Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake
This is a fun holiday twist on bundt cake – hot chocolate bundt cake with a hot cocoa chocolate glaze.

Winter doesn’t seem so bad anymore!

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake
If only this bundt cake could warm you up like a cup of hot chocolate than I wouldn’t have to wear long underwear, sweat pants, wool socks, and 4 long sleeve shirts.

I like to stay cozy :-)

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake
We haven’t gotten any snow yet where I live in Illinois, and that is totally okay with me since I experienced 22 minnesota winters.

Why are people even out driving?!

But Minnesota winters can be beautiful..

Even more of a reason to make hot chocolate bundt cake.

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 1 Bundt Cake


    Bundt Cake
  • 2 & 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dry hot chocolate mix
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 oz milk chocolate, melted
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Glaze
  • 6 oz milk chocolate
  • 2 tbsp dry hot chocolate mix
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Spray a bundt pan liberally with baking spray.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and hot chocolate mix. Set aside.
  4. In large mixing bowl (or stand mixer) cream together you butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add in the sugar and beat on medium about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  5. In microwave safe bowl, melt milk chocolate on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring after each. Add to butter mixture and mix until incorporated.
  6. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between each and then add vanilla.
  7. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in your sifted dry ingredients.
  8. Mix ingredients until incorporated. Don't over mix.
  9. Fill your pan with batter and bake for 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let cool in pan and then transfer to wire rack.
  11. Glaze
  12. In small saucepan over low heat, melt the 6oz milk chocolate, 2 tbsp dry hot chocolate mix, heavy cream and butter together until melted, stirring frequently.
  13. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
  14. Pour over cooled cake.

Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups.

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

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62 Responses to “Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake”

  1. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — December 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

    hot chocolate is perfect for cold winter days! This looks amazing! And that is way too much snow for me!

    • The First Year Blog — December 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Haha, sometimes all that snow can be fun – for about 2 hours.

  2. Linda — December 7, 2013 at 10:05 am

    This sounds delicious. Cozy is a good word.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

    • The First Year Blog — December 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      I LOVE being cozy!

  3. Tanya — December 7, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I haven’t lived in Minneapolis in over 20 years but I always check the forecast there! Beth, as always your amazing creations inspire-featuring you on FB today- xo

    • The First Year Blog — December 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you Tanya!!!

  4. Angel — December 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Beth
    your cake looks delicious.

    • The First Year Blog — December 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you for coming by today Angel!

  5. Jelli — December 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    This looks gorgeous, Beth! I’d love to sink my teeth right into it. Pinning.

    • The First Year Blog — December 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks Jelli!

  6. Julie Corbisiero — December 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    This sounds and looks wonderful! TFS on best of the weekend.

    • The First Year Blog — December 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      I appreciate you coming Julie!

  7. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — December 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Beth, holy cow! These pictures are beautiful and this cake looks amazing! I’m right there with ya on the nasty winters, I experienced 22 years of wisconsin blizzards! Thank goodness for Texas. :) Pinning this awesome cake!

    • The First Year Blog — December 8, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Oh good ol’ Wisconsin!!

  8. Julie @ This Gal Cooks — December 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    This Florida gal has never even seen snow! Now I’ve been out of state but not during anytime that there was snow anywhere!

    What a lovely cake. I bet it’s perfect for those chilly nights. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinned!

    • The First Year Blog — December 8, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      WHAT?! That is just crazy talk to me!

  9. This looks delicious! And I totally have the same mug that it is your pictures!

    • The First Year Blog — December 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Bed, Bath & Beyond?!

  10. Nicole — December 8, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Oh my goodness, I can’t imagine living in that much snow! This cake looks fantastic :D

    • The First Year Blog — December 9, 2013 at 7:19 am

      Nicole, thanks for coming by!

  11. Chelsea — December 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks incredible!

  12. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — December 10, 2013 at 7:18 am

    OMGoodness… this cake looks AMAZING! I love a good bundt cake. ;)
    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week- Pinned & sharing!

    • The First Year Blog — December 10, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Thanks Carrie!!

