Chocolate Bundt Cake with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce for #Bundtamonth

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Yes, I know what you’re thinking.  I’m crazy.  Two chocolate bundt cake recipes in one week?

 

What’s going on?

 

Well, contrary to what my sister thinks, I am not pregnant.  We have 2 kids. We’re done.  My excuse? Do I need one? It’s chocolate cake. Chocolate cake should be enjoyed every day of the year.

 

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And, well, I guess that special day of the year is coming up. The day that some people loathe, some people love and some people don’t give a flip about.  Admittedly, since I am a mom, Valentine’s Day is now mainly all about my kids. Writing cards, drawing pictures, and baking. I still manage to keep the romance there with my husband. Only we save lots of money and stay in. No lavish Valentine’s Day dinner for us.  Since having the kids, we stay in, sometimes order in and we all eat together. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Because when it comes to showing someone you love them, you should be romantic, show your love and appreciation and everything else everyday of the year.

 

Do we exchange gifts? Sometimes. Will we have wine? Oh Yes.  And chocolate cake? Most definitely.

 

So, since I am hoping to inspire some of you to get into the kitchen this month and bake something (possibly for 2/14), I’m coming at you today with the mother of all chocolate cakes.  This one was inspired by all the chocolate covered strawberries you will see everywhere around this time of year and the Balsamic Strawberry ice cream they have at Molly Moon’s. I love this ice cream so much.

 

And I’ve been dying to try Averie’s chocolate cake recipe (she adds greek yogurt and canola oil instead of butter) ever since I laid eyes on her post. This cake was very moist and springy.  You better believe I added coffee to this cake. I’m never turning back. This cake was absolutely wonderful with the chocolate ganache + balsamic strawberry sauce!

 

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Think of this as the ultimate chocolate cake meets chocolate dipped strawberries in the most unassuming way.

 

I hope you enjoy!

 

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Bundt Cake
Serves: 10-12

Ingredients
For the Cake:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups brewed coffee
  • 1 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder + additional for dusting the bundt pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • butter or cooking spray for the bundt pan
For the Ganache:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) good quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped OR semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels OR a blend of both milk chocolate and semi-sweet morsels
  • ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Balsamic Strawberry Sauce:
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
For garnish:
  • fresh strawberries or fresh strawberry slices
  • chocolate shavings

Instructions
For the Cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Brew 1½ cups of coffee. While the coffee is brewing, butter (or spray with cooking spray) the bundt pan and then dust with cocoa powder. Do this well to ensure the bundt cake will come out of the bundt pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, sugar, yogurt, oil, vanilla, and whisk until smooth and combined. Add the cooled coffee, cocoa powder and whisk with vigor until the batter is smooth and free from lumps. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, and whisk vigorously some more until batter has just combined, for about a minute or two.
  3. Pour the batter into your prepared bundt pan and bake for about 45 minutes. Allow the cake to cool in the pan completely, for at least 30 minutes before flipping and removing from your bundt pan.
For the Ganache:
  1. Place the chocolate pieces in a small bowl. Combine the heavy cream and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until small bubbles appear on the outside edge of the cream. Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate. Using a wire whisk, gently stir until all of the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside.
For the Balsamic Strawberry Sauce:
  1. Cook the sliced strawberries, sugar, and balsamic vinegar in a medium pan on med-high heat for about 9-10 minutes stirring occasionally. When the sauce is the consistency of maple syrup on the back of your spoon, it’s ready. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
To assemble:
  1. Drizzle the chocolate ganache on the cooled bundt cake. Then, pour the balsamic strawberry sauce on top of the ganache, allowing the cooked strawberry chunks to fall as they may and sprinkle on some chocolate shavings. Serve with fresh sliced strawberries if desired.

 

Cake recipe adapted from Averie Cooks and Strawberry Balsamic Sauce from Savory Sweet Life.

 

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February *Chocolate* Bundt-a-Month!

 

Chocolate lovers: you seriously do not want to miss this line up. Check it out:

 

Chocolate Berry Bundt Cake by Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
Chocolate Bundt Cake with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce by Alice from Hip Foodie Mom
Chocolate Chobani Bundt Cake by Carrie from Poet In The Pantry
Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake by Holly from A Baker’s House
Chocolate Mini Bundts with Matcha Flowers by Kim from Ninja Baking
Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Bundt Cake by Anita from Hungry Couple
Chocolate Rocky Road Bundt Cake by Tara from Noshing With The Nolands
Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake by Kim from Cravings Of A Lunatic
Deep Chocolate Be Mine Bundt by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
Double Chocolate Swirled Bundt Cake by Laura from The Spiced Life
Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Bundt Cake by Karen from In The Kitchen With KP
Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream by Kate from Food Babbles
Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake by Renee from Magnolia Days
Quadruple Chocolate Bundt Cake by Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious
Vanilla and Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake by Anuradha from Baker Street
White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake by Paula from Vintage Kitchen

 

Here’s how you can be a part of Bundt-a-Month:

- Simple rule: Use chocolate – and bake us a Bundt for February

- Post it before February 28, 2013.

- Use the #BundtAMonth hashtag in your title.

- Add your entry to the Linky tool below

- Link back to our announcement posts.

 

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26 Responses to "Chocolate Bundt Cake with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce for #Bundtamonth"

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  1. baker street

    February 1, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Oh! I don’t even know where to begin! I love everything about this cake! and you’re right when you say – ultimate chocolate cake meets chocolate dipped strawberries in the most unassuming way. — SO TRUE! Love that luscious glaze too! Great recipe, Alice! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    February 1, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Thank you for making my cake recipe! Your cake is absolutely stunning! I love that you made it into a Bundt rather than a square pan. And the Balsamic Strawberry Sauce – wow! I love balsamic; I mean, I love it! And with strawberries, it would be sooo good. And with the ganache. Wow.

