Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake

Hello, welcome to my blog. I’m back after a couple of weeks off with our family, during which we celebrated our eldest daughter’s 16th birthday – erm where did those years go?? Anyway, I digress! It was a wonderful holiday, especially as we were joined by family for a few days over the birthday celebrations. So I took my spring form cake tin with me – doesn’t everyone?? Star had a maltesers ice cream cake on her birthday, which was knockout! Buuutt now we’re home and there are other family members to celebrate Star’s birthday, so, knowing her favourite cake is Chocolate Marble and she’s not a big fan of icing, I decided to change up my usual Chocolate Marble Cake  recipe and make her a Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake. Ooh you are going to be so pleased I came up with this cake!!

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - feastingisfun.com
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – feastingisfun.com

 

See – I thought you’d be pleased. This is the second recipe I have made where I use plain flour and add the baking powder seperately. I also guessed all the quantities for the size of cake (I mean, I did have a rough idea!!). This Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake was a complete success, both visually and in the taste department.

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with edible gold stars.
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with edible gold stars.

 

Most importantly to me though was that the birthday girl herself liked it. Tick box – result!! This cake has a wonderfully moist texture, resulting in most of it being consumed on the day of baking. The drizzled chocolate adds different flavours and texture, overall this cake is a stunner. Perfect as a Celebration cake.

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - each slice shows the beautiful marbling.
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – each slice shows the beautiful marbling.

 

I absolutely am falling in love with Bundt cake pans. Who wouldn’t?? They give such beautiful detail to the baked cake. I was very tempted to put Maltesers into the little dimples on the cake, but thought that it looked better with just the drizzled chocolate. However, if I was baking my Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake I absolutely would – maybe sprinkling a few crushed Maltesers over the top as well?? The possibilities with decorating a Bundt cake are endless, as the cake shape lends itself to all sorts of ideas, including leaving the cake plain.

This is the Bundt tin I used.
This is the Bundt tin I used.

 

Soo gorgeous I know. I’m even toying with the idea of making a jelly in it – can you imagine?? Have you ever tried making a jelly in a Bundt tin? I’m guessing you’d have to lightly oil the inside of the pan with a flavouless oil, but I think it could totally work. I’ll keep you posted!

Anyway enough about glorious Bundt pans and onto how to make this cake!!

Firstly the Bundt pan dimensions are 23.5cm (9″) wide x 11cm (4.5″) deep. The pan holds 3 litres (5.3 UK pints).

Recipe :

25g/1 oz Butter – melted

275g/10 oz Unsalted Butter at room temp

275g/10 oz Caster Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

5 Large Eggs – free range

275g/10 oz Plain White Flour

2.5 tsp Baking Powder

80mls/3fl oz Milk – Whole or Semi Skimmed

3 tbsp Cocoa Powder

Method : Preheat oven to 175C/160C fan

 

Using a pastry brush, ensure the inside of the Bundt tin is covered in melted butter.
Using a pastry brush, ensure the inside of the Bundt tin is covered in melted butter.
Whisk the sugar, butter, salt and vanilla extract until light and creamy.
Whisk the sugar, butter, salt and vanilla extract until light and creamy.

 

Crack all the eggs into a jug. Sift the flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Starting with the dry ingredients add a third to the butter mixture, followed by half of the eggs, beating gently to incorporate the ingredients. Repeat this step. Finish by adding the final third of the dry ingredients and beating to mix. Add the milk and mix to incorporate.

Give the ingredients a good mix with a spatula to ensure everything is well incorporated.
Give the ingredients a good mix with a spatula to ensure everything is well incorporated.

 

Remove half of the cake batter to a separate bowl. This will be the vanilla part of the cake.

Add the cocoa to half of the cake batter. Mix well to incorporate.
Add the cocoa to the remaining half of the cake batter. Mix well to incorporate.
You are now ready to start building your Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake.
You are now ready to start building your Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake.
Place scoops (I used a dessert spoon) of alternating vanilla/chocolate batter in the Bundt tin.
Place scoops (I used a dessert spoon) of alternating vanilla/chocolate batter into the Bundt tin.
Now place a scoop of chocolate batter on top of the vanilla, repeating with both batters so they alternate throughout the cake.
Now place a scoop of chocolate batter on top of the vanilla, repeating with both batters so they alternate throughout the cake.
Using a wooed spoon handle, gently swirl it through the batter. This will give the marbled effect once baked.
Using a wooden spoon handle, gently swirl it through the batter. This will give the marbled effect once baked.

