February 22, 2012

Earl Grey Chocolate Cake

Food blogs are funny. If you look at this picture, you might assume that I had a neighbor/ friend over for tea. In reality I was standing on a chair, trying not to make a lot of noise while my 3 year old napped away in his room upstairs. I was also trying really hard not to fall off said chair; I don’t have a good history with standing on chairs…

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I was sorting my way through a pile of papers during Cooper’s nap when I found a little recipe card for this Earl Grey Chocolate Cake. It’s been waiting to be made since I clipped the recipe out in college.  I was craving something chocolatey, I had all of the ingredients and wanted a cup of tea. It was a sign. I feel it’s important to always pay attention to signs like these. This cake came together in less than 15 minutes and it took about the same amount of time to clean it all up. I love that in a cake.

After the cake was done and sprinkled with powdered sugar, I had a pretend tea party in my kitchen where I drank one cup of tea and ate two slices of cake. You can’t let cake go to waste like that. When it’s exposed to air like that it’s got a short shelf life…or something.

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Tea parties for one are where it’s at. Especially when a beautiful Earl Grey perfumed chocolate cake is your star dessert.

A fancy hat & gloves are totally optional.

And we’re off!

Gather your ingredients.

Look! I actually wrote this recipe on an index card once upon a time.

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Time to steep your tea & melt the chocolate.

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See how that happened? A tea kettle & a microwave were involved in this process.

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Let’s take a moment to be seduced by the powers of melted chocolate.

Are you seduced. Yeah, I thought so.

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Get the dry ingredients together.

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Cream the sugar & butter together.

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Add in your eggs.

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Melted chocolate goes in.

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Flour mixture happens upon wet mixture.

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Alternate the tea & yogurt in the batter.

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This is the fluffiest batter I’ve ever tasted.

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Batter goes into a lubed pan.

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Batter bakes into a cake.

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Cake gets flipped onto a plate. Cake cools off. Tracy has a hard time not touching said cake.

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Powdered sugar goes on top of this cake.

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And we hold off eating it for one second so someone can take a picture.

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Then we dig in! The end.

Earl Grey Chocolate Cake

serves 10

(recipe from Real Simple Magazine)

  • 6 Earl Grey tea bags or 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted & cooled
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • confectioners’ sugar

Heat oven to 350° F. Coat an 8-cup fluted tube pan (that’s a bundt, right?) with cooking spray.

Brew the tea in the water 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or strain the leaves and set the brewed tea aside.

Using a mixer, beat the butter, eggs, and granulated sugar until fluffy. Blend in the chocolate. Beat in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, yogurt, and brewed tea. Pour into pan.

Bake 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out with a few crumbs attached. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.

Turn out of pan and cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Shutterbean Notes:

I melted the chocolate in the microwave for 2- 1 minute increments on high power!

  • Kristin A.

    Tracy! It’s beautiful. I just bought a bright yellow bundt pan on etsy (to continue my yellow kitchen theme), I might have to make this cake this weekend.

    • Tracy

      I love that you have a yellow themed kitchen, K!

      • Gina

        Hi there I really love the idea of this cake marrying 2 of my favourite flavours. However, I’m a very seasoned baker & I used my favourite Bundt pan. I made this recipe twice and both time the cake top got stuck to the bottom of the pan.
        I tried to remove the first cake after the 5 minutes as per your recipe. The second cake I waited 20 minutes.
        Could it be that your butter to sugar ratio is off?
        1/2 c of butter to 2 cups sugar seems like there isn’t enough butter.

  • Mal @ The Chic Geek

    I love sweets made with earl grey, this looks absolutely wonderful!

  • Claire

    You are totally ruining my no-sugar rule.

    But that’s okay, it was a stupid rule anyway. (That lasted 3 days).


  • Katrina

    I just love earl grey, but have never thought to add the flavour to chocolate! Great idea!

  • Emily G.

    I showed this post to my husband. He apparently needs this cake. This is OK with me. 🙂

    • Tracy

      You’re husband is awesome. It’s a good thing you married him.

      • Emily G.

        He was apparently very serious about the ‘needing’ of this cake. We rowed our car to the grocery store in the middle of a storm to pick up the few ingredients we were missing. We’ve been snacking on slices with tea after dinner. I love cake recipes like this with that extra ‘weird’ ingredient that adds interest. Especially chocolate cake recipes, cuz y’know.. chocolate.

        • Tracy

          I’m a fan of extra weird ingredients too. I think it’s cuz I like to see people’s surprised faces when they learn about what they’re eating.

