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Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Recipe

This Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake is delicious! With chocolate in every bite of this vanilla cake, this is a recipe everyone will love!

a side view of a Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake on a cake plate. in the background is a teal coloured bowl filled with chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Cake? Yes. Please.

There’s just something SO GOOD about a warm vanilla cake studded with chocolate chips…so if you’re craving a chocolate chip cake, then you need to try this recipe! There’s just something SO GOOD about a warm vanilla cake studded with chocolate chips…so if you’re craving a chocolate chip cake, then you need to try this recipe! This dense and moist vanilla cake loaded with chocolate chips, is baked in a pretty Bundt pan, making it pretty enough to serve without frosting. But of course, if you are a big chocolate fan, you can add a chocolate ganache glaze. 

a top down view of a Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake on a cake plate. in the background is a teal coloured bowl filled with chocolate chips, and chocolate chips are sprinkled around the bowl

About this cake.

This Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake is a moist vanilla cake loaded with chocolate chips. It’s a perfect cake for every day, or for any special occasions! Bundt cakes are different than regular sheet cakes or layer cakes in that they are more dense in texture. In fact Bundt cakes are a pound cake, with the only difference being that you bake them in pretty bundt pans. These cakes are dense but moist, and are best served the same day they are baked.

a top down view of a Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake on a cake plate, and it is sprinkled with icing sugar.in the background is a teal coloured bowl filled with chocolate chips, and chocolate chips are sprinkled around the bowl

Pretty pretty Bundt Pans!

And the thing I love most about baking cakes in Bundt pans is how pretty they are. In fact they come out so gorgeous you don’t even need to add frosting. For best results with Bundt pans, just make sure to properly prepare them before adding the cake batter.

a top down view of half of a Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake on a cake plate, and it is sprinkled with icing sugar.in the background is a teal coloured bowl filled with chocolate chips, and chocolate chips are sprinkled around the bowl

To Frost or Not to Frost?

Now I know I said there’s no need to frost a Bundt cake, but if you want to add a little something to this Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake, you can add a light dusting of icing sugar. Or if you’re feeling really fancy, some simple chocolate ganache drizzle or rich chocolate glaze would be delicious too…but it could be chocolate overload…is there really such a thing though? Our favourite way to eat this cake is as is with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

a slice of Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake on a white plate with a fork. in the background is the bundt cake and a bowl of chocolate chips and a teal gingham napkin

Easy enough to make on a weekday!

This cake recipe is easy enough to make, and made with the most simple ingredients, that you could even bake and serve it on a weeknight. Weekdays deserve cakes too…weekends shouldn’t have all the fun!  😉

a top down view of a Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake on a white cake plate. in the background is a slice of the cake on a white plate with a fork and a bowl of chocolate chips and a teal gingham napkin

I hope you enjoy this recipe! xo

a slice of Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake on a white plate with a fork. in the background is the bundt cake and a bowl of chocolate chips and a teal gingham napkin

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Recipe Tips:

  • YOGURT: I use a 6% Balkan style yogurt for most of my cakes (it makes such a delicious and moist cake). You can also use sour cream or Greek yogurt instead, in this recipe.
  • CHOCOLATE CHIPS: You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips or even white chocolate chips. Each kind of chip will make your cake taste different. The semi-sweet chips are a little less sweet and a little more ‘bitter’, and the milk chocolate chips are more sweet and creamy. You can use mini chocolate chips too.
  • PAN SIZE: I use a 10 – 12 cup size pan for my Bundt cake recipes.
  • PREPARING YOUR BUNDT PAN: I use a flour/oil spray (Pam has a really good one) to prepare all of my pans. Without proper pan preparation your cake will not slide out of the pan easily (or at all). The key is to make sure you get the flour/oil spray into all the little ornate nooks and crannies, especially for some of the really fancy pans, otherwise the cake will stick there. BUT don’t overspray your pans either, you don’t want to taste the spray on your cake…you just need a light spray that covers every area in the pan including the sides of the pan.
  • THE BATTER: The batter is thick, not runny. This is just the nature of Bundt cakes.
  • LET IT COOL: Once your cake is baked and removed from the oven, make sure to let it rest in the pan for 15 minutes before turning it out onto a plate. If you don’t let it rest, it’s more likely that the cake will stick to your pan on the way out. Sometimes I use my fingers to gently pull the cake away from the edges of the pan before I tip it out.
  • HOW TO REMOVE YOUR CAKE FROM THE PAN: Once the cake has cooled, place a serving plate over the top of the cake pan (which is the bottom of the cake), then holding the plate tightly to the pan, invert the cake over and the cake should slide out onto the plate. Gently remove the pan.
  • SERVING: This cake is best served the day it is made. If you have leftovers, make sure to store them in an airtight container as Bundt cakes dry out easily. It can be kept out at room temperature.
a slice of Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake on a white plate with a fork. in the background is the bundt cake and a bowl of chocolate chips and a teal gingham napkin
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Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

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This Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake is delicious! With chocolate in every bite of vanilla cake, this is a recipe everyone will love!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup yogurt (a thick yogurt with the consistency of sour cream, or Greek yogurt or Balkan yogurt)
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth (I just use the paddle attachment).
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well.
  4. Mix in the vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  6. To the butter mix add 1/3 of the flour mix, then 1/2 the yogurt. Repeat until everything is combined.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  8. Now prepare the Bundt pan by spraying the inside of the pan with a nonstick cooking spray containing flour (you can find this spray in the baking aisle at your grocery store). This step is so important if you want your cake to slide out of the pan. See tips above.
  9. Put clumps of the cake batter around the bottom of the prepared pan, then using a rubber spatula smooth the batter.
  10. Place the cake in the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. You can also tell if the cake is done by looking at the edges of the cake which should look lightly golden brown.
  11. Place the cake pan on to a wire rack, then let the cake cool for 10 – 15 minutes in the pan, before turning the cake out onto a plate.
  12. Once the cake has cooled, if you like, dust it lightly with icing sugar.
  13. Enjoy!

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  1. This is a very good cake. Love the tanginess of the yogurt in it. I thought 1/2 tsp of salt would have added a lot to the flavor (maybe left out by accident?)