Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake

A Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake for the festive season.

chocolate gingerbread bundt cake on cake stand

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful day with your family, friends and loved ones. I managed to totally exhaust myself with all of the Christmas cooking and baking this year, but I totally enjoyed every moment in the kitchen and, more importantly, sharing the food with my family on this fun-filled day.

Having decided that turkey is not quite my thing, I decided on a menu of a Prime Rib Roast with Yorkshire Puddings, Roast Potatoes and, of course, Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Pancetta. I also made Jamie Oliver’s Get Ahead Gravy (which was amazing!!) and – another Christmas staple – some Cranberry Sauce. Dessert was a Nigella-inspired Christmas Crème Brûlée.

Recipes for these dishes will be uploaded shortly!

chocolate gingerbread bundt cake on white cake stand

In between all of the preparations for Christmas Day, not to mention the last minute shopping and gift-wrapping, I snuck in some time to use my Christmas tree bundt tin once more this year, thus making me feel a tiny bit more justified in purchasing this seasonal piece of kitchenware.

And I’m so glad I did. With all of the friends, family and neighbours popping by unexpectedly, it was perfect to have such a festive cake on standby to serve with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

The cake batter for this Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake is essentially that from my Easy Chocolate Cake with some added mixed spice. If you can’t find mixed spice, any ready-made gingerbread spice would do, or simply follow the suggestion I have included with the recipe below. If you have a food processor, the batter takes mere moments to make, freeing you up for other important things at this time of the year, such as spending quality time with your family. In our home, it means closing all of the blinds and curtains for impromptu discos with the children, courtesy of their new spinning disco ball from Santa!

chocolate gingerbread bundt cake on wooden table


Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake

chocolate gingerbread bundt cake

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A Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake for the festive season.

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-12



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Generously grease a bundt cake tin with 2 litre (4 cup) capacity with vegetable oil or non-stick baking spray. Lightly flour the bundt cake tin and shake out the excess flour.
  3. Place all of the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and blitz until the mixture is well-combined. The batter should be thick and smooth.
  4. Alternatively, if you do not have a food processor, place the butter and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer with the flat paddle attachment. Beat on low speed until the mixture is pale and light. In a small bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Add this to the creamed butter and sugar. Gently incorporate the remaining dry ingredients.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt cake tin, and give it a few taps on the kitchen counter to make sure the batter has settled into all of the grooves of the cake tin.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Leave the cake to cool in the tin, on a wire rack, for about 10 minutes before carefully inverting the cake onto another wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

Kitchen Notes

If you can’t find mixed spice or any ready-made gingerbread spice mix, I would suggest using the following for this recipe:
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.

To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.


  • Calories: 339
  • Sugar: 16.8g
  • Sodium: 146.4mg
  • Fat: 23.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.7g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 75.5mg

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  1. Elizabeth Smith 30 December 2017

    I have this very pan, but have had very little luck getting a cake out in one piece! Would love your suggestions on making it out successfully. Thanks!

    • Eat, Little Bird 30 December 2017

      Oh I’ve had my fair share of cakes getting stuck to bundt pans too!! What works best for me is to use a non-stick baking spray to liberally grease the bundt pan, followed by a light dusting of flour for extra assurance that the cake will come out in one piece. Since I started using this two-step method, all of my cakes have slipped out of the bundt pans with no problem at all!

  2. Shez 12 March 2018

    I love this cake tin! Bookmarking this recipe for Christmas ?

  3. Julia 16 April 2018

    very very delicious! Perfectly! Thanks for the recipe! I want to try it!