Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Salted Caramel Sauce
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, and the cake is doused in a rich Chocolate Glaze and Salted Caramel Sauce
Prep Time 25minutes
Cook Time 1hour5minutes
Author Stephanie Simmons
For the Cake
2sticks salted buttersoftened
1and 1/4 cups + 2 TBSP granulated sugar
1/2cupfull-fat greek yogurtor sour cream
2and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1and 1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4cupBrockman's Premium Gin
For the Chocolate Glaze
1/2cup+ 3 TBSP heavy cream
For the Caramel Sauce
1/2cup+ 1 TBSP heavy cream
pinchof 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.
NOTE: If you can't have alcohol, sub 1/4 cup milk for the 1/4 cup of gin.