New puppy = new cake recipe!

I think I mentioned in my first post that I have a love of baking. I don’t get to bake very often though as that would mean eating it all afterwards, but for visits with friends or special occasions I can make an exception. Well, those two things just happened to collide this past weekend.

You see, this week my husband and I drove up to Fort St. John, and back, to collect our new puppy. And yes, before you ask, we do both believe in #adoptdontshop but the breed we love is not regularly found at a shelter and we did research our breeder and were satisfied that they were not a puppy farm. Besides, he is a cutie.


And so, for this occasion, it seemed appropriate to bake a cake to take round our friends house while introducing them all to the new puppy. Plus I wanted another excuse to try my Bundt tin!

I had saved several Bundt cake recipes on Pinterest but this One-Bowl Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake seemed like just the right thing and looked very appetizing in the pictures. I hoped my version would look, and taste, as good.

Version 2



  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup low fat buttermilk (or standard will do)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (I used 2 tbsp to make the glaze a bit thicker)
  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter



  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Thoroughly grease a bundt pan and then sift cocoa powder over and set aside.
  3. Add all cake ingredients to a large bowl and mix until well blended using a hand mixer.
  4. Bake for an hour (check at 50 mins) or until the cake springs back when touched lightly with a finger.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and hot water.
  2. Cook, stirring often over a medium heat until thickened slightly.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and butter, and stir until the butter melts.
  4. Set your cake over a rack with something to catch all the drips and then pour the frosting over the cake.
  5. Let the frosting set a little before adding sprinkles.
  6. Let set for at least an hour before eating and enjoying.

I was very happy with the results. It took minutes to put together and everyone really seemed to enjoy it, even going back for seconds (which is good as it meant less to take back home with me). Oh, and everyone loved the puppy too!