Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake with Hot Water Frosting

Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake with Hot Water Frosting

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
Ingredients
Cake
  • 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
Frosting
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tsp corn starch
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter
Instructions
Cake
  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.
Frosting
  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.

Old Fashioned Mayonnaise Cake Recipe | Grandma’s Best!

Old Fashioned Mayonnaise Cake Recipe | Grandma’s Best!

Old Fashioned Mayonnaise Cake Recipe

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Mayonnaise in a cake?  Yup, that’s right.  When you think about it, it all makes sense, since mayonnaise is full of eggs and oil right? And I was so surprised when many of you said that this Old Fashioned Mayonnaise Cake Recipe reminded you of the cakes from your childhood!  That your Mom and Grandma used to bake them for you!  I just love it when you share your experiences.  We have a great group of folks over at Easy as Pie Recipes & More.  You should join us!

This luscious and deliciously moist old fashioned Mayonnaise Cake recipe comes from my Grandma’s old recipe ledger.

It’s so easy and the taste is out of this world!  In my research for this post I also found similar old fashioned mayonnaise cake recipes at Taste of Home and Hellman’s.

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Please take a minute and watch the Old Fashioned Mayonnaise Cake Recipe video.  You will see that with a few easy steps, you can create this awesome cake.  It will feed 9 hungry people with a generous slice or 12 smaller slices.

Here is the video to follow for step by step instructions.


In the comments below one of my readers turned it completely gluten free!  How’s that for being creative!

This Old Fashioned Mayonnaise Cake Recipe mixes up very quickly and the ingredients are right in your pantry.  I think everyone has a jar of mayonnaise on hand.

I just love using a bundt pan for cake recipes, but this time I decided to use a 9X9 square pan and I’m glad I did!  The cake rises beautifully, and because you grease and flour the pan, it will drop out quite nicely on an inverted cake plate.

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The dark chocolate buttercream completes this rich and decadent cake.  You can see my buttercream recipe right here.   I think any Mom or Grandma would be happy to receive such a delightful sweet treat anytime!

Old Fashioned Mayonnaise Cake Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
This luscious and deliciously moist Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake comes from my Grandma's old recipe ledger. It's so easy and the taste is out of this world!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 9 servings
Author: Judy Kahansky
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 level tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup cold water
Instructions
  1. Mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together.
  3. Add the flour mixture alternatively to the mayonnaise mixture, and add the cold water
  4. Pour batter into a 9 X 9 greased and floured baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Icing:
  7. Ice with a Dark Chocolate Buttercream and serve with a big scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream!

Related: Chocolate Fudge Cake | A Quick and Easy Recipe and Oh So Decadent!

Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

 


 

 

Do you know this is the very first time I’ve baked a Pineapple Upside Down Cake?  No really!  I always see so many recipes for these yummy cakes everywhere and everyone loves them.  NOW I know why!

That yummy, buttery brown sugar that sinks into the bottom (top?) of this amazing Pineapple Upside Down Cake and mixes with the pineapple and cherries, well I’m a believer now!

 

 

And because it’s baked in a 13 X 9 pan, so easy to make and take to our next family get together,  you can make it literally in minutes!

So what is a Pineapple Upside Down Cake?

It really is only a few ingredients.  There are lots of recipes out there, mine is based on one from Betty Crocker, and there are other good ones too.  I like Sally’s Baking Addiction’s recipe too. 

Melt butter in the bottom of your 13 X 9 pan and then generously sprinkle brown sugar, covering the bottom of the pan.

Next place the pineapple slices, and insert the maraschino cherries in the middle of the slices.

In a separate bowl, mix up your favorite yellow cake mix.  They usually call for eggs and oil.  Pour the cake batter over all and smooth the top.

Pop in the oven and bake at 350F/180C for 42 to 48 minutes.

When you take it out of the oven, invert the cake onto a heat proof plate right away, leaving the pan in place so that the lovely butter and brown sugar drizzle down into the cake.

 

That’s it!  Easy Peasy.  And you have the yummiest cake to serve to family and friends.  Only you will know how easy it was to bake!

