A rich and moist chocolate sour cream bundt cake studded with fresh raspberries. Top with whipped cream and more berries for a real treat.

Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake from completelydelicious.com

I’m currently a little bit stuck in the doldrums of parenthood. John is almost two and I am exhausted by the daily grind of cleaning up in his wake and trying to keep him entertained. My two favorite times of day are when he goes down for his nap, and when he goes down for the night.

Of course there are so many happy moments during the day when I feel like my heart is going to explode with love for him. But for those other moments, well, there’s chocolate cake.

Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake from completelydelicious.com
Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake from completelydelicious.com

There’s no problem chocolate cake can’t solve, even if only for a few minutes. And this chocolate raspberry bundt cake is so perfect, you may even get a few more moments of bliss before being jolted back to real life.

The great thing about bundt cakes is they come out of the pan looking beautiful, and need little embellishment. I served this simple but elegant cake with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and a dollop of whipped cream and of course, more raspberries.

John and I shared a slice one afternoon and while we both happily gobbled up bite after bite, I savored a few minutes of peace before the chaos ensued.

Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake from completelydelicious.com

How to grease a bundt pan

We’ve all been there before— the devastation of  a cake that sticks to the pan and comes out in pieces. And bundt pans can be the worst offenders if you’re not thorough enough in your greasing.

Try a pastry brush to grease a bundt pan with melted butter. This ensures every knook and cranny is greased. Afterwards, dust with flour, dumping out any excess.

Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake from completelydelicious.com

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Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake
A rich chocolate bundt cake filled with fresh raspberries is the perfect dessert, especially topped with whipped cream and more raspberries.
Yield: 1 9-inch bundt cake
  • 2½ cup (300 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (85 grams) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1¼ cup (280 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (400 grams) sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1½ cup (355 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 cup (120 grams) fresh raspberries
  • Powdered sugar, for serving
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Additional raspberries, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch bundt pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, mixing after each, and stir in the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with the buttermilk, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  3. Spoon the batter in the prepared bundt pan. Sprinkle the raspberries over the top, they will sink as the cake bakes. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, about 45-60 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely in the pan, then turn out onto a cake stand or plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve whipped cream and additional raspberries, if desired.

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18 Responses to Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

  1. Alena says:

    Hello from St. Petersburg
    This is stunning! Can’t help but stare at it… I want a slice! Or three!! 🙂 
    Thanks so much  Annalise!

  2. This cake looks gorgeous, plus chocolate and raspberries are a flavor combo made in heaven!

    xo, Elisa

  3. Annalise,
    The cake looks delicious. Hopefully you can get some rest. As he grows you’ll look back and wish time hadn’t gone by so fast. I don’t have kids but I see this with my nieces. Plus there’s a lot of country songs that say the same thing. 😉

  4. Sandra says:

    This looks just wonderful and I do find that raspberries go so wonderfully with chocolate!

  5. This cake looks so delicious and full of chocolate flavor. I’m craving lots of chocolate right now.

  6. What a gorgeous cake! Love chocolate and raspberries!

  7. Diane says:

    Wonderful recipe, which I will try soon.
    Lately instead of greasing and using flour I have been greasing and sprinkling the dry ingredient mixture in the pan, and then putting the extra back with the cake mixture. I have had great success with this.

  8. This cake looks positively perfect! Love the recipe!

  9. Erin R. says:

    Ah, so pretty. The cake looks nice and m**st (hate that word!) inside. I love what happens to raspberries when they are baked.

    I don’t have a child and am therefor not allowed to say anything, so please forgive me if I’m putting my foot in my mouth. But you have my sympathy on the doldrums. I know that would be the hardest thing for me if I ever had a baby and I’m not sure how I would manage. But I’m glad to hear you do enjoy John and are able to have the joyful little moments each day. Don’t worry, I won’t make a stupid comment about hanging in there. 🙂

  10. Noreen says:

    So admire your honesty! My kids are all grown and I have young grandkids now but I remember those days. It will get easier for sure as he becomes more independent 🙂 Calvin take me away…or are you too young to remember? Giggling… Love this combo! Will try very soon.

  11. Alena says:

    Hi! Dear Annalise! On the 8th of March!

  12. Alena says:

    …I wish you health, happiness, love and prosperity. Let the kindness, care and attention always be with you!
    Already I prepared and tried. There are no words….)))
    Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Chocolate solves all types of problems 🙂 Chocolate and raspberries are a favorite combo of mine! Yum!

  14. Jbear says:

    Too many recipes call for a mixer with bowl….too expensive for a lot of people

  15. Jbear says:

    Give directions if someone has no stand mixer….they are so expensive for a lot of us.

    • Annalise says:

      You are welcome to mix everything by hand. It will take more time and effort but the results should be the same.

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