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Cappuccino Fudge Bundt Cake

A slight touch of cinnamon and rich, fudge filling make this Cappuccino Fudge Bundt Cake a great dessert or coffee break treat.

A cappuccino fudge bundt cake viewed from the top. The caramel brown cake was baked in a spiral bundt pan. The cake is dusted with powdered sugar.

Today is World Chocolate Day and it’s also a good friend’s birthday. It’s also a date with a lot of sevens (7/7/17) so Cambodians view this as auspicious. There’s a new coffee shop opening on campus today and its grand opening is at 7 AM to get as many sevens in as possible.

What better way to celebrate all these occasions than with cake? This recipe for Cappuccino Bundt Cake had mediocre reviews for flavor so I changed it up a bit. I added some more espresso powder and some cinnamon to give the base more flavor. If you don’t have espresso powder, you can use good instant coffee but you may need to add some more to get the flavor you want.

A slice of cappuccino fudge bundt cake sits upright on a white plate. The tip of the cake is on the left.  A large oval of fudge is at the bottom of the slice and the cake above it is more moist than the rest of the cake.

Since I only have a 6 cup silicone bundt pan, I also cut the recipe in half. It only filled my pan about 2/3 full so you could make another quarter batch of cake if you want. I like the ratio of cake to fudge filling though so I left it even though the pan isn’t full.

Even with the added espresso powder, the flavor is still not overwhelmingly coffee but it goes great with the fudge filling.

If you really want more coffee flavor, you could make a Kahlua or coffee glaze or add even more espresso powder to the cake. I felt the cake was moist and flavorful enough to just top with a little powdered sugar.

The left side of a cappuccino fudge bundt cake viewed from about forty-five degrees above. The caramel colored cake was baked in a swirled bundt pan and dusted with powdered sugar.

The fudge filling is really moist and that moisture bled into the middle of the cake (not necessarily a bad thing). This made the middle very moist and more spongy while the outside was moist with more crumb.

My colleagues always have coffee at 9:30 AM so I brought this cappuccino fudge bundt cake to share. Cambodian, Australian and American colleagues all gave it a thumbs up so hopefully you will too.

Yield: 1 cake

Cappuccino Fudge Bundt Cake

A cappuccino fudge bundt cake viewed from the top. The caramel brown cake was baked in a spiral bundt pan. The cake is dusted with powdered sugar.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


Dusting Powder

  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon espresso powder

Cake Batter

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup whole milk 
  • ¼ cup water

Fudge Filling

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease a 6 cup bundt pan (I used cooking oil on a silicone pan). Stir together the sugar and espresso powder to make the dusting powder, and use it to coat the pan well, tapping out the excess.
  2. Put all the cake batter ingredients in the bowl of a mixer. Beat on medium high speed for 2 minutes and then scrape down the bowl. Beat for another 2 minutes
  3. Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler. I bring a pot of water to boil and then turn the heat off. I then put a mixing bowl that fits snugly on top of the pot on top and add the chocolate chips. Let it sit for a few minutes and then stir. Remove from heat.
  4. Mix the cream cheese into the melted chocolate. Mix in the egg.
  5. Spread all but about 1 cup of the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  6. Carefully spoon chocolate filling on top. Leave about ¼ inch between the filling and the edges of the pan. If you want, use a spoon or spatula to make a groove in the cake batter before spooning in the fudge filling. Top with remaining batter.
  7. Bake the cake for 50 to 55 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven, cool it in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a rack to cool completely before serving.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 168mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.

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