Christmas Chocolate Bundt Cake

Christmas Chocolate Bundt Cake

Howdy Cowgirls! Have I ever been busy, time seems to fly this time of year and if I added 10 hours to my day it still would not be enough

With that being said, I thought I would show you a quick and easy recipe for a chocolate bundt cake that is so yummy and sure to please! 

This chocolate bundt cake takes no time at all, is festive and pretty, you really can’t go wrong. 

The time to make this cake is about 10 minutes. Yep  you read that right, 10 minutes darlin’ cowgirls.

Gather up your ingredients for your Christmas Chocolate Bundt Cake 

  • Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake Mix, no I am not paid to say this, I find this is the best boxed cake mix hands down.
  • 1 small package of chocolate pudding
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 4 large, farm fresh eggs
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  • Your favorite beverage of choice 
  • Movie or Music, my movie this time of year is Sound of Music

Today my bev of choice is yummy, hot coffee with half and half, nothing fancy but last night I went out to celebrate my darlin’ girl friend Nancy’s birthday,(we won’t say which one) but us girls  had quite a lot of fun and we stayed out until 1 am! I don’t do this often, about once a year is all I can handle these days of late night fun! Once I do stay out that late, I realize quickly the next day, why I do this only once a year. Hee Hee

Directions for Christmas Chocolate Bundt Cake

  • You will need to first of all, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, next grease and flour your bundt pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, pour in all ingredients and fold in together
  • Then on medium speed, beat your cake mix for 2 minutes, when done pour into your bundt pan.
  • Cook for 55-60 minutes, I use a clean tooth pick to see if the cake is done. Simply put the tooth pick in the cake, if it comes out clean, it is done, if it doesn’t, add a few more minutes and check again.
  • LET THE CAKE COOL before removing from pan or this could happen to you!

Oh Crap, I broke my Christmas Chocolate Bundt cake!

Had a little miss hap with my cake, suppose to let the cake cool before taking it out of the pan. Ah! in my effort to rush things along, I tried to pop my warm cake out of the pan, no bueno. A big chunk of cake stayed in the pan. Naturally my reaction was not of joy but rather %^$%!!!How to make a Christmas Chocolate Bundt Cake

But I had to make do, so after my melt down I gently removed the lone piece of cake  that stayed behind, placed it on the cake and added a few toothpicks to hold it together.  It worked! Yipee





My adjustment to this recipe was to change it to a Christmas Bundt Cake. I don’t use the frosting that they recommend, (sorry Duncan Hines) but I am not a frosting gal, love me some cake, don’t really care about frosting but with that being said…a cake without frosting is just plain ol’ boring. Frosting is pretty and makes the cake. Cakes deserve to be pretty!

How to decorate your Christmas Chocolate Bundt Cake 

To make this Christmas chocolate bundt cake pretty and all you have to do is grab your sifter, powdered sugar and your favorite Christmas sprinkles.  I have my vintage Bromwell sifter with little red apples that I just love, it is so festive and fun and if you are in the market for one I happen to have a few in my Etsy Store, take a peek if you like. Etsy/Shop/MyWesternHeart

Once the cake cools and right before serving, sift some powdered sugar over the top, it looks like snow and add your favorite Christmas sprinkles. Ta Da! You have a fast and easy chocolate bundt cake that takes about 10 minutes to to make a Christmas Chocolate Bundt Cake

Now time to enjoy the party!

Now it’s your turn, what is your favorite Christmas recipe, leave a comment now and don’t forget to take a peek at our Etsy Store My Western Heart

Until next time, happy trails



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  1. I have tasted this cake and it is delicious!!! Totally recommend it.

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Agreed! It is awesome, comes out so moist and good. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Annie James

    Darlin’! I love this recipe, so glad I gave it to ya

  3. Nancy C

    I have been looking for something easy, pretty and quick, this looks like a winner, thanks My Western Heart

  4. Looks great Lisa and you saved it really well after it broke with the decorations on top! Bet it was extremely delicious too 🙂

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Thanks for stopping by Delia, it was so delicious and easy, will be making another one for Christmas Eve. No one even noticed that is broke, all is good!

  5. This cake looks amazing! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve broken cakes because I can’t wait for them to cool, but you saved it perfectly with that wonderful powdered sugar/sprinkles decoration – looks so festive.Definitely on my list to try. Thank you for sharing.

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Enjoy the cake Tamuria, it is so easy to make, and fast too. The house smells lovely too. Merry Christmas!

  6. The cake looks so festive and perfect for the season, Lisa! Sounds easy to make and you’d never know that the cake “broke” as you were able to cover it and decorate it so it looks perfect! Enjoy your holidays and I know anyone who gets to taste your baking is going to love it! Happy Holidays!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Thanks Beverley for stopping by, the cake was yummy and I am so glad my dog did not find the left over cake like he did the gingerbread house…I was glad to have saved the cake and learned not to be in such a rush…good things take time..happy holidays!

  7. True confessions. I have never baked, not even from a mix, never bought bundt pans, cupcake pans, etc. When my kids asked I told them to check at their friends homes where moms didn’t have a career. And now I have less time with my business & social media marketing & no interest.
    What I do miss is the smell it brings into the room. Always found the best bakeries. Great save & it looks divine. Enjoy the holidays Lisa.

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Hi Roslyn, thanks for the honesty, I too am a working mom and don’t get to cook or bake as much as I would like but I feel the need to do it particularly around the holidays. My grandma was a simple, lovely baker and it brings back so many memories for me when I cook and bake, I hope to do that for my child. I love this recipe especially since it only takes about 10 minutes to mix up and you have a fabulous moist cake that people love…and your house smells great…and it does not take a lot of time. Thanks for stopping by

  8. My mouth is watering Lisa. 🙂 The cake is so beautiful and I love the 10 minute recipe but what I love most is how you improvised when the cake lost a piece and found a solution to the problem. Many times when we are cooking for a momentous occasion, we want things to be so perfect that the sky collapses if something goes wrong when all one needs is to think of a quick fix.

    Merry Christmas!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Thank you Vatsala! Enjoy the cake, it is so easy to make and is always a hit for chocolate cake lovers. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas or holiday season!

  9. I like to use frosting but only thinly. Melted and poured over is best! Yum! It would also cover a “multitude of sins” (broken pieces) too. Yours looks divine! BUT, I must refrain …on a special lifestyle change of trying to eliminate sugar. Not doing very good yet, but seeing yours was a treat that didn’t add calories!! 🙂

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Welcome Cheryl to My Western Heart! Your idea of melted frosting sounds wonderful! After the holidays…I will be joining you on a no sugar diet…Happy New Year from My Western Heart

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