If you’ve just tuned in, let me quickly tell you a little about #BundtaMonth, an event by Baker Street and Cake Duchess. The basic idea stems from our love of baking bundt cakes. Lora and I are crazy about them and we decided to collaborate and host an event where we’ll bake a Bundt cake with a different theme every month.
The challenge is fairly simple. We pick an ingredient and announce it in the first week of every month. All you need to do is use your imagination on how you’d like to incorporate it and bake a bundt – mini or big – to join the party. For this month’s theme, we picked Pumpkin.
The recipe I’m featuring today hails from My Recipes. I picked a pumpkin and chocolate marble cake because both flavors compliment each other so well. There are two batters that are prominently flavored and the spice mix really helps blend them together. The only change I really made was substituting their list of spices with my homemade pumpkin pie spice mix and using freshly made homemade pumpkin puree instead of the canned one. Other than that, the batter comes together easily as does the chocolate glaze.
Kitchen tip – I always use a 1-2-3 step process when I bake a bundt cake so that it easily comes off the pan, without the bottom being stuck. Head over to my Bundt 101 post and read all about it.
Here’s how you can join the #BundtaMonth party:– Bake your Bundt for October following the theme – Pumpkin. – Post it before October 31, 2012. – Use the #BundtaMonth hashtag in your title. (For ex: title should read – #BundtaMonth: Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt) – Add your entry to the Linky tool below – Link back to both Lora and my announcement posts.
If you’re out of ideas and are looking for inspiration you should check out our Pinterest board that has 150+ bundt cake recipes
- 1½ cups butter, at room temperature
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1¼ cups pumpkin puree
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix
- ¾ cup Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa
- ⅔ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup chopped semisweet chocolate
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and generously grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt cake pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
- Add in eggs one at a time, beating after each egg. Add in vanilla and beat until combined. Divide the batter into two bowls.
- To make pumpkin batter: beat in the pumpkin mixture and stir together 1¾ cups of the flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt and the pumpkin pie spice. Add flour to the bowl and mix just until incorporated.
- To make chocolate batter: In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt and the cocoa powder and then add alternating with the buttermilk (starting and ending with flour mixture) to the second mixing bowl and mix just until blended.
- Spoon half of the pumpkin batter into a greased and floured 12-cup Bundt cake pan. Drop the chocolate batter into the pumpkin. Repeat by spooning pumpkin and chocolate until all batter is used.
- Run a butter knife through the cake mixture center of the pan several times. Then swirl by running the knife the other way in strokes 10 or so times around the entire pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before inverting and releasing the cake. Cover with warm chocolate glaze and allow to sit until glaze is set.
- In a double boiler, add chocolate, cream, butter and maple syrup. Melt and mix.
- Pour warm chocolate glaze over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides. Sprinkle glaze with peanuts if desired.
- Let stand until glaze is set, about 2 hours, or chill about 30 minutes.
We have nine brilliant bakers baking with us for the announcement post this month. Hop over and check out their posts:Anuradha from Baker Street – Pumpkin and Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake Carrie from Poet In The Pantry – White Chocolate Cranberry Pumpkin Bundt Cake Deb from knitstamatic – Pumpkin Orange Cardamom Bundt Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious – Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze Kate from Food Babbles – Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake Katerina from Diet Hood – Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt Cake with Espresso Whipped Cream Karen from In The Kitchen With KP – Pumpkin and Nutella Bundt Cake Lora from Cake Duchess – Pumpkin Streusel Bundt Cake with Pumpkin Glaze Laura from The Spiced Life – Glazed Orange Pumpkin Bundt Cake Paula from Vintage Kitchen – Rum Glazed Pumpkin Orange Bundt Cake Renee from Magnolia Days – Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake
69 Responses to Pumpkin and Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake #BundtaMonth
I love this idea and this cake! My mom is a huge Bundt cake fan and was always making them. I may need to jump in next month – when do you announce your next ingredient?
Your bundt is just gorgeous! When I thought of doing a marble bundt cake, I came here first to look through your archives because I knew I’d be inspired – like I said, you are the bundt queen! :)
OMG I love chocolate and pumpkin together and I’ve been looking for bundt cake recipes. Definitely pinning this one!
This has got to be one of my favorite combinations—thanks for the eye candy—I will have to try this recipe next!!
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Wow..this cake looks like a piece of ‘Art’ so beautiful, lovely color and like those chocolaty swirls inside!
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I love marbled cakes and your marbled bundt looks fantastic. The glaze is perfect and I’m thrilled we all baked with pumpkin for October #BundtaMonth. Delicious:)
Wow! This looks spectacular. Pumpkin and chocolate? Now that is a wonderful combo!
Wow! Could your chocolate drizzle be any more perfect? I agree, pumpkin and chocolate go great together.
The wonders of a marble bundt! The combination with chocolate is so great. A gorgeous bundt ! Thanks for hosting
That looks brilliant with the chocolate down the sides!! :D
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I love bundt cakes…Im in. Ill bake when i get back from my trip . This hpefully will get me back to blogging..i have ignored my blog for tooooo long
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I love marbled bundts, but you made it even better with the glaze!
