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7 Amazing Chocolate Bundt Cakes ... You Can Make Yourself

Updated on September 17, 2014

Chocolate Bundt Cakes . . . WOW!

Chocolate bundt cakes . . . Mastering the art is something I've been wanting attain. That is, creating a moist, rich-tasting chocolate cake with an extra "Wow" factor.

So that meant I needed to discover a great recipe and a great bundt cake pan to complete my mission.

To my surprise . . . I found quite a few chocolate bundt cake inspirations . . . with several, I just had to share. What follows are simple but amazing chocolate bundt cake recipes along with the pans that can make them even more WOW-tastic!

Ready? Choose your favorites and "get-to-baking!"

[P.S. Be on the look-out for helpful bundt baking tips from Nordic Ware ,,, sprinkled throughout this page.]


Above image used under Creative Commons from: lynn.gardner, on Flickr

Simple ... But WOW!

Bittersweet Chocolate Walnut Bundt Cake - With A (Secret) Ingredient

The above photo used under Creative Commons from: 3liz4, on Flickr

Chocolate walnut cake recipes abound, but this particular recipe has a secret ingredient . . . that enriches the flavor even more.

This moist chocolate cake, full of walnuts can be baked in the "Classic Bundt Pan" below:

Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Anniversary Bundt Pan
Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Anniversary Bundt Pan

This beloved, classic bundt cake pan is all too familiar . . . with vertical alternating narrow/pinched and wide/rounded fluting. Its heavy, cast-aluminum sturdiness promotes even baking and holds 12 cups of batter (enough to make a cake for 10 to 12 people).


Use the proper cooking spray.

Spray the Bundt® pan with a non-stick vegetable oil. A non-stick spray such as Bakers Joy* which contains flour. After spraying, take a pastry brush and brush the oil into the grooves of the pan and then turn the pan upside down on a paper towel, allowing excess oil to drain away. Avoid using spray with Lecithin listed as an ingredient as a gummy residue can build up over time.

Vegan Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Photo used under Creative Commons from: lynn.gardner, on Flickr

Vegan and low fat, too . . . what could be healthier and still taste as delicious as this citrus-flecked gem? Head over to the Fat-Free Vegan to get the recipe for this "petite" Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake.

The photographer (and baker) of the above bundt cake created a simple but stunning presentation using the "Kaiser Domus Bundform" cake pan.

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Kaiser Bakeware KaiserCast 6" Domus Bundform Pan
Kaiser Bakeware KaiserCast 6" Domus Bundform Pan

Create a European style Domus bundt cake with this Kaiser Bakeware KaiserCast Domus small Bundform Pan. This unique pan is made of cast aluminum for quick and even browning, and features a two-layer non-stick coating for easy release and quick cleanup. Diameter is 6-1/2-inches has a 3 cup capacity, perfect for those occasions when a smaller portion is desired. Rich in tradition and strong details this line is sure to be a classic in many families for years to come.


Whiskey-Soaked Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake

Photo used under Creative Commons from: kimberlykv, on Flickr

Whiskey . . . chocolate . . . espresso . . . This recipe by Melissa Clark (and published in the NY Times), is a strong contender among great dark chocolate bundt cakes. Here's the link to her recipe for Whiskey-Soaked Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake.

Using the beautifully fluted Fancy Ring Mold from Wilton, creates an attractive multi-panelled design that (ahem) "makes the cake."

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Wilton Fancy Ring Mold Pan, 10 Inch
Wilton Fancy Ring Mold Pan, 10 Inch

A lightweight, non-stick anodized aluminum construction; measures 10 by 3 inches; hand washing recommended. Get helpful tips from other users . . .


Deepest, Darkest Most Delicious Chocolate Cake

Photo used under Creative Commons from: lynn.gardner, on Flickr

Be a show-off and present this "swirl" of deep, dark chocolate goodness at your next tea, luncheon or dinner party. In the photo above, don't you just love the piped chocolate icing within each swirly crevice? A simple but distinctive finishing touch!

Want a really, really, really good recipe for deep, dark chocolate cake? Well, Maui Bonnie loves to share how she makes her very own "Deepest, Darkest Most Delicious Chocolate Cake" . . . claiming that it has been her "go-to" chocolate cake recipe for potlucks and parties for over 20 years.

Bonnie uses a combination of: brewed black coffee, bourbon (or whiskey), unsweetened chocolate, butter, sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, eggs and pure vanilla extract.

Try Maui Bonnie's recipe for the best, most delicious, deep dark chocolate cake ever!

