Mexican Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze for #BundtaMonth


I am now officially in love with bundt cakes. Lord knows what took me so long to come around. .  but now that I have seen the light, I’m never turning back. There’s just something so beautiful about them. .  only bad thing now is, I will be on the hunt for more bundt pans. . I need at least three more. .


With this newfound love for Bundt cakes, I had to join this awesome group of bakers for Bundt a Month. #BundtaMonth is just what it sounds like. A group of baker bloggers baking a different bundt cake each month. Don’t you just love it? I do. November is Spicy November so I finally got to bake a Mexican chocolate cake. I’ve been wanting to bake one of these for some time now. .  it basically has cinnamon and some cayenne pepper for some heat. Gotta love that.


So, here’s my Mexican Chocolate bundt cake with chocolate glaze. .  oh yeah. .  indulging never looked this good. If you look closely, you can see a few chocolate sprinkles on top.  . that was my daughter. She’s fabulous.


I hope you enjoy!


Mexican Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze for #BundtaMonth
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Bundt Cake
Serves: 10

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 5 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped or use semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour your Bundt pan using cocoa powder, knocking out excess.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over moderately low heat, then whisk in the cocoa. Add the water and whisk until smooth, then remove from heat. Whisk in separately sugar, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  3. Sift together your flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt into a bowl, then sift again into cocoa mixture and whisk until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into bundt pan and bake until a wooden pick or skewer comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes.
  5. Cool cake in bundt pan on a rack for about 15-20 minutes, then loosen edges with a knife and invert onto a plate.
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat, then stir in the heavy cream and confectioners sugar. Add the chocolate and stir, until smooth. Turn off the heat and cool glaze until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the glaze over top and sides of the cake and sprinkle the sliced almonds.


Recipe adapted from








Please check out all the other lovely Bundt cakes for Spicy November! This IS quite the list!


Apple Bundt Cake with an Attitude by Deb | Knitstamatic
Blueberry Cinnamon Bundt Cake by Anuradha | Baker Street
Cardamom Bundt Cake with Rosewater Glaze by Paula | Vintage Kitchen
Cinnamon Crown Bundt Cake by Renee | Magnolia Days
Ginger Pear Bundt Cake by Holly | A Baker’s House
Gingerbread Apple Cake by Lora | Cake Duchess
Gram’s Fig Spice Bundt Cake with Buttermilk Glaze by Stacy | Food Lust People Love
Italian Anise Bundt Cake by Karen | In The Kitchen with KP
Maple Pecan Bundt with Maple Glaze by Jennie | The Messy Baker Blog
Mexican Chocolate Bundt Cake by Alice Choi | Hip Foodie Mom
Moroccan Inspired Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Ras El Hanout by Laura | The Spiced Life
Nutmeg Bundt Cake by Dorothy | Shockingly Delicious
Peach and Roasted Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Sugar by Kim | Cravings Of A Lunatic
Spiced Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon Glaze by Kate | Food Babbles
Spicy Chocolate Bourbon Bundt Cake by Carrie | Poet In The Pantry

Here’s how you can join the #BundtaMonth party:

– Bake your Bundt for November following the theme – Spice.- Post it before November 30, 2012.- Use the #BundtaMonth hashtag in your title. (For ex: title should read #BundtaMonth: Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt)- Add your entry to the Linky tool below- Link back to both Lora and Anuradha’s announcement posts.

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59 Responses to "Mexican Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze for #BundtaMonth"

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  1. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    November 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Bundt cakes are such an accomplishment. I can see why you´re hooked, this mexican cake is amazing Alice! I just love cinnamon and chocolate and the glaze is wonderful!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you, Paula! :) The glaze made this bundt amazing!

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  3. Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious

    November 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    That glaze, puddling around the cake, is so sexy!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      haha, Thank you Dorothy! Love sexy! 😛

  4. Holly

    November 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Gosh I should not be looking at all of these gorgeous Bundts before breakfast! I will be hungry in no time and forced to make another cake for myself! That glaze looks so special on your cake and your photos bring it to a new level of craving. Nice job! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next month for #BundtAMonth.