  13. cynthial1956 — December 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I love hot chocolate, and I can only imagine how great a hot chocolate cake would be! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  14. lizwaterson — December 11, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Oh my goodness that snow!!! Here in so cal we are freaking out at low 40’s!!! But I secretly know we are obnoxious and silly because that is not super cold. This cake looks gorgeous, that glaze looks drinkable ;)

    • The First Year Blog — December 11, 2013 at 7:39 am

      Ha, yes I just find that ridiculous! 40s is beautiful!

  15. Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family — December 13, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Looks so delicious!

    • The First Year Blog — December 13, 2013 at 7:16 am

      :-) Happy Friday Megan!

  16. Shannon {Cozy Country Living} — December 13, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Beth this cake looks wonderful! My children would love it:) I’ll have to give it try this weekend!

    • The First Year Blog — December 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      I hope everyone loves it!

  17. Pauline Molinari — December 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    wow – so yummy looking! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday link party!

    • The First Year Blog — December 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Hi Pauline! Thanks for letting me know where you are coming from. Happy Friday!

  18. G’day Beth! Mouthwatering recipe, true!
    Wish I could come through the screen and enjoy a slice right now too!
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Christmas Cookie Exchange
    Cheers! Joanne

    • The First Year Blog — December 14, 2013 at 8:41 am

      I wish I could come through your screen and check out Australia!

  19. Sumo — December 14, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Oh wow, this looks incredible! I’m featuring it today on my blog!

    Thanks for linking up to the Block Party!

    • The First Year Blog — December 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Thank you Sumo!

  20. AnnMarie — December 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    This makes me think of Dunkin’s Frozen hot chocolate drink….my son’s favorite! I will have to try this! Pinned! thanks for sharing it. Visiting from Freedom Fridays…

    • The First Year Blog — December 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Hi AnnMarie! Oh dunkin’s frozen hot chocolate sounds great! I hope you all enjoy this!

  21. Kim @ Exxquisitely Unremarkable — December 16, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Beth, this looks so amazing on its own, but in the context of your snowy photos, it looks necessary! We have snow right now, so I am pinning and making! Yum! Thanks for sharing!

    • The First Year Blog — December 16, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      It’s perfect for snowy weather!

  22. mommyondemand — December 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I would have to agree just stay inside and bake! Sounds delicious! Thanks for taking the time to come over and link up! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

  23. Monica — December 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Pinned and am featuring at Family Fun Friday!


  24. Meegan — December 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Looks SO delish! I can’t wait to feature this on Tickled Pink Times Two tonight :)
    Make it a pink day!!

    • The First Year Blog — December 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks Meegan!

  25. Elie @ OrganizerByDay — December 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    See it’s recipes like this that make me happy I asked for a bundt pan for Christmas!

    • The First Year Blog — December 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Perfect timing Elie! I hope Santa brings it :-)

  26. Looks so delicious! I am pinning and I will be trying it out! I have been looking for more coffee or hot cocoa bread recipes and this one is perfect, thank you!

    • The First Year Blog — December 20, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      Happy Holidays Maria!

  27. Katie @ The Casual Craftlete — December 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Hey Beth! Your cake looks amazing and will be one of my features from the Blog Hop. Hope you stop by tonight at 8pm C and don’t forget to grab your featured button. Have a great day!

    • The First Year Blog — December 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Hi Katie, thank you for letting me know!

  28. Michael's Woodcraft — January 16, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Your chocolate cake look delicious, I printed your recipe and will plan to make this soon. I do a lot of baking and bundt cakes are a favorite. Wow, looks like you have a lot of snow!

    If you like chocolate, take a look at my post on my chocolate chip cake, it is to die for. You can make this cake using a bundt pan, I used a tube pan this time but often use a bundt pan.

    I really enjoyed visiting your site, lots of good recipes and great pictures too.
    Michael :-)

    • The First Year Blog — January 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

      Mmm I sure do love cake and chocolate chips!

  29. Lena Sorrells — January 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Did you use salted butter? I see the recipe doesn’t call for salt.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Lena! I used unsalted butter and no salt!


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