Is there anything better than a delicious and fudgy chocolate cake? I don’t think so. This recipe for a fudgy chocolate bundt cake will win your heart. The cake doesn’t only look good – it is also extremely delicious without being intrusive.

Look at this perfect chocolate icing, it looks almost picture-perfect!

Full chocolate flavour and a perfect look – there is nothing more you could ask for.

Things to know before you start

Time Schedule

Steps Work time Waiting time
Grease baking pan ~5 minutes
Mix – Dough ~20 minutes
Bake 55-65 minutes
Cool #1 30 minutes
Melt chocolate ~10 minutes
Glaze ~10 minutes 60 minutes

In under 3,5 hours you will have a fudgy chocolate cake ready to eat.

Total ingredients

Weight Ingredient
50 g Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
120 g Water
500 g Butter
400 g White sugar
12 g Vanilla extract
4x Eggs
360 g Pastry flour
8 g Baking powder
4 g Salt
60 g Milk – 3,5% Fat
180 g Dark couverture chocolate
40 g Honey

You will have a beautiful cake of about 1.950 g.


With this simple recipe you will be able to bake a really nice chocolate cake.

Baking tools

A stand or hand mixer, a bowl and a baking pan are needed. We used a 30 cm wide and 10 cm high bundt cake baking pan (Gugelhupf), but you can also go for a loaf pan.


1. Grease Baking Pan

  • Grease a 30 cm wide and 10 cm high baking pan with butter on bottom and all sides
  • Afterwards dust all greased parts with a bit of pastry flour

2. Mix – Dough

Weight Ingredient
50 g Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
120 g Water – 100°C (212°F)
  • Bring water to the boil
  • Pour the water into a bowl and add the cocoa powder
  • Stir until the cocoa powder has dissolved and is smooth
  • Put aside and let it cool down
Weight Ingredient
450 g Butter (softened)
400 g White sugar
12 g Vanilla extract
4x Eggs
Cocoa mixture
  • We used a stand mixer with a paddle attachment to mix the dough, but you can also use a hand mixer
  • Add the butter, white sugar and vanilla extract to a big bowl and mix until smooth
  • Afterwards add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition
  • Pour in the cocoa mixture and mix together until well combined
Weight Ingredient
360 g Pastry flour
8 g Baking powder
4 g Salt
  • In a separate bowl, sift in flour with the baking powder and salt
  • Stir together and put aside
Weight Ingredient
60 g Milk – 3,5% Fat
Pastry flour, baking powder and salt mixture
  • Pour the milk into the big bowl with the cocoa dough and mix until combined
  • Add the pastry flour, baking powder and salt mixture in two additions and mix on low speed just until combined (don’t overmix)
  • Pour the whole mixture in the previously greased baking pan and spread it evenly

3. Bake

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F) for ~20 minutes with the upper and lower heat function
  • Put the baking pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 55 to 65 minutes
  • After baking take your finished chocolate cake out, but keep it in the baking pan
  • Tip: You can check if the cake is ready by sticking a toothpick in the cake, pulling it out and look if any dough sticks to it. If no dough is sticking to the toothpick than the cake is ready.

4. Cool

  • Let the fudgy chocolate bundt cake cool in the baking pan for about 15 minutes
  • Afterwards transfer it to a cooling rack or something else and let it cool for another 15 minutes
  • For that you can place a board on top of the cake / pan and flip it upside down

Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake Without Glaze

5. Melt Chocolate

Weight Ingredient
200 g Dark couverture chocolate
50 g Butter
40 g Honey
  • Take a pot, fill it with water and heat it up
  • When it starts boiling, lower the heat to low / medium and place a big stainless steel bowl on top
  • The bottom of the bowl should touch the water
  • Add the dark couverture chocolate, butter and honey and stir constantly until fully melted and creamy
  • Tip: It is recommended to let the couverture chocolate melt slowly on low heat or otherwise it could burn to the bowl

6. Glaze

  • Pour the chocolate glaze over the cake and spread it evenly with a spoon or brush
  • Wait at least 60 minutes and check if the glaze has hardened enough
  • If not, just give it some more time

Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake Glazing Chocolate



Not very surprisingly, this cake has a very full chocolate flavor. However, it is not that kind of sweetness that gives you toothache when you have your first bite but provides a more smooth and kind taste of chocolate.

It is soft and a bit fudgy which may remind you of brownies. Give it a try and fully enjoy this wonderful cake!