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Brilliant Chocolate Bundt Cake

I love chocolate cake so I created this beautiful chocolate bundt cake. For Easter I turned it into a chocolate nest and filled it with mini eggs.

Course Bakes, Cakes, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, English, International
Keyword Brilliant Chocolate Bundt, Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe UK, Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Decorating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 20 slices
Calories 250 kcal
Author Sisley White

Ingredients

  • 220 g butter
  • 440 g white caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 380 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 100 g cocoa powder
  • 350 g Alpro soya chocolate milk
  • 100 g of chocolate chips. I like 50g of white chips and 50g of dark chips

Icing

  • 300 ml double cream
  • 300 g milk chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons of unsalted butter
  • chocolate eggs I used 200g for this cake

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 150 (fan) 160 (regular).
  2. Grease the tin well. I use melted butter and paint it on with a pastry brush and then I dust with plain flour which helps to find any places on the tin I’ve missed to grease.

  3. In the mixer or by hand cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.

  4. Add the eggs one at a time.

  5. In a separate bowl measure out and sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cocoa powder.

  6. Add the Alpro chocolate soya milk into the butter/sugar/egg mixture and mix well.

  7. Mix the flour/cocoa powder mixture in slowly until all the flour has disappeared.

  8. Put half the mixture in the tin.

  9. In the remaining half mix in the chocolate chips. (the chocolate chips will sink so adding them to the top half will stop them sinking to the bottom and ruining the decorative bundt shape)

  10. Add the second half of the mix to the tin.

  11. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. When the cake pulls away from the edge of the tin the cake is ready.

  12. Be patient and allow the cake to cool in the tin before turning out.

  13. Allow the cake to cool before icing.

  14. Place the chocolate, cream and butter into a  bowl and place over hot water (don't let the bottom of the bowl touch the water) and allow the mix to melt together.

  15. When it's all melted and mixed together leave to cool and thicken. When it gets to the thickness you like add it to your cake and decorate with chocolate eggs.