Bourbon Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake #BundtBakers


You can play around with other licors, such as rum, baielys, kahlua or any other that you feel goes well with chocolate (and what doesn’t right?)



For the cake:

  • 1 cup 225g unsalted butter
  • 4.5 oz 125g semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup 45g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups 280g cake or all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs (at room tº)
  • 2 cups 400g regular sugar
  • 1 cup 250g sour cream
  • 3/4 cup 180ml bourbon (I use Jim Bean)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 1/4 cup 60ml cream
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • 2 oz milk chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • Chocolate nibs (to decorate, optional)


For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC
  2. Spray or butter a large bundt cake pan. Sprinkle with fine breadcrumbs, shaking off excess.
  3. In a medium bowl, melt chocolate and butter (in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring well after each one until just melted). Add the cocoa powder. Mix well and reserve.
  4. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. (I do it directly over the batter later).
  5. In a large bowl mix eggs with sugar until light and creamy, about 2 or 3 minutes.
  6. Add cream cheese, bourbon, vanilla and the cooled chocolate mixture. Mix at low speed.
  7. Add dry ingredients and mix only until well combined.
  8. Pour into the prepared pan, spreading evenly and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack and carefully unmold on the wire rack. Let cool completely. (At this point you can wrap it in film and aluminum paper and freeze it for a couple of weeks. Thaw in the refrigerator and then let if get to room temperature before glazing).
  10. Pour the glaze over and let it drip down the sides. Decorate with cocoa nibs.

For the chocolate glaze:

  1. Heat cream a bit, remove from the fire and add the chocolates. Wait for 1 minute and mix until very well blended.
  2. Add corn syrup and mix well.