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Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake with Ganache

This airy and light chocolate orange bundt cake delivers rich, chocolate flavor and a bit of brightness from orange juice and orange zest. A decadent homemade ganache on top creates a beautifly shiny and deicious finish.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate and orange cake recipe, chocolate orange bundt cake, chocolate orange cake recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Karen




  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
  • Optional: orange zest for garnish



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a bundt pan using cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Use an electric mixer and blend in the orange juice, mayonnaise, and vanilla until will combined.
  • Fold in the orange zest until evenly distributed.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a knife entered in the bundt cake comes out clean. Cool completely.


  • To make the ganache, place the semi-sweet chocolate in a small bowl.
  • Heat the heavy cream just until boiling point. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate.
  • Add the corn syrup and whisk the mixture together until all the chocolate is melted and the ganache is smooth.

Put it together

  • Pour the ganache over the bundt cake.
  • Top with orange zest if desired and allow ganache to set before serving.


Expert Tips:
  • Use a very large bowl because the baking soda and orange juice mixture will fizz a bit.
  • Coat your bundt pan with cooking spray or butter and sprinkle with flour and cocoa powder for a perfectly shaped bundt cake.
  • Place parchment under the bundt cake when pouring the ganache to keep your serving platter or cake stand clean.
  • Use a knife or toothpick to check for doneness in the cake.
  • Do not overheat the heavy cream when making the ganache. Heat just until boiling point.
  • Garnish with fresh orange zest or slices for an extra fresh burst of flavor.


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg
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