Devil's Food Cake With Hard Icing#BundtBakers

This is Nigella's Lawson recipe. I have used the cake recipe and the icing is mine own. It's a hard icing that set immediately, you have to pour it on a cold cake immediately it set's immediately.

For The Bundt

50 Grams Cocoa powder
100 Grams Brown Sugar
250 ML Boiling Water
125 Grams Unsalted Butter
A Pinch of Salt
150 Grams Caster Sugar
225 Grams All Purpose Flour
½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs - I used 3 Small Eggs
For the Hard Icing
200 Grams Icing sugar
30 ML Water
25 Grams Coco powder
1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter

Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Grease a bundt pan with butter very well, then dust it cocoa powder.
Add the cocoa and brown sugar into a bowl and pour in the boiling water. Whisk to mix, then set aside.
Cream the butter and caster sugar together, beating well until pale and fluffy.
Then stir in the flour, baking powder and soda together in another bowl, and set aside.
Add the vanilla essence into the creamed butter and sugar – mixing – then drop in 1 egg, quickly followed by a scoopful of flour mixture, then the second egg.
Keep mixing and incorporate the rest of the dried ingredients for the cake, then finally mix and fold in the cocoa mixture, scraping its bowl well with a spatula.
Pour this batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake it in a preheated oven for about 55 -60 minutes( since mine was a tall bundt pan) or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Take the tins out and leave them on a wire rack for 5–10 minutes, before turning the cakes out to cool it completely.

For the Hard icing
Mix all ingredients well and then cook it on low flame till it becomes watery / flowy. 
Pour this into a piping bag and spread it on the cake. Leave it to set/ harden and then slice with a warm knife ( placed in hot water ).
Since our theme for this month event is "Blooming Bundt" I decorated the bundt with Bougainville flowers. 
Labels: Bundt, Bundt Bakers, Chocolate Cake, Hard Icing

#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers, can be found on our home page

This month my Bundt Baker, our host is Camilla M. Mann of Culinary Adventures with Camilla, thank you for this wonderful theme. Check out the flavors from our Blooming Bundts below:

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. What a lovely cake, Sneha! I love the bougainvillea decorations. SO pretty. And that cake looks positively delectable. I can't wait to try it.

  2. I love the idea of the hard icing Sneha. Can't wait to give it a try.

  3. I love Nigella's recipes Lawson
    Your bundt looks really good.
    This hot water method makes the cake very fluffy.
    I love your recipe!

  4. I have tried hard icing and we like that. This is a great cake and love the way you decorated with bougainvillea flowers. I love flowers in every form and this is both a treat to eyes and tongue.

  5. You've piqued my curiosity with the hard glaze. The floral accents are really pretty and spring-like!