I love all those gorgeous marbles of pumpkin and chocolate! And then that glaze over top… Yum!
Wow this is a beauty!!!
I’ve just been looking at the pic.. where the chocolate is all pouring into the center!! the colour of the pumpkin contrats so beautifully with the chocolate…
Just one word comes to mind: STUNNING! Thanks for hosting.
What a lovely-looking cake! The combo of pumpkin + chocolate is one of my favorites, so I think this is just fabulous!
I love the marble effect! That looks beautiful!
Looks devine! I love the mix of pumpkin and chocolate!
You always have the very best recipes!! Love them :)
Absolutely beautiful! That bundt cake is really fabulous. A great combination.
Almost looks too good to eat … Almost :-)
What a beautiful cake! It looks like a work of art. Love the pumpkin/chocolate combo!
What a gorgeous fall bundt cake! Look at those swirls of chocolate and pumpkin. Thank you for sharing good food and inspiring words. Much needed on this somewhat cooler October morning. I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Anuradha this looks gorgeous! Plus it would be perfect for a halloween party. Yum!
That cake is super elegant. Gorgeous!
The combo of pumpkin and chocolate isn’t one I normally do, and I don’t know why not – it sounds so good! This is a wonderful looking cake. Great pictures, and even better recipe. Thanks so much.
Why don’t I own a full sized bundt pan? only the little ones. And this would look super adorable in miniature form.
That looks like a piece of art to me. Love the marble finish. I am sure pumpkin and chocolate together would have been an amazing combination.
WOW! Just wow. a completely GORGEOUS cake. Absolutely stunning. and the pictures are perfect. I love apple bundt cake – it’s my favorite – but that’s only b/c I’ve never had this stunning pumpkin chocolate marble one! :)
Bundt cake for the win my friend, especially if it looks like yours :D
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The bundt cake looks amazing with the glaze and without it. Really beautiful! :)
How pretty! I love the marble on this cake. The chocolate drizzle is fantastic too!
This is a beauty! I like that you used your own homemade pumpkin pie spice, I love using mine too. Love the swirls in this, looks so pretty…not to mention scrumptious!
I don’t use pumpkin with chocolate enough even though it’s a combo I love! This is stunning! Very festive.
This looks amazing!! Chocolate and pumpkin is a great combo!
Love the idea! I might just join in
The picture of the cake slice makes me want to curl up with it, a fork and a cup of tea!
We would love for you to join us, Sawsan! Looking forward to your post. :)
It’s pumpkin season…!!! This cake looks splendid with that marble touch.
So excited for #Bundtamonth! And this bundt cake is absolutely sinful! That chocolate glaze is just reeling me in!
Me too, Chung-Ah! Can’t wait to see your post! So excited you’ll be joining us this month.
I love the contrast of colors and real beauty. I took about 5 mins to look at the pics before commenting, these are up and above baking skills.
How do you keep pulling off these delicious treats week after week? That chocolate drizzle really puts this over the top!
Love the first arial shot An. It does give it a marbled exterior! :) Now that I am looking at the rest of the shots I like the marbled throughout! :) Can I please have a slice?
this is the beautiful bundt I have seen:)
Now your pumpkin and bundt cake looks absolutely spectacular. I’ve been trying to find a silicone ring mould for an age now, but have never actually made a bundt cake or, come to that, any other with a whole in the middle. The flavours of spiced pumpkin and chocolate sound really good.
This month’s We Should Cocoa is all about pumpkin and chocolate. If you fancied submitting this, it would be very welcome. The Hungry Hinny is hosting this month – http://www.food-mag.co.uk/
Sorry, I gave you the wrong URL there. It should have been – http://hungryhinny.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/we-should-cocoa-the-october-challenge/
Thanks. Will be sure to check it out. :)
I’m hungry for it just looking at the pictures
This bundte cake looks marvelous with swirled chocolate!
I really enjoyed joining your Bundt Baking this month and have devoured my Bundt cake. Can’t wait to make another one next month! Thanks!
OMG!! That swirls with dribbling chocolate all over?!? Want!!!
Holy wow! What a gorgeous bundt cake! Bundt cakes are seriously becoming my faves! this one is sooo perfect! and I LOVE your cake stand. Where did you get it? it’s beautiful!
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Just made this last night and it is fabulous. One of the best cakes I’ve had.
Thank you. Glad to know it turned out well for you too! :)
This cake is in my oven right now. Can’t wait… :)
Woot! Let me know how it turns out, Anita! :)
The cake was delicious, Anuradha, and it’s on my blog today…with full credit to you, of course. Thanks!
Thank you, Anita! Please do share it on the #bundtamonth bloghop too! :)
I love that you Bundt looks like a spider web from on top! What a gorgeous cake!
Thanks for hosting BundtaMonth. It was great fun and I am looking forward to next month’s challenge as well.
Thanks so much for linking up with the Pumpkin Patch Blog Hop! I love your post and pinned it to my Pumpkin Board on Pinterest :)
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