This cake is simple—but good. It’s a moist, dense cake, nearly like a pound cake. It only has a few ingredients, is simple to mix, and uses one pan. Yet it is attractive enough for company. Serve this cake with a scoop of ice cream for a knockout dessert.

This is best topped simply. We recommend an easy ganache. 


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces (about 3/4 cup) bittersweet chocolate or dark (semisweet) chocolate wafers (chips can be used)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together. Set aside.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat after each. Continue beating until light and fluffy.
3. Melt the chocolate. Drizzle the chocolate into the egg mixture while the beaters are running.
4. Fold the flour mixture and the buttermilk into the mixture, about a third at a time alternating and starting with the flour mixture.
5. Spoon the batter into a prepared bundt pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a center crack comes out clean.

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