Saturday, February 3, 2018

How to Make Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake - Super Easy Recipe

Last month, I celebrated my birthday, my 29th birthday!  Oh wait, I think I’m just getting too old that I simply stop counting since my 29th birthday!  What did I do on my birthday?  Besides enjoying a lovely dinner with my family in the evening, I baked myself a birthday cake!  This Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake, to be exact. 

How to Make Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake -  Super Easy Recipe

Some of you might think that it’s not right that I have to bake my own cake for my birthday.  But actually, I don’t mind at all.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  I quite enjoy spending time in the kitchen, even on my birthday!  Plus, this Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake is super easy to prepare, I promise.  It’s pretty much a foolproof recipe to any beginning bakers out there.  It’s super easy to make, thanks to this secret ingredient!  Although this secret ingredient doesn't usually show up in my pantry (as I mostly bake from scratch), it is easy to find and it might appear in the pantry of many homes!  Watch my video tutorial above to find out what it is!  

How to Make Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake -  Super Easy Recipe

This cake turned out to be very moist and tender.  It’s packed with decadent dark chocolate flavor and refreshing orange zest.  Dark chocolate and orange flavors are simply the perfect classic combination, in my humble opinion.  I made a chocolate crust on top for a contrast of texture as well.  Each bite, is simply heavenly!  If you’re still looking for a dessert recipe to end your Valentine’s Day dinner with the perfect sweet note, this is THE recipe to make! 

How to Make Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake -  Super Easy Recipe

If you make this cake and share with someone, be prepared that they will ask for the recipe!  Yes, this cake is that good!  I’ll leave it up to you to decide if you want to reveal the secret ingredient!  They might be shock that it’s the main ingredient in the cake!  If you have any recipe requests or suggestions, feel free to leave me a comment below.  I would love to hear from you.   Wish you and your loved ones a warm and sweet Valentine’s Day!  Stay tuned for more fun and easy recipes next week!

How to Make Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake -  Super Easy Recipe

Ingredients and Tools Used:

10-inch Bundt Pan (Click here for more information)
Edible Gold Leaf 
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Microplane Zester 
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Cooking Spray 
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Measuring Spoons Set 
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Cooling Racks 
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Baking Sheets 
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Devil’s Food Cake Mix 
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Kerrygold Butter 
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Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 
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Food Decorating Tongs/Tweezers 
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Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake
Makes: One 10-inch Bundt Cake

Ingredients for the Bundt Cake:
Nonstick cooking spray to grease the pan
3/4 cup whole milk
1/3 cup orange marmalade (see link below for homemade recipe)
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) salted butter, melted
1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
3 large eggs
One 15.25-ounce box devil's food cake mix
Zest of 1 large organic orange, divided*

Ingredients for the Chocolate Glaze/Crust:
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
*Remaining Orange zest and gold leaf for garnish

To Prepare the Bundt Cake:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 10-inch Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or, use a large mixing bowl with a handheld electric mixer), whisk the milk, orange marmalade, melted butter, liqueur, eggs, and ½ of the orange zest for 1 minute. Then, add the cake mix and beat on medium speed for another 1 minute. Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are well incorporated. Beat for a final 10 seconds.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the cake. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and transfer onto a cake board and let cool on a wire rack completely.

To Prepare the Chocolate Glaze:
Place the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave at 20 seconds intervals until the chocolate chips are just melted. Stir the mixture in between each heating.

When the cake is completely cooled, drizzle the chocolate glaze on top and let some of the glaze drip down the sides. Garnish with the remaining orange zest and gold leaf on top (optional). The chocolate glaze is still soft and you can serve it as is. Or chill the cake in the refrigerator for 1 hour to harden the chocolate crust before serving. Enjoy!

Homemade Orange Marmalade Recipe:

How to Make Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake -  Super Easy Recipe


  1. Beautiful ... the cake looks nice and moist too.

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