And if you want to find out more about the Heritage Bundt Pan see below:

Nordicware Commercial Heritage Bundt Pan Heavy Duty Cast Aluminum. Teflon Non-stick Coating. 10 cup capacity
Nordicware Commercial Heritage Bundt Pan Heavy Duty Cast Aluminum. Teflon Non-stick Coating. 10 cup capacity

Constructed of durable cast aluminum that ensures sharp detail and uniform baking. Commercial quality, heavy cast aluminum provides superior baking performance Baked goods rise evenly, cook more uniformly, & have delicious, golden crusts due to excellent conduction of these heavy walled pans .


Avoid bubbles in the batter.

To prevent air bubbles in the cake, slowly pour the batter in one corner of the pan and allow the batter to slowly flow in and around the Bundt® design. Gently tap the filled cake pan on the counter a few times, this will make the air bubbles/pockets rise up and away from the outside of the cake.

Fancier ... Schmancier!

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes With Peanut Butter Filling

Photo used under Creative Commons from: randomcuriosity, on Flickr

Individual mini chocolate bundt cakes are perfect for just about any occasion . . . a special luncheon, an anniversary dinner or even a wedding.

Emeril's Chocolate Bundt Cake (with peanut butter filling) can be baked in this Mini Bundt Pan

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Wilton Excelle Elite 6-Cup Mini Fluted Pan
Wilton Excelle Elite 6-Cup Mini Fluted Pan

These mini-molds hold one cup, as needed for my recipe. The cakes baked evenly and came out easily - and the scallop detail was evident.


Double-Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache Glaze

Photo used under Creative Commons from: distopiandreamgirl, on Flickr

Have a really special occasion where chocolate reigns? The above image features a ganache-glazed chocolate "groom's cake" which is garnished with belgian bittersweet and milk chocolate fleur de lis.

A "royal" delight like this one, can be accomplished by using the recipe for Double-Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache Glaze and baked in the ornately fluted Fleur De Lis bundt pan.

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Nordic Ware Fleur De Lis Bundt Pan
Nordic Ware Fleur De Lis Bundt Pan

This heavy-weight bundt pan turns out such an elegant cake . . . many folks will not believe it's homemade. Non-stick coating provides ease of release and super easy clean-up by hand. 10-cup capacity; just over 9 inches in diameter.


Showcase the details using a spatula.

Recipes may vary, so fill the pan about 3/4 full to avoid overflow. With a spatula, push the batter to the outside of the pan pushing slightly up the walls; this will help the cake climb up the sides, giving you greater detail on the outside of the cake.

Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake

Photo used under Creative Commons from: distopiandreamgirl, on Flickr

What is there to say? This turreted-spiraled design is just WOW-tastic!

A rich-tasting Sour Cream Chocolate Cake recipe lovingly baked in a Festival Bundt Pan, then garnished with belgian chocolate leaves and chocolate-drizzled fresh strawberries . . . is perfect for _________ (well, you can fill in the blank).

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Nordic Ware Cast Aluminum Festival Party Bundt Pan
Nordic Ware Cast Aluminum Festival Party Bundt Pan

With vertical graduated flutings, this high-quality non-stick bundt pan is a welcomed change to the classic tube cake pan; holds 9 cups of batter; 9-3/4 inches in diameter by 4 inches high.


Other Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipes of Note - [Use your favorite bundt pan with any of these fine bundt cake recipes]

Photo used under Creative Commons from: isthisREALLYmylife?, on Flickr

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      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      I love chocolate and orange cake. REally like all the fancy molds and pans, does make a difference eating a pretty cake!

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      LadyDuck 5 years ago

      Great cake recipes, my mouth is watering (I love chocolate!)

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      KamalaEmbroidery 5 years ago

      My mother used to make bundt cakes years ago. Time to dig out her recipes. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      pauline60 5 years ago

      I bought a bundt cake tin years ago and have stilll never used it. This lens may be just the inspiration I need, these cakes look gorgeous.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really liked this article on food and cooking â¦..its great information..contents are understandable and worth to be noticedâ¦it is going to help people find their next insight into taste twistersâ¦

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      kabbalah lm 5 years ago

      sounds yummy

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      Elastara 5 years ago

      Hmm... this looks superlicious yummy yummy!

      I love Chocolate cakes!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love chocolate and chocolate cakes

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      DavidLebar 5 years ago

      Chocolate bundt cakes sound delicious! I love chocolate.

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      cal17mom 5 years ago

      I had no idea there were so many different types of bundt cake pans. I received one as a wedding shower gift 20 years ago, and I have been meaning to use it ever since. Chocolate sounds like a great idea!

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      SakuraH 5 years ago

      Wow! I love chocolate and they seem so're killing me..I'll definitely go and make myself a cake tomorrowâ¥

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm thrilled to be able to finally return with fresh angel dust to get in on the party here. I sure don't recall seeing your Double-Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache Glaze....I'm sure I would have remembered that!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow, indeed!