 

Please don’t worry if you think there is not enough batter for the pan (I worried!!), this cake rises beautifully.

Place the cake pan in the middle of the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes.

Test with a skewer (I used a bamboo BBQ one!) by inserting it through the deepest part of the cake. The cake is baked when a skewer comes out clean. Once cooked remove the cake pan from the oven.

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - allow to cool in the tin for 15 mins.
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – allow to cool in the tin for 15 mins.

 

After cooling for 15 minutes turn your cake out onto a cooling rack. Stand back and admire your beautiful piece of art, I mean cake!! Allow to fully cool.

Melt the white and milk chocolate in separate bowls. I use the microwave, use whichever method you feel most comfortable with.

NOTE : White chocolate is easy to over heat. So go easy on the nuking! I speak from experience!!

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - once cooled melt the chocolate ready to decorate your cake!
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – once cooled melt the chocolate ready to decorate your cake!
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - drizzle over the melted chocolate.
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – drizzle over the melted chocolate.

 

Using a teaspon gently drizzle, first the white and then the milk chocolate over the cake – soo pretty.

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake - for extra sparkle I showered the cake with edible gold stars!
Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake – for extra sparkle I showered the cake with edible gold stars!

 

This Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake is a real show stopper – I had to stop myself adding gold candles, but that would totally work.

Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, get-me-through-the-day, this cake has the WOW factor and demands to be shared amongst friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues – in fact anyone would have their day brightened with the gift of this cake.

Do you bake cakes to share – just because it’s a wonderful thing to do?

Happy baking.

Sammie x

 

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Hi, I’m Sammie, a young 40 something girl who loves life, Jesus, her family, cooking, gardening and photography. I have a passion for sharing and encouraging others to share. My way to show love is through food whilst having fun. Hence Feasting Is Fun!!

22 thoughts on “Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake”

    1. Thank you Pam. It’s from Lakeland, I’m not sure if they still stock this pan, but they always have a good range. I used melted butter to grease the pan, there wasn’t any trouble removing the cake. Ever detail from the pan was present.

  1. Hi Sammie! That is one beautiful bundt tin! I’ve never seen such a unique design and now you have me itching to start my own collection! This type of cake totally reminds me of my childhood; our kitchen seemed to always have a bundt cake of some flavor on a glass cake stand in the kitchen that we would shave away at through the week. I absolutely love a marble cake and drizzled with chocolate? We speak the same language sistah! 😉 This cake is amazing for any occasion in my book! So glad you had a nice holiday and happy (belated) birthday to your Star! Oh to be 16 again! 😉 – Liz

    1. I love that we speak the same language Liz, even though we are on separate continents!! I have 3 Bundt tins now, that’s surely gotta be the start of a collection. I’ve seen some fab ones on Twitter from Nordikware.co.uk. Pretty sure they ship internationally. 16 seems a looooong time ago 😉 xx

  2. Hi Sammie
    The cake looks just perfect! Glad the holiday was wonderful and the 16th birthday celebrations went well.
    LizzyLou xxxx

    1. Thank you Liz. Chocolate marbled cake is our daughter’s absolute favourite. I think this is the 5th year in a row that I’ve made it. I must be doing something right???

    1. Thank you, although I’m nowhere near Bake Off standard. I am actually falling for Bundt tins. They give a cake the WOW factor.

  3. That is one gorgeous cake and how wonderful of you to bake it whilst on holiday. I’m a recent convert to bundts and now it’s my favourite way to bake cakes. Less icing needed and even the plainest of cakes looks really good.

    1. Thanks Chocolette, I hope I’ve not mislead anybody, this cake was baked at home. I did make bread and scones whilst we were in Devon though! Ooh and we managed to get some local clotted cream – delicious x

  4. Ooohh Sammie that looks beautiful 😍 I have that pan too! Surprise surprise hehe. I’ve done jelly in a bundt pan before and it came out beautifully. You don’t need to oil it. Just dip the outside in hot water when the jelly is set and it slightly melts to release easily.
    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous recipe and glad the birthday went well xxx

  5. Ooh what a fab idea. Thanks for that honey. I like the idea of doing a rainbow jelly in this tin. I think it would be a big hit. Sammie xxx

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