Wednesday, October 21, 2009


When I received my issue of Bon Appétit back in September, I immediately saw the Bundt Cake recipe which was featured in their "Fast Easy Fresh" pages and thought "Oh boy, I'll have to try that out!"...

Since the very first day I lay my eyes on a picture of a Bundt cake I was mesmerized. The beautiful and perfect shape of that baked good has always fascinated me and I can't tell you how many times I wished to be the lucky owner of a Bundt pan.

Here, in Europe, that kind of cake doesn't really exist and the only pans that are similar in shape are the Kugelhopf ones. So, when one of my American friend proposed to bring one back from here trip to the States, I could not refuse her offer and felt overwhelmed with joy!

Now, my only obssession is to find as many recipes as possible in order to make that yummy speciality which is very much appreciated at my place.

Coming back to Bon Appétit's recipe, what attracted me to it was the wonderful combination of chocolate, cinnamon and coffee. I cannot resist anything that contains either of them. It seemed so promising that I could not resist the urge to bake it.

This recipe is very simple and takes no time at all to make. I whipped up this cake in a matter of minutes on a Saturday afternoon after lunch and we already could work our way through it during the course of the afternoon.

Flavor-wise, I wasn't disappointed at all. The cake has a distinct aroma of chocolate with warm notes of coffee as well as fragrant and spicy hints of cinnamon. Magical! Texture-wise, it is very moist and soft. The chocolate chips add a pleasant crunch and the icing brings extra delight.

Not to forget that this "Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt Cake" ages very well (can be kept up to 5 days if well-wrapped in plastic wrapper and placed in the refrigerator) and tastes even better the following days.

That recipe is definitely a keeper!!!

~ Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt Cake ~
From Bon Appetit, September 2009.

Makes 1 Bundt cake.

1 Cup (240ml) Boiling water

1/2 Cup (105g) Natural unsweetened cocoa powder

4 Tsps Instant espresso powder, divided
2 Cups (255g) Unbleached all purpose flour
2 Tsps Baking powder
2 Tsps Ground cinnamon
1 Tsp Sea salt

2 1/2 Cups (600g) Golden brown sugar (packed), divided

1 Cup (210g) Vegetable oil

1 Tbs Pure vanilla extract
2 Large eggs
1 1/4 Cups (225g) Mini semisweet chocolate chips (60%), divided
1/4 Cup (1/2 stick/60g) Unsalted butter, room temperature

1. Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F).

2. Generously brush 12- to 15-cup nonstick Bundt pan with oil.
3. Whisk the boiling water, cocoa powder, and 2 teaspoons espresso powder in 2-cup glass measure.
4. Whisk 2 cups flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl.
5. Using electric mixer, beat 2 cups brown sugar, 1 cup vegetable oil, and 1 tablespoon vanilla in a large bowl to blend.
6. Add eggs and beat to blend.
7. Beat mixture until smooth, about 30 seconds longer.
8. Beat in half of flour mixture, then cocoa mixture.
9. Add remaining flour mixture; beat to blend.
10. Fold in 1 cup chocolate chips and transfer batter to prepared Bundt pan.
11. Bake cake until tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

12. Cool the cake for 10 minutes and then invert cake onto rack to cool for another 15 minutes.
13. Meanwhile, stir remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons espresso powder, and 2 tablespoons water in small saucepan over medium heat until sugar melts.
14. Remove from heat. Add butter and remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips; stir until butter and chocolate melt.
15. Cool slightly. Using spoon, drizzle icing over cake.
16. Cool cake completely, slice, and serve.

I used peanut oil.
You'd better use neutral tasting oil for that recipe.

Serving suggestions:
Serve this cake with whipped cream, vanilla sauce or vanilla ice cream.


~ Bundt Cake Au Chocolat, A La Cannelle ~
Recette tirée du magazine Bon Appetit, Septembre 2009.

Pour 1 Bundt cake.

240ml/g d'Eau bouillante
105g de Cacao non-sucré
4 CC de Poudre d'expresso, divisées
255g de Farine Blanche
2 CC de Poudre à lever
2 CC de Cannelle en poudre
1 CC de Sel de mer
600g (480g+120g) de Sucre brun clair, divisés
210g d'huile végétale
1 CS d'Extrait de vanille pure
2 Gros oeufs
225g (180g+45g) de Pépites de chocolat (60%), divisés
60g de Beurre non-salé à température ambiante

1. Préchauffer le four à 180° C.
2. Généreusement enduire le moule avec de l'huile.
3. Bien mélanger l'eau chaude avec le cacao et 2 CC de poudre d'expresso.
4. Dans un bol moyen, mélanger la farine avec le poudre à lever, la cannelle et le sel.
5. Battre (au mixer) 480g de sucre avec l'huile et la vanille afin d'obtenir un mélange homogène.

