This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions are my own.
This hot chocolate bundt cake tastes just like your favorite cup of hot cocoa. It’s rich, chocolatey, and topped with marshmallows! Everyone will love the taste (and the look) of this beautiful hot chocolate cake. It’s the perfect dessert to perk up your winter!
Hot Chocolate Cake
This hot chocolate bundt cake recipe will be every chocolate lover’s new favorite dessert. It tastes just as good as it looks, which is unbelievably amazing!
This marshmallow hot chocolate cake is topped with chocolate ganache, marshmallow creme, and more mini marshmallows. It’s so fun to look at, which means it’s perfect for holidays and special occasions. Kids and adults alike will devour this cake!
Why You’ll Love this Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe:
- CHOCOLATEY: There’s no skimping on the chocolate here. This cake is rich, chocolatey, and so delicious!
- HOLIDAY DESSERT: This hot chocolate bundt cake makes the best dessert for winter holidays!
- SUPER COZY: A cup of hot chocolate is the coziest treat in the midst of winter, so just imagine how perfectly cozy this cake will be!
What’s the best flour to use for baking?
For this recipe I used Bob’s Red Mill’s Unbleached White All Purpose Flour. We have huge packages all around our house during holiday baking. To me, it’s the best on the market.
If you’re looking for a Gluten Free Flour that is amazing, their 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour is absolutely second to none.
I’ve used Bob’s for years. Here are some other recipes I’ve made using their line of amazing baking products:
- Iced Lemon Loaf
- Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cranberry Bliss Bars
- Gingerbread Pudding Cake
- Easy Churros
- Strawberry Pound Cake
- Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
How to Make Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Melt the baking chocolate in a saucepan, and combine ingredients to make the chocolate mixture. Then set it aside to let it cool.
- In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
- Pour cooled chocolate into a stand mixer, and beat in the eggs, one at a time.
- Add in the other ingredients, one a time, to combine. Then gently fold in chocolate chips and marshmallows.
- Pour the batter into the greased bundt cake pan, then bake 45 minutes at 350F.
- Let the cake cool, and make the chocolate ganache.
- Top the finished hot chocolate cake with marshmallow creme, ganache, and mini marshmallows.
- Slice, serve, and enjoy!
We are adding dry hot cocoa mix into this cake, so no need to make a cup of hot chocolate (although you might want to sip on one while baking).
You can use any hot cocoa powder here, store-bought or homemade. You can use this hot chocolate mix recipe, without the malted milk powder.
Use a standard 10-inch bundt cake pan for this recipe.
Yes! If you’re making this ahead of time and plan to freeze it whole, I recommend freezing it without the ganache or creme. You can make that when you’re ready to thaw and serve the cake at a later date. It will be best within 2-3 months.
If you love chocolate, you’re going to love this hot chocolate cake! It’s so rich, sweet, and flavorful. So cozy up and indulge in this tasty dessert!
- Grease the bundt cake pan and sprinkle it with cocoa powder. This will help prevent sticking so that it comes straight out of the pan in the perfect shape.
- Stir chocolate consistently until it’s fully melted.
- To check for doneness, stick a toothpick into the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s done. If there’s liquid batter, it needs to bake longer.
- Let the cake cool slightly before removing it from the pan, then let it finish cooling on a rack.
- When making the ganache, microwave in 30 second intervals, until fully melted.
- Use a zip-top/resealable plastic bag to make your own icing bag. Cut a small tip off the corner, and you’ll be able to squeeze out the marshmallow creme.
- Store leftover cake in an airtight container (or in a cake cloche) at room temperature up to 2 days.
Is this chocolate cake light or dense?
This cake comes out so moist, and perfectly dense. The texture is a little bit lighter than a pound cake, and still quite fluffy.
What kind of baking chocolate is best?
Use a semisweet baking chocolate for this hot chocolate bundt cake recipe. It’s a little less intense than bitter/unsweetened chocolate.
What other toppings go well with this cake?
This cake is topped with chocolate ganache, marshmallow creme, and mini marshmallows. But you can add more/different toppings if you prefer. Try peppermints/candy cane bits, caramel drizzle, powdered sugar or cocoa powder. Basically, anything you might add to a cup of hot chocolate would be perfect on top of this bundt cake!
More Cake Recipes We Love
This hot chocolate bundt cake is sure to be a favorite! I think it’s the perfect cake to serve during the holiday season, but of course it tastes just as good any time of year.
More Chocolate Dessert Recipes to Try:
- Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding
- Chocolate Butter Cookies
- Mint Chocolate Swiss Roll
- Nutella Stuffed Cookies
- White Chocolate Rum Fudge
- Homemade Hot Cocoa Bombs
If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!