fbpx

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 orange and chocolate. It’s a variation of the classic Bundt cake that’s moist and flavorful.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs room temperature
  • 4 large 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

Instructions
 

Cake

  • 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!)

Ganache

  • 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
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Contact Us

How can we help? Send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt