bundt Cake by Karen from In The Kitchen With KP
- Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream by Kate from Food Babbles
- Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake by Renee from Magnolia Days
- Quadruple Chocolate Bundt Cake by Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious
- Vanilla and Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake by Anuradha from Baker Street
- White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake by Paula from Vintage Kitchen
Are you craving chocolate yet? You should be after seeing all those cakes. The talented bakers really go all out for bundts. Besides, bundts are such fun and pretty cakes to bake. You should join in the fun too.
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- Simple rule: Use chocolate and bake us a Bundt for February
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Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake
For the cake:
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 pound unsalted butter 2 sticks, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream at room temperature
- 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Confectioners sugar
For the glaze:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon chocolate liqueur
For the cake:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-cup bundt cake pan.
In a bowl over simmering water, melt the 3 ounces of bittersweet and 3 ounces of semi-sweet chocolates. Once melted, remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl.Whisk to thoroughly combine. Place the mini chocolate chips in a small bowl and add a tablespoon of the flour mixture. Stir to coat chocolate chips with flour and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a flat beater, beat butter on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until blended. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Turn off mixer occasionally and scrap down the sides of the bowl. Reduce speed to medium. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape sides of bowl as necessary. Add vanilla and beat to combine.
Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with two additions of sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until just blended (do not over-mix).
Remove the bowl from the mixer. Stir in the melted and cooled chocolate and mini chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove cake from the pan an place on a wire rack over a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Brush cake with glaze using a pastry brush. Cool cake completely. Dust with confectioner's sugar if desired.
For the glaze:
While the cake is baking go ahead and make the glaze. Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove pan from the heat and stir in chocolate liqueur.
Recipe adapted from one on Williams-Sonoma website.