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

      I know! I can’t wait for next month! Thank you so much for the lovely comment! :)

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  6. Linda | The Urban Mrs

    November 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    That cakes looks so delicious – soft and chocolate-y. Love love love! Now I need order bundt cake pan – on my wish list. :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 8, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Yes, Linda! You MUST get a bundt pan stat!!! :) and then, come join us! :) #bundtamonth baby!

  7. Sarah

    November 7, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I have never made a bundt cake so I don’t know, why do you need 3 more bundt pans? Size?
    Anyway, more about the cake, the chocolate topping looks divine dripping down your cake. I want to take my finger and catch the drizzle. Such a pretty cake.

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Sarah, thank you so much!
      Each bundt pan has a different decoration/line indentions (not sure what to call them) but this is what makes the bundt so beautiful. . when you flip your cake out, you see the beautiful intricacies from the bundt pan. Does that make sense? Check out Renee’s bundt and you’ll see what I am talking about! :) You need to get one! The one I am using here is just a standard pan. . nothing really fancy about the design, so that’s why I did the glaze, to bring it to life a little more.

      • Sarah

        November 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm

        gotcha! Looks beautiful to me. :)

        • hipfoodiemom

          November 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm

          Thank you, Sarah! :) Join us!

  8. Stacy

    November 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    That is a most gorgeously beautiful Bundt! Love the reflection of the light off of the chocolate sauce. And the sliced almonds! Oh, my goodness! Honestly, just beautiful.

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you so much Stacy! I got totally lucky with the lighting that day! :) Thank God for sunshine!

  9. REMCooks

    November 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Hi, Alice. This looks absolutely wonderful and my mouth is watering. I love the addition of chiles to chocolate. Have you ever tried the addition of ancho chile either in lieu of or in addition to the cayenne? The ancho chile gives it such a nice earthiness with a touch of dark fruit and tobacco that so compliments the chocolate, especially dark chocolate. I do a similar bundt cake recipe. I like your glaze much better. Absolutely killer!!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Richard!!! No, I have not tried ancho chile but I will look into it! The glaze totally made this bundt cake for me. . again, thank you so much for the comments! :)

  10. Allilau

    November 8, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Seriously! I’m so heading here to get my fix for chocolate cravings now, waaaay better than heading to Max Brenner’s. I have a weakness which you mightn’t know about and it’s for runny, sticky glazes! I love them :) oh and the cake too, but I love the shiny quality and it just says eat now!!!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

      hahah, thank you Alice! You are so sweet! :) Sounds like we are very similar with the runny, sticky glazes. . gotta have it. .

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  12. Kate | Food Babbles

    November 8, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Wow! As I mentioned when you showed us all your teaser picture, that cake is just absolutely gorgeous. Your pictures are amazing!! I also adore the recipe. I see great minds thing alike 😉 I used cinnamon and cayenne in mine as well. Love the almonds sprinkled on top too! Perfection Alice!!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 8, 2012 at 8:57 am

      Hi Kate! I just read your post and recipe! Yes, great minds think alike! :) And thank you again for the sweet words!

  13. Jennie @themessybakerblog

    November 8, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Your bundt cake looks perfect. I want to take my finger to that gooey icing dripping down the sides. Yum! I love that you decided to use mexican chocolate. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 8, 2012 at 8:59 am

      haha, thank you Jennie! :)

  14. Lora @cakeduchess

    November 8, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Now that you started baking bundts, that’s it…lol! I can’t stop baking them. I also can’t stop buying new pans-love to visit thrift stores to look for them;)Your bundt is spectacular, Alice. LOVE the Mexican chocolate flavor theme. Your daughter’s sprinkles are too cute. I love when my kids add a last minute touch to something before I photograph it (usually they sneak a chunk;P) Thanks for joining us this month:)

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Hi Lora!
      Thank you! I’m so thrilled to be baking with you guys! :) It’s funny you mention the sprinkles. . at first I was like “No!” and then “Wow, nice touch. Not bad.” :) Had I not stopped her, there would have been about as many chocolate sprinkles as there are almonds! 😛

  15. baker street

    November 8, 2012 at 7:57 am

    By far one of the most gorgeous cakes I’ve seen! Beautiful and decadent! LOVE the idea of using cayenne, Alice! Thank you for baking along with us. :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 8, 2012 at 9:03 am

      Thank you, Anuradha! :) I’m so happy to be baking along with you guys!! I am seriously in LOVE with bundt cakes! I JUST ordered another bundt pan! Hello December!!! :)

  16. Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP)

    November 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Gorgeous lighting on your cake! It looks amazing! What time should I be over? I’ll bring my own fork. :-)

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      haha, thank you so much Karen!! :)

  17. Kim Bee

    November 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Seriously woman, run away with me and bring this cake. I’ll pick you up later.

