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This Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake is BIG on flavour and short on prep time. The recipe makes a large Buttermilk Bundt cake big enough to feed a crowd! Cake is shown being sliced and served with cake serverChocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake

This Cake.

Chocolate Cake like you’ve never had before.

side view of chocolate buttermilk bundt cake with chocolate frosting dripping on the sides

BIG Chocolate Flavor.  This Chocolate Buttermilk

Bundt Cake is so moist it melts in your mouth.

An easy recipe that bakes up with a delicious crumb, as they say on the Great British Baking Show!

mixing bowl, spatula, mix master in my tiny RV kitchen

I just love potlucks.  They’re such a wonderful way to get folks together to celebrate an occasion, or just because.  AND I’ve found that it’s a great way to find new recipes from those amazing cooks and bakers out there!

My neighbour Sue brought this amazing Chocolate Cake to the Canada Day Potluck at the trailer park this past July 1st.

And it was a show stopper!  Just look at that Chocolate Glaze.  You can Pin It right now to save for later!
mixing the chocolate buttermilk bundt cake batter

I love to whip up a cake from scratch.  Everything goes into one bowl and gets whipped up in no time at all.  You all know how I love to tweak recipes just a little.  I’d been seeing lots of buttermilk cake recipes recently.  So that got me thinking…..


Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake?

Instead of sour milk, like the original recipe called for, why not buttermilkCakes made with buttermilk have an extra rich flavour, and I remember growing up how much my Dad loved buttermilk!  Desserts made with buttermilk were really popular in our home.

And of course I wanted to created the very BEST buttermilk chocolate bundt cake ever!

For this Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake recipe, the addition of a cup of hot water along with the cup of buttermilk and a cup of oil, makes for a very moist cake!

And that of course contributes to one very yummy cake!

buttermilk chocolate cake batter in bundt pan ready for the oven

You can make this in a 13 X 9 pan, or use a Bundt (10″ X 4″) pan.  Sue made hers in a 13 X 9, so I thought I would try the Bundt.  

I love simple bundt cake recipes and always think Bundt Cakes are so pretty, don’t you?  After all, you want to make a cake that not only tastes great, but looks great too!

CHECK THIS OUT! Or better yet, Pin It to Your Board for later!

freshly baked buttermilk chocolate bundt cake without frosting

Make sure you line whatever pan you use and grease it really well (butter or shortening and I usually use aluminum foil to line the pan).

Once the cake is baked and cools, Invert the pan on a platter or plate so that you can peel away the foil and then set it right side up.

chocolate buttermilk bundt cake with hot water frosting

I made this cake on the weekend, and invited some neighbours over for dessert and coffee.  Everyone really liked the Bundt pan version and gave it a thumbs up!

Especially my hubby Mark!

You can Pin It by clicking this link!

 chocolate buttermilk bundt cake sliced and ready to eat

Here’s the Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Recipe and don’t forget to save it to your favorite Pinterest Boards! 

5 from 4 votes
This Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake is BIG on flavour and short on prep time. The one bowl scratch cake recipe makes a large Bundt cake big enough to feed a crowd!
Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

A rich and delicious Buttermilk Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe with a thick Chocolate Frosting, mixes up in one bowl, and looks beautiful when baked in a Bundt Pan. So easy, yet so very good, this cake has BIG Chocolate flavor.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 368 kcal
Author: Judy Kahansky
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tsp corn starch
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter
  1. Preheat Oven to 350F

  2. First in a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients in order.

  3. Blend until the batter is smooth.
  4. Next, pour into a greased bundt pan

  5. Bake 40 to 50 minutes at 350F
  6. Remove from oven and let cool.
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix first four ingredients and cook over medium heat until thickened
  2. Next, stir in the vanilla and butter

  3. Beat until creamy and then pour over the cooled cake

  4. Enjoy!

Related:  Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake – chocolate cake with a touch of heat! or Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake!  All one bowl scratch cakes – so delicious and easy to make.


This Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake is BIG on flavour and short on prep time. The recipe makes a large Bundt cake big enough to feed a crowd!

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