Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

This intensely decadent, triple chocolate Bundt cake is the perfect dessert to place on a Christmas dinner table and enjoy with family and friends.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 25 min
  • Servings 14

Ingredients

Cake

2
teaspoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
cup water
3/4
cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4
cup canola oil
4
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups sugar
3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup sweet ground chocolate and cocoa
2 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
eggs, at room temperature
3/4
cup buttermilk
1
tablespoon vanilla

Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache

1/3
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons unsalted butter
4
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, finely chopped

Garnish

1
cup marshmallow creme
Bittersweet chocolate curls, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening; sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa.
  • 2 In 3-quart heavy saucepan, stir water, 3/4 cup butter, the oil and 4 oz bittersweet chocolate. Cook over low heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar until blended. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix flour, ground chocolate and cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add eggs, one at a time, to cooled chocolate mixture, beating with whisk just until blended after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, stirring just until blended. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into pan.
  • 4 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 5 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave ganache ingredients on High 45 to 50 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Cool 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Place cake on serving plate; drizzle with ganache. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.
  • 6 Spoon marshmallow creme into resealable freezer plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off 1/2-inch corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle marshmallow creme over top of cake, allowing some to drip down the side. Garnish with chocolate curls.

Expert Tips

Make curls by firmly pressing a vegetable peeler against a block or bar of chocolate and pulling it toward you in long, thin strokes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
),
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.