6. Ajouter les oeufs et battre afin de bien les incorporer.
7. Battre pendant environ 30 secondes.
8. Incorporer la moité de la farine et le mélange au cacao, puit battre.
9. Ajouter le restant de la farine et battre.
10. Incorporer 1 cup de chocolat et verser la pâte dans le moule.
11. Cuire pendant 50 minutes, jusqu'à ce qu'un couteau inséré à l'intérieur du cake en resorte propre.
12. Faire refroidir le cake pendant 10 minutes puis le démouler et le faire refroidir pendant encore 15 minutes supplémentaires.
13. Pendant ce temps, mélanger les 120g de sucre brun restants, 2 CC de poudre d'espresso et 2 CS d'eau dans une casserole moyenne et faire fondre à feu doux.
14. Retirer du feu. Ajouter le beurre et les g restants de chocolat, puis bien mélanger jusqu'à ce que le beurre et le chocolat aient fondu.
15. Laisser refroidir quelques instants et verser sur le cake.
16. Laisser le cake refroidir complètement et servir.

J'ai utilisé de l'huile d'arachide.
C'est préférable de choisir une huile au goût neutre.
J'ai utilisé un moule à Bundt Cake, mais vous pouvez aussi utiliser une moule à kougelhopf.

Idées de présentation:
Servir avec de la crème chantilly, de la sauce vanille ou une boule de glace vanille.


  1. This looks pretty dang impressive!! I must try this out - I do have a Bundt pan... may I have a slice please? Perhaps two??!!

  2. Wow that sounds like a wonderful something to be able to whip up fast! Now I wish I had a bundt pan...

  3. The cake is gorgeous! I wish I could have a slice.

  4. posso venire da te per un caffé? anche per una fetta cosi' straordinariamente golosa!!!

  5. Oh ça a l'air bon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    J'en connais 3 ou 4 qui sauteraient avec joie sur ce gâteau sublime!

  6. Terrible ce gâteau au chocolat ! j'en prendrais bien une part !

  7. That looks so chocolatey good. Love the way you did the layered icing.

  8. Tu me donnes envie de filer en cuisine pour en faire un de suite (lol)
    Il est magnifique et ma foi bien "alléchant".

  9. It looks gorgeous with that icing!

  10. Yes, please! Gorgeous! I have my dad's original Bundt cake pan and dying to try this perfect recipe: chocolate + coffee + cinnamon is heaven. And yours is just beautiful!

  11. aaaah dear Rosa this look absolutely amazing!! love it!!

  12. They look absolutely amazing. They're really perfect.

  13. le bundt cake me fait toujours penser au fil My fat greek wedding, LOL !

  14. Waouh! Voilà une belle définition d'un gâteau.

  15. il est vraiment très beau ! on dirait une fleur !

  16. Oooooh Rosa, it's gorgeous. What a beautiful bundt. Love the recipe. I'm bookmarking it to make soon.

  17. I'm sure you'll find a lot of uses for your new bundt pan! This cake sounds wonderful, and your icing looks lovely.

  18. Oh Rosa! I need to add this recipe to my chocolate cake making experiments! It looks amazing!

  19. Rosa, that is very very pretty...

  20. de wow!! est absolument parfait!!!!!!!!! j'en salive ma chère Rosa..une tite part pour moi??

    ~nancy xx

  21. Thats a lovely looking cake. Loved the frosting too.

  22. Looks delicious! Also looks so easy! I love coffee and chocolate together too. I will try one of these days.

  23. What a divine chocolate Bundt cake this is,..I also love the frosting on top, drizlling down,...

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!! Just pure indulgence,...

  24. Il est génial et super beau moi qui aime le chocolat et la cannelle, je suis servie.
    Merci pour cette super recette ;)

  25. Looks beautiful Rosa! I love bundt cakes as well - the shape is so pleasing to the eye! Beautiful rich brown colors as well in this cake.

  26. Rosa ton gâteau est superbe!!! Même si j'aime pas la cannelle:)) lol!

  27. I would indeed care for a slice of this cake! Looks fabulous and so chocolately!

    Thanks for all your commenting on my blog, it's nice to know I have a faithful reader! Maybe we can meet one day if I am in the Romandie? :)

  28. il est magnifique et la canelle doit bien relever le tout !

