Five Ingredient Swirl Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Super easy Chocolate Vanilla Cake with luscious Chocolate Ganache. 7 total ingredients is all you need to create this beautiful cake and luscious glaze.


Whew. How did it get to be Monday already and how in the world are we in the middle of April? Is it just me or have the last couple of weeks been flying by?

Like I mentioned on Friday, we attended a family get-together for Easter this past weekend and somehow started planning our summer. Lots of fun activities and mini vacations are in the work – it’s bound to be an eventful summer this year! I’ve already grilled dinner almost every night last week and had my first frozen yoghurt with a dear friend on Saturday. To say I’m excited about everything this warm weather has to offer would be an understatement.

Let’s not mention that it began to snow as we were headed home last night. I am choosing to ignore the temporary dip in temperature at this point. Warm weather HAS to be inevitable!


Another thing that was and is certain to happen many more times is this amazing cake.

Because no matter what season we find ourselves in, I can always go for a slice of Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Cake with Chocolate Ganache.


My affection with this cake seriously knows no bounds. Largely due to the best chocolate “glaze” in existence. “Glaze” doesn’t do this ganache any justice.

It’s a way of life, really. And don’t let the fancy word deter you. Chocolate Ganache is a snap to prepare.


So is this cake. One bowl and five ingredients. It doesn’t get much easier than this. I followed one simple rule my mommy taught me. Lots of butter and eggs make for the most delicious cakes.

As most of you know – moms always know best and this cake is definite proof.


I have never tasted a cake that was so moist, buttery and more than indulgent. It’s unlike any cake I’d ever tried before. So simple and satisfying.

Perfect for those times when you have unexpected company coming over or need an easy dessert that’s sure to impress.


Or if you find yourself wondering why Mondays seem to come around so fast and need something to console yourself :).

Let’s make this week a great one!

Five Ingredient Swirl Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Make the easiest and most delectable chocolate vanilla bundt cake topped with amazing chocolate ganache. This cake is a crowd pleaser!
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For the Cake
  1. 2 sticks plus 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  3. 5 large eggs
  4. 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  5. 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  6. pinch of salt
For the Chocolate Ganache
  1. 1 cup heavy cream
  2. 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into pieces
  3. pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly grease a bundt pan and sprinkle with bread crumbs or cornmeal.
  2. 1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar, using a hand mixer (you can also use your stand mixer). Add eggs and stir to incorporate. Next, add flour and stir until fully mixed in.
  3. 2. Pour 2/3 of the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Mix in cocoa powder into the remaining batter and pour on top of the white batter in the pan. Run a fork through the batter, crating the swirl effect of the cake.
  4. 3. Place bundt pan in the oven and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and immediately invert onto a cooling wire. Let cool completely.
  5. 4. Once cake is cooled, prepare the chocolate ganache. Place chopped chocolate into a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, bring heavy cream to a boil. Pour over the chocolate and add a pinch of salt. Do not stir for 10 minutes. Once 10 minutes have elapsed, whisk mixture until smooth and creamy. Let stand for 5 minutes before pouring over the cake. Slowly cover cake with ganache and let stand for 10 minutes. The ganache will harden as it sets on the cake.
  1. Cake will keep up to 5 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge
Deliciously Yum!

43 thoughts on “Five Ingredient Swirl Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

  1. I can’t believe it’s Monday already either – time is going soooo fast right now! This cake looks amazing – I love the way bundt cakes looks (especially this one with that chocolate ganache!)

    • You are always the best, Justine! Thank you so much for all of your support and kind words. We had a great weekend. Hope you did too, maybe getting settled in your new place??

  2. This cake is impressive in so many ways! Like 5 ingedients?! Heck yes! And that gorgeous, smooth ganache?! Ummm, yes please!

    Last week was so beautiful. We spent so much time outside. This week, not so much. But! It looks like things will turn around again next week. Must get a pedicure. 🙂

  3. I can’t believe only 5 ingredients! This is SO gorgeous Kathi! And I can’t believe how smooth your cake came out! Mine always comes out with little pieces missing. Is that why you used bread crumbs? Never heard of that! Pinned!

    • It’s something my mom taught me when I started baking. She always said it’s the foolproof way to beautiful cakes. It works like a charm. Hope you try it sometime. And thanks for the pin, dear!!

  4. Just curious how sweet your cake is and if you’ve tried dark chocolate in the ganache. It looks really delicious and easy to make. Love marble cakes

  5. HIya Kathi
    I am new to your blog and I love it. I did this recipe yesterday for a friend for her nephew’s birthday and they love it. I will try it for myself later but thanks.

  6. Is this cake batter super thick? I’ve never made a cake with batter so thick. I just wanted to check before I thought I did something wrong

  7. Tried this recipe and this was the heaviest, driest cake ever…thinking maybe some baking powder was omitted. Made for hubby’s birthday, what a disaster!!!

  8. I would highly recommend checking this cake at 45 minutes. I left it the full hour and we basically had a chocolate swirl brick for my son’s birthday. I’m going to try scraping the ganache off and making a trifle of sorts tomorrow otherwise it just has to go in the garbage. The taste was nice though, not too sweet, and I was happy to that I had whipping cream and strawberries to serve with it to help with the dryness.

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