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Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

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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!

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Ingredients – (Makes one 25cm Bundt Cake)

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

Chocolate Glaze;

  • 100g Dark Chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 50g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Water

Method-

  1. CAKE- Heat your oven to 160C/325F/Gas3 and grease and flour your Bundt Tin.
  2. Cream together the butter and the sugar in a mixer or by hand.
  3. Melt your chocolate either in the microwave or over boiling water then stir into the butter and sugar and add your cream.
  4. 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!
  5. Finally add your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder- it makes quite a thick and heavy cake batter!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Bring off the heat and add in the chocolate and stir until melted.
  10. 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!
  11. Drizzle it on and decorate with icing sugar or orange zest!
  12. ENJOY!

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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!

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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!

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Let me know if you make this one!

Thanks for reading!xx

ALICE & AMELIA STICK PEOPLE

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10 Comments

  1. 12th November 2015 / 9:13 am

    This looks delicious! It may be 8am but I would love some of it now haha x

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      13th November 2015 / 10:39 pm

      Always time for cake! It really is yum! xx

  2. 12th November 2015 / 2:56 pm

    This looks SO GOOD Alice. After reading the ingredients through I actually have a bundt tin and everything in my cupboards bar the oranges so I’ll definitely be baking this next week for a trial run before the Christmas period! I think chocolate orange is so festive. Can’t wait to try it, thanks for sharing!! xoxox

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      13th November 2015 / 10:38 pm

      It really tastes delicious! Definitely give it a go it’s so worth it plus like you mentioned it looks nicer for special occasions like Christmas etc!! xx

  3. 12th November 2015 / 11:25 pm

    That cake looks incredible! I have a tin like that somewhere but haven’t used it – I’ll have to dig it out! x

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      13th November 2015 / 10:37 pm

      It was really delicious! Ooo would definitely give it a go! xx

  4. Esther
    14th November 2015 / 11:37 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious. Pinned.

  5. 23rd November 2015 / 9:03 pm

    Ooo this looks so pretty! And I imagine it tastes quite good too! x

  6. Meg Tarbuck
    21st May 2016 / 12:25 pm

    BEST CAKE RECIPE

    I’ve made this cake according to your recipe about 4 times now, and then had to share the recipe with those who have eaten it.
    It’s a beautiful cake, so delicious and easy. Thank you for being a cake genius 🙂 xx

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      21st May 2016 / 10:45 pm

      Oh wow. Thanks so much!!! Glad you’ve loved it so much. Haven’t baked it for ages and might just have too now. Thank you again 🙂 do tag me in any photos you might have uploaded of it so I can see. Thanks again for your feedback :)!

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