  • Megan - Newly Wife

    I think I have all of the ingredients too! Also, was your chair a rolling chair? That would make it just that much worse…

  • Lori from a family's life

    Who doesn’t love a tea party?

    I have been crazy about the combination of Earl grey tea and chocolate ever since my last visit to Brugge, Belgium. This recipe will certainly fill the cravings since that day, thank you!

  • alana @ the food

    so funny!
    i just made a (vegan) chocolate earl gray cake and brought it to the office today!
    small world!

    your’s looks better, in all it’s eggy, yogourty glory, but mine was pretty darned good…for vegan!

  • Louise

    The bergamot oil in earl grey tends to give me headaches (darn tyramine intolerance), but I’m going to try this with english breakfast … or assam … or ceylon … or any of the other dozens of black teas I have in my tea cupboard. I bet it will taste just as delicious!

  • Annie

    I happen to have all the ingredients in my kitchen. Right. Now. *drool*

    Also, I believe you made a mistake in the 10 servings thing. I see it serving only one. Meaning me and only me, one sitting with just one fork and No Sharing.

  • Maria

    I could go for a slice of this cake right about now…and I will be wearing my fancy gloves:)

    • leslie k.

      Hi Maria! What a fun treat to see your face while perusing the comments! Hope you guys are doing awesomely and congrats on the e-book!

  • Tamizn

    Wow this sounds amazing and I agree tea party’s for 1 are the way ahead x x

  • NerdyBaker

    I have been wanting to make an Earl Grey cake! I wasn’t thinking chocolate and I think I will still do a white cake one but this one looks divine! My favorite pic is the one before the powdered sugar and I LOVE powdered sugar.

  • Karin

    That looks gorgeous. Tomorrow is my birthday and I am so going to make this cake. Tea, chocolate, it’s totally me 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet

    I don’t even like tea (it definitely tastes like dirty water) but you are making me want to consume it. Leave it up to you and chocolate.

  • Leah

    Beautiful cake!! I need a bundt pan!
    Today I mixed hot chocolate with chai tea and it was wonderful! I wonder if it would work in cake form like Earl Grey does for this cake!? Hmmm….

  • Tiffanie

    Aaaand, you’ve planned my next little get-together menu. Artichoke squares, spiced nuts and Earl Grey chocolate cake. Thank you! Can’t wait to make this cake.

  • Rebecca

    This looks awesome – Great for when you cant decide wether to have tea or coffee – why not have both!?

  • Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

    Gorgeous. Love the photos (even with knowing that it was just you, having a tea party for one) =)

  • Lucy

    Have had a bunt pan for a while but have ummed and over what to make in it, after seeing this recipe I know what to make

  • Kat

    Tracy, what do you consider a short shelf life? I cannot wait to make this cake!

  • makingmade

    Oh, wow, I want this now. I love chocolate cake itself and earl grey, but sometimes I don’t like frosting so this cake is perfect for me!

    I love your bundt pan, by the way. The shape is so pretty!

  • Emily D.

    This looks delish. I might have to make it for my tea-loving mother for her birthday (in June).

  • Kasey

    I laughed out loud (as I often do) reading your post just now. I sometimes wonder what non food bloggers think of our elaborate spreads and setups. Like, girl, you ate cake and then made another cake, and then made stew, and you ate all of that in ONE WEEK? And wait, your pretty napkins are just fabric scraps? What? Anywho. Chocolate and Earl Gray Tea are two of my favorite things and I think it’s only natural to eat two slices of cake when you’re having a tea party for one.

  • Kate Y

    Mmmm…. this looks so good! I

  • bethany

    I just started reading your blog, and have really enjoyed it. I love baking with unusual spices, and I love bergamot. I will be trying this one!!!

  • Kate

    I really like how you write the name of all your recipes into the first picture. It makes it really easy to browse through them all and see exactly what you are making. Plus it is a chance to see more fun fonts!

  • Amanda Barkey

    My favorite tea AND my favorite thing married together in a fabulous cake?! I would have never thought! I am so making this. ps- wish I could join you for tea, makes me sad to think of you sitting at a tea for two by yourself! … but then happy for you that you got two pieces of cake 🙂

  • Mary's Pastry Lab

    i want that SO BADLY… wondering how it tastes like too…

  • Katie

    Okay, your sour cream chocolate bundt cake post and now this? I’m totally convinced I need a bundt pan in my life. Weekend to-do list sorted.

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  • Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau

    I’m loving all over this cake, especially the pics of the slices – the crumb looks so tender, fluffy, but tight.

