Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt Cake

This is the easiest cake recipe to bake, even a novice baker will succeed. You don't even need a mixer, you can just use a whisk. Best of all the cake is moist and tastes so good.   I topped it with chocolate ganache and then white chocolate.   This cake is also great with just a dusting of powdered sugar.  This recipe comes from The Food Librarian website and I understand it is a really old recipe and one that is well loved. 

Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt Cake

1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a large Bundt pan with cooking spray.  Put butter, water, oil, and cocoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to just a boil, then turn off.

Meanwhile, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and whisk well. Then, add the buttermilk and baking soda.

Mix together the eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small bowl, whisk to combine and add to batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 35-40 minutes, use a tester to make sure it is done.  Cool cake 20 minutes then invert on to a plate.

Chocolate Ganache

3/4 cup  HEAVY cream
5 - 1oz. squares semi-sweet baking chocolate

Heat cream.  Add chocolate to heated cream and stir until creamy and combined.  Cool, as it will thicken as it cools to the consistency you want to drizzle over the cake. If you want to drizzle a little white chocolate over it,  just melt some white chips or a couple of squares of white baking chocolate and drizzle away. 


Stacie said…
I'm drooling - seriously drooling. That looks amazing. Any idea on the calorie count per serving? Wait - no! Don't tell me :)