 

Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple slices in juice drained and reserve the juice
  • 1 6 oz jar maraschino cherries without stems drained
  • 1 box of your favorite white cake mix
  • Vegetable oil and eggs called for on the cake mix package.
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350F/180C
  2. In a 13 x 9"square pan, melt the butter in the oven
  3. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the butter
  4. Arrange pineapple slices on the brown sugar
  5. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple slice
  6. (you can place the rest of the cherries around the slices, pressing gently into the brown sugar)
  7. Add enough water to the pineapple juice to measure 1 cup
  8. Make the cake batter as directed, using the pineapple juice mixture instead of water
  9. Pour the batter over the pineapple and cherries
  10. Bake 40 to 48 minutes (or until the cake is golden and a toothpick comes out clean)
  11. Remove from the oven and immediately run a knife around the side of the pan to loosen the cake
  12. Place a heatproof plate upside down on the pan and using oven mitts turn the plate and pan over
  13. Leave the pan on top of the cake for 5 minutes so that the brown sugar and butter drizzle over the cake
  14. Remove the pan and cool for 30 minutes
  15. You can serve the cake warm or cool
  16. Store covered in the fridge
  17. Easy as Pie!

 

Delicious Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe

Delicious Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe

Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe

This Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe is so yummy – perfect for Brunch or a Potluck! The fresh orange juice and zest give it a light fragrant taste, and the dried cranberries add just the right amount of tartness.

You will love this Delicious Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe, full of flavor with fresh oranges, tart cranberries & yummy Orange Glaze!

I’m baking more cakes and other delectable desserts these days, since my hubby gave me a ✅ Kitchen Aid Pro Mixer for Christmas!  Boy oh boy, I don’t know how I managed before.  I keep my Kitchen Aid Pro Mixer on a cart, and just wheel it over to the counter whenever I want to use it.  Cool huh?

This orange cranberry bundt cake recipe comes right out of the family vault circa 1960.  I’ve recently discovered an old ledger that was in storage and inside are the most amazing recipes, both handwritten by my beloved Grandma, and also lots of magazine and newspaper clippings.  I’m having so much fun going through them.

You will love this Delicious Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe, full of flavor with fresh oranges, tart cranberries & yummy Orange Glaze!

This Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe jumped right off the page, so I decided to give it a whirl.

I’m making this orange cranberry bundt cake recipe on a very cold January day, but it’s so light and delicious you could serve any old time at all. The flavours that come out are just amazing.  Fresh orange, tangy cranberry and the cake has this rich, moist almost pound cake like texture.

You will love this Delicious Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe, full of flavor with fresh oranges, tart cranberries & yummy Orange Glaze!

My biggest decision was to whether or not to make an Orange Glaze or Cream Cheese Frosting.   I went with the Orange Glaze and sprinkled lots of Orange Zest on top.  We’ll enjoy this tonight with a cup of herb tea, and I’ll package up some gifts for the kids.

Enjoy, 

Judy

Delicious Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Cake
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1/2 cup sour milk* see note below
  • 1 large orange
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tsp hot water
Glaze
  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C
  2. Squeeze the orange and add all of the juice to the sour milk and set aside
  3. Put the cranberries and leftover orange (remove large bits of pith) and grind fairly fine in your food processor. Set this aside as it will be added to the cake batter at the end.
  4. Cream butter, sugar and egg yolks together
  5. Add the sour milk mixture
  6. Stir in the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  7. The batter will be quite dense at this point.
  8. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff
  9. Fold in the orange/cranberry mixture into the batter
  10. Add the beaten egg whites
  11. Pour the batter into the greased bundt pan
  12. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  13. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
  14. Invert the cake onto a plate and then invert again so that it is top side up.
  15. While the cake is baking mix up the glaze to have it ready to pour on the cake once it has cooled for about 10 - 15 minutes. The cake will still be warm enough for the glaze to nicely melt into the cracks and crevices on top.
Recipe Notes
Note: To make 1 cup (250 mL) sour milk for baking, use 1 tbsp (15 mL) vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 cup (250 mL). Stir and let stand for 5 minutes before using. This will give the right amount of acidity for the recipe.