  29. Je n'ai jamais goûté de Bundt Cake de ma vie et pourtant ce n'est pas l'envie qui manque... surtout quand je vois des belles photos comme les tiennes :-) J'adore la superposition de couches de ganaches sur le dessus, c'est irrésistible!

  30. I love how your icing looks like flower petals! Yes, a big slice for me please, it looks and sounds delicious.

  31. chocolate, cinnamon, and coffee do indeed make a magical combination. your cake looks quite tasty, and the way you've finished it is so impressively decorative--bravo!

  32. Amazingly beautiful bunt cake. Love the chocolate glaze kind of almost look like sun flower.

  33. Yes, yes, I'd love a slice!

    Yay, for bundt cakes! Yours looks terrific and I love how the chocolate glaze like a flower on top.

  34. The flavours sound amazing. I still remember those Lindt chocolates with cinnamon which you chose for me to buy.

  35. Yummy, pure chocolate... Très gourmand et cette galerie avec le chocolat à peine fondu est superbe. Belle association de parfums aussi. Bises et bonne soirée

  36. Your cake came out really lovely. Cinnamon and chocolate are a delicious combo!

  37. This is beautiful! I want the whole cake!

  38. I have a bundt pan I have never used. This may be the moment. Lovely job Rosa

  39. Rosa, I'm with you. I just LOVE bundt cakes. Should be more of them. And the flavour combination? I get weak for chocolate, coffee and cinnamon. Delicious!

  40. ohlala c magnifique ce gateau au chocolat et la déco rien a dire je suis épatée braaavo

  41. This is beautiful, Rosa! Absolutely gorgeous!

  42. It looks so yummy! I must try it soon!

  43. How did you manage that the chocolate is dripping down so nicely. Just great.

  44. I do care for a slice! That is a splendid bundt cake!

  45. I just love the gorgeous chocolate drizzle on top of this delicious bundt cake, fabulous!

  46. that frostng on the bundt is perfection.

  47. seriously sinful looking cake!!!! just a slice? doesn't look like its big enough for all the people here

  48. How interesting that Bundt pans don't really exist in Europe. I'm glad you finally got one after longing for one so long. I love baking with mine, and have for decades.

  49. The top of the cake is just beautiful! This makes me wish I had a pretty bundt pan.

  50. Yummmy ! Can wait to try Look so fabulous :)

    Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

    Have a Great Day ~

  51. Je suis sous le charme devant ton si joli gâteau ma chère Rosa;)xxx

  52. Il m'a l'air trop bon ce gâteau ! Chocolat !...comment y résister ?!

  53. love how thick the chocolate sauce look!! Gorgoues cake!

  54. What a lovely cake! I just love how you decorated the cake with the icing, so pretty!

  55. i would lurve to have a piece from that yummy delicious choc cake!! i shud try this soon!!

  56. the cake looks stunning and the combination of ingredients is just perfect!

  57. Yes, I would care for a slice of cake but am certain it's all gone :-( Will have to make my own this weekend. I'm jealous of your Bundt tin and will have to make do with my Kugelhopf one but I'm sure it'll still be delicious. This is perfect for autumn, thanks so much!

  58. Cinnamon and chocolate - LOVE!

  59. Ohlala ... il est magnifique!
    Je suis impressionnée par la quantité de sucre.
    Il est certainement délicieux, mais il vaut mieux ne pas trop en manger pour garder la ligne.

  60. Ton cake est superbe!! Il doit etre délicieux et très moelleux en plus!

  61. Ces moules me tentent depuis un bon moment aussi. Tu l'as teste avec une superbe recette, vraiment.

  62. Magnifique gâteau bien parfumé ! Je me demande toujours si c'est faisable dans un autre moule, n'ayant évidemment pas le fameux "bundt"...

  63. I have a bundt pan and now I have a craving for this cake. It's beautiful and dang it, it's calling my name.

  64. OMG that cake looks amazing. Breaking the diet for it would be so worth it! LOL

  65. This is the kind of cake that makes me jump of joy! Totally visual appealing :)

    All the best,


  66. Frustration suprême : ce blog est en anglais. OUf, il y a aussi la traduction en français. Bravo pour ces recettes apétissantes !

