Introducing the richest Chocolate Bundt Cake! This isn’t your average chocolate cake – it’s got a secret ingredient that gives it an extra boost of smooth flavor (hint: it’s gin!), and the whole thing is doused in a rich Chocolate Ganache. Serve with Salted Caramel Sauce to take it right over the top!
This recipe is sponsored by Brockmans Premium Gin. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Blue Bowl possible!
This cake would be GORGEOUS on your Halloween table. I mean, do I even have to say that? It’s perfect for anyone who isn’t crazy about typical fall-flavored things like pumpkin, too. Who doesn’t like chocolate? And who doesn’t like – no, LOVE – a rich chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache and salted caramel sauce!
This cake is super moist, thanks to the addition of greek yogurt, and has a fun surprise ingredient – gin! Brockmans gin is incredibly smooth and it adds a light hint of fruity-ness to the cake – if that sounds weird to you, I promise it’s not! It compliments the chocolate very well – and you don’t even need to like gin to enjoy this cake! Trust me, I taste-tested it on many, many, many people.
Not only does this cake taste amazing, it’s also a TREAT to look at! That’s the beauty of bundt cakes – they come together so much faster than a traditional 3-layer cake, but bundt pans come in so many gorgeous shapes and styles that they still look just as impressive!
How to Make a Chocolate Bundt Cake:
First, whisk together your dry ingredients. Then cream butter and sugar together, add eggs, vanilla, and greek yogurt to keep the cake extra moist. The batter will look a bit lumpy but that’s normal. Add in milk, then some of the dry ingredients, then our Brockmans Gin, then the rest of the dry ingredients. You’ll have a rich, thick, chocolate batter!
Make sure you grease your pan VERY well. I always use shortening and flour – it never fails, even in a pan like this that has so many little nooks that the batter can stick in.
Once your cake is done baking, let it cool, then pour on the chocolate ganache. HEAVENLY.
Watch the ganache drip down the sides – this cake is basically self-decorating. You could even pour the caramel sauce over the top, too – but I like saving it to drizzle over the individual cake slices.
Finish your slice off with a heavy drizzle of caramel sauce – because, we’re feeling a little over-the-top. It looks fancy and it tastes even more amazing than it looks.
Happy baking, friends!
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Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Salted Caramel Sauce
For the Cake
- 2 sticks salted butter softened
- 1 and 1/4 cups + 2 TBSP granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup full-fat greek yogurt or sour cream
- 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 and 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Brockman's Premium Gin
For the Chocolate Glaze
- 1/2 cup + 3 TBSP heavy cream
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped
- 2 TBSP salted butter
For the Caramel Sauce
- 6 TBSP salted butter
- 1/2 cup + 1 TBSP heavy cream
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- pinch of sea salt
- Prep: Use a paper towel to grease your bundt pan liberally with shortening. Make sure to get in all the little cracks so your cake doesn't stick! Sprinkle flour into the pan and shake the pan around to coat the shortening completely. Tap out any excess flour. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Make the Cake: Cream the softened butter in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Add the sugars and mix until well creamed. Add the eggs, two at a time, mixing until just incorporated. Add the vanilla and greek yogurt, and mix until just combined - the batter will be lumpy. Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking baking soda, and cocoa powder) together in another bowl. Add the milk to the wet mixture, and mix until just combined. Add half of the dry mixture, mix until just combined, then do the same with the gin and the remaining dry mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl to get everything incorporated.
- Bake: Pour the batter into the greased pan. Bake for 54-56 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with moist crumbs on it, not wet batter. Let the cake rest in the pan 10 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack to cool. (You can loosen the edges of the cake with a butter knife and firmly tap on the top of the pan while it's inverted over the cooling rack to help get the cake out if it's sticking.)
- Make the Caramel Sauce: The full recipe for my homemade salted caramel sauce can be found here. I recommend making this before the Chocolate Glaze (below) because it takes a little resting time for this to thicken, and the glaze doesn't need that.
- Make the Chocolate Glaze: Cut the butter into quarters and set aside. Add the chopped chocolate to a heat-proof bowl. Heat the heavy cream in a small pan over medium heat until it's simmering (it will be bubbling a bit, but take it off the heat before it hits a boil). Pour over the chocolate, let sit 1 minute, then add the butter and whisk it all together until you have a smooth ganache.
- Serve + Store: Once the cake is mostly cooled, pour the glaze over the top. Pour the caramel over the glaze, or drizzle it over slices of the cake. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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