An easy from scratch bundt cake filled with sweet cherry & chocolate chunks! Finished with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a chocolate ganache to take it over the top!
Cherry Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake
That has a nice ring to it, cherry chocolate chunk bundt. Have we established that I am obsessed with bundt cakes? I know they are old school but so are my washer and dryer (we an chat about that later!) haha. But seriously, they are awesome. Probably cause they are so easy and look fancy. I am all about easy and fancy. This is the bundt pan (aff. link) I have! I love it. My cakes come out every time. I got it as a wedding gift and it is well loved!
My parents have a cabin up in Alpine, Arizona. We love to go up there a few times a year. It’s gorgeous! My mom gets a newsletter from the electrical company for their cabin up there and they always have a page with recipes. My mom will save these for me when something looks good :). This recipe comes from a ” Valentines Day Recipes” one!
Also, growing up, we would get church magazines. The one called “The Friend” was for younger children. My favorite part of the magazine was always the recipe each month. Are you surprised?! Anyways, enough about me. Lets get on to talking about this bundt cake!
This cake is from scratch. But don’t let that run you off. It’s totally easy! I’m serious. And the cherry chocolate combo is just so good. It’s unique in the fact that you mix up the usual flour/sugar soda combo then add oil egg and vanilla but then you mix in a can of cherry pie filling! It turns the cake a pretty golden color when baked and it has lots of cherries throughout!
A pretty popular recipe on the blog is this white chocolate raspberry bundt cake. It’s so good too! It starts from a cake mix but you would never know.
Do I have to add the chocolate ganache?
No you don’t. I mean, I’m not gonna make ya ;). Really though, a sprinkling of powdered sugar is totally great too. I just am never gonna say no to a chocolate ganache topping.
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup oil (canola or vegetable)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks
- powdered sugar (for topping)
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 to 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup (optional)
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bundt pan well. I use cooking spray with flour in it and spray well. Or you can grease with butter or shortening.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In another bowl, combine eggs, oil and vanilla. Add this to the flour mixture. Mix well, the batter will be thick. Carefully stir in the cherry pie filling & chocolate chips.
Put the mixture into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour.
Let cool for 15 minutes then invert onto a cake platter or plate. Finish with powdered sugar or chocolate ganache.
Place the cream in a small glass bowl and microwave till warm, about 1 min. Use 3/4 to 1 cup cream, depending on how thick you want your ganache. Add the chocolate chips to the warm cream and let sit for about 1 min. Whisk till smooth. Stir in the vanilla & corn syrup then pour over the cooled cake.
You can use chocolate chips or chunks. I made this with the chocolate chunks from Trader Joes. But any chocolate chip will work! Also, feel free to cut the ganache recipe in half if you want. I've done it both ways!
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