Were you assigned dessert for this year's Thanksgiving menu? You would like to bring a  homemade dessert but you don't have time to bake? Are you tempted to purchase dessert at the grocer's bakery? Don't fret, I've got an easy chocolate cake that will be eaten down to the last crumb!

My favorite cake pan is my Bundt pan which belonged to my mother. Bundt cakes made a resurgence in the 1960's and this classic shape is an original. Unlike today's pans in an array of colors, this reminds me of the days of early commercial flight before planes were painted. Nowadays, there are all kinds of beautiful Bundt molds but I am content to bake with this oldie but goodie!

I found this fabulous Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe on Pinterest. It's my go to dessert for dinner parties whether hostess or attendee. Everyone raves about this cake ... after all, who doesn't like chocolate cake? The ganache frosting will soothe your chocolate cravings! This cake takes little time to make; no mixer needed, just a wire whisk.

Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake
1 cup Butter (2 sticks), softened
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Water
2 cups Flour
1-3/4 cups Sugar
1½ tsp Baking Soda
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 tsp Vanilla

Grease and flour a Bundt pan
Mix Butter, Cocoa Powder, Salt and Water over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat & set aside.
Mix Flour, Sugar, and Baking Soda. Add half of the melted butter mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until completely blended. (The mixture will be thick.) Add the remaining butter mixture and whisk until combined.
Add Eggs one at a time. Whisk in Sour Cream and Vanilla until smooth. Pour batter into bundt pan.
Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes until cake tester comes out clean. Cool cake on rack before glazing.

Chocolate Glaze
1-1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1½ tbsp Corn Syrup
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1½  tbsp Sugar

In a separate bowl add Chocolate Chips and Corn Syrup. Set aside. 

Mix Cream and Sugar over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and pour chocolate over hot cream and whisk until smooth. 
If needed, add more cream to thin glaze for a shiny finish. Drizzle the glaze over cake. 
[This Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe is from Bi Rite Market's Eat Good Food Grocer's Guide] 

Hint:  For Chocolate Ganache, half the recipe makes plenty of icing.




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  1. Oh be still my heart! Joan.....GORGEOUS looks so moist and fudgey! I am a huge fan of bundt cakes. And I LOVE your mom's pan. I've been collecting vintage pans (how old is vintage to me these days!?!?)....and have recently purchased a couple from Etsy. Your pan is beautiful and your cake....even more so! You should join Bundt a Month....very fun, but very chill group. No huge commitment...join in when you can. But I can tell you, from looking at this'd fit in perfectly! : )

    1. Anne, I'm flattered with your enthusiasm about this cake as you are the queen of bundt cakes, Thank you! I appreciate the invite to Bundt a Month and it's something to consider. You should do a post about your collection of bundt pans. I'm glad you stopped by to visit.

  2. Joan, this looks and sounds like one totally fabulous cake! Love the happy and colorful sprinkles on top! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe - pinning! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Cindy, Thank you! I agree, the sprinkles add a festive touch. Besides tasting good, I love how this cake comes together so quickly. Thanks for stopping by today.

  3. very nice.. love the colors you have given to the cake.. colors matters a lot in catching some one's attention too :) like your recipe happy blogging :) - See more at:

    1. Monu, Thank you! I think the sprinkles give the cake a festive touch. Thanks for your comment and for visiting.

    2. Thank you so much for your kind reply.. just subscribed you! in fact you have got a very good collection of recipes.. not only the sprinkles just love your presentation .. The way you have played with royal icing on cookies it's just awesome... Do visit my blog when time permits.. hope you gonna enjoy my recipes too :) Recipes Passionover all it's a kool blog.. i will make some holiday cookies then will share with you :)

    3. Monu, Thanks for subscribing. I just popped over to your blog..full of lots of great recipes...looking forward to spending more time there. Love the daisy cutter used for your Veggie Cutlets..great idea!

    4. yeah thanks dear :) hope you liked the cake section too.. I am not good as you are! but still try to make cook n bake something new :)

  4. I love your vintage Bundt pan, Joan, and the tangible connection to your mother makes it special. The construction of it is heavy duty for it clearly continues to produce lovely cakes. I vaguely remember our commercial aircraft being non-painted and metallic, but that memory was quickly clouded over by the sheen on the lovely ganache. I like the idea of a chocolate cake at Thanksgiving....may you & yours have a terrific holiday!

    1. Brooks, Thank you for dropping in for a visit to the Clinic. This cake is a great way to end any meal as it's fudgey but not too rich. I've only made ganache a few times and it always amazes me how fool-proof it is. Sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes your way.

  5. My family loves this sour cream Bundt cake, Joan! And yours is picture perfect!

    1. Liz, Thank you! It's such a tasty cake; no wonder it's a hit with your family.

  6. Replies
    1. Dina, Thank you, it is a very tasty cake. Bake it, you'll love it.


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