This simple recipe makes a delicious chocolate Bundt cake.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 10 inch Bundt cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture alternately with the milk. Mix well.

  • Pour into 10 inch Bundt pan. Bake at 325 F (165 degrees C) for 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

568 calories; protein 7.4g 15% DV; carbohydrates 77g 25% DV; fat 27.2g 42% DV; cholesterol 119.8mg 40% DV; sodium 265.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2010
This cake was pretty good but something was a little off. I did not actually have chocolate so I used a can of tuna fish. I also followed another reader's advice and stirred in some mustard. I just hate to find what looks like such a great recipe and have it not turn out to be what I expected. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/18/2003
The cake tasted good but it exploded out of the bundt pan and made a huge mess!! I suggest putting in less and making 2 cakes instead. Read More
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109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2010
This cake was pretty good but something was a little off. I did not actually have chocolate so I used a can of tuna fish. I also followed another reader's advice and stirred in some mustard. I just hate to find what looks like such a great recipe and have it not turn out to be what I expected. Read More
(284)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
This was the best cake I have ever made. I followed another cook's advice and added a box of chocolate pudding mix. I also used buttermilk instead of milk for an incredibly rich moist and sinful cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
It's simple and easy! I reduce amount of milk by 1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup of sour cream (light) to enhance flavor. It was moist and yummy!! I will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2003
This cake was great but somehow it made way too much batter and overfilled the Bundt pan. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/18/2003
The cake tasted good but it exploded out of the bundt pan and made a huge mess!! I suggest putting in less and making 2 cakes instead. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2007
This cake is easy to make and delicious. I made this for a friend's birthday then had to make it for my family. Because it is such a large cake I cut it in half using two eggs and baked it for 50 minutes in a 8" square pan. Make sure you use a 10" bundt pan for the whole recipe. Most likely bakers that had trouble with batter spilling over used the wrong size pan. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/17/2004
I was really dissapointed with this recipe after reading all of the rave reviews. It was really dry. Zhe only saving grace was the chocolate glaze II recipe (also found here) that I topped it with. It was so dry - I was embarassed. I don't know if I cooked it too long but I would definitely not cook it 70 minutes again - probably more like 55 and I would try something like sour cream instead of milk or add applesauce.... don't know what would fix it but this just was not a winner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2006
i added a box of jello devils food pudding to this recipe and was seriously the most delicious chocolate cake we've had. thank you thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2006
Nice and moist but not nearly chocolatey enough even though I added chocolate chips to the batter. My family liked it though; maybe just more cocoa powder next time. Read More
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