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Chocolate Bundt Cake

As you can tell by my frequent chocolate recipes, I am an avid lover of all things chocolate. But even I don't kid myself... it has to be a special recipe for dairy free chocolate to taste good. You know what I mean? So from one chocolate lover to another, know this Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe is worth pinning and baking. I can't emphasize enough how moist, fudgy, and decadent this bundt cake tastes.

A decadent chocolate bundt cake on a cake plate surround by Christmas greens.

While this Chocolate Bundt Cake may look intimidating, you couldn't find an easier from scratch cake recipe to bake. And even though this decadent and fudgy cake is made from scratch, it comes together flawlessly every time.

chocolate bundt cake recipe notes

  • first and most importantly let's talk coffee. The brewed coffee called for in this recipe enhances the chocolate flavor of the cake. You won't taste coffee in the cake.
  • next I highly recommend topping your Chocolate Bundt Cake with my Chocolate Ganache recipe found here. It requires 2 ingredients, tastes heavenly, and by far is the best icing I've tasted on bundt cake.
  • Dutch-process cocoa powder gives this cake a richer chocolate flavor and deeper color. However you can certainly bake this cake with regular cocoa powder and enjoy a rich chocolate taste.
  • also Earth Balance Buttery Sticks work fantastic in this recipe. They make dairy free baking so much easier.
  • this recipe calls for dairy free sour cream. Use your favorite brand. I prefer WayFare dairy free sour cream in this bundt cake recipe.
  • and if you're looking to purchase a bundt cake pan similar to mine, consider this one
  • lastly I was inspired to create this gluten and dairy free Chocolate Bundt Cake from a traditional recipe I found here by King Arthur Flour.
chocolate fudge bundt cake with no frosting

up your party planning and bake this cake for your

  • christmas party... these cakes are hugely popular around Christmastime
  • valentine's day treat... top with Valentine sprinkles
  • mother's day cake with edible flowers
  • loved one's birthday celebration
  • baby or bridal shower cake
  • ladies' luncheon
  • work or church potluck
chocolate ganache drizzle on a chocolate fudge bundt cake

chocolate bundt cake toppings

  • as already suggested, my favorite topping to smother this cake is my Chocolate Ganache recipe
  • sprinkles
  • crushed candy canes, and add in a teaspoon of peppermint extract to the recipe too for a festive Christmastime treat
  • sifted powdered sugar
  • chopped nuts such as pecans over the chocolate ganache
  • fresh raspberries or strawberry compote
  • mini chocolate chips
chocolate ganache drizzle on a chocolate fudge bundt cake

more gluten + dairy free desserts

It must be remembered this cake not only looks gorgeous and tastes heavenly, it is also extremely easy to bake and top with ganache. You won't regret serving this at your next get-together.

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Feel free to leave me a comment and rating below. Thank you and enjoy this decadent Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe.

Eat well and feel well,


Chocolate Bundt Cake

5 from 1 vote
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Servings: 18 slices
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 1 c brewed coffee
  • 1 c dairy free butter
  • ¾ c unsweetened cocoa powder Dutch processed is recommended
  • 2 c sugar
  • 2 c gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum, omit if your gf all purpose flour has this
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ c dairy free sour cream, room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a bundt cake pan with nonstick spray; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, place coffee, dairy free butter, and cocoa. Over low heat stir occasionally until butter melts.
  • Remove from heat, and whisk until smooth. Allow the mixture to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Put flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl, whisk to combine.
  • In a small bowl combine vanilla extract, eggs, dairy free sour cream and set aside.
  • Pour the cooled chocolate mixture over the dry ingredients. Mix until thoroughly combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the sour cream and egg mixture to the bundt cake batter. Mix well.
  • Pour the cake batter into the bundt pan and bake for 48-50 minutes depending on the size of your pan. Bake until a long toothpick comes out clean. If your pan has a dark interior the baking time will be even less.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Then turn the cake over and on the cooling rack and remove the bundt cake pan.
  • Completely cool cake before icing.
  • Store cake at room temperature in an airtight container or well-wrapped for 2-3 days.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Eating Gluten and Dairy Free” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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Friday 26th of April 2024

Can I make this not gluten free? If so would the rational of flour be the same?

Victoria Sharp

Friday 26th of April 2024

Yes, same ratios. You can use AP flour in any of these recipes.


Sunday 4th of December 2022

Do you have a chocolate glaze recipe to go with the cake?

Victoria S

Monday 5th of December 2022

Hi Sara! We use our chocolate ganache recipe that you see pictured in some of the photos. We've linked to the ganache in the post. If it's easier, you can search ganache in the search bar and you'll see the post for that recipe come up. Thanks so much and enjoy eating gluten and dairy free!

Cindy Lurie

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

If I make in a mini Bundt pan, (12), how long should I bake? And by just spraying the pan, are you sure the cakes won’t stick?


Saturday 21st of May 2022

We just spraying the pan and removing the bundt cakes 8-10 minutes after removing them from the oven. I am not sure about the mini bake time, I would suggest watching them closely. Jill

allison wrenn

Monday 21st of December 2020

I can't find dairy free sour cream by me. Could I use df yogurt instead?


Monday 28th of December 2020

Thanks for reaching out. That's a great question-- if the yogurt isn't too sweet I would give it a try. It's so hard with substituting dairy free ingredients. I sure hope you're able to soon find a good df sour cream locally, Jill

Mary Ahrens

Saturday 7th of November 2020

Wonderful chocolate cake! Delicious! Delectable! Delightful! It is moist and rich in flavor in just the right way! I can’t wait to enjoy another piece!


Monday 9th of November 2020

Thank you, Mary, for the feedback. I'm thrilled you enjoyed this bundt cake. It's one of our favorites, Jill