Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Moist and Delicious
Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake
with too much frosting

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake, Recipe:

Although the original recipe came from Food.com, I'll admit that I added the chocolate and more orange zest than it called for - because I love orange - and chocolate.

1/2 lb. butter, softened
2 1/2 c. sugar, divided
4 large eggs, room temp
1/3 c. grated orange zest
3 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
3/4 c. freshly squeezed orange juice divided
3/4 c. buttermilk at room temp
1 t. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Butter and flour Bundt pan
Cream butter and 2 cups of sugar in a bowl
Mix in eggs, one at a time, add zest.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
In another bowl, mix 1/4 c. orange juice, buttermilk, and vanilla.
Add flour and buttermilk mixture alternately to the batter, beginning and ending with flour.

Melt 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Stir melted chocolate chips in half of the batter.
Pour white batter into bundt pan
Pour chocolate batter into bundt pan.
Swirl a bit with a chopstick or skewer
Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick or knife comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes. Turn out onto cake plate.

The recipe calls for a syrup to be poured over the top after that 10 minutes. Syrup consists of the remaining 1/2 c. sugar and 1/2 c. orange juice, cooked together until the sugar dissolves. Then that is poured over the cake and allowed to cool completely.

Instead, I made a simple frosting of confectioners sugar and cream cheese, milk and vanilla extract. Why? Because I like it, and because when I turned the cake out of the Bundt pan, it needed a little patching. :-(

And yeah, this was yummy! :-)


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Denise said...

I think my hubby would love that cake.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Oh my gosh, YUM! And I don't think that looks like too much frosting at all!

Anonymous said...

Judy~ this looks like an amazing cake! It will definitely get made before the summer is out! Thanks for sharing this recipe~and the frosting looks great to me! :)

Unknown said...

Now that looks yummy. I love the combination of chocolate and orange too. Very nice. Have a great day.

Sandra said...

drooling now......

Unknown said...

Oooohhh.. I love orange and chocolate too!! Ok, I like chocolate and just about anything together, but there is something heavenly about it with orange. The cake looks great... and the addition of the frosting is just an added bonus!!

Deanna said...

My mom adores chocolate and orange together. I ought to make this for her.

Winnie said...

Looks great and sounds DELICIOUS

Yenta Mary said...

This is so gorgeous!!! Orange and chocolate is a perfect combination ... and a little bit extra of each never hurt anyone ... :)

Amy said...

That looks delicious! I'm printing out this recipe! And personally, I think it could use a touch more frosting. ;)

Amy Burzese said...

Yum-my! Orange and chocolate. That sounds wonderful.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my goodness...this looks so GOOD! I will have to copy this one into my favorites...or better yet...would you mind if I pinned it? :0)

Anonymous said...

Yummm-Ohhh! Now we're all drooling so early in the morning. Love chocolate and orange together too. We will be trying this recipe real soon!

RURAL said...

Saw the American Rose soap, and first thought it was fudge oh yum! Looks wonderful, bet it smells even better.

Love chocolate and orange, another recipe that is going into my files for cooler days.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Parsley said...

I have a family member that would LOVE this combo of flavors. Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

Oh my goodness this looks so delicious! Two of my favorite flavors I have to try this! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!


Heide at ApronHistory said...

Orange and Chocolate, what could be better!

Ruth Kelly said...

Orange and chocolate - the best. I am ready to head for the kitchen.

Mary said...

hahahahha. At first look, I wondered what kind of food that was, the soap. Hahha heheheh. Love the fragrance of special soap. I will not taste it.

Shiloh said...

Yum! What a great combination! I bet the extra orange and chocolate were fantastic.

Maggie Ann said...

That looks so good!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Looks super delicious!!

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE the flavors of chocolate and orange together - just love it. Thanks. sandie

Empty Nester said...

I made the same icing for DoodleBug's red velvet cake last night. I might have to make this chocolate orange one for the weekend! YUMMY!

laurie said...

Love the chocolate and orange combo...how delicious!

Lois Christensen said...

This looks great! I love orange and chocolate together as well!

Debra Hawkins said...

That looks completely delicious! I love the combo of the two!

Kathleen said...

Love this combo! Wish I had a slice right now :)

The Mandatory Mooch said...

What a delicious combo!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

This cake reminds me of those chocolate covered oranges that are available during the holidays. Definitely yummy!

Visiting from You're Gonna Love It.

Carole said...

Great post. I found this through Turning the Clock Back's What's Cooking Wednesday. I have linked in a post about some home-made steak burgers I did. Have a lovely week.

Kathy Moody said...

That looks so yummy!! Can't wait to try it. Your newest follower from A Creative Princess. :)

Painting VA Beach said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe, a nice treat for holidays or as desserts. In my turn, you may try this recipe called general tso's chicken.

2 tbsp hoisin sauce
3 tbsp cornstarch
chicken stock
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp sesame oil
Chicken breast diced into pieces
2 Eggs

Mix the above ingredients and then set aside. Make sure cornstarch doesn't lump. Set aside. Coat chicken pieces with egg and cornstarch mixture then fry chicken until it becomes a nugget. Saute then cook the sauce mixture you set aside a while ago. Place chicken mixture in the sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens, if its done, serve hot with rice

Sunny Simple Life said...

Yum that looks so good. What a great combination.

Ang said...

Hello! found you on Link it Up Thursday. I'm pinning this - it looks delish! I hope you'll come visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com :)

The Daily Smash said...

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have a great day

Candace said...

I would LOVE to have a piece of this cake right now. Once upon a time, I didn't like chocolate and orange together; but now, I absolutely adore it. This looks sooooo good.

The Mandatory Mooch said...

Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch


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