Chocolate Rose Bundt Cake

As I stated in my Mini Apple Bundt Cakes post, I recently purchased a couple of bundt pans from the Nordic Ware line, thanks to the Food Librarian and her bundt cake project in honor of National Bundt Day.  While this post is slightly late, I did make this cake in time for National Bundt Day (November 15).  My bundt pans arrived just a couple days before National Bundt Day, and for National Bundt Day I chose to use my Rose Bundt Pan
and make a chocolate cake.  Chocolate and roses, what's not to love?

I've been searching for a good chocolate cake recipe.  On Day 21 of Food Librarian's bundts, she made a chocolate bundt.  The recipe she used came from Martha Stewart


I chose to make the cake without the glaze.  The bundt pan was great.  With my old bundt pan, it was really hard to get the cake out.  With this one, the cake fell right out when I flipped over the pan.  All the details of the petals and layers of the rose came out sharp and defined.

My cake came out a bit dry.  I don't know if I baked it too long, or if it's the recipe.  It was oh so pretty though and I was able to enjoy it with my siblings and Boyfriend for dessert.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (4 ounces)
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease Bundt
    pan. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix
    milk and sour cream in a small bowl.
  2. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Beat
    in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla. Reduce mixer speed to low, and add
    flour mixture, alternating with milk mixture, ending with flour. Spoon batter into pan. Bake until a tester
    inserted in center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan
    on a wire rack. Invert cake. 

4 comments on “Chocolate Rose Bundt Cake”

  1. Heh seems like someone’s been busy in the kitchen. Looks like a great item to bring to the potluck next month. (check your email)

  2. It’s definitely baking season for me. Trying to find the perfect recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks for the email!

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  4. The shape is so perfect that you have given to the cake. It is looking really I must say that you have great sense of cooking. I like your all the recipes and your style and passion about cooking also.

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