Double Up Chocolate Bundt Cake

Homemade Chocolate Bundt cake. Chocolate Cake with chocolate frosting makes a perfect birthday cake.

Homemade Chocolate Bundt cake. Chocolate Cake with chocolate frosting makes a perfect birthday cake.

You can make it as a sheet cake also.

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Double Up Chocolate Bundt Cake
Ingredients
Cake
  • 1 1/4 cups plus 1 Tablespoon brewed or instant coffee
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Kosher salt reduce to 1 teaspoon if using table salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups plus 1 Tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour sifted
Frosting
  • 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 in round bundt pan. Set aside.
  2. Place cocoa powder and coffee in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, combine sugar, salt, baking soda, eggs, and yolk. Beat on low speed f or about 1 minute. Add buttermilk, oil, and vanilla and beat for another minute or so.
  4. Add flour to sugar mixture and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the cooled cocoa/coffee mixture and beat on low speed for another minute.
  5. Pour into the greased pan and bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.
Frosting
  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Bring the cream to a simmer in a heavy, medium-sized saucepan.
  2. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir until the mixture is completely smooth.
  3. Stir in the vanilla. Refrigerate until the icing is spreadable, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours.