A rich chocolate cake with a luscious cream cheese swirl – take in those words again and imagine it coming all together. Isn’t this the ideal way to celebrate National Bundt Cake Day?
I originally had a pumpkin bundt cake with a rum glaze in mind for the occasion but I ran short on eggs, I went back to the drawing board and this seemed to be a perfect choice given the ingredients I had on hand.
If ever there was a chocolate cake to recommend to a baking noob, it has to be this one for it is one of the quickest and simplest recipes you’ll come across. A real crowd pleaser this one: impressively presentable and mouth-wateringly delicious.
The original demands a white chocolate glaze. This is I switched with cream cheese and it resulted in exceptional results. Putting this cake together is done in a couple of minutes. Literally. All you need to do is dump everything in a bowl and keep stirring. Sounds easy right?
If you’ve been following my blog, you know about my bundt cake obsession. My friend Lora is crazy about baking Bundts too and we’ve started a brand new series – BundtaMonth
What is BundtaMonth?
A new series from Baker Street and Lora from Cake Duchess who share the same love for Bundts. Lora and I are, simply put, crazy for Bundt cakes. This is a love affair that is going to go the distance. We decided to collaborate and host an event where we’ll bake a Bundt cake with a different theme every month: Bundt a Month!
How can you be a part of it?
Lora and I will pick an ingredient and announce it the first week of every month. All you Bundt loving bakers need to do is use your imagination on how you’d like to incorporate it and bake a Bundt – mini Bundt or large Bundt – and link it up to our blogs throughout the month. It’s that simple!
Want to see all our gorgeous bundt cakes?We picked Zucchini in September. The festive Pumpkin in October. And; We’re onto Spicy November. You need to pick your favorite spice or a combination of two or more and bake us a bundt. Click here for the rules.
Hop over to our Pinterest board for over 300+ bundt recipes and check out our new BundtaMonth page on Facebook too.
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
- ½ cup Butter, softened
- 3 Eggs
- 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- Heat oven to 350°F and generously grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.
- Beat the cream cheese and sugar until well combined. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients beating at a low speed, scraping the bowl often until all ingredients are moistened. Increase the speed and beat until everything is well combined. Scrape the bowl from the sides as needed.
- Pour 3 cups batter into greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan.
- Spoon the cream cheese layer over batter without touching sides of pan and cover with remaining batter.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool in pan 30 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.
- Beat the cream cheese and sugar at low speed until well combined. Add the milk tablespoon by tablespoon until you reach a spreadable consistency.
- Drizzle over cooled cake.
We also have a fabulous group of #BundtaMonth bakers and some of them are joining us in celebrating this delicious day:Chocolate Ganache Draped Banana Bundt Cake and Earl Grey Chocolate Bundt Cake by Laura | The Spiced Life Chocolate Hazelnut Baby Bundt Cakes by Paula | Vintage Kitchen Notes Cinnamon Crusted Sweet Potato Bundt with Honey Glaze by Kate | Food Babbles Coconut and Rum Bundt Cake for National Bundt Cake Day by Carrie | Poet In The Pantry Cream Cheese Swirled Chocolate Bundt Cake by Anuradha | Baker Street Tunnel of Fudge Bundt Cake with Hazelnuts by Alice | Hip Foodie Mom Vanilla Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze by Lora | Cake Duchess
I’m also submitting this to Brenda’s 12 Weeks Of Christmas Treats. Hop over and see what the others are bringing to the table.
53 Responses to Cream Cheese Swirled Chocolate Bundt Cake #BundtaMonth
This cake is absolutely gorgeous Anu, and the pics are excellent! Perfect swirl
crowd-pleaser is an understatement for this gorgeous hunk of a cake!! your lucky neighbours/family/colleagues.. whoever got to eat this bad boy.. and for some reason.. i always get to see these bundt cakes in the evning.. that horrible, bad time when the diet anyhow goes to pieces and your posts dont really help!! :)
Oh, my! Another beautiful masterpiece! What a nice crumb this cake has, and so gorgeous to look at…
(I made your cinnamon wreath, it was a huge hit with our department!)
this goes to my Pinterest right away…
Yeah you’re right; way too easy. This one should come with a flashing light that says, “overeating ahead please proceed with caution!”