  • Villy @ For the love of Feeding

    That looks so moist and delicious! What a great addition to a cake! Pinned!

  • Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama

    WOW!! I’m pretty much obsessed with the idea of making this cake today.


  • Susie Davis

    … that cake is gorgeous.
    So glad to find your blog. 🙂

  • Lori from a family's life

    It has finally cooled, and I ate some, and it is AMAZING!!
    Great recipe!

  • jenny

    I can’t wait to make this!

    ummm…also: where did you get your adorbs red polka-dot plate??

  • Christina

    So wishing I had a piece of this cake right now! You know, if you ever wanted to actually have a tea party where tea and chocolate are involved I could totally help you out 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Desert Abode

    I literally gasped when I saw this cake. I LOVE EARL GREY. It seems like adding it to a chocolate cake would be similar to adding a cup of coffee (but better because it’s tea).

    Don’t Bundt pans and powered sugar make everything pretty?

  • Carissa

    This looks too perfect to be real. My hubby loves Earl Grey tea & he loves chocolate. This’ll be really exciting as a treat for him!

  • hungryandfrozen

    Hi, just found your blog from Honey Kennedy. It’s gorgeous! I like this take on a regular chocolate cake…which can get a little dull…and I especially like that it’s in a bundt tin, as that making it will show that my buying a ridiculous bundt tin was a totally practical, necessary purchase.

    Might have to try the standing-on-a-chair trick rather than just leaning over my food – but then I’m pretty clumsy and I might end up landing, camera and all, into the cake. We will see…

  • Megan

    I clearly need a bundt pan…

  • heather

    just took it out of the oven….smells amazing. thanks tracy, you’re my hero

  • kale @ tastes good to me!

    I was thinking how fun it would be to have a book club and do a tea party theme night! I am totally holding on to this recipe for when I can make it happen! Thanks!

  • Suzy

    Oh! A good way to use the tea that I bought for the Earl Grey Tea Cookies: )

    This looks so yummy.

  • Megan

    This cake looks so delicious! That picture of it sliced at the end has me wishing I could make this right away. And it’s so ladylike! Love it.

  • Kate

    I need to make this, but I don’t have a bundt pan. Do you think I could I make it in a regular round or square tin – and if so, would I need to adjust the temperature/cooking time by much?

  • Laura

    Oh my gosh- that cake looks amazing. Yet another reason I need to get a bundt pan.

  • Leslie

    Oh, it’s so pretty and quite fancy! I need to get a bunt cake pan.

    I love how you keep it real….tea party for one. 🙂

    Wish I could’ve joined you!

  • Catalina @ Cake with Love

    All these beautiful pictures were worht standing on that chair, I will make this cake asap, will let you know how it turns out!

  • Nicole

    I pretty much always love infusing tea into baked goods. I’m all into this, obviously. It sounds way too tasty.

  • barefootrooster

    this is in the oven. right now. so excited.

  • Alex

    The cake in the first picture is a C… for Cooper!

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  • phoebe

    Tracy, I am on my knees thanking you for this cake–I have never, ever been able to make a cake with the right texture before, but this one came out moist and fluffy and PERFECT!! It has injected me with love and self-esteem. You are a rockstar.

  • Angelika

    I have been reading your blog (and listening to the podcast) for some time now so it’s high time to comment ;-). I don’t know how many fans you have in Poland – now at least one 🙂 I love your recepies – especially cocktails. I made the cake yesterday and it was a huge hit with my husband. Keep up the good work. I am sending you warm hugs from Wroclaw.

  • Katerina

    I’m giving it a try right now. I’ve split it in 12 cup-cake tins and one rectangular cake tin and hope all goes well! If it does I’m giving the cup-cakes tomorrow as a treat to my new shop neighbours (ie- the other shops in the area). I’m opening my own jewellery shop and hope this treat will warm the other shop owners so they’ll give me some information much needed about what I need to do..

    • Tracy

      Wow! What a great treat. HOW DID IT GO?!!

      • Katerina

        Don good 🙁 I burned it all and they didn’t rise… Don’t know what went wrong.. I was carefull. Does opening the oven too soon result in no rising?
        Isn’t 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon baking powder too little for all that batter?
        When raw it tasted great though.. I won’t give up!! I’ll give it another try.

        • Tracy

          Huh! That’s bizarre. It worked out for me a bunch of other people. Maybe your baking powder/soda needs to be replaced? You also shouldn’t open the oven while things are baking but I’m not sure that would do it. Is your soda/powder old?

