Chocolate Cocoa Cinnamon Bundt #BundtBakers

I NEVER IN MY LIFE ARGUED WITH A PIECE OF CAKE OR A BOWL OF ICE CREAM.”  Ray Bradbury

Chocolate Cocoa Cinnamon Bundt | From My Sweet Heart

Cake and I get along very well.  (Though you’ll never see me picking a fight with a bowl of ice cream, either!)

And while I’m a fan of simple cakes, they must be exceptional in flavor and texture.  Take this chocolate bundt cake, for example.  It’s a delicious blend of cocoa and cinnamon.

A little sweetA little heat.  And unlike most dense bundts, this has a soft, light and airy texture.  And perfectly suited for a scoop of ice cream!

Did you know that hat boxes are a perfect way to package a bundt cake as a gift? 

 

Chocolate Cocoa Cinnamon Bundt | From My Sweet Heart

I belong to a group called the Bundt Bakers.  And as you may have guessed, we love baking bundt cakes!  Our group is led by Stacy from Food LustPeople Love.  Once a month we take turns choosing a theme and hosting the group.  This month’s host is Veronica from My Catholic Kitchen.  And she has chosen chocolate as the theme for this month’s bundt.

I decided to keep mine very simple.  Sweet chocolate cocoa with a hint of cinnamon.  And while I can get carried away with all kinds of elaborate icings and ganache, I decided to simply sprinkle the top with some sparkling sugar.

 

Chocolate Cocoa Cinnamon Cake | From My Sweet Heart

Does anyone else have a problem with bringing their butter to room temperature in the winter?  How do you work around it?

I’ve tried grating the butter with a box grater.  But it still doesn’t always cream to a light and fluffy stage.  So this time, I tried combining the dry ingredients and cutting the butter in with the paddle beaters.  It worked pretty well.  Here’s what you’ll need for this cake . . . . .

YIELDS:  1 bundt

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY:  easy

CHOCOLATE COCOA CINNAMON BUNDT:

  • 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 sticks of butter at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cups of slightly warm coffee
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of pure vanilla extract

 

Chocolate Cocoa Cinnamon Bundt | From My Sweet Heart

Preheat your oven to 350°F.  Spray a 10 cup bundt pan with baking spray with flour.

Mix the cocoa and warm coffee together and let it sit until it comes to room temperature.  In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Add the butter and the coffee cocoa mix and beat on medium until the mixture becomes wet.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla.  Add this to the mixer and continue to beat until just combined.  Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

 

Chocolate Cocoa Cinnamon Bundt | From My Sweet Heart

 

I love the really light texture of this cake!

 

Chocolate Cocoa Cinnamon Bundt | From My Sweet Heart

We have nine fabulous cakes for the #BundtBakers this month, and it is all about chocolate. That is right, our theme and ingredient of choice is Chocolate.  We’ve got milk, semi sweet and dark chocolate. In the cake, in the glaze and every way you like it!  All baked to perfection in delicious Bundt cakes.

        Cacao Nib-Cream Cheese Swirled Chocolate Bundt Cake from Laura at The Spiced Life

        Chocolate Angel Food Cake from Deepti at Baking Yummies

        Chocolate Cocoa Cinnamon Bundt from Anne at From My Sweet Heart

        Chocolate Fudge Cake from Renee at Magnolia Days

        Dark Chocolate Five Spice Bundt Cake from Felice at All That’s Left Are the Crumbs

        Devils Food Mini Bundts from Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen

        Espresso Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream from Kelly at Passion Kneaded

        Orange Chocolate Bundt Cake from Kathya at Basic and Delicious     

 

#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme.  Follow our Pinterest board right here. http://www.pinterest.com/flpl/bundtbakers/

We take turns hosting each month and in choosing a theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email to Stacy at foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com or ask to join our private Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/232682126893174


Comments

  1. I have never really worked with cinnamon and chocolate together… and I don’t know why not now. What a great combo. :) Looks like a perfect slice of cake that I would love to be friends with… in my belly. :)

  2. The cake looks deliciously moist Anne, I wish I could have a slice right now! I’m anyways very hungry at the moment :D

  3. I think that quote is going to be my Twitter bio. Sums me up perfectly. Love the cinnamon & chocolate. I used that combo for my birthday cake last December. So good!

  4. YUM!! Can’t wait to give it a try.. you’re photos are making me drool!

  5. We lived in Houston for several years and I learned that the “Mexican” hot chocolate has cinnamon in it – and it’s SO delicious!! Ever since then, I add cinnamon to my hot chocolate recipe and everyone loves it. You can’t taste the cinnamon, it simply enhances the chocolate flavor. Your cake recipe sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

  6. I cut my butter into tablespoon or 2 sized pieces and let my mixer bring it to room temp. I am lazy that way. :)

    Gorgeous cake! I love some heat with my chocolate!

  7. I am always hungry but now I am extra hungry, just for this moist, chocolatey cake :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  8. I love the flavor combo of cinnamon and chocolate! What a fabulous cake. Pinned.

  9. Just beautiful Anne! This is probably my favourite bundt, simple no fuss chocolate. Looks beautifully light and airy!

  10. Wow, Anne! I could really go for a piece of this right now! What wonderful flavor combination. I have some cinnamon I need to feature – I just might use your recipe!

  11. Love the hat box, I will be looking for some extra pretty ones. Love the chocolate cinnamon combo also. I haven’t had a problem getting butter to room temp but I like your alternative. Baking with you guys was so much fun, miss you all!

  12. Anne, Your quote and first sentence had me giggling out loud. I just let the butter sit in the bowl an hour or so to get to room temperature. If I’m in a hurry, I place it on the granite countertop which brings it to room temp more quickly. I love the simplicity of the sugar atop the cake. This cake is perfect for a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  13. A very beautiful bundt cake with perfectly moist and light crumb, Anne.

  14. You cant go wrong with cocoa and cinnamon. Love the bundt.

  15. I got a new bundt cake for Christmas. My old one — and I never thought it would! — got yucky. Cakes would stick. Guess I have no excuse now. I love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon, but I’m afraid my Mr. Rosemary would insist on some frosting. (He wouldn’t know to say “ganache’.)

  16. Great looking cake! I love the shape of bundt cakes — so many great curves and shadows. Fun to photograph! This looks exceptional. When it comes to bringing butter to room temperature, if we know we’re going to bake the next day, we’ll sometimes put it out the night before (it won’t spoil — some people never refrigerate butter). But usually we don’t. If you’re very careful you can stick it in the microwave and give it short (5 second) zaps. That’s kinda iffy, though, and it can change the texture in ways you don’t want if you’re not careful. Usually we just pull it from the refrigerator and proceed with the recipe, hoping for the best! ;-) Anyway, really nice cake — thanks.

  17. I do love the use of spices in cakes, and other baked goods. Chocolate and cinnamon is one of those combos that works so well. I have the opposite problem to you – my butter melts way too quickly.

  18. …Neither did I! I am a fan and great friend of a decadent cake such as this one.

  19. Your bundt cake looks delicious, and especially light and airy! What a fun theme to look forward to every month!

  20. Now that’s a moist cake!!! I love chocolate but you really got me with the coffee AND chocolate. Beautiful bundt cake Anne and I know it’s as delicious as it looks!

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