Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

It’s so embarrassing to admit, but if I were on a desert island and I could only have one meal it would definitely be a cheeseburger and fries, and chocolate cake, of course. I really only said the cheeseburger and fries for health purposes because I would want to eat a protein and vegetable before I indulged in chocolate cake.

This particular Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese  Filling is one of my all time favorites. Chocolate cake all by itself is pretty great, add a creamy, cheesy filling and a sweet white and semi-sweet chocolate glaze and there you have it, perfection. Okay, so it’s just my idea perfection. It’s a little early, but I’m giving you a heads up for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day brunches. I always make this cake for those holiday’s and have not had an unhappy customer yet. I store this cake loosely covered in the fridge, and it actually taste better after being refrigerated.

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

From “Land O Lakes”

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temp
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Cake Batter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temp
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large eggs, room temp
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 2 ounces white chocolate
  • 3 teaspoons shortening
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and using a pastry brush and melted butter, generously grease and flour your 12-cup bundt pan. I purchased a silicone bundt pan which I just lightly coat with cooking spray. I love the silicone pans because the cake literally falls out of the pan without leaving those pesky bits of cake behind.
  2. To make your filling:  place all the filling ingredients in a small bowl and beat on low speed until very smooth. Scrape down the bowl periodically to incorporate all the ingredients. Set aside.
  3. To make the cake batter: place all the cake ingredients in a large bowl, and begin mixing on low speed to incorporate all the ingredients. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2-3 minutes until batter is smooth.
  4. Pour a little over half the batter into your prepared bundt pan. With a large spoon place dollops of the cream cheese filling on top of the batter being careful not to touch the sides of the pan. Then gently pour the remaining batter over.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool your cake in the pan for about 30 minutes. Before you glaze the cake, let it cool completely.
  6. To make the glaze: take 2 ounces of white chocolate plus 1 1/2 teaspoons of shortening and melt in microwave. Then take 2 ounces of chocolate chips plus 1 1/2 teaspoons of shortening and melt in microwave. Stir melted chocolate until very smooth and drizzling consistency.
  7. Store cake refrigerated.
Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Fillin

Mama’s Tips:

You can always melt your chocolate by the double boiler method, but for myself, I prefer to melt it in the microwave. Start with 25 seconds, take it out and stir, putting it back in the microwave and decreasing the amount of seconds each time and stirring after each increment. Remember, chocolate burns very easily, and burnt chocolate makes me very sad.

If you don’t already have one, you might want to invest in a silicone bundt pan. I have metal and teflon coated bundt pans, however no matter how well I greased and floured those pans somehow there was always bits of cake that stuck to the pan. I don’t know about you, but I want a gorgeous cake.

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

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88 Comments on “Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling”

  1. Once again beautifully delicious. Yumm.

  2. Cassie Gay says:

    Is there a printer-friendly wy to print out your delicious recipes? Thanks! Cass

  3. bakeaffairs says:

    This is a wonderful recipe! The cake looks absolutely delicious… Thank you for sharing.

  4. piesandeyes says:

    Looks mighty good! Nice job decorating and displaying!

  5. Clover says:

    I have a technical question: when you use the silicone bundt pan, do you place it inside of a metal bundt pan for support? As always, your lovely photos are making me hungry! ;)

  6. This is a beautiful cake. It sounds very moist too. I have to have this.
    We’re having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa – What’d You Do This Weekend? I’d love it if you brought this over.

    Have a wonderful week,

  7. *swoon* You would have to post this on the day I am getting back onto my strict Paleo diet! ;)

  8. This looks wonderful! I love the cream cheese filling that takes this chocolate cake from great to out of this world!

  9. I’m going to find a silicon bundt pan. I want my cake to look as beautiful as yours!

  10. Carolyn Chan says:

    I am going to go out and buy a silicone bundt pan too ! I just need a bundt pan anyways, and I agree that silicone anything is great when cooking, especially baking. I love love love the “surprise” of the cream cheese filling. Delish !