      • Katerina

        oups… I mean’t “not” not “don”…

  • Shana

    I am so pumped to make this cake – I love earl grey and who doesn’t love chocolate? I am stuck writing a grant application all weekend so this is going to be my reward. Thank you.

  • Josie Lee Suská

    Mmmm…adore Earl Grey and chocolate…and pretend tea parties are some of the best ones!

  • Courtney @ I Am A Mess!

    I’m so impressed that you made, photographed and ATE this cake during Cooper’s nap. That’s the post I’m waiting for! How the heck did you manage that? I am embarrassed to say I have to stay with my little guys during 80% of his naps or he wakes up. I have such fantasies about all the cool things I will do when he can nap on his own…like eat cake.

    p.s. Writing this in a nap.

    • Tracy

      I lucked out on that day! You never know how long a nap can be. Minimum is an hour & max is like 2. Cooper has lunch at noon and I usually will get things set up while he’s in his in his high chair and then when I put him down I get started. That’s how it works when I’m at home with him alone! It took a long time to find a rhythm but I got it down now!

      What I learned is that you can’t be too eager to get something done. Murphy’s Law will take over!

  • Lindsay

    It’s in the oven right now! Subbed half sour cream for half of the yogurt. (Only had 1/4 cup of yogurt) You’re right, super fluffy batter! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks 🙂

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    This isbsuch a great idea! I cant wait to make this cake. I’ve been wanting more recipes to use my hundred cane pan for!

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    Oh my goodness that last comment is what you get when typing on a touch screen! Seriously though I want to break out my bundt pan!

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    Found this recipe on pinterest! Cannot wait to try it! It looks and sounds fabulous! I’m hoping to try it as cupcakes…hopefully it works!

  • Susan

    I wish I wasn’t sitting at work right now dreaming about this cake. This is next on my list to try out. And as always, I love your photos. LOVE.

  • Wendy

    Well, that’s the best cake batter I’ve ever tasted… Hopefully the cooked cake will be just as good! The bundt pan I have is really small, and I didn’t want it to spill over, so I made 1/2 dozen cupcakes with the extra batter. I’m so excited!!!

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  • Casey

    Could I make this in a loaf pan? I haven everything I need except the bundt pan! Rats.

  • Miranda

    I saw the title of this post and literally gasped. I’m slightly in love with tea in baked things, especially if it’s Earl Grey! I swear the next time I get an hour and a half to myself, I’m going to bake the heck out of this cake. I’m drooling already….

  • Carly

    This is a must-make on my list! Absolutely yummy!!!

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    Oh yum! I wonder if I can make this with wheat flour and date sugar… Heck, a little four and sugar can’t hurt once in a while. 🙂 I’ve made chocolate cake with chai before, but never earl grey… Must make for dessert tonight…

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    Oh my I will be making this!

  • Katie

    Good lord! I am seduced! Can’t wait to try this – thanks for the fab instructions and the photography is amazing. Hope you were successful in your chair-standing-on! 🙂 Katie. xxx

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    I bookmarked this too because I need it in my life. There’s a pot luck coming up soon, I think I will be preparing this to knock everyones socks off! Chocolate and tea? It’s like…. a perfect world.

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    I made this cake today for Mother’s day – it was divine. Easy to make – and it looks fab – definitely worth buying a bundt tin. it is a lovely moist light cake and the addition of the earl grey tea gives it a really lovely slightly smoky taste. Yummy. And as for the cake batter – oh the shame of it I scraped the bowl clean. One to bake again.

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  • Nokky

    Decided to make this one for my bf’s dad birthday. Now it s cool down outside, looking & smelling really good. So wait until this evening to try..mm mouthwatering now. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • Elizabeth

    Made it as cupcakes (took about half the time). Was totally memorized by the melted chocolate. Loved it. Probably will make it again. I’m so glad you kept that recipe after all these years; totally worth it.

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  • Carly

    Oh my. This sounds absolutely delicious! I’ve just about used my baking quota for today, but tomorrow’s a public holiday and I have some study I’m avoiding doing…

  • Meredith

    I finally gave this amazing recipe a try!! My family devoured it. Thank you so much for sharing. I did a little blog post about it too. 🙂


  • anne

    jus tot i asked – do you think this cake will go well with a different tea flavour , say, green tea or some other flavoured tea.

    thank you

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    I’ve made this cake twice now, the first time it had a perfect hole through the center of the entire cake (not the bundt pan hole) but like an air bubble went all the way around it. It still tasted phenomenal, one of my favorite chocolate cakes ever. But the second time I made it about 1/3 of it bubble right out of the pan and into the bottom of the oven 🙁 I tried searching on google and found nothing that really fit with what’s causing this. Any ideas? I’ve made plenty of bundts before, I’m just not sure what would cause this… thanks!