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      daisychainsaw lm 5 years ago

      These cakes look delicious! Mmm, choccy cake!

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      Eric Mayo 5 years ago

      Thank you for this lens Dee. They all look so good

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      RosaMorelli 5 years ago

      Every last one of these looks stunning - I'm going to see if I can make the ganache-glazed one as an Easter treat - if I can wait that long! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Some excellent ideas here. They all look so elegant!

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      DebW07 5 years ago

      I'm hungry now. Great job!

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      uneasywriter lm 5 years ago

      Looks soo good!

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      codex547 5 years ago

      Great lens. Wish i could get my hands on these cakes.!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great cake recippies.....i love them all....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like the Double Chocolate bundt cake more than any other. Truly delecious cakes.

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      Suko 5 years ago

      These are absolutely fabulous looking--and I'll bet they taste incredible! Wow! Beautiful lens!!

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      uneasywriter lm 5 years ago

      They all look so good! There goes my diet!

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      MasonGaming 5 years ago

      Wow this looks AMAZING, will have to try this one for my girlfriend :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Kelly Bushing

      Wow!!! very delicious it give a lot of cake varieties...

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      racingdatabase 5 years ago

      Yum, yum... these cakes look delicious! :-)

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      Wow - this page has made me so hungry for some chocolate cake!!

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      dirtyraspberry 5 years ago

      delicious cakes

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      mj11769 5 years ago

      Awesome recipes....looks delicious....

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      andrewlawson 5 years ago


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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      Your lens makes me hungry. I really like the designs.

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      ReesMarketing 5 years ago

      Great love them all.

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      pauly99 lm 5 years ago

      Mouth watering here.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      They all look delicious!!!

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      mrsfashionista 5 years ago

      Wow these are amazing recipes :)

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      Amy617 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for the recipes! Chocolate cake is delicious

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      Willicious LM 5 years ago

      I love making bundt cakes and was looking for one for my husband for V-day. This lens hit the spot! We went with the 'Deepest Darkest Most Delicious' and man! It hit the spot. So good!

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      JessStone 5 years ago

      Amazing lens! I love all the different pans!

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      ChristineHudson 5 years ago

      Yummy! I want to make my own but I don't have talent for this. :)

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      Sunwarrior 5 years ago

      I am a fellow baker, but have never attempted a bundt cake, myself. But your article is making me consider otherwise. Whenever I do make my 1st bundt cake, I am definitely going to use this as a reference.

      P.S. Scharffen Berger has really high quality baking chocolate and chocolate chips.

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      lewisgirl 5 years ago

      Beautiful cakes, beautiful lens!wootpen

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      Allison Whitehead 5 years ago

      Wow... now you made me hungry. These look sensational. Sprinkled with angel dust (the lens, not the cake!)

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      rattie lm 5 years ago

      Very stylsh and new to me. The cakes look delicious.

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      Aibrean82 5 years ago

      I have visited this lens before, but I just had to come back and look at the photos again. Yum!

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      wolfdish 5 years ago

      See before seeing this lens I could actually say I could live without chocolate thanks for changing that on me!! WOW!!! I don't know if I love the designs or the cakes themselves more. I love baking and especially when it is something beautiful, you certainly have achieved that here. Wonderful!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am so trying to make these! I want one right now!!! Thanks for sharing!

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      mtg724 5 years ago

      I want chocolate cake now. I love this lens.

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      TheVox1 5 years ago

      You know, I've never really been into making or eating bundt cakes (though the pans are fun to use for making banana bread), but now I think I'll have to try it. Especially the mini chocolate bundt with peanut butter filling. Omg, I'm already drooling!

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      KathyFirak 5 years ago

      Love the sour cream chocolate one!

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      EliasZanetti LM 5 years ago

      Yummy! After reading this lens I might as well try to make my own choco cake ever! Thanks for the ideas!

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      wau1980 5 years ago

      These cookies look great and I think they taste delicious... I'm a disaster in the kitchen but maybe I'll convinse one of my friends to make one:). Thanks for sharing!

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      GetAcneFree 5 years ago

      Yum! I want the chocolate orange one :)

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      Aibrean82 5 years ago

      I keep coming back to this lens just to look at (read: drool over) these photos!

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      KateAdamsUSA 5 years ago

      best looking pics ever, this is sheer decadence at its finest!

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      Midnytefire LM 5 years ago

      looks delicious!

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      lebanonseo 5 years ago

      yummy , your lens made me hungry :)

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      JenniferDCo 5 years ago

      WOW! can I have some! Beautiful. The swirly bundt cake looked especially nice.

