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chocolate easter bundt cake

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Chicago, IL

My family loves this Bundt cake. We always make this for Easter. It's best when served warm and with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

While this is called a cake, since it has yeast, it's more of a bread-like texture. Once baked, it's light, fluffy, and full of chocolate. This is not overly sweet, so the flavor of the dark chocolate does come through. A nice Easter dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 5 Hr
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate easter bundt cake

  • 3 1/3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 oz
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 7 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 1/3 c
    scalded milk (110 degrees)
  • 12 oz
    dark chocolate, melted -- for the filling
  • 6 oz
    dark chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    maple syrup

How To Make chocolate easter bundt cake

Test Kitchen Tips
Keep an eye on the dough while it mixes in the blender. The dough will be sticky, but you don't want it too sticky or liquidy. If needed, add extra flour 1/4 cup at a time.
  • Dough ingredients combined in a mixing bowl.
    Sift the flour and add salt, yeast, sugar, eggs, butter, and warm milk. Mix in the mixer with the special attachment for yeast dough (the hook). At this point, the dough will be sticky.
  • Dough has risen until doubled in size.
    Cover the dough-filled bowl with a kitchen towel and leave it in a warm place for about 1 hour or until double in size.
  • Dough on a floured surface.
    Take out the dough on the flour sprinkled counter and work on it for a bit (maybe for 2 minutes). Sprinkle flour if necessary.
  • Chocolate spread onto the dough.
    Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape that is 12 x 16 inches. Spread the cooled chocolate on it, leaving 1 inch from the edge.
  • Bundt pan greased and floured.
    Grease a 10 inch (about 2.5 to 3 quarts) Bundt cake pan and sprinkle with flour.
  • Dough rolled and placed in a Bundt cake.
    Roll the dough, like a jelly roll, starting from the longer side. Pinch the ends together and make sure the sewn side is on the bottom of the pan. Put the dough in a greased Bundt cake pan. Cover with a towel for 30 minutes.
  • Cake baking in the oven.
    Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. On the middle rack.
  • Frosting spread over the Chocolate Easter Bundt Cake.
    For the frosting, warm up all ingredients in a small pan or double boiler until chocolate is melted. Let it cool a little and frost the cake. Enjoy! It is so good.