Orange Ginger & Chocolate Cake

Orange Ginger & Chocolate Cake

Perfect for a Halloween party or buffet, but just plain delicious enough to want to have around any time of year, this cake blends sweet Limoneira® orange and chocolate. It’s a variation of the classic Bundt cake that’s moist and flavorful.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American



  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs room temperature
  • 4 large Limoneira® oranges zest & juice
  • 1/2- inch fresh ginger minced
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and generously butter and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, ginger and orange zest. Use the back of a spoon, or even your fingers, to blend them together.
  • Add the butter, and beat until light in texture.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating continuously.
  • In a second bowl, measure about 1/3 cup of the orange juice (you can use the rest for something else), yogurt, and vanilla, and blend together.
  • In a third bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift to blend together.
  • Add about 1/3 of the yogurt mixture to the egg mixture, and fold into the batter.
  • Now, add 1/3 of the flour mixture, and blend it in.
  • Repeat until the batter is fully incorporated.
  • Add the chocolate chunks last.
  • Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, up to 1 hour. A clean knife inserted in the center should come out dry (other than melted chocolate!)


  • Create a double boiler by placing a heat-proof bowl or smaller pot inside a larger pot about 2/3 full of water.
  • Melt the chocolate, and stir in the heavy cream and instant coffee until well blended. It should be smooth in texture, and warm, but not bubbling hot.
  • Drizzle over the top of the cake.
Keyword Oranges
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