Chocolate Bundt Cake is so rich and moist thanks to sour cream in the batter. A gorgeous and delicious chocolate cake!
Did everyone have a good holiday weekend? It was nice to have a day off work but I must say, my weekend was not so great. TheBetterHalf and I were supposed to go visit my family in St. Louis. After an hour delay and 2 hours sitting on the plane at LaGuardia, AA canceled our flight! They were unable to re-book us, so we had to cancel our whole trip. Needless to say, I was not a happy camper.
So I made a cake to cheer myself up! Who wouldn’t smile at a nice, rich chocolate bundt cake! Just smelling this in the oven made my weekend start to look up immediately.
Bundt cakes are a new addition to my baking repertoire. When you live in a small apartment, there is just no room for superfluous kitchen accessories. And so I survived for years as a bundt pan-less woman. And then I decided that now that I have a blog, a bundt pan is no longer superfluous! So I got myself a present, and then made this beauty.
And I knew that a chocolate bundt cake was next on the list!
This recipe comes from America’s Test Kitchen (my absolute favorite source for recipes) and they call it Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake. I decided to change the name….bakers know that things like sour cream and mayo make cakes super rich and moist, but to normal people it just sounds kind of….gross. I’m actually not a sour cream fan – I would NEVER eat it plain, and I almost always sub in yogurt when a recipe calls for it.
However. I just knew that yogurt would not do the trick in this chocolate bundt cake. I was trying to cheer myself up after all, so only the richest, moistest, most decadent cake would do! And the sour cream really came through in this cake. It is so rich and moist!
When this cake came out of the pan in one (beautiful) piece, I honestly did a little happy dance. Nothing is worse than a cake sticking in the pan!!! This recipe calls for greasing the pan with a paste made of melted butter and cocoa powder, and it worked wonders.
Chocolate lover? Me too!! Try some of these!
Brownie Pudding – one of the best things I have ever made!
Oreo Inspired Chewy Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies – so rich and chocolatey