One of my favourite bundt recipes is my Orange and Chocolate Bundt with an orange Glaze in the sunflower tin by Nordic Ware. I baked one of these cakes for one of my girlfriend's and put it into a lovely cake tin as a complete gift for her. These bundt cakes are lovely to look at and eat!!
This jaffa flavoured cake looks spectacular in the sunflower bundt mould, particularly when you can paint the centre with chocolate orange icing! Chocolate Orange Marble bundt is a moist cake, made with chocolate cake, dotted with choc chips, swirled into a fragrant orange flavoured cake. The marble effect looks spectacular with the contrast between the swirls of chocolate and the orange coloured cake. This marble cake definitely has the wow factor in flavour and visual appeal, great for a special occasion treat. Another alternative for the icing I am yet to try is to melt chocolate orange flavoured chocolate with some cream, like a ganache and paint this over the entire cake.
Recipe for Orange and Chocolate Bundt with Glaze
Sunflower bundt tin (12 cup batter), serves around 16-20 slices
250g unsalted butter
1 ¾ cups sugar
¾ cup sour cream
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
½ tsp salt
3 cups self raising flour
100g custard powder
2/3 cup milk (plus 3-4 tablespoons extra)
2 tablespoons dutch cocoa
2 tablespoons golden syrup
½ cup dark chocolate chips/bits
¾ teaspoon yellow food colouring gel
¼ - ½ teaspoon red food colouring gel
2 tablespoons orange flavouring
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease large sized bundt pan and dust with flour, shaking off the excess flour. Cream butter until soft and fluffy, add sugar a 1/3 at a time until all incorporated and fluffy. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Lightly whisk eggs and add to mixture a third at a time while still beating. Sift in flour, custard powder and salt. Beat until combined, adding milk a third at a time while the beater is still running until all the mixture is well mixed. Beat mixture on high for 1 minute, it should become lighter in colour.
Add 1/3 of the batter into another bowl, this is for the chocolate filling. Sift in dutch cocoa, and mix together with golden syrup. You may need to add a few tablespoons of milk extra to this if it is too dry. Stir through the chocolate chips.
In the remaining 2/3 add food colouring and orange flavouring, and mix well so that the orange colour is even. Spoon half of this orange batter into the pan, then add all the chocolate on top, making sure you don't smooth it out to the sides. Add remaining orange batter on top. Using a fork swirl the mixture from top to bottom in a loose circular fashion, moving around the tin, maybe 5-6 swirls to roughly marble the colours. Put pan into preheated oven on the middle tray, and bake for 60 minutes. Test cake with a skewer to check if ready. Remove from oven and leave the cake in the tin for 10 minutes. Turn cake out onto a cake rack and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
Orange Icing Glaze
2 cups icing sugar
1 tablespoon butter
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon orange flavouring
3 tablespoons water or orange juice (maybe more if needed)
2 tablespoons dutch cocoa
Mix all ingredients together, except for the cocoa. Using a pastry brush, paint this orange icing over the petals of the sunflower. Once well coated, then add cocoa to icing and mix well. Paint the chocolate orange icing in the middle. Allow to set before serving.
My other bundt cake recipe Lemon and Blueberry with lemon cheese frosting
Enjoy, let me know if you bake this cake, or try it with the chocolate ganache!