One of the treats I frequently turn to for social events and parties is the classic bundt cake. Their straightforward nature means I can whip them up in advance, and they’re always a hit. The bundt cake is perfect for celebrations like birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, and more! This particular recipe draws inspiration from renowned Nothing Bundt Cakes. It’s frosted with a luscious cream cheese layer that elevates its taste to another level. This is a great copycat recipe.
Delightful Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
This chocolate-infused cake became a sensation for me when my mother shared a similar version. She had discovered the recipe from much research and much testing. This recipe is the winner. This cake combines the depth of chocolate with the convenience of using a cake mix. If you’re looking to craft it entirely from scratch, there’s an alternative for that too.
Interestingly, if you were to buy this cake, you might end up spending over $40. But this homemade version? It’s economical, quick, and yields a gorgeous, delectable result.
The secret to its rich flavor lies in a blend of cake mix and instant pudding. I often choose this method over fully homemade recipes since the taste is equally remarkable. But, if you lean towards an entirely homemade route, feel free to use your trusted chocolate bundt cake recipe, throw in some chocolate chips, and top with the recommended cream cheese frosting.
Ensuring your cake smoothly exits the bundt pan can be a tad tricky. Through trial and error, I’ve learned that the best method involves carefully greasing the pan using shortening and flour. Simply coat the pan thinly with shortening (a sandwich bag can assist in this process to keep hands clean) and then lightly sprinkle it with flour.
Making Your Chocolate Delight Bundt Cake
- Combine the cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, water, and oil. Mix well before folding in the chocolate chips.
- Prepare your bundt pan as mentioned above and pour in the batter.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350°F for around 45-50 minutes. Check with a toothpick – if it emerges clean, the cake’s ready.
- Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
- As the cake cools, prep the frosting. Using a piping bag (or a makeshift one from a ziplock), start frosting from the cake’s outer edge, moving inward to the center hole.
These delightful cakes can stay fresh for up to five days in the fridge. They’re also perfect for freezing – just let the frosting set for about 5 minutes in the freezer before wrapping in plastic and foil. When you’re ready to indulge, thaw it at room temperature for roughly 1.5-2 hours.
Happy baking and enjoy your slice of chocolate heaven!