Chocolate Orange Swirled Bundt Cake for #Bundt Bakers


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This is a very pretty orange and chocolate cake that swirls together to make a perfectly pretty Halloween appropriate treat! The colors are lovely together, and so are the flavors. Melding together for a very subtle chocolate orange flavor. The texture is very moist and dense as well - I would probably use 1 less egg next time. It makes a smaller-sized bundt cake which makes this the perfect recipe for a small get-together or dessert for your family! Amp up the sweetness and flavors with a dark and white chocolate drizzle, and let the kids throw some Halloween themed sprinkles on there for an even more festive look! 

I kept my orange coloring pretty light - almost orange sherbet colored. You can definitely amp up the color to make it more drastic if you'd like! 

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Chocolate Orange Swirled Bundt Cake

2 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil 
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 TBS orange zest
2 TBS cocoa powder mixed with 1 TBS warm water
1/4 tsp orange food color (I combined a little bit of red and yellow colors together)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, combine the: vanilla, melted butter, vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, and milk. Whisk until well blended and smooth.
  4. Blend the flour mixture into your wet ingredients, just until combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Divide the batter into half.
  6. Add the orange juice, orange zest, and food color to one half (adjust food color until you get the level of "orange" you like).
  7. To the other half, add the cocoa powder and warm water.
  8. Blend both batters just until combined and smooth.
  9. Spray a 9-cup bundt cake pan with nonstick baker's spray. Dollop a little of the chocolate, then orange, chocolate, then orange again around the base just until covered. Then pour a layer of orange batter, followed by a layer of chocolate batter, and finish with the orange batter. You can run a skewer through a couple times to assist with the marbled look if you'd like, just don't mix too much.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool in the pan 10 minutes before carefully inverting and allowing to complete cooling on a cooling rack.
  12. Decorate with ganache or a melted chocolate drizzle and sprinkles if you'd like! 
Recipe adapted from Pearls of East


  1. That cut piece is perfection! Love your flavor combo, Rebekah!

  2. A delicious mix of ingredients ..
    I loved!!!!

  3. I love marbled cakes! Always so lovely inside. Sounds great!


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