This post is sponsored by Florida Department of Citrus.
I love to bake and I love the idea of baking with Florida orange juice. Have you baked with orange juice before? I would love to hear about it!
Florida orange juice…I love the taste and I drink it pretty much every day! I'm so excited to work with the Florida Department of Citrus…sharing with you recipes that I made with Florida orange juice! Be sure to check out these orange shrimp tacos I shared recently!
This cake is so amazing…and with the dark chocolate ganache…if I made this cake for you, I think I would become your new best friend!
First things first, mix the flour, salt and baking soda together.
Add the softened butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl.
Cream together. Add vanilla extract and mix together.
And mix thoroughly. Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
Here's where the Florida orange juice comes in!
Add the orange juice.
When you mix it together, you'll notice the batter will look curdled.
Add the flour mixture in two batches.
Don't overmix it but make sure the flour is incorporated into the rest of the batter.
Spray a 12-cup bundt cake pan…generously. You don't want the cake sticking to the pan!
Pour in the batter.
Smooth the top with your spatula and tap the pan on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. And you'll have this beauty!
Pour the ganache on the cake slowly.
It's so luxurious!
Chocolate and orange go together so nicely!
This orange bundt cake with chocolate ganache is the perfect thing to share with family and friends during your next summer get together. Seriously, they will love it!
Definitely check out the Florida Department of Citrus' website and facebook page to get more recipes and learn more about the nutritional benefits of Florida orange juice!
Orange Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache
Orange Bundt Cake
- 3 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
- 3/4 cup Florida orange juice
Dark Chocolate Ganache
- 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons corn syrup, optional
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment or large bowl and electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy and light, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Add eggs and mix well, being sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl. Add yogurt and mix thoroughly. Add Florida orange juice and mix well (the batter will look curdled).
- Add 1/2 of the flour mixture and mix, to combine with a rubber spatula. Repeat & combine (be careful not to overmix but ensuring the batter is thoroughly incorporated). As you’re mixing, use a rubber spatula to scrape the bottom of the bowl.
- Spray a 12-cup bundt cake pan thoroughly with baking spray (make sure every inch is covered).
- Pour the cake batter into the prepared bundt cake pan and smooth out the top of the batter with your spatula. Carefully tap the pan several times on the counter to ensure cake batter is evenly distributed and air bubbles are removed.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in several places comes out clean and cake edges are golden brown. Remove cake pan from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
- Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a cooling rack and place on top of the bundt pan. Flip the pan over and remove the pan, leaving the cake to cool on the parchment paper (on top of the cooling rack). Allow to cool at least 30 to 45 minutes before pouring ganache frosting on top of the cake.
Dark Chocolate Ganache
- Add heavy cream and corn syrup (if using) to a stainless steel pot and bring it to a boil over medium high heat. Once it starts boiling, remove the pot from heat immediately.
- Place the chocolate in a large stainless steel mixing bowl. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
- After waiting, stir with a rubber spatula, until thoroughly mixed together. Then, pour the ganache over the cooled cake. Cut cake and serve.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Florida Department of Citrus. I only work with brands that I love and only share with you my own opinions. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Little Kitchen possible.
I’m finding a way to solve the leftover oranges in the fridge. I hate drinking orange juice so they have been there for a long time. Accidentally, I found your recipe and can’t wait to bake this orange cake. Thank you so much!
Lin Larson says
OMG orange and chocolate is my fav flavor combo! Cannot wait to try this!
Amelie Moore says
I have to say that this is something I wouldn’t be able to resist at least one slice! Great idea.
Ok, truth time. I hate oranges. We never had them growing up so their texture is weird to me. BUT I am learning to like them (weird, I know). However, I LOVE the flavor! Soooo if this counts as my daily dose of fruits can I just have cake from now on ;D
Gotta try this one! It looks like a serious winner.
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
I swear nothing beats a good bundt cake. They always come out so moist and flavorful. I make a simple apricot brandy one for the holidays that is so unassuming until the first bite. This one is inspiring me to add a chocolate ganache next time!
I tried this one Oh so Good ! Ty
Jenny Flake says
Look at this pretty bundt! Need!!
Mary Frances says
Orange cake and dark chocolate sound like the perfect combo. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
I love the combination of orange and chocolate!! So good!
aimee @shugarysweets says
I love chocolate and orange together…especially in a cake!
Janet Johnson says
Does this have to be refrigerated due to the ganache?
Julie Deily says
I don’t think it needs to be because of the proportions of cream to chocolate…but if you feel safer refrigerating it, by all means! If you do though, you might lose some of the sheen on the ganache.
Janet Johnson says
Thank you! This looks so yummy!
I’m a big fan of orange and chocolate! This cake looks heavenly
Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas says
What a luscious cake, and the chocolate + orange combo is always a good one!!
I am a big fan of bundt cakes! And chocolate and orange combination is definitely one of the best!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
Do you know how much I love orange and chocolate together?! Super lovely cake!
Laura | Tutti Dolci says
That chocolate ganache is everything! Gorgeous cake!
I’m getting ready to make this right now and just wanted to point out that in your written instructions you state mixing in baking powder yet the list of ingredients does not list that. I’m assuming you are not using powder…..sounds delish and can’t wait to try it out – we’ll be having it during our camping weekend this weekend 🙂
Julie Deily says
Yes, thank you! I fixed the instructions…I had it in there when I was testing the recipe but realized it wasn’t needed after a couple of tries! Hope you enjoy the cake! <3
Yes! I love baking with orange juice and this cake looks amazing!!
The combo of orange and chocolate is one of my absolute favorites. I love bundt cakes and this one is so pretty Julie!! Great recipe!
Jamie | My Baking Addiction says
This looks so good and we have a bunch of orange juice! How could you possibly go wrong with all that yummy ganache?!
Rachel V says
I am going to try this. I was wondering if there is a good substitute for corn syrup (I’m allergic). Thanks
Julie Deily says
The corn syrup is actually optional! You can exclude it, it just makes the ganache shiny. You’re good to make it without it! Hope you enjoy the cake! 🙂