Your original idea to make a pumpkin bundt with rum glaze sounded wonderful but I for one am glad that you didn’t have enough eggs and switched up to this one. It’s is a pretty cake and I’m sure it tastes as wonderful as it looks.
OMG – How did I not know it was National Bundt Cake Day – Happy Holidays :-)
I’m not a chocolate fan, but this is pulling me in anyway. I think it’s those words ‘cream cheese’ at the beginning. And the photo of the swirl; it’s gorgeous. I’ve backed off on a lot of these groups because of time, but the bundt a month thing sounds really fun and like something I could probably handle time-wise. Hmmmmmm
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Wow, that is one gorgeous Bundt cake!!
That cake looks very lovely!
Oh-this is a dreamy bundt, An. I think the cream cheese glaze is stunning and the swirly white middle is divine. I want to take a big bite now with a cup of coffee. So fun we managed to get bundts together for this special baking day!:) xx
I love Bundt a month! :) I also love this months bundt cake! It’s gorgeous!!
This is such a beautiful cake!!
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Oh so pretty! I am always surprised by how lovely a Bundt can look on the inside and yours is gorgeous! Happy Bundt Day!
I’m a bundt baking newbie! This recipe is certainly one that I should try so that I can use my bundt pan again. Its one of my most underused pans!!! I’m loving the icing – so beautifully decorated! Nicely done, Anuradha! :-)
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This cake is just absolutely gorgeous!!!! LOVE it. LOVE it!
This swirled bundt cake looks to die for!
That is a simply gorgeous bundt my friend, fantastic job :D
Choc Chip Uru
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That sounds like fun.. on the other hand, the rest of us get to see your pretty recipes and follow behind trying them out as we go:) This might just be the perfect one for me to start with.. xx Smidge
I have one word for you: stunning!
Holy stunning! I love that you came up with this on the spur of the moment. I am a huge fan of cream cheese and chocolate together and have bookmarked this :)
Bundt month is definitely making me want to go buy a bundt pan! What a scrumptious looking bundt!!!!!
Great looking drizzle!
Gorgeous bundt, I love the cream cheese swirl!
Chocolate cake and cheese cake, it’s a dream come true! And so pretty! Goes onto my must make list
p.s. but your Nutella cheesecake is the first on that list, I’m only waiting for my detox week to finish :-). So I’ll be back soon to report on that.
Honestly… I don’t talk like this and have never viewed food this way.. but that drizzle on the cake is almost “sexy”. :) What a stunning bundt cake. Well done my friend. :)
Really enjoying your and Lora’s bundt series and I don’t think this one can get any prettier. I bet it tastes just as good. :)
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Beautiful looking cake! Love the contrast between the dark chocolate and the white glaze. It looks delicious.
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This is gorgeous. Did you use natural cocoa powder or Dutched (alkalized)? I totally want to make this!
Anuradha, this is a beautiful cake and one I’d be proud to have at the fanciest feast.
Oh, yum! Pinned and you’ll be seeing it soon! :)
Look at that beautiful swirl, it’s perfect!
This is gorgeous! Love the swirl. Something for me to aspire to achieve – that pretty swirl.
Oh what a fun linky party! I will be sure to check it out! Also this bundt cake looks to die for!!! I a made Egg Nog pound cake recently. You’ll have to hop over and Check it out!
Oh my goodness that is soooooo beautiful. I need to try this!
Your cake looks beyond delicious, and that drizzle….oh my yum!!!! Hugs, Terra
What a beautiful bundt. I pinned this one to try sometime soon.
That is a gorgeous bundt cake Anu. I love the cream cheese chocolate combo (no wonder chocolate cheesecake is my favorite dessert) and that glaze, oh my! so tempting!
Swoon! This is one hell of a cake – it’s gorgeous! How do you get the marbling swirl so incredibly perfect? And the glaze on top is fabulous. If only I could reach into my computer screen for a piece…sigh…
Thanks Nancy! :)
My mouth is watering. Would love a little slice to go with my coffee right now.
Thanks for being a part of the YBR, have a great week! :)
The cake looks delicious. I saw the post from the YBR round up in November. I was in the round up too and I’m Twitter follower.
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I made this except I used carrot cake instead of chocolate cake. Delicious!
Wow! That sounds like a great idea. Thanks Christina! :)
What a lovely cake!! Did you swirl the cream cheese into the mixture to achieve this effect?
Thanks Cynthia. Yes. I did. :)