Deliciously moist and fluffy chocolate bundt cake infused with orange, and topped with a rich and creamy dark chocolate orange ganache!

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Today, I bring you another delicious bundt cake recipe – my Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake. Adapted from my Lemon Bundt Cake, this cake is super moist, and yet so fluffy!

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

The adaptations I’ve done to the recipe are: I’ve replaced the buttermilk with sour cream, removed 1/2 cup of flour and replaced with 1/2 of cocoa powder, and used light brown sugar instead of caster sugar. And the obvious adaptations are that I’ve used orange juice and zest instead of lemon juice and zest, duh. 😉 The sour cream really does make this cake super moist, and keeps it moist for days.

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

The chocolate ganache glaze is such a quick and easy recipe, with only 3 ingredients: chocolate, heavy cream, and a little orange juice. I use chocolate chips here, but you could use your favourite good quality chocolate, chopped. You simply heat up the heavy cream in the microwave, pour it over the chocolate, and stir together until melted and smooth. Stir in the orange juice, leave to cool slightly, then drizzle over the cooled cake. Chocolate orange perfection.

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

This chocolate cake is deliciously orangey. My brother says it tastes like Terry’s Chocolate Orange in cake form! And I have to agree. If you love that chocolate, and cake, then this Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake is for you. 😉

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Deliciously moist and fluffy chocolate bundt cake infused with orange, and topped with a rich and creamy dark chocolate orange ganache!

25 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

    For the Cake
  • 2 and 1/2 cups (250g) cake flour*
  • 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 2 large oranges
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (300g) light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) orange juice
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (240ml) sour cream, room temperature
  • For the Ganache
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (115ml) heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice

Instructions

    For the Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan (I use Wilton Cake Release to grease my pans.), and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the eggs. Add the sugar, and whisk until combined. Add the orange juice, and vegetable oil, and whisk until combined. Whisk in the dry ingredients, then fold in the sour cream.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean with a few moist crumbs. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For the Ganache
  6. Microwave the heavy cream until very hot, but not boiling.
  7. Place the chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips and whisk until completely melted and smooth. Whisk in the orange juice.
  8. Leave to cool for 5 - 10 minutes, then drizzle over the cooled cake, and serve.

Notes

*Make your own cake flour! Weigh out 2 and 1/2 cups (312g) plain/all-purpose flour, remove 5 tablespoons, and replace with 5 tablespoons of cornflour/cornstarch. Sift well.

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Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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16 Comments

16 Comments on Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

  1. Rachel @ Bakerita
    June 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm (8 months ago)

    OMG, how gorgeous is this cake, Marsha?!?! I’m obsessed – loving that glaze. Yum!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      June 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Rachel! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Demeter | Beaming Baker
    June 6, 2016 at 11:20 pm (8 months ago)

    Omigosh, Marsha, I can hardly even stand this!! Your photos are seriously gonna make me faint from hunger. That glaze is just utterly amazing. And can I just say, I’ve been waiting for you to make another bundt cake since that amazing lemon one. I’m still having foodie daydreams about that. Pinning this of course! Hope you have a great week!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      June 7, 2016 at 9:20 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Demeter! I couldn’t wait to make another bundt cake! 🙂 Have a great week!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      June 7, 2016 at 9:19 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Marvellina!

      Reply
  3. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    June 7, 2016 at 7:54 am (8 months ago)

    Your photos of this cake are absolutely gorgeous! I love that chocolate ganache on top! =)

    Reply
    • Marsha
      June 7, 2016 at 9:18 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Shelby! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Shannon
    June 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm (8 months ago)

    This is so so so gorgeous! I am in love with all of your photos. I don’t think I have ever paired chocolate with orange, but I am definitely going to give this a try!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      June 8, 2016 at 6:37 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Shannon! 🙂

      Reply
  5. Hannah Davis
    September 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm (4 months ago)

    This looks lovely – can you make it in a normal round tin?

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm (4 months ago)

      Yes, you can bake this recipe in two or three 8-inch cake pans 🙂

      Reply
  6. Diana Kelly
    September 29, 2016 at 7:34 am (4 months ago)

    Made last night but it stuck in my tin 🙁 not sure what I’ve done wrong, as I’ve made different bundt cake recipes with same heritage mould and they were perfect. Any advice want to try again?

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 29, 2016 at 9:38 am (4 months ago)

      Hi Diana! I’ve been there before, inverting the cake onto a wire rack and only have half the cake come out! I make sure to smother the pan with butter. I also swear by Wilton Cake Release, your cake will just slide straight out 🙂

      Reply
      • Diana Kelly
        September 30, 2016 at 11:47 pm (4 months ago)

        Thank you-second time lucky came out perfectly Thank you also for putting UK measurements as well as ‘cups’!!

        Reply
        • Marsha
          October 1, 2016 at 10:11 am (4 months ago)

          Yay! I’m glad 🙂 You’re very welcome!

          Reply

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