Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Can one have too many chocolate cake recipes? The answer is simple, no. This oft requested chocolate orange bundt cake has been a hit for years. It looks elegant, tastes delicious, serves a crowd and is simple to make. This moist cake improves with age and is covered with smooth decedent ganache, Serve it with vanilla ice cream and you have one classy dessert.

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

1 chocolate cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1 small package instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
4 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup water
¼ cup double strength hot chocolate (cooled)
2 Tablespoons orange zest
Place all ingredients in bowl of mixer and beat about 3 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured (I spray with Bakers Joy or Pam with Flour) 10 inch bundt or springform pan. Bake 350 degrees about 50 minutes until center is set. Cool and remove from pan. Top with Ganache.

Ganache

12 ounce package chocolate chips, semi sweet, milk or bittersweet (I like a combination)
1 cup heavy cream
Heat cream until just boiling. Pour over chocolate chips and let sit for 1 minute, stir till melted. Chill until Ganache is the desired thickness, pour over chilled cake.

The recipe originated from Marguerite Henderson. Enjoy!

6 comments:

megan said...

This looks incredible. I love icing. I like it much more than cake...sometimes I get a piece of cake and just eat the icing off of it. so this looks like my kind of dessert! Definitely want to try it :)

Megan said...

Wow - that's a serious cake! Although I don't care for the chocolate/fruit combination, I'll bet this is just as delicious without the orange!

Nedra said...

Hi Cindy! How fun that you found me through my blog and left a comment. I wanted to e-mail you back, but couldn't find a link. (So e-mail me)
Anyway, I have been looking at your cooking blog and everything looks so yum! You have always been such a good cook, and I have several recipes from you that I fix often.
You are now on my sidebar too!

Grandma Scott said...

I am going to try this as soon as I get a bundt pan... (Yes it's one of those thing I've thrown away and now of course you come up with the heavenly cake that makes me want one again.)

Sook said...

Wow look at that ganache! I'm drooling over here!

Kim McCallie said...

What a beautiful Bundt! I would love to have a slice right now. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.