Chocolate Bundt With Coconut Cream Cheese Filling #BundtAMonth

[ 30 ] March 7, 2013 |

As I have gotten older, my tastes have changed from craving salty, crunchy snacks, to anything sweet. I have been enjoying letting my inner baker come out once in a while. My favorite thing to bake lately has been bundt cakes with the #BundtAMonth crew. We are given a theme for the month, and then we all go to town to come up with an awesome bundt cake.

This month’s theme was tropical. When I think about tropical, palm trees, coconuts, and pina colada drinks with little umbrellas, come to mind. I decided to go with coconut, but take it a step further. What resulted was this decadent Chocolate Bundt with Coconut Cream Cheese Filling.

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This cake was a unique combination of two recipes, and a little bit of modification from me. Baking is a science, so I try and stick as close to a recipe as possible. I have found my “wing it” attitude while cooking, does not work well with baking.

I started with the chocolate cake mixture from my Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Bundt Cake. This batter is not overly sweet, but has a great fudgy texture (almost like brownies) when baked. Then I sweetened up the cream cheese filling recipe I found HERE From Vanilla Sugar Blog.  I also used a great suggestion from Vanilla Sugar Blog to use a mini cookie scoop for placing the filling in the pan.  I ended up with an awesome tunnel of coconut cream cheese filling through the whole cake.

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Of course with my love of sweets, I end up taking the majority of any baked good to the office.  Personally, I don’t think my coworkers mind too much. :-)

If coconut isn’t your first choice when you dream of tropical vacations, then you should head on over to check out all the other fabulous tropical themed bundt cakes for this month’s #BundAMonth round up!

Chocolate Bundt With Coconut Cream Cheese Filling #BundtAMonth
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Decadent and dense chocolate cake filled with sweet coconut cream cheese.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • Chocolate Cake Batter
  • 1½ cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • ⅓ cup Hershey’s® baking cocoa
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • Cream cheese Filling
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cup of sweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray bundt pan with Pam and coat generously with plain bread crumbs.
  3. In large bowl, mix flour, cocoa, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Add oil, water, vinegar, vanilla, coconut extract to flour mixture, stirring just until smooth (do not overmix).
  4. In another large bowl, beat egg yolk, cream cheese, and coconut extract with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar and coconut flakes; beat until creamy well blended and creamy.
  5. Pour half of chocolate batter into bundt pan
  6. Drop small dollops of cream cheese mixture with small ice cream scoop on top of chocolate batter. Place the dollops close together to form a solid ring of filling.
  7. Cover with remaining chocolate batter
  8. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake).
  9. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  10. Invert pan onto baking rack and allow cake to completely cool before topping with glaze.
  11. Making glaze
  12. Melt butter in small bowl
  13. Stir in powdered sugar until texture is almost crumbly in texture
  14. Add milk a little at a time to butter/sugar mixture.
  15. Add coconut extract to glaze mixture
  16. Continue to stir until desired consistency for drizzling.
  17. Mixture should be smooth and opaque.
  18. Drizzle glaze over completely cooled cake
  19. Sprinkle with additional sweetened coconut flakes if desired
  20. Allow glaze to cool and set for 5-10 minutes, then serve.

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Happily married with two children, Karen does not hesitate to rebuff her family’s hungry advances at mealtime, while she styles and photographs their dinner to share on Instagram before serving them. In The Kitchen With KP is full of family friendly adventures around Atlanta (and beyond), plus simple recipes everyone can feel comfortable trying. In fact, her whole family participates in the cooking/baking fun on a regular basis.

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  1. Karen, this bundt truly looks magnificent! Wow, so decadent! love this!
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom recently posted..Mini Pineapple Bundt Cakes with White Chocolate Ganache for #BundtaMonthMy Profile

  2. If you knew how much I love chocolate and coconut, I´d be no surprise how amazing I find this cake to be! Gorgeous Karen, and the filling makes is ten times better! I like your `wing it attitude does not work with baking´jaja!
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen recently posted..Caramelized Mango Tropical Bundt Cake #BundtaMonthMy Profile

  3. Nancy @ gottagetbaked
    Twitter: gottagetbaked

    Karen, you know I love this. My eyes bugged out of my head the first time I saw it on Instagram and Facebook. That tunnel of coconut cream cheese filling looks cool and delicious! I wish I worked with you and got to benefit from all your baking.
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked recently posted..Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake with Chocolate Chips for a #SundaySupper Cheese, Cake and Cheesecake EventMy Profile

  4. Renee says:

    Seriously wonderful cake Karen! Love the white filling in the chocolate cake. Bonus that it is cream cheese.
    Renee recently posted..Pina Colada Bundt Cake for #BundtAMonthMy Profile

  5. Tara says:

    I am really impressed when there is a filling. I have yet to master that but will try. Your cake is beautiful.
    Tara recently posted..Blue Hawaiian Bundt Cake for #BundtaMonthMy Profile

  6. The Ninja Baker
    Twitter: NinjaBaking

    Yum! Your chocolate coconut creation reminds me of a sophisticated Hostess treat for grownups =) Thank you for sharing these delectable recipes, Karen.

  7. Hezzi-D
    Twitter: HezziD

    This reminds me a of chocolate Easter egg with the coconut cream in the middle. It looks incredible.
    Hezzi-D recently posted..Hummingbird Cake #BundtaMonthMy Profile

  8. Natalie says:

    This is one cake that is worth the calories! I love the choco and coconut combo, what a beautiful cake.

  9. Holly says:

    I am going to remember the tip about using a cookie scoop to add the layer of filing. I think I could eat the cream cheese filing by the spoonful! Great cake!
    Holly recently posted..Lime and Coconut Bundt Cake for #BundtAMonthMy Profile

  10. Carrie @ poet in the pantry
    Twitter: PoetInThePantry

    Mmm…chocolate and coconut. Awesome! Yes, baking is a science, but I love how working within those confines and successfully tweaking a recipe can make me feel a little like a mad scientist. ;)
    Carrie @ poet in the pantry recently posted..#BundtaMonth: Lime Glazed Bundt CakeMy Profile

  11. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Chocolate and coconut just belong together. I’m like Paula and have a weakness for it. And chocolate and caramel;)Lovely bundt cake and your lucky coworkers!Thank you for being a part of our #BundtAmonth group, Karen!

  12. Baking is definitely a science and clearly you did great winging it a bit! Looooove that tunnel of coconut cream cheese goodness in the center!
    Kate | Food Babbles recently posted..Coconut Lime Bundt Cake – #BundtaMonthMy Profile

  13. Laura says:

    I love the technique you used for this! Am pinning for sure for future reference. Gorgeous cake. :)
    Laura recently posted..#BundtAMonth: Vanilla Orange Bundt Cake with a Hint of CoconutMy Profile

  14. This bundt looks fantastic! I’m loving the cream cheese filling. Yum!
    Jennie @themessybakerblog recently posted..Slice of Life Saturday’s ~ Home Goods & Secret NewsMy Profile

  15. Gina says:

    Instruction # 13 mentions Peanut Butter but your list of ingredients does not call for it???

    • karenhartzell says:

      WOW! Thank you for catching that error. I usually copy and paste from my previous bundt recipes for the easy glaze I use. That one was from the Chocolate Peanut Butter filled bundt. The cakes are very similar in process, in fact, I even use the same chocolate batter for both, since I love the finished flavor and texture. I have updated the recipe. I appreciate you letting me know. :-)

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