Tuesday, February 10, 2015

One Bowl Chocolate Bundt Cake with Easy Chocolate Glaze

Sometimes you just need chocolate, lots of chocolate.  Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to indulge your inner chocoholic.  While I love desserts that look and taste indulgent, I don't love things that are super complicated and make lots of dishes.  That is why I love this One Bowl Chocolate Bundt Cake with Easy Chocolate Glaze.  It has a rich and intense chocolate flavor, looks beautiful, and best of all, is incredibly easy to make.

To make the cake, put all of the ingredients except chocolate chips (the recipe is below) in a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer and beat until well combined and smooth.

Look at that thick, chocolaty batter.  Now because you can never have enough chocolate, stir in some chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into a bundt pan sprayed with baking spray and bake for 35-45 minutes at 350 until a tester comes out with just a few moist crumbs.

Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then invert it onto a cooling rack.

While the cake continues to cool, make your glaze.  This step is super tricky so try not to get overwhelmed. ;)  Put some chocolate chips, a quarter stick of butter, and a little bit of corn syrup into a liquid measuring cup (this will make it easy to pour the glaze onto the cake).  Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well after each, until the glaze is smooth.

Put your cake onto the serving plate (it's okay if it isn't totally cool).  Pour glaze over the top of the cake and let set before serving.

Look at that chocolatey goodness.

One Bowl Chocolate Bundt Cake with Easy Chocolate Glaze
Adapted From Hershey's One Bowl Chocolate Cake

For the Cake:
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour 
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
For the Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbls. corn syrup
  • 2 tbls. butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a bundt pan with baking spray.
  2. Beat together all cake ingredients, except chocolate chips, until smooth.  
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.  Pour batter into bundt pan.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan 10 minutes, then invert onto serving plate.
  5. While cake continues to cool, make glaze.
  6. Put chocolate chips, corn syrup and butter in a 2 cup liquid measuring cup and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring well after each until smooth. 
  7. Pour glaze over top of cake and let set before serving.

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