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      essentiallymom 5 years ago

      Love the look of the swirl Bundt cake!

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      KateH2 5 years ago

      Wow these look delicious. Making me hungry! lol

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This looks like the perfect gift. Give a bundt pan, and get a cake in return. Ha.

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      csk305 5 years ago

      All the cakes look so delicious.

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      ZenithScribe 5 years ago

      I love chocolate and I love to bake. The cakes look amazing and since I like to try new recipes, I'm going to have to at least one of these a try!

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      yesbuy 5 years ago

      thanks for lens

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      SteenBiilmann LM 5 years ago

      I love this - great pics and I can't wait to start making the lovely chocolade cakes - thanks for a great lens!!

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      Camp April 5 years ago

      I can't decide which one to make first! Thank you for rounding them all up in one easy to follow lens.

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      Aibrean82 5 years ago

      They look amazing! I love the different shapes and will definitely try one of the recipes. Oh, who am I kidding - I will try more than one.

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      pyngthyngs 5 years ago

      When I saw this title, I thought "7 Chocolate Bundt Cakes"? Now I totally understand and didn't have the imagination to think of so many varieties. Now I want to try each one.

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      omg, i did check every chocolate cake suggestion, suffering with every one, however, i will try one, no matter how much will fatten me...

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      Dusty2 LM 5 years ago

      WoW...Chocolate Bundt Cake Heaven! This is one of my favorite cakes. I have always enjoyed a delicious, moist bundt cake like my G-ma used to make all the time. Appreciate you sharing these recipes nDee. Also, Thank You for stopping by my How To Make A Homemade Yo-Yo with Detailed Instructions lens and giving it both a "Thumbs Up" and a "Blessing". I greatly appreciate it. Stop by anytime! (^_-)

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      OnlyTheBest101 5 years ago

      nice cake .. yummy

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      street2linen 5 years ago

      Sooo goood! They all look so tasty. I hope mines turn out that way.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      you can't go wrong with a chocolate bundt!

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      MVSquid 5 years ago

      These bunt cakes look so delicious. I did not know that there were swirl molds for bunt cakes. I definitely have to look into this.

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      wordpress-guru 5 years ago

      yummy yummy !

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      jeanniebean 5 years ago

      Yum Yum I bet they taste as good as they look

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      CristianStan 5 years ago

      These are amazing! The designs are spectacular! I am really thinking of making one for my birthday

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      BAMditty 5 years ago

      I love the swirled one!! I will definitely have to try these.

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      Dennis40 5 years ago

      Amazing, I always love chocolate cakes!

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      Suunnyy 5 years ago

      Yummy...look soo delicious!

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      I'm afraid I'd never heard of a bundt cake before today - but chocolate in the title always pulls me in!! They look absolutely delicious.

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      NewUsedCarsSacramento 5 years ago

      All of the look so delicious...

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      Chocolate Cakes are my man's favorite. I've got to learn to bake one of these!

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      WordChipper 5 years ago

      These cakes look awesome!!

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      WebWriteGirl LM 5 years ago

      I am craving a chocolate bundt cake! That chocolate & walnut cake looks like something I need to bake! Thanks for sharing

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      jeffersuan 5 years ago

      I never knew thay made so many different bundt cake pans! That whiskey soaked one looks amazing!

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      those chocolate bundt cakes are simply spectacular!! Great lens..

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      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      My favorite thing is chocolate pie, but looking at these cakes I have changed my mind! Chocolate cake is calling me now!

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      Love chocolate bundt cakes, especially the orange one.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This looks like a joy to make. Thank you for sharing.

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      An impressive lens with a much-deserved lens ranking.

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      Lori Sawaya 5 years ago from The Land of Color

      Kiss my bundt - cute name for the book!

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      LisaNowatzki 5 years ago

      What a wonderful and delicious lens

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      CornellMarCom LM 5 years ago

      OK! The reason that I love this lens soooo much is because I have personally tried three of these bunt cakes and love them. Great recipes and great cookware.

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      AugieDoggy 5 years ago

      Oh wow, I had to bookmark this!

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      angela188 5 years ago

      So yummy! chocolate cake and its design is absolutely amazing

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      traveldestinations 5 years ago

      I didn't know that bundt cake could be so fancy. Yum!

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      ArtzeeChris LM 5 years ago

      OH MY GOODNESS! The Cakes look amazing! I'm not sure which one to try first! Maybe that Whiskey soaked one? Yummy!

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      Nice lens, looks good.

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      yourtablecloth 5 years ago

      Chocolate Bundt Cakes Yum! Looks delicious!