It’s an exciting month at Baker Street. With promise of more posts, sensational recipes, an exciting blog hop, the holiday muffin monday series, celebrating National Bundt Cake Day and some surprises that I’m not quite ready to reveal just yet; you’re in for a thrilling roller coaster ride. So stay tuned, gear up for the holidays, and bake away!
15th November is National Bundt Cake Day and you already know how much I love baking bundts. So I will be taking every chance I get over the next two weeks to share as many bundt cake recipes as I can
On to today’s post:
If there is a spice that should be married to chocolate, it has to be cinnamon. They compliment each other perfectly: the warmth of the spice and the richness of dark chocolate combine to make for an aromatic and exquisite tasting dessert.
The cake is dainty: delicate and delicious. And even though you can serve this without a glaze, I went ahead and gave it a nice thick layer or dark chocolate ganache then added spots of white chocolate for a ‘marble’ effect and rounded off with a sprinkle of pink sugar.
The cake I baked is perfect by itself but am sharing a few optional changes you could make to the recipe.
– A teaspoon of cayenne pepper combined in the dry ingredients to add that extra kick
– If you want it spicy but don’t wish to use cayenne pepper, you could also you use the spicy lindt in the ganache
– Add alcohol (my favorite one): Add a chocolate rum glaze. Or you could add two tablespoons of rum in the batter
– Add nuts (not my favorite): You could use pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts or raisins. (You could also soak the raisins in rum overnight)
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan
- In a medium saucepan place butter, water, oil, and cocoa. Bring to a boil or until the butter has melted.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. (See Note)
- Add the buttermilk and baking soda.
- In a small bowl, mix together the eggs and vanilla. Add to the chocolate batter. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.
- Bake for 25 – 30 minutes. Allow cake to cool completely in the pan.
- Turn over to a serving plate. Glaze as you please or dust with sugar
The possibilities are endless but till I share another post, go ahead and enjoy a slice of this delish cake.
44 Responses to Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt Cake
Love it! I have strangely never tried the chocolate-cinnamon combination in my baking before and would love to give it a go!
This looks delightful – I’m going to go buy a bundt pan and celebrate on the 15th!
This is fantastic! I can’t indulge in the cinnamon, due to allergies….but I agree it goes beautifully with chocolate (one of my favorites before they allergies hit). Nicely done and your photos are incredible!
Wow, this looks amazing! Cinnamon and chocolate sound super delicious, even though I’ve never tried it before. It really does remind me of the holidays, the rich flavor of chocolate mixed with the warmness of cinnamon, I’m going to have to try this combo! :) Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
Oh no! I can’t imagine being allergic to cinnamon!
Oh how I would love a big, thick slice of this with my tea this afternoon. :-)
Oh..that drizzle is making me crazy..feel like licking right away ;) Beautiful texture and lovely flavors.
Oh this looks so beautiful! I love the beautiful fragrance of cinnamon in bake goods :)
mmmm….nothing like sexy dark chocolate eh ? this looks like a must make recipe :D happy baking an !
I love how you have so many exciting national foodie days. High time the French did this, although wouldn’t know where to start. Wow – what a lovely combination; adore chocolate with spices and that drizzle on the photo is sending me wild!
I can never turn down a slice of a bundt cake. That style of cake is usually packed with flavor and has great texture. Yours looks to be all that and more-that last picture has me hooked. Thanks for sharing the recipe for this amazing cake-delicious.
Oh wow. That looks wonderfully rich! I love spiced chocolate anything, and have a mild cinnamon-addiction, so this sounds utterly perfect to me!
Had no clue it is National Bundt Cake Day. Good thing I got you as my in house daughter to remind me heehee. The cake look so delish and you know mommy would like aslice with tea!!
You always make the most beautiful looking bundt cakes and this one is no exception. I’ve never made anything that combines chocolate and cinnamon and it certainly sounds wonderful. I’m so happy that you glazed this bundt!
That looks delicious! I love bundt cakes!
Looks decadent and totally what I need right now!
Absolutely fabulous! I just made a tofu chocolate cinnamon mousse which is delicious. LOVE the combo of cinnamon and chocolate too! I’m thinking I’ll have to make a gluten-free bunt cake for November 15 :-)
I have a cupcake recipe that is similar but the bundt cake seems so much easier. Chocolate and cinnamon are like two peas in a pod. Great cake recipe!
Such a gorgeous cake, this looks delicious! :)
Who knew there was such a thing as National Bundt Cake day? I love the cinnamon-chocolate combo!
If this isn’t perfect, I don’t know what is!
Gorgeous photo of the trickled chocolate on the sides of the bundt cake. So drool-worthy!
BTW, thanks for visiting my blog :)
Oh my goodness this looks so delish!!! I must make and try this!!!
That looks amazingly decadent!
I love bundt cakes and yours looks just excellent! Happy bundt cake day!
Mm, this looks great! I had no idea there was a bundt cake day! How neat!
Fabulous recipe! I love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon, sounds divine!
Looks really delicious, the chocolate and cinnamon combi sounds great!
I need some tea with that beauty. YUM! BUZZED!
oooohhhh .. chocolate and cinnamon!.. your space is going to get major hits this holiday season with all these beautiful dessert creations!
I love Bundt cakes and this one looks really tempting!
What a combination of flavours! Love both these flavours! Gr8 post!
What a fantastic cake! It looks amazing…I love the chocolate and cinnamon together. What a treat!
Looks amazing!!! Bundt cake fever is in full swing.
anything that has a 1/2 cup butter and chocolate is going to be a winner in my book. What a gorgeous cake. great job!
Wow this cake looks delicious and love the flavors too!
Wow- gorgeous cake! National Bundt Cake Day is totally a holiday I can get behind :)
This cake is lovely! More importantly I am sure it is delicious! I love the combnation of chocoalte and cinnamon!
Beautiful looking cake!
Amazing photo too
I also am enamored of bundts and believe chocolate and cinnamon should live happily ever after. I have a celebration coming up and will be giving this a go.
National Bundt Cake Day? I love it! My dad bought the original Bundt pan when it first came out so I grew up on Bundt Cakes! And I still have that pan and the tiny recipe booklet that came with it! I must bake one for NBCD! And mmmmm chocolate is really the best, isn’t it? Yours looks scrumptious!
This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!!!
This bundt cake looks awesome. I can’t wait to see all the recipes you post. I finally bought a bundt pan and have used it once. I am sure you will give me a reason to use it more often. :)
made this cake yesterday, turned out soft and moist. However could use less cinnamon, since the cake becomes a little bitter with 1.5 tsp. I did not glaze the cake , maybe that is why i found it bitter.
The texture is great though….thanks for the recipe!