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Chocolate Vanilla Bundt Cake

This chocolate vanilla bundt cake is so full of flavor it doesn't need frosting. A simple sweet glaze drizzled over the top does the trick.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Author Rob


Ingredients for Cake:

  • 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar 
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup dark cocoa

Ingredients for Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray the bundt pan generously with baking spray. 
  • In a small bowl, add warm water and uncracked eggs to bring the eggs to room temperature.  Let these sit for 5-minutes. 
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  • To the butter, add the eggs one at a time, allowing the eggs to be incorporated fully before adding the next egg. 
  • Combine the flour and salt and add in half of the dry ingredients at a time, alternating with the milk.
  • Add in the second half of the dry ingredients and the vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Remove half of the batter and place in a 16-inch piping bag or large Ziplock bag.
  • Add the cocoa powder to the remaining batter and beat until combined.
  • Add the chocolate batter to a separate large Ziplock bag or piping bag.
  • Snip the corners of the bags, and working in alternating colors, pipe strips of batter into the ridges of the Bundt pan.
  • Use a rubber spatula to spread the batter all the way up the sides.
  • Pipe the rest of the batter in alternating patterns to the center of the Bundt pan.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 65-75 mins.
  • Testing with a skewer or knife for doneness
  • Allow it to cool for 30 mins before removing from the cake pan.
  • Once cake is completely cooled, another 30 mins, drizzle glaze over it and serve.


This cake is a labor of love from scratch. The same process could be achieved using a box cake mix in two flavors. But the  homemade flavor and texture won't be the same. But you will still get a pretty cake.