Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

May 28th, 2009  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate

Chocolate Cake

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache Glaze. This is how I make up for lost time. I’ve neglected my blog for quite a while. It has been a month since I last came here and shared a recipe (and some amazing news), but it really feels like yesterday. Time flies.

Actually, I haven’t been baking for a month and I am too ashamed to tell you how I’ve been feeding myself recently. Thankfully the vegan queen of Montezuma came to my rescue with her nutritious morning shakes and vegan dinners. I feel energized already. We cooked lots of vegan dishes with her. I’ll be sharing those recipes soon, so stay tuned. Until then, I hope you enjoy this delicious double chocolate bundt cake.

Chocolate Cake 2

Even though it’s prepared with lots of butter, this chocolate cake turned out to be very light. The sticky chocolate ganache glaze is a nice contrast with the delicate texture of the cake.

In the history of Cafe Fernando, I have never seen a baked good finished this fast by my friends. One minute I turn to take a snap of Ralph and the whole thing was gone. Poor Ralph… Not even a crumb left behind..




  • 2+1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 7 ounces Toblerone milk chocolate (or bittersweet), chopped
  • 8 ounces butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 + 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs + 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 325F (170C).
  2. Butter a 14-cup Bundt cake pan and set aside.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into a large mixing bowl. Whisk and set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Place chopped chocolate in a small bowl and pour hot cream, through a sieve, over the chopped chocolate. Stir until smooth and creamy in texture.
  5. Add buttermilk and place in the refrigerator until cool (room temperature is enough).
  6. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until fluffy.
  7. Add the eggs (and the egg white) and beat until combined.
  8. Stir in vanilla extract.
  9. On low speed, add the flour mixture in three equal amounts alternating with the chocolate batter, ending with flour.
  10. Pour the batter into the Bundt pan and bake for 55-60 minutes (or until a wooden toothpick insterted in center comes out clean). If the toothpick is wet, bake 5 more minutes and check again.
  11. Let cool in pan, invert onto a serving plate and start preparing the chocolate ganache glaze.



  • 4.5 ounces bittersweet chocolate (%70), chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil.
  2. Place chopped chocolate, butter and corn syrup in a small bowl and pour hot cream, through a sieve, over the chopped chocolate.
  3. Stir until smooth and creamy in texture.
  4. Let stand, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened.
  5. Pour over the cooled cake, slice and serve.
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  1. 1 - heather on May 28th, 2009

    this looks exactly like the cake I’d request EVERY birthday for about eight years when I was younger! still love it – maybe I should dust off that bundt pan…



  2. 2 - Gera @ SweetsFoods on May 28th, 2009

    Those pictures are just calling me for a bite, a big one! Really not Ralph 😉
    You know Cenk chocolate cake with ganache glaze is my weakness!



  3. 3 - The Hungry Mouse on May 28th, 2009

    Oh my goodness, this looks divine! And love Ralph! That’s clearly his “Waiting Patiently for Chocolate Cake” look.


  4. 4 - The Purple Foodie on May 28th, 2009

    The cake looks so wonderful. I feel like licking the chocolate off the screen!

  5. 5 - Rosa on May 28th, 2009

    What a gourgous cake! Really mouthwatering! Ahhh, and that puppy is so adorable!



  6. 6 - Tartelette on May 28th, 2009

    Ralph is adorabl! The cake is gorgeous! That cut slice is just calling my name!

  7. 7 - nithya04 on May 28th, 2009

    First time to your blog…you have a nice one out here.Loved the cake…felt like having it right away.I loved your pics too…wonderful click!

  8. 8 - GG Merkel on May 28th, 2009

    that picture is sinful….including the dog, just too cute. Now I am lusting for dessert. Yay chocolate!

  9. 9 - MsGourmet on May 29th, 2009

    The chocolate bundt cake looks amazing – but as far as I’m concerned Ralph just stole the show!

  10. 10 - patsyk on May 29th, 2009

    that is a GORGEOUS (and decadent looking) cake! glad to see you back!

  11. 11 - Alison on May 29th, 2009

    I think I just found the recipe to break in my new bundt pan. 🙂 Te?ekkürler!!!

    And…I must admit…although I absolutely adored the dog we had while I was growing up…Ralph is cuter. LOL Is it just me, or do dogs love to get their picture taken?

  12. 12 - Manggy on May 29th, 2009

    It’s okay Ralph, I don’t think dogs are able to eat chocolate anyway! 🙂 Looks soo decadently good.

    For a moment there I thought you were distraught that Bea Arthur died shortly after you made your announcement 🙁

  13. 13 - pigpigscorner on May 29th, 2009

    The cake looks gorgeous!! Wonderful photography…

  14. 14 - Hillary on May 29th, 2009

    That ganache glaze looks to die for!

  15. 15 - Janet @Gourmet Traveller88 on May 29th, 2009

    Wow, I want a piece already. Your photos look great. I am in Switzerland and not sure if I can get buttermilk here, have to find out and then I can try your recipe : )

  16. 16 - Mari on May 29th, 2009

    Ralph is so cute, and the look on him… ahhhh… But it’s good that there wasn’t any for him, because chocolate is really bad for dogs. Anyway… the cake looks devine…

  17. 17 - Heidi / Savory Tv on May 29th, 2009

    Gorgeous! I must introduce my sister to the Vegan Queen of Montezuma, she has a fishing resort and lives not far from there! Cheers!

  18. 18 - Jen on May 29th, 2009

    Yum! I’m going to have to try this!

