Fudge Filled Vanilla Bundt Cake

Fudge Filled Vanilla Bundt Cake. Super fudgy cream cheese filling inside a delicious vanilla bundt!

This Fudge Filled Vanilla Bundt Cake recipe is buttery and moist with a super fudgy cream cheese filling inside! Absolutely delicious!

I have to be honest with you…I never thought I was a bundt cake girl. I mean, they are fine and cute…and like perfectly, well…fine. But I have never thought, “you know, today I need a slice of bundt cake”.

Until now.

The thing is, whenever I have a good slice of a bundt cake I always think, “well how yummy!” But then 4 seconds later I forget and move on with my life, back to cake with things like frostings and layers.

So today I am writing this post as a reminder to myself that bundt cakes are worth it. And I’m learning to appreciate that a really good cake doesn’t need a mound of frosting.


Anyway, this bundt is a bit of a dirty cheater, because while it doesn’t have frosting it does have a huge tunnel of cream cheesy, chocolaty fudge in the center.



Also another issue I have with bundt cakes is that moment when you flip the pan and pray to sweet baby Jesus the cake comes out intact is far too stressful for my delicate soul. I have cried many a bundt tear with stuck cake.

The trick (which isn’t really a trick) is to HEAVILY grease the pan. I actually use nice layer or shortening and then a light dusting of flour.

Works like a charm.

Carefully greased bundt pan!

And with this recipe you put half of the batter in the pan, then you layer the chocolate in the center of the batter, careful to keep it away from the edges so it stays in side the cake. Then top it with the rest of the batter…


Once it’s baked and cooled slightly, hold your breath and flip the dang pan.


Then. THEN. Glaze that puppy.

glazed bundt

And you know, sprinkle chocolate chips all over it too.


And when you slice it, it will look like this…

Fudge Filled Vanilla Bundt Cake. Super fudgy filling inside a delicious vanilla bundt!

SUPER moist vanilla pound cake around a thick cream cheese fudge center that doesn’t really cook, but stays a fudgy consistency.

You guys. Yes.


Fudge Filled Vanilla Bundt Cake

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American


This Fudge Filled Vanilla Bundt Cake recipe is buttery and moist with a super fudgy cream cheese filling inside! Absolutely delicious!




  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour


  • 5 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 ounces semi- sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 egg


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 Tbsp milk
  • mini chocolate chips to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Heavily grease a bundt pan with butter or shortening and dust with flour, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer beat the butter and the sugar together for 2 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until smooth and combined.
  4. Mix the baking powder and salt into the mix and combine.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in flour and milk in alternating amounts, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix until smooth. Transfer batter into a medium sized bowl, because you will need a clean mixing bowl for the next step.
  6. In the clean bowl of your mixer beat the cream cheese until smooth. Next mix the melted chocolate into the cream cheese, until it’s smooth. Finally beat in the egg into the mixture until creamy.
  7. To assemble the cake spread half of the cake batter into the bottom of the prepared bundt pan. Next spoon the chocolate filling into the center of the batter, keeping the chocolate in the center of the batter so it doesn’t touch the edges. Finally spread the remainder of the batter on top of the chocolate, covering completely.
  8. Bake for 50- 55 minutes or until the cake is set.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the bundt pan for 10 minutes and then invert pan onto a serving platter or cake stand.
  10. Whisk together the glaze ingredients and drizzle this onto the warm cake. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, if desired.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Store airtight for up to 2 days

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Ashley suttenfield
Nov 24, 2021 6:56 pm

This cake is amazing have been using this recipe to the t for 2 years now for holidays:) thank you

Lauren Centracchio
Feb 21, 2021 7:02 pm

This fudge filled Bundt cake was delicious! Family loved it!
The fudge filling did not fall to the bottom (top) when baking. I put 2/3 batter then the filling then covered with the last third of batter. I will make again!

Jan 16, 2021 11:23 pm

Made this to take to a friend’s house for dinner and it was AMAZING!!! My fudge filling sank (so ended up on top of the bundt). Anyone successfully bake it in the center or know what was done wrong if it sinks? Whether the fudge ends up in the middle or top, this recipe is a keeper!

Robin H
Mar 6, 2020 2:26 pm

With only 11/2 cups of flour it seems like a small Bundt cake. Most recipes call for 3 cups of flour. Could that be why their fudge centers end up on top. How would it change the bake time if you upped the flour to 3 cups. What else would need to change. I make a lot of Bundt cakes. Really want to try this one.

Oct 28, 2018 5:56 pm

Can this be made with a boxed cake mix?

Sep 20, 2017 6:52 pm

Have you ever used milk chocolate chips in the filling?

Apr 1, 2017 9:48 pm

I had the same problem as others. The fudge sank to the bottom of the bundt pan while baking, so when inverted, the fudge is at the top. Not a problem- the whole cake held up well structurally. Could local climate be a factor? The cake itself was a lovely texture. Neither the cake nor the fudge are very sweet (the fudge actually tastes bittersweet since the cream cheese dilutes the sweetness of the chocolate chips) so if you don’t like overly sweet cakes, this may be for you.

Madaline Rose
Jan 29, 2018 7:44 pm
Reply to  Lisa

I forgot the egg in the choclate fudge middle. Baking now. Do you think ut will mess up

Priya Krishnamoorthy
Sep 21, 2016 12:39 pm

Great recipe! Can I replace the chocolate chips in the frosting with Nutella?

Sep 14, 2016 8:57 pm

Do you think this cake would work with a “tunnel” of dulce de leche? I tried with another bundt bake, but the dulce de leche sank to the bottom (which became the top). Luckily not all the way through (so it didn’t stick to the pan), but there was no pretty tunnel (still tasted good).

May 23, 2016 6:04 pm

Can you use cake mix instead and does this have to be refrigerated?

Apr 18, 2016 6:51 pm

This looks so good! The fudge looks like perfection!

Feb 28, 2016 9:29 am

Not sure what I did wrong, but mine was horrible. The flavor was lacking and it didn’t seem to rise as high as a normal bundt cake. There was nothing standout except that it looked nice. We tried a small piece and the rest went in the garbage.

Aug 10, 2015 12:45 pm

I had the same issue as Sumiyah. I made this yesterday and followed the instructions to a tee (at least I think I did) and the fudge center ended up at the top (well technically fell to the bottom of the bundt pan while baking). Any idea why? The end result still tasted amazing and I will definitely make this again but so curious why the fudge center didn’t stay in the center. To see an image of my results, https://instagram.com/p/6LnlxsM8F7/

Manasi Vashishtha
Jul 27, 2015 1:04 pm

This looks so crazy yumm.. I ma making it tomorrow for friends…
But I dont have a bundt pan. Can I make it in some other pan?

Jul 18, 2015 8:50 pm

dear i tried this recipe it was very tasty texture of cake and fudge was excellent but my fudge filling was not in the centre of the cake it was on top can u plz tell me what mistake i made

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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