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Kim, I freaking LOVE you! You are hilarious! :)

  18. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    November 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I don’t know why I’m not a part of this group – I freaking love bundt cakes (ok, I love all cake so saying I love bundts isn’t anything new). This is so gorgeous – beautiful photography as always, but your cake looks so deep, rich, and moist. And that glossy glaze on top is killing me – I could drink it up, no joke.

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      You MUST join us. Now. December is Boozy December.

      The rules are simple:

      – Pick your favorite liqueur and incorporate it into a bundt; OR
      – Get inspired by your favorite cocktail and bake us a boozilicous bundt

      • Nancy @ gottagetbaked

        November 14, 2012 at 6:52 am

        Man…there are so many awesome foodie/blogger events that I want to take part in. But you’re right – I MUST join you for boozy bundt month!

  19. Malcolm

    November 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous…nice work!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you, Malcolm!

  20. Brandi @

    November 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Omg Alice! That is just stunning!! You have such a gift for beautifying food….is that a word?! I always love your photos and the recipes you find. Gorgeous and always saliva worthy, haha!! I am a huge chocoholic!!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 10, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Brandi, you are so sweet! Thank you so much!!!

  21. Ashley - Baker by Nature

    November 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I’m a total fool for anything involving mexican chocolate! And the presentation is absolutely stunning, Alice!

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you so much, Ashley! :)

  22. Laura

    November 13, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I LOVE bundt pans and have an insane collection of them. They do all the beautifying for you!

    Gorgeous cake–I want to lick the glaze!

  23. YinMom YangMom Allie

    November 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    hey, thanks for turning me on to the bundt-a-month idea! i’ll definitely be linking up… although i don’t think i could do better than mexican chocolate… omg i want to lick my computer screen!

  24. Deb @ knitstamatic

    November 16, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Bundt cakes are amazing aren’t they. I’ve always loved them. I think you pushed me over the edge with that incredible glaze. I need to wipe off my keyboard.

  25. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking

    November 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    A beautiful bundt cake Alice. that chocolate glaze is calling my name. Gorgeous!

  26. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    November 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Oh Alice, this looks so amazing…my mouth started to water as soon as pictures start to pop! You did amazing job!!!!

    • hipfoodiemom

      December 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Awh, thank you, Sandra! :)

  27. Heather McCann

    December 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Oh My Gosh…Holy Cow…YUM. Bookmarked.

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  29. erin @ yummy supper

    December 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Alice, I cannot tell you how breathtaking ( and delicious-looking) your bundt cake is. Wow. That glistening chocolate glaze….

  30. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)

    December 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Whoa, that looks gorgeous! (And I’m someone who’s usually not all that into chocolate cakes… I think they usually just don’t have much flavor unless they are vegan and completely made from dark chocolate… though adding buttermilk sounds interesting.)

    What a luscious-looking glaze, and lovely photos too! If I glazed a cake like that I would feel justified in taking off the rest of the day, or maybe week. THAT is an accomplishment. : )

  31. Lauren

    January 4, 2013 at 6:53 am


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  34. Meg+@+BeardandBonnet

    November 13, 2014 at 10:22 am

    How did I not know about bundtamonth?! Although, I must have subconsciously sensed it because I totally shared a bundt cake recipe today too. Haha! Your Mexican chocolate bundt cake looks totally delish.

    • hipfoodiemom

      November 13, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you Meg!! Bundt-a-month is sadly no longer. . but there’s another bundt baking group called “Bundt Bakers!”

  35. Lisa N.

    November 19, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Alice – Thank you for publishing this recipe. I found it in a Google search and made it last night for a special occasion. It is scrumptious! I look forward to regularly reviewing your blog.

  36. Alice

    May 5, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Bundt cake looks yummy!


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