Chocolate orange bundt cake

23 Apr


This is one of my favourite cakes to bake and eat so I was gobsmacked that I hadn’t blogged it already. I searched my blog twice, convinced that I must have already shared such a fab cake with everyone but I hadn’t. MAJOR oversight.

I used a recipe is called ‘Anna Encel’s Wonderful Babka’ in a fav cookbook of mine called ’50 Fabulous Chocolate Cakes’ that gets a major workout in my kitchen.

Like I tend to do I reduced the amount of sugar by half a cup. The original recipe called for 3 tablespoons of drinking chocolate which I changed to melted chocolate. I normally use 100grams of dark chocolate but this time I broke up one of the many milk chocolate Easter bunnies that my girls got for Easter and used that instead. Shhh, don’t say a word….



250g butter, melted

3 large eggs

2 ½ cups self-raising flour

1 cup caster sugar

100g melted dark chocolate

1 ½ cups orange juice

½ tsp orange liqueur [optional]


Let’s get to it:

Preheat oven to 180C and thoroughly grease a bundt tin, ensuring you get into all the crevices.

Put all the ingredients except the melted chocolate into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until well combined.

Pour one half of the mix into the bundt tin then dollop in the melted chocolate. Cover with the remaining batter

Bake 40-ish minutes [depending on your oven you may need another 5 or so minutes]

Allow to cool in tin for about 30 minutes before tipping onto wire rack.


50 Responses to “Chocolate orange bundt cake”

  1. Dione April 23, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    LOVE this cake! I should get a bundt tin….

    • thehungrymum April 24, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      It is one of my very favs! Will bring it over for dinner next week x

  2. riversidebaking April 23, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Love a good Bundt! Sounds like a great recipe, it even looks pretty when its just batter in the tin x

    • thehungrymum June 11, 2013 at 11:43 am #

      Bundts are the best! Love too that they don’t need icing!

  3. Awanthi @ I Speak Awanthi April 23, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Fantastic! I’m coming over for a cuppa and a slice of this! 🙂

    • thehungrymum April 24, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      You’ve got a deal! Love having an excuse to make this cake 🙂

  4. jessiebearwhat April 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Omg this looks so moist and delicious. Mmmmmmmm. Trying not to eat my computer screen now! haha

    • thehungrymum April 24, 2013 at 10:01 am #

      Cheers! All that butter is a wonderful thing 🙂

  5. Foodie Joanie April 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    That is such a beautiful cake!

  6. singdancebake April 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    This looks wonderful! Also, loving that you used the word “gobsmacked”, I don’t think it gets enough of a workout these days!

    • thehungrymum April 24, 2013 at 10:04 am #

      Am a fan of the under-utilised word! Thanks for the kind words x

  7. Hungry Bro April 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm #


  8. kelihasablog April 24, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    Looks fantastic. Now your’e making me hungry and it’s about 2:30 am…LOL 😀

    • thehungrymum April 24, 2013 at 10:06 am #

      Thank you. Hope you managed to get some sleep x

  9. nazima April 24, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    ooh this looks lovely. Chocolate and Orange a wonderful combination.

    • thehungrymum April 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

      Indeed, it is my favourite combination! Thanks for stopping by.

  10. ohlidia April 24, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the combo of chocolate and orange!

  11. Unwind Cooking April 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    I need a slice now to with my cup of coffee. Yum!

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  13. April 25, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    Cake looks so yummy, have you ever posted no bake cookies i can,t get them right always to running

    • thehungrymum April 25, 2013 at 8:02 am #

      Thanks. Never posted no-bake anything I don’t think – may have to look into that!

  14. Snapfairy April 26, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    Making this this weekend! I am hunting for left over chocolate now ; )

    • thehungrymum June 11, 2013 at 11:40 am #

      There’s always left-over choc if you search in the pantry long enough 🙂

  15. Snapfairy April 26, 2013 at 3:57 am #

    I am wondering if I can drop Nutella instead? I have an entire jar of that!

    • thehungrymum June 11, 2013 at 11:43 am #

      I reckon that would taste amazing! Did you ever make it – let me know x

      • Snapfairy June 11, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

        I haven’t yet! I will soon and will let you know : )

  16. girlinafoodfrenzy April 26, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    A delicious excuse to break out the fabulous bundt tin again! Love an orange choc combination and any chance to sneak in Easter chocolate is find by me… We actually have no easter choc left in our house so kudos to you and your girls!

  17. Christine @ Cooking Crusade April 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    YUM this cake looks fabulous! Chocolate and orange is an awesome combination and I am just dying for a slice of your cake and a good cuppa!

  18. tastytreats13 April 27, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    Such a pretty cake! Thanks, I want to try this!

  19. Cass @foodmyfriend April 29, 2013 at 4:51 am #

    It looks beautiful 🙂 I love how you keep the choc at the top so it bakes perfectly. I haven’t made a bundt in ages but I need to get back on the horse!

    • thehungrymum April 29, 2013 at 7:28 am #

      Thanks! It is such a delish cake – you’d love it. Bundts are great but greasing the tin is SUCH a faff!

  20. Choc Chip Uru April 30, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    So moist and delicious 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  21. Caroline Taylor April 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    This looks fantastic and I love the chocolate and orange together.

  22. Kambrook (@KambrookAU) May 2, 2013 at 3:18 am #

    This would make such a great Mother’s Day surprise for next weekend:) I might just have to make it.

    • thehungrymum May 2, 2013 at 4:55 am #

      Hey, great idea! Might leave my blog page open so the kids see this 🙂

  23. milkteaxx May 6, 2013 at 2:33 am #

    my bundt tin hasnt been used in a while, time to make some choc orange bundt i guess!

    • thehungrymum May 7, 2013 at 11:12 am #

      I heart bundts – the pretty tins mean you can get away with no icing [score!]

  24. librarianeats June 24, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    chocolate and orange. fantastic! I love the combo. Glad I found your blog!

    • thehungrymum December 9, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      I’m glad you found my blog, too! Choc orange rocks my world 🙂

  25. learninglou August 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    I love the Bundt tin, might need to invest in one of those! They look fabulous, check out my chocolate orange muffins and chocolate orange cake!

    • thehungrymum December 9, 2013 at 10:23 am #

      You *need* a Bundt tin in your life! The are magical 🙂

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