  11. grandbabycakes says:

    That is seriously one gorgeous looking bundt cake! The cream cheese filling is so genius!

  12. WOW! That looks amazing! I’m going to have to try this!!

  13. Luksana says:

    wow! This is so classy bundt cake Mama. really attractive.

  14. rachel says:

    That does look dreamy! I nominated you for two awards… click here- Congratulations!

  15. lovebigmama says:

    I’m soooo making this thanks!!

  16. Brooks says:

    Oh. My. Word. Cheryl, this cake is a thing of beauty! You make me proud that you’d enjoy a protein and vegetable before noshing away on this delectable dessert. ;) I think I’d get along quite well on a deserted island if this were the sole food source.

  17. I’ve made several chocolate Bundt cakes over the years, but have never thought to include a sweetened cream cheese filling like yours (it’s beautiful). Love how you photographed and styled your cake. Is the wire cake plate vintage?

  18. themondaybox says:

    I love Bundt cakes, and this one is a beauty! When I was a teen in the 70′s, there were boxed mixes (my mom didn’t do from scratch much) that all had surprise centers. They were my favorite to bake and to eat! This recipe is going to be fun to try. Thanks, Cheryl!

  19. Your bundt cake looks absolutely divine! I especially love the look of the cream cheese filling!

  20. Linda says:

    Thanks for brining this delicious cake by What’d You Do This Weekend? Hope to see you again tomorrow.


  21. naomimgruer says:

    If I were on an island, I’d definitely need chocolate cake with rich frosting! :)

  22. Love chocolate, and this looks incredibly yummy!

  23. bakesinslippers says:

    looks awesome! can’t wait to try this recipe.

  24. ohlidia says:

    I don’t know how I missed this one… looks absolutely divine!!

  25. harissaliebe says:

    Wow, that looks fabulous!
    Have a good evening

  26. sonyknair says:

    Yum! its looks so good!

  27. Mara Zavagno says:

    Hi seems so mouthwatering delicious. I’ve really got to try it someday. Read my blog about me, I’m sure you’ll find that we have soimething in common. Thanks anyways for your like on the little girl and the clown. The real McCoy was a lot better though.

  28. Mel says:

    Oh my wowness. Mmmmmmm.

    • Erin Jarrells says:

      Will a standard bundt pan work ok?

      • Erin, what do you mean by standard? If it’s a 10-cup as opposed to a 12-cup that will change things. You will have more batter in a smaller pan so you would need to let the cake bake a little longer. Or you could pour a little less batter into the 10 -cup pan.

  29. DVees says:

    Your pictures are so beautiful…. tummy grumbling scrumptious looking cake.

  30. Janet Butler says:

    My daughter is serving bundt cakes for her wedding. I tried your recipe. I have a question, in your top photo, the cream cheese looks soft, like a cream, but when I made my cake, the filling was cooked, and had the consistency of cake. Is it supposed to be creamy or dry like the cake texture?

  31. Oh I really like the sound of this cake. I love a good bundt! So decorative. It looks so good, I will have to reblog, hope that is ok?

  32. Reblogged this on Something to Ponder About and commented:
    This looks so divine, decadent and delicious. So I thought I would share it.

  33. senimahar says:

    ” Wow… may I have some? … lol “

  34. This is an amazing cake!!! Oh for slice of this now and a good cup of coffee! Yummm

  35. IAMM3Z says:

    This looks like heaven! I’m going to have to commission my baker friend to make this for me. I couldn’t bake something this yummy to save my life! Your presentation is equally impressive. Well done!

  36. ToddlerMom says:

    You and I would be fantastic island companions. But we’d of course need something to wash it all down with. I vote for wine! I’m so craving a cheeseburger and chocolate cake now…

  37. melissa says:

    Is it regular sugar or confectioners?

