Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Cakes have a special place in everyone's heart. When I think of chocolate cakes, I think of Ambrosia (a Bakery in Trivandrum) whom I think has one of the best chocolate cakes and one of my friend's mom, who used to make awesome chocolate cakes. This is the kind of chocolate cake that is not too sweet with a coffee flavor and is best eaten with the plain vanilla ice cream. I have been looking for the perfect recipe for a long time and happened to see one in Bharathy's blog - Spicy Chilly. The picture looked awesome and decided to try it out. That was a wise decision and I have been making this for sometime now in different forms - cup cakes, round cakes, etc. 

This time I decided to try it out with the Bundt pan that I got from CSN stores as part of a review for them.  As mentioned in my prior CSN Store review, if you are looking for a specific cooking tool/gadget that you cannot find anywhere else, try CSN stores as they offer a wide range of products from twin beds to cookwares

Now moving on to the Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe, I have made very slight changes to the measurement and here is my version:

Makes a 12" Bundt Cake
All Purpose Flour (Maida)- 1 cup
Milk Powder- 1 tbsp (heaped)
Cocoa Powder- 4 tbsp (heaped)
Baking Soda- 1/2 tsp
Butter- 11 tbsp (145 gms)
Sugar- 1 cup
Egg- 4
Coffee Powder- 1 tbsp (heaped)
Yogurt- 4 tbsp
Vanilla Essence- 1 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp

1. Sieve the Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Soda, Milk Powder and Salt at least 4 times to make sure that the dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed well. I used Hershey's Cocoa powder. Avoid salt if using salted butter.
2. Beat the sugar and butter well until they become smooth.
3. Add the eggs to the butter and beat well for 2-3 minutes.
4. To this, add vanilla essence and coffee powder (make sure that you are using fine coffee powder; if they are in the crystal form, powder it before you add it) and mix well.
5. Now add the yogurt to the batter and blend well. When adding the yogurt, make sure there are no lumps.
6. Now slowly fold in the flour mixture to the batter and mix well.
7. Grease a 12" bundt pan with butter and pour in the batter.
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degree F for 30-35 minutes.

This cake is best eaten with a scoop of plain vanilla ice cream - yum! It is great on its own as well! Thanks Bharathy for sharing this recipe.

Sending this to "Virtual Party - Chocolaty Dreams" Event hosted by Shabitha.


  1. Looks perfect and i so love this with vanilla ice cream...

  2. Hi Fathima,

    Send me some!!Looks so yummy dear!!


  3. Beautiful cake dear..loving the texture n rich chocolaty color!

    US Masala

  4. looks superb and moist.Last pic is killing!

  5. Wat abt the Chocolate balls of Ambrosia....?!

  6. even though im not that big a chocolate fan, there is something about the bundt pan that looks so the first pic

  7. wow so delicious ur chocolate cake n the icecream on top of it ..yummy


  8. Chocolate cake looks perfect. Ultimate cake.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. This chocolate cake looks so delicious and too a great fan of Ambrosia TVM

  10. The cake looks truly tempting and the photos are stunning, especially the last one :-)

  11. love chocolate cakes, they look perfect, soft and moist :)

  12. drooling here.....the last snap is making me crazy to snatch it from the plate and goble it up....

  13. wow that looks perfect & very moist..wish to grab a piece..:)

  14. perfect chocolate cake... With ice cream makes it a great combo..

  15. excellent cake...pack me some !!!

  16. Spongy chocolate cake looks awesome, beautiful click..

  17. Very rich n chocolatey....yummmmmm

  18. I love the bundt pan and the cake looks and sounds gorgeous.

  19. I have to get bundt pan now. Chocolate cake looks awesome.

  20. Fantastic clicks..I am sure it must have tasted awesome!

  21. You'd made my day, Girl!..:)
    I feel so happy to see you trying out in different shapes and even happier when you say you all enjoyed it! :)

    Tight Hugs to you Fathima :)

  22. Beautiful spongy choco cake. Its very perfect and I love the icecream combo with it. Sure this cake has a special place in my heart too.
    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran

  23. Superb!!! superb!!!
    so moist and yummy!!..btw nice profile pic..i have a vague memory of shahana telling me u studied in TKM?? My husband also studied there..

  24. beautiful cake fathima, looks perfect...

  25. That cake looks delectable and so yummy! Ambrosia was one of my favorite places to buy pastries and stuff in Trivandrum and felt thrilled reading about it in your post.



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