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Chocolate Rose Bundt Cake

This chocolate bundt cake is baked rose bundt pan for a pretty presentation. The cake has a rich chocolate flavor and is easy to make.

photo of a chocolate rose-shaped 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 bundt 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.


  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Whole milk
  • Sour cream
  • Unsalted butter
  • Sugar
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract

close-up photo of a chocolate bundt cake

Recipe Steps

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, mix the milk and sour cream.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing between each. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.

With the mixer on low speed, add some flour followed by some of the milk mixture. Keep adding alternating batches of each until the batter is mixed.

Transfer the batter to the prepared bundt pan. Bake the cake for 55 to 60 minutes at 325°F. Cool the cake in the pan before turning it out onto a serving platter.

We enjoyed this cake but it did come 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.

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Chocolate Bundt Cake

Servings: 1 (10-cup) bundt cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Everyone needs a simple chocolate bundt cake recipe and this one is easy to make. I bake mine in a pretty rose-shaped bundt pan, but any 10-cup bundt pan will work.


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


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease Bundt pan. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix milk and sour cream in a small bowl.
  • Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one 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.
  • Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack. Invert cake onto a platter to serve.


Recipe source: Martha Stewart

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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4 comments on “Chocolate Rose Bundt Cake”

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

  4. 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)

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