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  • Linda

    The recipe was good but dry at the specified time of 50 minutes. I actally checked at 47 and took the cake out immediately to cool. We ended up eating only half of it as nobody asked for seconds, so I was really disappointed. I think I would add 1/4 cup more of buttermilk and start checking doneness at 40 minutes. Thanks for the great pics and recipe.

    • Tracy

      I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you! It worked out fine for me at the specified time and other people have had no problems. Is your oven calibrated properly?

  • Abby

    Hi Tracy shutter bean

    Amazing recipe and it tasted wonderful, apparently second helping was not enough for my family! Love it! Thank you for seducing us to bake with your lovely pics and baking it was worthwhile 🙂


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  • Lynnette A

    I just made this! So yum. I did half the amount a sugar and a little drizzle of honey. Perfection. I’m a huge tea lover and the earl grey flavor comes through perfectly. Thanks for posting such a lovely recipe!

  • Laura

    Found this looking for an unusual bundt cake for my kids’ school’s cakewalk, looks perfect. Although I will have to make mini bundts–all my pans are 10 or 12 cups! But anyway, this post cracked me up. I have so been there and done that! (the photography stuff). 😀

  • Marhaini

    hey, i was wondering whether i could add a different type of tea instead? like ceylon? it looks amazing! can’t wait to try baking it. 🙂

  • Yonghui

    I halved the recipe and baking time and baked it in a 8 by 8 by 1.5 inch pan and the result was great. Thanks for the recipe!

    The cake is very fluffy and the texture is great.

    From Singapore

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    Tracy, you’re KILLING me! I seriously can’t even type right now. The thought of Earl Grey and Chocolate in one cake is melting my brain.

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  • Mary

    Beatiful! I think I have everything I need in my pantry. And my husband wants it done tomorrow! He even offered his help with the mixing!
    Thank you! That doesn’t happen very often haha

  • Henrietta

    Hi. What’s the difference between baking powder and baking soda?

  • Mel

    First time seeing your blog, saw a picture of chocolate cake then my hidden uncontrollable 3rd hand darted out and here I am.
    Please excuse any odd questions because I am a horrible baker/cook but looove food.
    Now I’ve forgotten my questi..oh, yeah I remember now. Can you use any kind of tea? And is it odd if you sit your cats in the other chairs at the table while having tea? (Found the dogs kept drooling over the cake, ick)
    Well, that was two questions wasn’t it. Sorry about that.

  • Moni

    I made it yesterday! It was a great success! Thanks!

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  • Eryn

    My sister and I made it today. There is not much left after we had some and then her boyfriend had some too. Suffice to say it was delicious, and REALLY AIRY for a chocolate cake!

  • CARLY R.

    Love earl grey, love chocolate cake…I had a recipe a few years back that called for the addition of Bergamot (also in the tea). I am unable to locate the recipe and would love any suggestions. The cake held up as chocolate and the flavoring with the tea & bergamot was bold but not overpowering. It was SO good… would like to make it in the next couple of weeks. Thanks-

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  • Erin

    This cake is baking in my oven as I type…it’s my husband’s birthday treat! The batter was delicious. I can’t wait to try the finished product!

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  • It's fabulous!

    I saw this on Pinterest, and just had my first slice. I think this is my new favorite cake. Perfect density, perfect crumb, perfect taste! Thank you for sharing it, and your photos are so charming!

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  • Irene Ostroman

    I tried this fabulous cake yesterday, and it was an incredible success! But my old and metal pan ruined its look a little bit; where did you buy that beautiful pan? I’ve never found a form like that!

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  • Bernice

    This looks amazing! would it be possible to make this in anything other than a bundt pan? Such as a round springform one?

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  • Melissa

    I just made this but switched flour for gluten free. Its cooling now. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • Jeanette

    Hey Tracy! Thank you so much for this recipe! I’ve made it twice. Once in bundt form which was delicious especially with the earl grey ganache I made to put on top! 😉 and I also made it yesterday for the base of a two tiered cake. I doubled the recipe and baked it in two 9in round pans.
    I’m in love! It’s my new favorite cake. Thanks!!

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  • heather

    i’ve made this before and loved it. i don’t have unsweetened chocolate, but bittersweet. what’s the conversion? i was hoping to make this without having to run to the store. thanks….i love your kitties

  • Ellenor

    I’m trying to do this one today.. but I think it’s gonna blow.. too much batter in the pan 🙁 my fault..

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