  19. 19 - Joumana on May 31st, 2009

    What a photographer you are! I am in awe! Makes the cake irresistible!

  20. 20 - sara on June 1st, 2009

    we missed u!!!! welcome back! and cute ralph looks sooooooooooo adorable

  21. 21 - Dragon on June 2nd, 2009

    Sous chef Ralph looks so disappointed. Your photo makes me want to lick the screen. Serious good!

  22. 22 - helen on June 2nd, 2009

    Gawd, those puppy eyes! Ralph’s still got it going!

    Beautiful photos as always. Good to see you back!

  23. 23 - Eliza Doolittle on June 3rd, 2009

    Can’t believe I have been this late in discovering this amazing food blog!
    Photos are unbelievable, recipes seem clear to follow and Ralph is to die for!

    PS: Cenk, Amsterdam’daki expatlar icin bir kurs filan vermek ister misin?!


  24. 24 - Christie @ Fig & Cherry on June 4th, 2009

    I love the addition of Toblerone chocolate, yummy! Fantastic photos as always.

  25. 25 - Ayat on June 5th, 2009

    Nice to see you posting again. The cake looks amazing.

  26. 26 - Cenk on June 5th, 2009

    Thank you all for such a nice welcome after such a long wait..

    Rosa – Thanks! Btw, Ralph is 12 years old 🙂 I think it’s the angle of the photo..

    Manggy – That was the saddest news for such a long time.

    Eliza Doolittle – Çok te?ekkürler. Maalesef i? yo?unlu?um buna pek izin vermiyor.. Teklif harika ama..

  27. 27 - ebru on June 6th, 2009

    Welcome back!.. I’ve been waiting for your new recipes such a long time… The cake looks amazing.
    Toblerone is my favorite chocolate.

    Amerika da turklerin boyle guzel isler yaptigini gormek super:) bunu soylemek icin biraz gec oldu ama gazetedeki article i okuyunca cok sevindim :))
    bakig is my hobby, I love it. I can bake non-stop.

    keep posting

  28. 28 - Arwen from Hoglet K on June 7th, 2009

    Ralph really looks sad to have missed out on your cake! I love the look of the chocolate sauce trickling down the sides.

  29. 29 - Susan from Food Blogga on June 9th, 2009

    That ganache makes a plain-jane bundt cake look downright sexy.

  30. 30 - lisa (dandysugar) on June 12th, 2009

    You have such a beautiful space here! This cake is mouth watering, brings back lots of childhood memories for me. Adorable puppy too…both are irresistible!

  31. 31 - Navita on June 12th, 2009

    Thats just Stellar…and though it might be a lil late…CONGRATULATIONS 🙂

  32. 32 - Amber on June 12th, 2009

    This looks amazing!! And Ralph is such a cutie!

  33. 33 - joey on June 15th, 2009

    Ralph is adorable! And that cake looks heavenly!

  34. 34 - Kitchen Goddess on June 16th, 2009

    The cake looks and sounds delightful; but what a stunner Ralph is!

  35. 35 - The Food Hunter on August 4th, 2009

    That looks amazing.

  36. 36 - Chez US - Denise on August 24th, 2009

    Amazing! Simply amazing … I wish I had a big piece with a warm cup of cafe right now!

  37. 37 - Xiaolu on August 24th, 2009

    That may be the most gorgeous bundt cake I’ve ever seen!

  38. 38 - Jen @ MaplenCornbread on August 25th, 2009

    Ralph is so cute!!!!!!! Look at those eyes!
    And this cake, amazing!

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  40. 40 - Olive on September 23rd, 2009

    hi 🙂

    this is just like my favorite birthday cake when I was little.. thank you for sharing this, I will definitely try this.

  41. 41 - Vera on April 21st, 2010

    Thank you for another fantastic recipe! I cooked it last week and we definately enjoyed it!

  42. 42 - Habibies on August 28th, 2010


  43. 43 - zafer cetinoz on November 19th, 2010

    The chocolate bundt cake looks amazing – but as far as I’m concerned Ralph just stole the show!

  44. 44 - esha shrestha on March 18th, 2011

    I made this is cake 2 weeks ago and i am ashamed to admit that i ate most of it’s that good ppl.

    In my rush i forgot to add the buttermilk but it still turned out so yummy, as my expanding waistline will agree.

  45. 45 - Susan on July 24th, 2011

    Ralph is now my desktop background photo… never mind the cake!

  46. 46 - Susan on July 31st, 2011

    I’ve just read in “my first cookbook” that Ralph is no longer here?! how very sad…

  47. 47 - Kasha Boness on November 5th, 2012

    Hello, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, fantastic blog!

  48. 48 - Cenk on November 7th, 2012

    Kasha Boness – Thanks for letting me know. I have a mac so I never view it on Internet Explorer. Will look into this.

  49. 49 - terry j on November 6th, 2014

    This is the most decadent,chocolate cake i have ever tasted, it’s moist and dense bc of the buttermilk and baked in chocolate. My aunt who is the best baker i know made this, it was completely divine and gave me the recipe and i too replicated it to perfection. Seriously amazing cake! I have baked many many chocolate cakes before…buttermilk and baking soda are always great in a cake, but this was seriously phenomenal 🙂

  50. 50 - Cenk on November 6th, 2014

    terry j – Glad you liked it!

  51. 51 - Julia on January 13th, 2019

    It turned out beautiful and very delicious – and what was left over for the next day remained fluffy yet moist. I loved this, thanks for the recipe!

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