Friday, September 5, 2014

chewy brownie bundt cake

Over the weekend, I needed to bake something quick and easy (but still tasty, of course) for a friend.

I wasn't sure what I was going to do exactly, but I was thinking something with chocolate, and something that is suitable for both adults and kids would be ideal.

After surfing around a little, I finally settled on this recipe. It was made with chocolate (checked); it was quick and easy to put together (checked); it was definitely adult and kids-friendly (checked)!
Being a brownie bundt cake, the exterior was crunchy while the inside was slightly fudgy and chewy, just like a brownie, and it was all chocolate!

What more could one possibly ask for?
Here are the step-by-step pictorial instructions on how to make this cake!

In a sauce pan, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring occasionally.
Once the mixture was even, let it cool a little before pouring it into a mixing bowl. Add sugar and vanilla extract then mix using the paddle attachment of the mixer.
The mixture would turn grainy.
Add the eggs, one at a time and beat.
The batter would become smooth.
When the eggs were well-combined, add the flour.
Use a whisk or a wooden spoon to stir the flour and cocoa powder into the mixture.
Finally, fold in the chocolate chips and pour the batter into a greased bundt pan.

The cake was baked for about 50 minutes. Then it was cooled in the pan for about 15 minutes. Before it was turned out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the glaze, whisk together icing sugar, vanilla extract and cream. Add the milk gradually, checking the consistency of the glaze ever so often. I reckon 1 tablespoon was sufficient.
Pour the glaze on the cooled cake.
And top with sprinkles.
There you go.

An easy peasy brownie-bundt cake!

The kids loved this.

So did the adults.

So I guess it was win-win all round!

Chewy Brownie Bundt Cake (Serves 12-16)
Slightly adapted from

Note: I baked this cake in a 12-cup bundt pan. You can also halve the recipe and bake in a 8x8-inch square pan, a 6-cup bundt pan or a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

For the Cake:
1 1/2 sticks (170g) butter
5 oz (142g) semi-sweet chocolate - I used Valrhona 64%
2 1/2 cups (500g) sugar - I halved this
6 eggs
2 cups (250g) flour
1/4 cup(29.5g)  cocoa powder - I used Valrhona
2 teaspoons (10ml) vanilla extract
1 cup (175g) chocolate chips

For the Glaze:
1 heaping cup (140g) of powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5ml) vanilla extract
1/4 cup (60ml) heavy cream
2 1/2 tablespoons (37.5ml) milk

For the Cake:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176.6°C).
2. Melt butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. In the mixing bowl, cream melted butter and chocolate mixture.
3. Add in sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
4. Add in eggs, beating one at a time.
5. Add flour and cocoa powder and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
6. Grease a bundt pan thoroughly with butter. Pour batter in the pan.
7.  Bake for about 75 minutes, or until brownie is set.
8. The top will be a bit crunchy and the insides will be fudgy.
9. Top with vanilla glaze and sprinkles.

For the Glaze:
1. Add sugar to bowl and stir in heavy cream and vanilla until mixture resembles a thick batter.
2. Add milk one tablespoon at a time, stirring until smooth – about 3-5 full minutes.
3. Mixture may look lumpy at first but just continue to stir and it will come together.


  1. Now you make me wanna buy a bundt cake pan with your receipes you have posted lately! Bet my kids will love this too!

  2. Diana, so there is such a thing as a brownie bundt cake! I only know brownies as those square-square things hah..hah... Your brownie bundt cake is really luscious with that yummy glaze poured over it. Two slices for me please!

  3. i'm checking myself in for a slice... any left?

  4. I would be in so much trouble with this in my house. All the things I love in one cake!

  5. Your instructions make this look so easy! Can't believe the amount of sugar though :p no wonder you halved it