Easter Bundt Cake swirled with both chocolate and orange flavoured batters and topped with chocolate ganache and mini Easter eggs
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5 from 1 vote

Spicy Chocolate Easter Orange Bundt

A beautifully textured and delicious bundt cake subtly flavoured with Easter spices and containing a little dried fruit. The cake is swirled with two differently flavoured and coloured batters giving additional interest when the cake is cut.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: birthday cake, bundt, chilli chocolate, Easter, easter eggs, orange
Servings: 12 people
Author: Choclette

Ingredients

  • 30 g sultanas
  • 1 organic orange – zest & juice (I used a blood orange)
  • 240 g unsalted butter
  • 260 g caster sugar (I used cardamom flavoured sugar)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 230 g flour – half wholemeal , half white
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp freshly ground coriander
  • 1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon (I used 1 drop cinnamon extract)
  • 1 heaped tbsp yogurt
  • 50 g caster sugar ( I used cardamom flavoured sugar)
  • 50 ml water
  • 60 g dark chocolate (70%)
  • 10 g unsalted butter
  • 8-16 chocolate mini eggs of choice for decoration

Instructions

  • Grate the orange rind into a bowl.
  • Place the sultanas in a small bowl and squeeze over the orange juice. Cover and leave for at least 20 minutes.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs, one by one, adding a little of the flour if necessary to prevent curdling.
  • Sieve in the ground almonds, flour, baking powder and bicarb and stir until just combined.
  • Spoon half the mixture into the bowl with the orange rind. Add the coriander together with the sultanas and juice and stir until just combined.
  • Mix the water and cocoa to make a paste and add to the remaining batter along with the cinnamon and yogurt. Stir until just incorporated.
  • Spoon heaps of alternating batter into a greased bundt mould or tin. Bake at 180℃ for about 45 minutes or until the cake is well risen and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Pace the 50 ml of water and 50g of sugar in a pan and place on a low heat stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 3 minutes then take off the heat and allow to cool a little. Add the chopped chocolate and stir until melted, then add the butter and stir until smooth.
  • Place the cooled cake onto a serving plate. Drizzle the chocolate sauce over the cake and decorate with the eggs, halved or whole.

Notes

Cuts 12-16 slices, depending on generosity of the slice.