Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake with Chocolate Orange Ganache

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Well if you want a Christmas table centre piece this is it. Beautiful, rice and decadent. It almost looks too good to slice into.

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Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake with Chocolate Orange Ganache

Well if you want a Christmas table centre piece this is it. Beautiful, rice and decadent. It almost looks too good to slice into.
Servings 10 people
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 300 gr plain flour 
  • 85 gr cocoa powder 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 450 gr granulated sugar 
  • 4 large room temperature eggs
  • 1 tsp Nielsen Massey Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp orange zest 
  • 225 gr unsalted butter at room temperature 
  • 280 ml freshly squeezed orange juice 
  • ¼ tsp salt

Chocolate orange ganache 

  • 280 gr chocolate chopped finely
  • 320 ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp finely grated orange zest 
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp orange

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 165ºc. 
  • Grease a flour a bundt cake pan. 
  • Firstly whisk together the dry ingredients of flour, salt, cinnamon, cocoa powder, baking soda.
  • In the mixing bowl of an electric whisker, place the butter and sugar and beat with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy and pale in colour – 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated before adding the next egg. 
  • Add in the vanilla extract.
  • Start to add in the flour and alternate with the orange juice then fold in the orange zest. 
  • Pour into the bundt tin and tap on the work surface to release any air bubbles. 
  • Place in the oven for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. 
  • Allow to cool in the tin for ten minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack. 
  • Leave to cool completely before covering in ganache. 

Chocolate Orange Ganache 

  • Place the cream into a saucepan and add the orange zest. Heat until bubbles start to appear around the edges then remove from the heat. 
  • Add the cream to the chocolate and leave for a minute then start to stir until you have a smooth glossy mixture. 
  • Add in the butter and orange extract and stir until the butter has melted. 
  • Pour over the cooled cake. 
  • Decorate the cake as you wish.
Course: Sweet
Keyword: Bundt, Chocolate, Christmas, Ganache, Orange
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