Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake combines two of my most favorite things: chocolate and coffee! A rich, chocolate cake batter is swirled with a whole cup of brewed coffee, poured into a bundt cake pan and baked until fluffy. An espresso cream cheese frosting is then poured on top and allowed to cascade down the sides. Talk about decadence! Each bite is loaded with chocolate and coffee flavor. You just can’t resist it!
To me, the ulitmate Christmas dessert has to have coffee and chocolate. You can thank my mom for that one, because I grew up eating her chocolate espresso cheesecake that she only makes once a year! It’s a Christmas treat in our family, much like this Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake! If you ask me, you can never go wrong with too much coffee or chocolate! Put them together and you have a match made in heaven.
Also, bundt cakes are like my new favorite thing. For making a cake, they are pretty hassle free! You don’t have to worry about different layers or multiple pans. Plus, they usually have a fun design and shape that make them extra fancy! Major bonus: you can just pour your frosting over the top! IT’S THE BEST. Can I say anything else I love about bundt cakes? Oh yeah, they are simple to slice and serve!
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Using a Dutch processed cocoa powder is what I recommend for this recipe (really any chocolate cake recipe I have) because it gives such a rich, full chocolate flavor that I love. The best part about this cake batter: it has a whole cup of coffee! Whisking together the coffee and the cocoa powder helps activate and wake up the chocolate flavor in the cocoa powder. Pure chocolate power.
Up next: the frosting. A classic cream cheese frosting is taken to the next level with espresso powder – here’s my favorite instant espresso powder to use! Heavy cream is folded in at the last minute to give it a pourable consistency. You want to make sure your frosting cascades down the sides of the cake!
But, ultimately, the best part is eating! Whether you are enjoying this Chocoalte Espresso Bundt Cake for a holiday dessert or just making it for fun, it’s delicious either way!
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