If you enjoyed this orange cranberry bundt cake recipe, be sure to check out my Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake!  It’s one of the most popular posts on the blog!

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Deliciously Easy Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe

Deliciously Easy Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe

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This amazing upside down apple cake recipe is an adaptation from my favorite recipe place food.com.  It is so delicious, full of good things and it’s like eating a baked apple surrounded by yummy cake!

The baked apples are surrounded by a moist, dense cake, lightly spiced with ginger and cinnamon and my favorite way to eat it is slightly warm with a big scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream!

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I love to bake with apples any time of the year but especially in the fall. And this Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe will not disappoint.  We like to serve it with a big ole scoop of the best vanilla ice cream you can find, and drizzle a little homemade caramel sauce over it.  Did I say a little?  Silly me.

You will need an apple corer for this upside down apple cake recipe, a 9 X 9 pan and the usual baking bowls, a hand held mixer and measuring spoons and cups.  You can everything you need at the STORE.  The STORE lists all of my favorite baking tools and the links take you straight to Amazon!  How easy is that?

You will need about 90 minutes from start to finish to make this upside down apple cake recipe.  I would allow for about 30 minutes of prep and 60 minutes to bake and cool.

Varieties of apples:  I used Jersey Macs for this recipe, but any apple that is good for cooking will do.  Here is a chart that may help!

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Just make sure the apples are on the small side, since you want to be able to fit the nine halves in the bottom of your baking dish.

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Ingredients for your  Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe

  • 1/3 cup butter, cut up
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 small cooking apples
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

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Directions – before starting any recipe, I always advise folks to check their oven temperatures and times to cook.  Some ovens are fast, some are slow. So if in doubt, subtract a few minutes at the start – you can always add a little time at the end. 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180C
  • Place 1/3 cup butter in a 9×9-inch baking pan.
  • Place in oven 5 minutes or until butter melts.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar over butter and stir until the brown sugar melts into the butter.
  • Core 6 small apples and cutting them in half across the widest part or the middle (not down the core as you usually do to eat an apple)
  • Arrange 9 apple halves in the brown sugar mixture, with the cut sides down.  I didn’t peel mine and enjoyed the texture – but that’s a personal thing – if you want to peel them go ahead.
  • Bake in oven 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Meanwhile, peel remaining apples. Coarsely shred; set aside.
  • In bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, ginger, and cinnamon. Add shredded apple, milk, 1/4 cup butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on low until combined; beat on medium 1 minute. Spoon over apples, spread evenly (apple may be exposed; some butter may come to surface).
  • Bake 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool your upside down apple cake in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen edges; invert onto platter. Spoon any topping in pan over top. Cool 20 minutes; serve with ice cream. Makes 9 servings.

 

 

 

Deliciously Easy Upside Down Apple Cake Recipe
Baked apples and a deliciously moist cake all in one recipe!
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup butter cut up
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 small cooking apples halved, stems removed, cored ( 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lb.)
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180C
  2. Place 1/3 cup butter in a 9x9-inch baking pan.
  3. Place in oven 5 minutes or until butter melts.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter and stir until the brown sugar melts into the butter.
  5. Core 6 small apples and cutting them in half across the widest part or the middle (not down the core as you usually do to eat an apple)
  6. Arrange 9 apple halves in the brown sugar mixture, with the cut sides down. I didn't peel mine and enjoyed the texture - but that's a personal thing - if you want to peel them go ahead.
  7. Bake in oven 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly.
  8. Meanwhile, peel remaining apples. Coarsely shred; set aside.
  9. In bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, ginger, and cinnamon.
  10. Add shredded apple, milk, 1/4 cup butter, egg, and vanilla.
  11. Beat with electric mixer on low until combined; beat on medium 1 minute.
  12. Spoon over apples, spread evenly (apple may be exposed; some butter may come to surface).
  13. Bake 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  14. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.
  15. Loosen edges and invert onto a plate big enough for the cake.
  16. Spoon any topping in pan over top.
  17. After 20 minutes cut into squares and serve with ice cream!
  18. Enjoy.

If you enjoyed this upside down apple cake recipe then please check out my other apple dessert recipes!

 

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