    Because I know how great the chocolate cake recipe is as a base, I can only imagine how spectacular the Balsamic Strawberry Sauce makes it. Job well done!! and then some! :)

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  3. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    February 1, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Now I have another chocolate cake recipe to try Alice! You bundt pan has a lovely pattern, I have a hard time finding interesting molds here sometimes. A gorgeous cake, and don´t get me started on those wonderful balsamic strawberries…!

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  5. Stacy

    February 1, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Can you say overachiever? Chocolate ganache AND balsamic strawberry sauce? Holy chocolate Bundt, Alice! This is fabulous on so many levels. I need to lie down.

    But a piece of this cake might revive me.

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    • hipfoodiemom

      February 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Stacy, you are hilarious. . I always love reading your comments! :) Thank you!!!

      Reply
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  8. Holly

    February 1, 2013 at 10:44 am

    What a gorgeous cake! You have out-done yourself this month for sure! I think this cake will make an appearance at many Valentine’s tables this Feb 14th. Stunning!

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  9. Anita at Hungry Couple

    February 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Absolutely stunning. I could inhale this cake all by myself! :)

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  10. The Ninja Baker

    February 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    LOL! You’ve got me convinced Alice that your cake is a must-have.

    Love your philosophy too that life should contain a bit of chocolate cake everyday.

    And I completely agree that there is no need to go out on Valentine’s Day. Especially when you’ve got your Choco Bundt with Balsamic Strawberry Glaze.

    P.s. Love to try Molly Moon’s ice cream.

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  11. Carrie @ poet in the pantry

    February 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    That is one gorgeous cake! It’s been too long since I’ve combined balsamic and strawberry. Love the idea of drizzling the cake with the balsamic strawberry sauce!

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  13. Laura

    February 1, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    2 chocolate cakes per week sounds like a good way to live to me! Gorgeous!

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  14. Brandi @ TheHealthyFlavor.com

    February 1, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    No, you’re not crazy! Chocolate cake should be weekly, lol! Another gorgeous cake! You know whats funny is I made a chocolate cake involving strawberries this week too, just in a much different way! This is stunning!! :)

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  16. Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP)

    February 2, 2013 at 6:37 am

    You say wow to my cake with this on your page????? Holy cow that is gorgeous and I am sure it tastes divine! I just bought some strawberries so am thinking I may need to run out for blasamic since I just ran out! I may not have the cake, but I can live vicariously with strawberries!
    PS…we stay in too with the kids. Just one more excuse to enjoy family time. :-)

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  17. Kate | Food Babbles

    February 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    First, can you please give me photography lessons?? I love how the light falls so perfectly in all your pictures highlighting the food and making it look simply gorgeous. Second, Oh. My. Goodness!! I am a serious sucker for anything strawberry balsamic so for me that’s the big ticket item here. Love it! And strawberries, balsamic paired with chocolate is just a match made in heaven. I made a chocolate layer cake like that with a strawberry balsamic whipped cream icing so I can imagine just how amazing this cake must have tasted. I’ll be making this!

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    • hipfoodiemom

      February 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Kate, you are so sweet! Honestly, I feel like I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to photography and just keep practicing. I take like 100-200 photos (it’s crazy) , from all different angles and go through each one. The natural sunlight is key obviously. . and I’ve been experimenting with different back drops. I just went to the fabric store and bought a few yards of white, navy blue and black! I’d say just keep playing around with your camera. . other than that, I seriously am learning myself! Thank you so much for the kind words! Going to look for your chocolate layer cake now!! :)

      Reply
  18. Tara

    February 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Your bundt cake looks so insanely good. I know I would love every bite. I adore chocolate and strawberries together!!

    Reply
  19. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    February 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Two chocolate cakes in one week is not crazy – it’s genius! Especially when you’ve made a balsamic strawberry sauce to smother your gorgeous cake in. I just can’t get over how beautiful and tantalizing your photos & cake are.

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  20. Linda | The Urban Mrs

    February 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I’ll be right over on a jet plane! Never say no to chocolate cake :) I love seeing your picture – very elegant and fresh, and those strawberry looks so inviting. Yum! the balsamic infused strawberry sauce is definitely a killer.

    Reply
  21. Courtney @ Neighborfood

    February 11, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Stopped over to check out your #SundaySupper post, and got sucked in by all the other gorgeous recipes! How could I not click on this one, honestly??? I want this in my face as soon as possible.

    Reply
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  23. Anna Beier-Pedrazzi

    June 1, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Great recipe! Every time I bring it to a potluck, there is never a slice left behind. I’ve made it several times its original for and today I tried a little different version based on an Italian movie I saw, the English title is “Ginger and Cinnamon.” In the movie, the couple have a “torta della pace” (peace cake) that he makes for her whenever they fight. The two secret ingredients in his chocolate cake are ginger and cinnamon. Ever since I saw the movie, I’ve been wanting to try a chocolate cake recipe and add ginger and cinnamon to see how it would turn out. I added it to this recipe and the results were wondeful. I used about a tablespoon of cinnamon and about 1.5 tablespoons of freshly ground ginger. I tried with less at first but it wasn’t noticeable with behind the cocos and coffee. I omitted the balsamic reduction and just used a little of the ganache with so.e strawberries on the side

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    • hipfoodiemom

      June 1, 2014 at 8:44 am

      Thank you so much, Anna!

      Reply

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