The best chocolate chip bundt cake with chocolate ganache

Everybody needs an easy chocolate chip bundt cake recipe. This chocolate chip cake is made with sour cream and a little cinnamon, and topped with a thick layer of chocolate ganache. This is the best dessert to serve a crowd because everybody loves a great bundt cake.Chocolate chip bundt cake with chocolate ganache

When I want to bake bundt cakes or come up with a good bundt cake recipe, one of my criteria is that the recipe has to be easy and it should not be overly complicated. If I read a bundt cake recipe that calls for separated eggs, for example, where the whites are whipped into a pillowy mass that gets folded into the batter, I feel like this is too much work for a bundt. Bundts are the cake you bring to community events or family picnics, and I truly believe they should be simple but taste fantastic. Everybody loves a good bundt and this chocolate chip bundt cake recipe from scratch is my go-to recipe when I want a simple cake that feeds a crowd.

Easy chocolate chip bundt cake unglazed

This chocolate chip bundt cake starts with a 1-2-3-4 cake recipe

This easy chocolate chip bundt cake with sour cream is a 1-2-3-4 cake so it’s made with 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs. To give the bundt a little extra rise, I threw in some baking powder and baking soda. The sour cream in this recipe gives the cake a moist crumb and a lighter texture. This chocolate chip cake has the perfect texture: not too dense, but not overly fluffy either. This easy bundt cake recipe is a recipe you can keep in your back pocket. It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4 and that’s what you have to remember!

Bundt cake with chocolate chips and swirls of thick chocolate glaze being sliced and served from a grey serving platter

Chocolate chocolate chip bundt cake recipe variation

In general, the easiest way of turning a vanilla cake into a chocolate cake: take out a portion of the flour from the recipe (not all) and sift in the equivalent amount of cocoa powder. So, if you want to bake a chocolate chocolate chip bundt cake: it’s easy. Start by measuring out the flour you need for this recipe and take out 3/4 cup (basically measure 2 ¼ cups (instead of 3 cups), which comes out to 280 grams (instead of 375 grams)). Replace that volume of flour with cocoa powder, so use 3/4 cup cocoa powder for this recipe (that should be about 90 grams).

Easy chocolate chocolate chip bundt cake sliced

Cinnamon chocolate chip bundt cake recipe

Easy chocolate chocolate chip bundt cake sliced
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Cinnamon chocolate chip bundt cake with chocolate ganache

Everybody needs an easy chocolate chip bundt cake recipe. This chocolate chocolate chip bundt cake is made with sour cream, a little cinnamon, and topped with a thick layer of chocolate ganache. Pretty perfect, if you ask me!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 572 kcal
Author Janice


Chocolate chip bundt cake ingredients

  • 375 grams all-purpose flour 3 cups
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 230 grams unsalted butter, softened 1 cup
  • 400 grams granulated sugar 2 cups
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 375 mL sour cream (full fat preferably) 1 1/2 cups
  • 300 grams semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips

Chocolate ganache ingredients

  • 175 grams dark chocolate (I used Cacao Barry Ocoa 70% dark chocolate) 1 cups
  • 28 grams unsalted butter 2 tbsp
  • 30 mL sour cream 2 tbsp


How to make the chocolate chip bundt cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

  2. Prepare the bundt pan by spritzing it with a little cooking spray (brushing the oil to make sure the pan is evenly coated). Set the pan aside for later.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  4. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and the sugar. Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. The batter should be very light and fluffy at this point.

  5. Add the sour cream and vanilla, and beat again to mix it really well.

  6. Add the dry ingredients and stir on low to incorporate. Don't mix it completely. When there's still some flour not yet incorporated, finish stirring with a spatula or a big wooden spoon, being sure to scrape up what's stuck to the bottom of the bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  7. Dollop the batter into the prepared pan and swirl and smooth it with a small offset spatula. Bang the pan on the counter several times to make sure the batter settles into all the grooves of the pan. If you are worried, you can even push a knife through the batter to force it into place.

  8. Bake for 75 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Let the bundt cool 25 minutes before inverting on a wire rack to cool completely.

How to make the chocolate ganache

  1. In a medium bowl, melt together the chocolate with the butter. You can do this gently over a double boiler OR in the microwave at power level 5, making sure to stir every so often to avoid burning the chocolate.

  2. Add the sour cream and stir. Let the ganache sit until it has thickened enough to spread on top of the cooled bundt without it flowing off the sides.


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14 Responses to The best chocolate chip bundt cake with chocolate ganache

  1. Claudia November 15, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    Love your nutty bundt cake story. Those were the days… and you learned because this bundt cake is moist, sans nuts and yearning to be eaten. Or rather, I’m yearning to eat it!

  2. Evan Thomas November 15, 2010 at 3:01 am #

    This sounds delicious! There’s nothing that chocolate chips can’t make better

  3. The Food Librarian November 15, 2010 at 3:07 am #

    What a great Bundt! I love that old pan. It is a beauty. Yes, sticking Bundts are not fun. Thank you for much for baking along with me for National/International Bundt Day! I’ll be sending you the I Like Big Bundts button. Wear it proudly 😉 hee hee. And, yes, fat-free sour cream is crazy. That’s like fat-free butter. Just wrong. Happy Happy Bundt Day to you! – mary the food librarian

  4. Belinda @zomppa November 15, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    I like ’em too…and I cannot lie…fantastic bundt. I could eat bundt all day. I could say the word bundt all day.

  5. Squeaky Gourmet November 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    I am shamed–I do not even OWN a bundt pan.
    I also find it to be a peculiar word.
    This looks beautiful! happy Celebrating!

  6. katie @ November 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    i am seriously drooling over that cake! great job!

  7. Torviewtoronto November 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    delicious bundt cake lovely addition of cinnamon and chocolate

  8. Gigabiting November 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    i’ve had that cinnamon and chocolate chip combo- it’s great because it let’s you eat chocolate for breakfast.

  9. briarrose November 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Yummy…cinnamon and dark chocolate….dreamy combo there.

  10. The Mom Chef November 16, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    I don’t even own a regular bundt pan and I wish I did. I have a few of the fancier ones but somehow the one “normal” one that I used to have has disappeared. Your cake looks fantastic.

  11. Evan @swEEts November 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    Your post really made me realize that I need to bake more bundt cakes.. and I even bought a new bundt pan recently! This sounds delicious.. I love the flavors

  12. moonglowgardens November 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    I wish I had known sooner, too! I would have baked a bundt cake since I’ve been craving it! Your old one is similar to my new favorite {Heritage} and yes, a little complicated to cut.

    Thanks for sharing your story.

  13. meg June 23, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

    hello! thank you for the lovely recipe! this cake is wonderful.

    however, 75 minutes is wayyyyyy too long! i bake quick breads often and rarely see recipes with such a long cooking time, but i’m no expert. after 40 minutes the top was quite brown but i thought, hey, that’s just the cinnamon helping it develop a lovely crust just as it says in the recipe. at 50 minutes it started to burn. inside was fully cooked. it’s still a great bundt cake but 45 minutes max in your oven!

  14. elodiesucree May 13, 2018 at 6:02 am #

    Superbe ton bunt !!! Il me donne très, ton moule est très joli, je ne le trouve pas en France domage, merci pour ce beau partage, gros bisous, très bon dimanche 😗

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