Chocolate and cherries in a bundt cake go smashingly together. I suppose tastes varies and you may find a family member that does not agree with that statement in the very least.
Some cakes are worth arguing over a little and this cake was one of them!
#BundtaMonth April is all about CHERRIES! Anuradha and I chose Cherry April as the theme for this month’s #BundtAMonth.
Here’s how you can join the #BundtaMonth party:
Bake your Bundt for the Cherry theme.
- Get inspired to bake with cherries (fresh, frozen or dried) and bake us a bundt for Cherry April.
- Post it before April 30, 2013.
- Use the #BundtAMonth hashtag in your title. (For ex: title should read #BundtAMonth: Chocolate Cherry Bundt)
- Add your entry to the Linky tool below - Link back to both Lora and Anuradha’s announcement posts.
That’s it! Join in the boozy bundt baking fun all April!
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Looking for inspiration to bake a delicious cherry bundt this month? Check out these amazing bundts this month!
- Black Forest Mini Bundt Cakes by Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic
- Cherry Blueberry Cheesecake Bundt by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Cherry Bundt Cake by Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen
- Cherry Filled Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cherry Drizzle by Heather at Hezzi D's Books and Cooks
- Cherry Kirsch Bundt by Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
- Cherry Pecan Bundt Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days
- Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake by Anuradha at Baker Street
- Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake by Lora at Cake Duchess
- Chocolate Cherry Coke Cake by Jennie at The Messy Baker Blog
- Chocolate Cherry Dream by Kim at Ninja Baking
- Coconut Cherry Chip Bundt Cake by Anne at From My Sweet Heart
- Lemon Cherry Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze by Anita at Hungry Couple
- Mahlab Vanilla Bundt Cake by Laura at The Spiced Life
- Spicy Cherry Yogurt Bundt Bake by Paula at Vintage Kitchen
- White Chocolate Black Cherry Yogurt Bundt Cake by Karen at In the Kitchen With KP
Putting a post together takes me ages. I know I just recently talked about this. But it bugs me. Because after 3 years you’d think I’d have a better swing of things here. Most times my camera is not charged and I can’t take a photo when I spontaneously bake something and/or upload them to my computer. When I finally get them uploading, my computer will freeze. Or sometimes while I’m resizing them, I size the photo to like 5490 x 540 and have a photo that takes over my entire post. I panic and press the wrong key and have nothing saved and then lose the work I’ve been working on for about an hour. Yep, like I said. You’d think I’d have a better handle on things. So most nights, that’s how the beginning of my post creation is like. What’s it like for you?
Now on to this delightful bundt…as I mentioned in the beginning of the post, I do like chocolate and cherries together. My brother recently had a birthday. I didn’t make this for his actual birthday. It was like a pre-birthday surprise I made you a chocolate bundt cake. Oh, and hey! I added dried cherries. For a chocolate purist like my brother, it did not work. He exclaimed the the only thing that can go with chocolate in a cake is coffee. And that is it. But I’ll tell you this, he enjoyed a slice that evening. And he even asked me for some to take home with him. He called me the next day to tell me it was a great chocolate cake. So I even managed to get a chocolate purist to like this luscious cake…even with the cherries.
some bundt notes: I have a go-to vegan chocolate cake. Why bother and experiment with another one? Why not? It’s very similar to the recipe I normally make. But I may venture to say I like this recipe slightly more. It’s a denser cake. It just had a little something different. It was a hit at two recent dinners I was at recently. The guests at one party devoured it in minutes and I only dusted the cake with confectioner’s sugar. But when you make it for a birthday or a pre-birthday celebration, it calls for a nice drizzle and of course, some happy sprinkles!
Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake1 cup dried tart cherries
adapted from Kiss by Bundt by Chrysta Wilson
adapted from Kiss by Bundt by Chrysta Wilson
1 3/4 cup vegan sugar
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
3/4 cup high-fat cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup water, boiling
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup vegan confectioner’s sugar
1-3 Tablespoons almond milk
Grease and flour your bundt pan (regular 12 cup bundt pan). I personally prefer to use baking spray for bundt pans.
Place the cherries in small bowl and soak them in warm water. Let them plump up while you prepare the cake batter.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt;
In a large bowl, add the almond milk, oil and vanilla. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat for a
minute. On low speed, add the dry ingredients a 1/2 cup at a time. Stop the mixer to scrape the sides of the bowl. Do not overmix. Slowly add in the boiling water. Drain the cherries and fold them into the batter. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan (the batter will be thin).
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean and the top springs back when lightly pressed.
While cake is cooling, prepare the glaze:
In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and the milk; add more sugar if needed to thicken it.
Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle on the glaze and don’t forget the sprinkles. Enjoy! Happy Baking! xo