  67. This looks absolutely gorgeous!

  68. Ooo that icing on the cake is just perfect! Love it! But... we do have those cakeforms here in the Netherlands or at least I think we do. I have it on my wishlist for christmas!

  69. Rosa, have you seen the new series on bundt cakes over at The Food Librarian? She's making a bundt a day for 30 days! Lots of delicious inspiration:

  70. Beautiful cake! Congratulations on your new pan!

  71. Beautiful cake, Rosa! Perfect crust!

  72. I made this too! As mini bundt cakes actually. I agree that the coffee, chocolate, cinnamon combo is delicious! Love the way you did the glaze on top!

  73. Yes please, dear Rosa! The cake looks so delicious, who can resist a slice or two !

  74. ce gâteau est une merveille!! et ce chocolat disposé comme des pétales, waou!! bravo! Bisous

  75. That looks amazing !
    Tu m'as vraiment donnée une grande envie d'acheter ce moule et de le préparer (puisque je suis en USA lol).
    Merci de partager la recette avec nous.

  76. Oh la la,superbement délicieux,et pour les yeux,et pour le palais!!!

  77. This looks GORGEOUS Rosa! I love it. Chocolate and cinnamon are a great combination of flavors.

  78. Oh wow this looks super wonderful!! great job!!

  79. i dont have a bundt pan, you make me want to go out and buy one!

  80. Huh! uh! If i'd care for a slice? hum... I'd be tempted to run my finger in that luscious icing first! Then, I'd probably be a gluton and have wayyyyy more than a single slice. Thank goodness I wasn't left alone with that one! LOL LOL

    Beautiful Rosa!

  81. I just love a good old fashioned bundt cake. They're always so moist and dense. I wish I had a big slice of your right now. It looks delicious!

  82. Wow rosa... this cake looks so perfect...I need a slice with cup of tea now :D
    Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

  83. Love that cake! Perfect cake to have for the weekend, casually grabbing a slice or two!
    I like the photos too and the drooping frosting is very alléchante

  84. quel talent!! et les photos n'en parlons meme pas!

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  86. Une pure merveille ce bundt cake aussi bien visuellement que gustativement, bravo. Tu me donnes très envie de tester. bises

  87. il est absolument magnifuique ce gateau, vraiemnt parfait, bravo !!

    Je sais qu'il existe quelques recette sur le site de Nordic Ware, j'ai un peu de mal car tout est en anglais mais ce n'est pas un pb pour toi !!

    encore bravo pour cette merveille

  88. hahah once again, you had charm me with your lovely creation! ;)

  89. Rosa,
    I love a slice right now..
    what a gorgeous cake and beautiful chocolate frosting... glad my husband is not beside me otherwise he will ask for one right now...

    Beautiful posting my friend.

  90. si tout tes amis te rapportent un cadeau de cette taille, tu vas devoir multiplier les rangements chez toi!
    une recette qui a l'air délicieuse ET pas compliquée , donc à ma portée
    belle trouvaille

  91. I love that topping. It's gorgeous and I'll bet it tastes good too. You have found a way to bring elegance to the bundt cake!

  92. Absolutely amazing and delicious.
    Beautiful pictures.
    Great work.
    Have a lovely weekend x

  93. What a beautiful bundt. It's amazing how it turned out.

  94. oh my, does that ever look good! Spicy and delicious!

  95. Your bundt cake makes me mouthwatering already! I would love to try making one too, having you said it's so easy to make. I dont have a Kugelhopf mold though.

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  97. This bundt looks delicious! I'd love to try it. Thanks for posting such yummy photos and the recipe!

  98. il est sublime et semble so delicious!!

  99. Il est vraiment magnifique ton Bunt Cake Rosa!
    Impossible d'y résister surtout que j'adore la combinaison du chocolat et de la cannelle:))

  100. Beautiful cake.

    Cinnamon and chocolate have become my favorites.

  101. Beautiful pics, you really captured the essence of cake and chocolate.

  102. Si je pouvais avoir une très grosse part, juste là maintenant...

  103. I am bookmarking this recipe! Gotta give it a try, it looks just heavenly!

  104. Je viens de le préparer et ça a très bien réussi. La pate était plutôt liquide, et j'ai éliminé les pépites dans le gateau car j'avais peur qu'elles coulent au fond. Le nappage et le gateau sont excellents.

  105. Hi Rosa,
    Made your Bundt cake and it is truly scrumptious and a delight. It is published on my blogue and it is not as gorgeous as yours but the best one we had until today so, thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe!