Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Chocolate and orange are a match made in heaven, they were born to be together. Their unification is complete in this richly decedent chocolate orange bundt cake dripping with a sticky chocolate orange ganache.

chocolate orange bundt cake

Chocolate and orange has got to be one of the nations favourite parings. I mean, how many of us can honestly say we don’t find at least one Terry’s Chocolate Orange hiding at the bottom of our stocking every christmas? For good reason if you ask me. They’re bloody delicious (mines a dark chocolate one, TYVM). Plus, they’re even better when you dip the segments in a cup of tea, just a little friendly advice for you there.

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Do you know what else goes brilliantly with a cup of tea? This chocolate orange bundt cake! Like a dream, like magic in your mouth. This little treat will elevate your lazy Sunday to dizzying new heights. Ok, maybe I’m over selling it a bit, but it’s bloody good!

I went above and beyond and served this cake warm at the end of a family meal alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream and the left over ganache drizzled over the top. It went down pretty well, if I do say so myself.

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

If you’ve bought yourself a fancy new bundt tin and are looking for a good excuse to use it, here’s a few of my favourite recipes. Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake // Almond and Pistachio Bundt Cake

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chocolate orange bundt cake

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

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Chocolate and orange are a match made in heaven, they were born to be together. Their unification is complete in this richly decedent chocolate orange bundt cake dripping with a sticky chocolate orange ganache.


Units Scale
  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 150ml strong, black coffee
  • Juice from 4 large oranges (you need around 150ml of juice)
  • Zest from 2 large oranges
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 250g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 1/4tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large, free range eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Ganache Icing:

  • 200g plain chocolate chips
  • 100ml double cream
  • zest of 1 large orange


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C. Liberally butter your bundt cake pan then dust with cocoa powder, knocking out excess. Or use a good quality cake release (I use one from Lakeland)
  2. In a saucepan over a medium heat stir the coffee, orange juice, zest, vanilla and butter until the butter is melted, then whisk in the cocoa powder taking care to whisk our any lumps. Remove from heat and add in the sugars and stir until everything is combined. Pop to one side.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and the salt. Set aside
  4. In another bowl whisk the eggs up then pour a little drop of the chocolate mixture into the bowl and whisk it up, this is to temper the eggs. Do this two more times before adding the egg mixture to the chocolate and whisking until combined.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined. Pour the batter into your prepared bundt cake pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, test with a cake skewer. If it comes out clean, your cake is ready.
  6. Allow to cool completely in the tin, around 2hrs. Run the blade of a round tip knife around the edge of the cooled cake to help release it from the pan, invert over a cooling rack.
  7. To make the chocolate orange ganache heat the cream in a small saucepan, over a medium heat until just before boiling. (do not let the cream come to the boil) Pop your chocolate chips in a bowl and pour over  the hot cream, set aside for a few minutes then stir until smooth. Stir in the orange zest then pour, liberally over the cake.


This cake will last for up to 3 days if stored in an airtight tin.

Cake can be frozen for up to 3 months without the ganache. Double wrap in clingfilm to freeze and allow to come to room temperature before serving.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Baking

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  1. Rhian westbury
    August 5, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    Chocolate and orange is one of my favourite combo’s too and the dripping melted chocolate on top of this looks insane x

  2. August 5, 2019 / 6:59 pm

    I love chocolate orange flavour! It is the best…. his cake looks absolutely delicious.

  3. August 5, 2019 / 7:28 pm

    Oh that cake is a thing of beauty. I could go for some of that right now.

  4. August 5, 2019 / 9:40 pm

    Now this sounds like the perfect cake to me, chocolate orange is one of my favourite flavours.

  5. bryanna
    August 6, 2019 / 3:30 am

    oh my goodness this looks absolutely stunning! like a work of art

  6. August 6, 2019 / 2:01 pm

    Oh my gosh, that looks incredible!!!

  7. August 6, 2019 / 11:55 pm

    I neeeeeeeeeeeeed to work out whether there is any chance that this will work with gluten free flour!

    • August 7, 2019 / 6:49 am

      Hi Laura,

      I’m sure it would be fine, I love the Doves Gluten Free flour blend for baking with. It works great 🙂

      Katie xoxo

  8. August 7, 2019 / 8:11 am

    Chocolate oranges are a staple in our stockings too. This cake looks amazing!

  9. August 7, 2019 / 1:16 pm

    I was not expecting to see coffee in the ingredients! The ganache icing looks so glossy and tempting. I’m not sure I’ve ever tried making a bundt cake but maybe I will now!

  10. August 8, 2019 / 10:43 am

    Bundt cakes are so impressive. This looks so dreamy. I love how you’ve garnished it with those pretty flowers, it looks almost too good to eat. Almost 😉

  11. August 8, 2019 / 10:53 am

    Your cake looks amazing! One to get on my Pinterest! I have to say it must have been a long week because it took me a while to work out what ‘TYVM’ meant! Haha

  12. August 8, 2019 / 11:07 am

    Wow this cake is so pretty! I’ll have to make this really soon. And chocolate and orange is soo good together. I love that chocolate, suddenly the Norwegian equivalent of the Terry’s chocolate disappeared from the stores and yeah… I freaked out. It was one of the best chocolates! However, I remembered having something similar in the UK, so I googled my way and ordered a whole carton of Terry’s. Worth it!!

  13. August 8, 2019 / 1:19 pm

    This cake has me drooling and wishing I had some right now. I’m a chocolate lover so I can’t wait to make this. I’m adding this chocolate organge bundt cake to my list of things to make.

  14. Jere Cassidy
    August 9, 2019 / 1:46 am

    I love the flavors of chocolate and orange together. Your bundt cake form is so pretty and it looks so delicious.

  15. August 9, 2019 / 2:37 pm

    I agree with you, Chocolate and Orange are born for each other! The bundt cake looks insanely delicious with the dripping chocolate ganache.

  16. August 9, 2019 / 5:18 pm

    I’m drooling over this cake. That chocolate looks so good!

  17. August 9, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    I really need a slice of this beauty in my like right now. It looks amazing! Recipe saved. Must make it this weekend. Perfect timing. Thank you for sharing!

  18. Karyl Henry
    August 10, 2019 / 3:35 am

    What a beautiful presentation! This cake looks absolutely divine, especially the chocolate ganache. The coffee in the cake definitely took me by surprise, but it’s a great way to get your coffee and cake in every bite.

    • August 10, 2019 / 7:52 am

      The coffee really brings out the richness in the chocolate. You can’t actually taste it once it’s baked 🙂

      Katie xoxo

  19. August 10, 2019 / 8:58 am

    Love the chocolate and orange combo! Cake looks to-die for!!

  20. August 10, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    Chocolate and orange always make a good pair combination, in my opinion. And it’s even better when you have coffee in it.

  21. August 10, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    This cake is my dream comes true! chocolate and coffee? can’t go wrong. love the extra layer of smooth chocolate ganache.

  22. August 11, 2019 / 5:22 am

    I’m with you — orange and chocolate are such a great combo! The two are especially great together in this recipe, and the ganache is the perfect topping. Thanks for sharing!

  23. August 11, 2019 / 5:48 am

    I had to give away my bundt pan and I am SO SAD about it still 🙁
    This is one of my favourite combos. Growing up almost exclusively eating Terry’s Chocolate Orange as a dessert, I have grown fond of the combo and it makes me SO nostalgic!!

  24. August 12, 2019 / 4:51 am

    Oh my god. Is this real? Love this decadent cake so so much. Thanks for the recipe.

  25. Mirlene
    August 12, 2019 / 8:32 am

    One of the best chocolate bundt cakes I have seen! Delicious cake that will certainly be so enjoyable to make for a special occasion. And the chocolate and orange combo must take its flavor go through the roof!

  26. August 12, 2019 / 1:18 pm

    You are right chocolate and orange really is a classic combo. And not surprising as it’s so delicious. This bundt cake looks amazing! I def need it in my life!

  27. Stephanie
    August 14, 2019 / 5:01 pm

    Oh my – this is such a stunning cake! I absolutely need a slice (or three!) of this decadent chocolate goodness!

  28. August 14, 2019 / 10:19 pm

    What a gorgeous looking cake. Chocolate and orange is a heavenly combo and you nailed it perfectly.

  29. August 19, 2019 / 1:57 pm

    I’ve never used a bundt tin but I love how pretty the cakes look! Chocolate and orange as a flavour combination goes without saying!

  30. August 19, 2019 / 3:09 pm

    I am totally drooling at the picture, the cake looks amazing . Chocolate and orange is a match that goes really well together.

  31. Tayo
    September 8, 2019 / 2:29 am

    I absolutely love this! Who knew chocolate and orange could be such a perfect combination?

  32. May 28, 2021 / 3:02 pm

    Did anyone actually make this cake, other than just comment on its beauty? It looks a lovely cake. But any comments?

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