Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake

This Cake.

Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake is a One Bowl Scratch Cake Recipe.

Chocolate Cake like you’ve never had before.

side view of buttermilk chocolate bundt cake with chocolate frosting dripping on the sides

BIG Chocolate Flavor.  This Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake is so moist it melts in your mouth.

An easy recipe that bakes up with a delicious crumb, as they say on the Great British Baking Show!

mixing bowl, spatula, mix master in my tiny RV kitchen

I just love potlucks.  It’s such a wonderful way to get folks together, to celebrate an occasion, or just because.  AND it’s a great way to find new recipes from those amazing cooks and bakers out there.  My neighbour Sue brought this amazing Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake to the Canada Day Potluck at the trailer park this past July 1st.  And it was a show stopper!  Just look at that Chocolate Glaze.  You can Pin It right now to save for later!

mixing the cake batter

I love to whip up a cake from scratch.  Everything goes into one bowl and gets whipped up in no time at all.

For this Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe,  the addition of a cup of hot water along with the cup of buttermilk and a cup of oil, makes for a very moist batter.  And that of course contributes to one very yummy cake!

buttermilk chocolate cake batter in bundt pan ready for the oven

You can make this in a 13 X 9 pan, or use a Bundt (10″ X 4″) pan.  Sue made hers in a 13 X 9, so I thought I would try the Bundt.  I always think Bundt Cakes are so pretty, don’t you?  After all, you want to make a cake that not only tastes great, but looks great too!  CHECK THIS OUT! Or better yet, Pin It to Your Board for later!

freshly baked buttermilk chocolate bundt cake without frosting

Make sure you line whatever pan you use and grease it really well (butter or shortening and I usually use aluminum foil to line the pan).  Once the cake is baked and cools, Invert the pan on a platter or plate so that you can peel away the foil and then set it right side up.

buttermilk chocolate bundt cake with frosting

I made this cake on the weekend, and invited some neighbours over for dessert and coffee.  Everyone really liked the Bundt pan version and gave it a thumbs up!  Especially my hubby Mark!

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Here’s the recipe and don’t forget to save it to your favorite Pinterest Boards! 

Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
A rich and delicious Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake with a thick Chocolate Frosting, mixes up in one bowl, and looks beautiful when baked in a Bundt Pan. So easy, yet so very good, this cake has BIG Chocolate flavor.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Judy Kahansky
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tsp corn starch
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter
  1. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients in order.
  2. Blend until the batter is smooth.
  3. Pour into a greased and lined 13 x 9 baking pan
  4. Bake 40 to 50 minutes at 350F
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix first four ingredients and cook over medium heat until thickened
  2. Stir in the vanilla and butter
  3. Pour over the cooled cake
  4. Enjoy!

Related:  Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake – chocolate cake with a touch of heat! or Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake!  All one bowl scratch cakes – so delicious and easy to make.