It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a recipe but I’ve got loads of exciting ones planned for the festive season and the run up to Christmas. So first up is this Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake. It is such a delicious cake, an almost fudgey centre with an orange after taste…YUM!!
I think people think Bundt cakes are harder to make but that is not the case at all the fancy tin does most of the work!
Ingredients – (Makes one 25cm Bundt Cake)
- 200g Dark Chocolate
- 220g Butter
- 200g Caster Sugar
- 220g Plain Flour
- 20g Cocoa Powder
- 120ml Double Cream
- 4 Tablespoons Squeezed Orange Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 3 Eggs
- 100g Dark Chocolate
- 2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
- 50g Caster Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Water
- CAKE- Heat your oven to 160C/325F/Gas3 and grease and flour your Bundt Tin.
- Cream together the butter and the sugar in a mixer or by hand.
- Melt your chocolate either in the microwave or over boiling water then stir into the butter and sugar and add your cream.
- Squeeze 3 oranges to get enough juice then mix this in along with the vanilla and eggs. If you want more or less of an orangey taste then add more or less. You can also get orange flavoured essence which I’ve not tried before but I can imagine it gives a stronger maybe more artificial taste but could be worth a try!
- Finally add your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder- it makes quite a thick and heavy cake batter!
- Pour this into your tin and then into the oven for around 35-40minutes but do the usual tests of checking it with a skewer to make sure it is done!
- I left it to cool in the tin for a good hour or so as I really didn’t want it to break or not come out and then I tipped it out onto a plate and left it overnight before glazing but you could glaze it once completely cool!
- GLAZE- Put your golden syrup, water and sugar into a small saucepan and heat on a low heat until just starting to come to the boil.
- Bring off the heat and add in the chocolate and stir until melted.
- Again if you want more of an orange taste you could add some orange juice in here but I had tasted some of the cake crumbs and felt satisfied that it was orangey enough!
- Drizzle it on and decorate with icing sugar or orange zest!
That is the finished Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake in all it’s glory. I’m really really happy with how it turned out and it is the perfect Autumn/Winter bake to get you in that festive feeling. It is quite a heavy cake so you could serve it with some double cream. I love how the addition of the chocolate not only gives it the chocolate taste as the cocoa powder does that but it makes it really fudgey and delicious making it a definite treat!
I picked this Budnt Tin up from Lidl for around £3 and I’m sure they can be found online. I think they make a simple cake look super impressive without to much stress on the baker. I was lucky enough to have a sous chef helping me out at the end even if she did just eat the chocolate glaze!
Let me know if you make this one!
Thanks for reading!xx