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

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

Yield: 1 Bundt Cake
Additional Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


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


  • 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.


  1. 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.
  2. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour over cooled cake.


Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups.


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

  2. This sounds delicious. Cozy is a good word.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  3. 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

  4. Hi Beth
    your cake looks delicious.

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

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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

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

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  12. Oh my goodness this looks incredible!

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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 ;)

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

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

  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

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

    Thanks for linking up to the Block Party!

  20. 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…

  21. 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!

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

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

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  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!

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  28. 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!

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  33. 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 :-)

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

  36. How did you get the cake out so perfectly? What kind of pan do you use? I’ve heard about spraying and then sugaring your pan, others say butter and flour, yours just said oil (is that really all you did)… what did you do?

    • Yes, spray the bundt pan well and turn the cake over onto a plate about 5 minutes are it comes out of the oven.

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