  38. flippenblog says:

    Oh my WORD this looks good!huge craving now…

  39. Fidel Ernesto Hernández Avalos says:

    Looks awesome! That’s a great recipe! Thanks!

  40. Rosa M Lillo says:

    Beautifully scrumptious!

  41. Oh jeez. That looks amazing.

  42. Moira says:

    Your bundt cake looks divine. I’m going to try making it without the cream cheese filling because it’s already so decadent without it. Gorgeous photo, too. Thank you, too, for liking my post on Braised Chicken with Orange, Olive and Onion.

  43. Mama B says:

    Pinned it. That looks wonderful.

  44. Nice to find another unabashed chocolate lover here. These photos are beautiful, too. Frame-worthy! I’m really enjoying your blog and will be back. Thanks!

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  46. Katie says:

    My cream cheese filling came out really runny and you can see the cream cheese on the top of the cake… What did I do wront?

    • Well Katie, it’s possible your cream cheese got to warm and soft, or maybe you used an extra large egg instead of a large egg, or that you over beat the mixture. Sometimes it takes me 2 or 3 tries at a cake to get it just right. Don’t give up on it!

      • Katie says:

        Thanks! I think it will taste good (still waiting for it to cool) but I’ll give it another try soon. Thanks for getting back to me!

  47. Protein and vegetable before desert. Haha.:-)

  48. Oh! This looks sinfully good! You know, from my nursing years, the first stage of digestion is salivation. I am starting to digest this right now… Going to have to try this! Thank you for sharing.

  49. corley598 says:

    This looks absolutely luscious! I am definitely going to try it.

  50. eava says:

    A former friend gave me a very similar recipe years ago that I lost. She made a few adjustments of her own. One was adding spanish strong coffee instead of water to choc. batter. Upon making this recipe and replacing water for coffee I found cake not to be as thick & rich as i remember my friends recipe to be which is what my family and I prefer anyway. My family & I are very grateful to finding this.

  51. mgmcshane says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I have a bundt tin for ages and now I have a recipe I really want to try. It looks divine! Loving your recipes!

  52. Teresa Martin says:

    This cake was very dry–almost like a chocolate bread! Perhaps I baked it too long–however, I followed the baking time exactly and checked for doneness just as you’re supposed to do. I’m wondering if the lack of vegetable oil and/or the lack of milk (buttermilk or regular) had anything to do with the dryness of the cake. The 1 cup of water doesn’t add any flavor or moistness at all. Very disappointed with this cake–it looked so good!

  53. kimodie says:

    I transformed this cake into a holiday showpiece for our company’s Christmas party by simply adding peppermint extract to the cream cheese center, and I sprinkled crushed candy canes on top of the white and dark chocolate drizzle. . . It was almost too pretty to eat! (But we did, and oh my!! Was it ever one of the most delish things we’ve ever had!) I searched all over the internet for a “chocolate cream cheese tunnel cake” and this was THE one I was looking for! Thank you so much for posting it!

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I’m so glad the cake was a big hit, and I love the creative touches you made to the cake. Wishing you a very happy holiday!

  54. dr.Esraa says:

    Am so glad to discover your page, i’ll give this recipe a try and am sure i’ll love it .

  55. Kev says:

    Yum, yum, gimme some! ;)

  56. says:

    WOW! This looks amazing!!

  57. Yummy I can’t wait to try this!

  58. I am adamantly NOT a cake person but this sounds so good. I plan on making this for my father-in-law’s upcoming birthday. Lovely. Pinned.

  59. debbie says:

    I have been making a similar “Black Bottom Cake” for years. I always replace the water with fresh hot coffee (cooled to warm) and I always add 1 cup (6 oz) of mini chocolate chips to the cream cheese filling. I like the recipe for your cake batter better so I am baking it today after I go out and buy a silicone bundt pan you recomended – lol!

  60. Oh my! This is phenomenal! I want a piece tight now!

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