Friday, April 6, 2012

Orange Chocolate Bundt Cake

My last bundt post  is a family favorite. It is often requested as a birthday or special occasion cake. Orange and chocolate are a perfect combo--think about the Chocolate Oranges that appear each Christmas. You would never believe a cake this good begins with a cake mix. The recipe comes from Margurite Henderson a Utah cooking celebrity. This cake was perfect for my new bundt cake pan, it shows off the lines in the pan perfectly.
But any pan will work and this is a cake that needs to made soon. Enjoy!



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 spring form 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.

14 comments:

Cakelaw said...

What a gorgeous cake! Love your new cake pan - it is very dramatic.

mireia badia said...

I'm not really in love with box mixing stuff but this looks like it's worth it!

Lizzy said...

Oh, this is one gorgeous cake, Cindy! My Bundts tend to stick to the pan :/ And we DO love chocolate at our house. Happy Easter, my friend~

barbiebharris said...

This looks delicious, Cindy! I can't wait to try it! And, don't feel bad about your bread! It's nice to know that worderful cooks like you, have bad days too!

barbiebharris said...

This looks delicious, Cindy! I can't wait to try it...orange and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations! And... don't feel bad about your bread. It's nice to know that wonderful cooks like you have their bad days too!

barbiebharris said...

This looks delicious, Cindy! Orange and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations--can't wait to try it! And...don't feel bad about your bread! It's nice to know that wonderful cooks like you have their bad days too!

Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

I love your cake pan! That looks so good:) This is one of my favorite cake recipes, but I've never tried it with the orange. I love chocolate and orange together! Now I have to make this cake :)

Lizzy said...

PS...I am days behind on my commenting, but wanted to thank you for the sweet message the other day! You touched my heart!!!! xo

Erin said...

That looks amazing! I love your pan! But the cake with the frosting looks pretty heavenly too =o)

Eliotseats said...

This sounds delicious! I think it is not only for the holidays.

Kristi said...

Cindy...what a stunning {and I'm sure DELICIOUS} cake! I adore the chocolate & orange combination. This has me craving that combo right now! Thanks so much for sharing at Mop It Up Mondays. Hope you have a wonderful week!
{HUGS},
kristi

Our Delightful Home said...

This looks simply devine!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Gloria said...

Great bundt pan! Chocolate and orange are one of my all time favorite flavor combinations. My grandmother would make us chocolate cake with orange frosting for our birthdays. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Invest in a Analon Bundt pan. Maci's has sales all the time. Well worth the investment if you bake alot.Runs $9.00-$19.00