I can’t tell you how excited I am about this Chocolate Espresso Cream Cheese Bundt Cake! I bought my first bundt cake pan this year (crazy, right?!) and I couldn’t wait to bake one up!
The flavor profile of this Chocolate Espresso Cream Cheese Bundt Cake is inspired by my Mom’s decadent Layered Mocha Cheesecake that she typically only makes around the holiday and Christmas season. The Oreo cookie crust, layers of chocolate cheesecake and coffee cheesecake are topped off with a chocolate ganache it is just love at first bite. Whip all those ingredients up with a scrumptious chocolate cake and that is what this bundt cake is all about! Don’t be frightened by having an espresso cream cheese filling in this bundt cake as it is easy to accomplish if you just keep the filling from touching any sides of the bundt pan. Trust me, it happened a couple times to me and the filling just oozes out! Once you get a spoonful/forkful of this Chocolate Espresso Cream Cheese Bundt Cake there will be no turning back!
Is there anything better than chocolate, espresso cream cheese, Oreo cookies and a dark chocolate ganache? I can’t think of much! One thing that is so awesome about bundt cakes is how user-friendly they are. I accidentally let my bundt cake sit too long in the pan after taking it out of the oven (it was about 30 minutes) and a thin layer of the top of the cake stuck to the pan when I turned it out. But by golly, you can just cover that top with ganache and Oreos and no one will ever know. Truth is, this recipe took me 5 different times of making it to perfect it. FIVE. If you have ever seen the movie Julie & Julia, the scene where Julie is laying on the floor sobbing with a raw chicken and stuffing all around her because she couldn’t even truss a chicken is a pretty accurate scene of what it felt like when the cake kept turning out too dry, too dense, or too thin. Now there was no sobbing, physical crying or laying on the floor involved, but you know what I mean! (Insert laughing/crying face emoji) Sometimes life just happens and your cake doesn’t turn out
But boy, oh boy was this recipe worth it! All the ingredients combine to create the perfect slice of bundt cake and it’s like my little baby bundt cake recipe that I will treasure forever and ever. The whole family got invested in this venture as five different cakes were made in one week and everyone was trying it, critiquing it, complimenting it and finally savoring and craving every bite. The constant grocery trips to restock on ingredients may have gotten a little old (I am now well-stocked on enough cream cheese to carry me to Thanksgiving), but when this puppy comes out of the oven all you have is “ooo’s” and “ahhhh’s”.
This Chocolate Espresso Cream Cheese Bundt Cake is perfect for any occasion. Weeknight/weekend baking, birthdays, holidays, parties or just to have a bundt cake to snack on at midnight when you just can’t resist taking a bite. I may or may not be guilty of this. Just take a look at this bundt cake, how could you not resist?!
Disclaimer: please don’t be alarmed by it taking me 5 times to perfect it. The recipe testing process was SO worth it to have a scrumptious bundt cake turn out. You can totally do this!
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