Do you remember those orange flavored chocolates that would break apart like an orange? This bundt cake was inspired by that delectable chocolate treat. I used to love getting those in my stocking as a child. Those chocolates were what made me love the orange and chocolate combination so much. This orange chocolate bundt cake is like the cake form of those tasty orange chocolates.
I think there’s something very classy about the bundt cake pan. The ring shape on the bundt pan turns a standard cake into a classy looking cake. The bundt cake pan became popular in the 1950’s in this country, inspired by a similarly shaped European ring-shaped cake. With a little baking know-how this classic cake can be made even more easily than a standard cake in my opinion. That’s part of the reason I like making a bundt cake. I’ve never been a fan of figuring out how to beautifully frost a cake. With a bundt cake you can easily drizzle a glaze over the top for extra pizazz and sweetness.
Orange Chocolate Cake Decadence
This orange chocolate bundt cake is no low calorie dessert. It’s a cake meant for special occasions and celebrations. The orange and chocolate combination give it an elegant appeal that will surprise your guests. The orange juice and lots of zest add a wonderful sweetness and make the cake a moist delectable cake to impress.
Making a Bundt Cake
Making a bundt cake is actually a bit easier than making a standard cake because you don’t have to fuss with frosting. I always find frosting cakes the hardest part, but with a bundt cake a glaze or just powdered sugar is most often the option for the exterior. It’s an easy and attractive way to finish your delicious baked cake without a lot of trouble. The glaze also helps keep the cake moist as well.
Bundt Cake Tips
A good bundt pan will help you create a gorgeous cake. Also, before you fill your bundt pan always grease the pan throughout the inner well real good with butter or a favorite baking oil and flour it evenly atop the grease. This will help keep your cake from sticking and allow your cake to release real easy after baking. Also, when you fill your bundt pan a good tip is to not fill your bundt pan more than about 3/4’s full. Gently tap the sides a few times while filling the pan to help avoid large airy voids. Lastly, if your filling is not too runny use your spatula to spread the batter about an inch up the outer sides and lower toward the center to avoid peaks.
Give this moist delectable bundt cake a try and let us know what you think!