Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake

Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake is an overload of chocolate with black cocoa, chocolate chips, ganache and truffles in moist dark cake.

Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake

Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake is my recipe of the day with the Bundt Bakers blogging group. We meet up on the third Wednesday with new Bundt recipes. Members take turns choosing themes.

Wendy Klik is hosting  for February and decided on the theme of cakes that celebrate love.

Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake

Now I have to mention that up until recently I hadn’t made a pick for myself. Often  I will put an event in a blog calendar months in advance. But this event was sneaking up on me.

Looking into my  schedule  I saw I had also  made a typo: Bundy Bakers- Celebrating  Love. Yeah, immediately my wacked out brain went to Ted Bundy. And I thought with a giggle- not only does my cake need to celebrate love, but it has to be killer.

Okay, that’s my little joke. Just be glad I am not sharing a cake in the shape of a Volkswagen. If you Google a “Bundy Cake” you might see just that. So others obviously  more odd than I am with my #haha.

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Celebrating Love

Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake

Well, when I do  think of love, chocolate is the thing. And if it is to be killer and all that, it surely must be Death By Chocolate.

In general,  that refers to a very dark, richly loaded chocolate cake. Some places will  top it with syrup or hot fudge. I decided to top  mine with truffles.

I actually drove over to the Godiva Chocolatier to get some but wouldn’t you know it? Covid has put them out of business locally. #BooHoo

So I then went to Aglamesis, a local chocolatier, and they managed to  have something I could pile on (truffles and nonpareils) even though they had a bit of a Valentines Day crowd and were running dread low.

Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake

Inside Details

I also used some black cocoa, which you can  find at  specialty stores, at kitchen shops with gourmet foods (such as Sur la Table and Williams-Sonoma)  or you can buy it online  from King Arthur’s website. It is very dark.

Like Ted  Bundy’s heart?

Sorry (couldn’t resist!)

Nor  could  I resist a couple of leftover Halloween baking  decorations I found  in my pantry.  They seemed to be just sitting there waiting for me. I added them to the cake plate like a little bit of lagniappe. Enjoy!

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Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake

Death By Chocolate Bundt Cake

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 5



  • 4 ounces soft unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons black baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa


  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream if needed
  • chocolate candies for decor if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Spray a 6-cup nonstick original Bundt pan with Baker's Release spray.
  • Cream butter and the granulated sugar in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • Add eggs, mixing until smooth.
  • Slowly add the coffee, sour cream and vanilla.
  • Gradually add the flour, black cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mixing into a smooth batter.
  • Toss the chocolate chips with the teaspoon of cocoa and then fold those into the batter.
  • Place the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cake tests done with a toothpick.
  • Cool in pan 15 minutes then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • Place condensed milk and chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water (making sure water does not touch bottom of upper pot) and whisk until melted.
  • Add cream only to adjust consistency to a good drizzle.
  • Drizzle cake and top with chopped chocolate truffles, nonpareils, chocolate curls and/or chocolate chips as desired.


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5 responses

  1. My first reaction was “Whoa, chocolate overload!” But my mind immediately followed that with “NO SUCH THING.” This is the sort of cake that gets oooohs and aaahs when you bring it to the table, Sue!

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