Maybe I am becoming a little bit more German, as I have been dying to try making a cake with a Bundt tin! I am not sure why I have had such a desire, I mean, it is just a cake tin with a hole in the middle really, but after being paid this weekend and a birthday party to go to, I had the perfect reason to buy myself a new cake tin and get baking. So this weekend baking shenanigans involved baking a Chocolate Bundt Cake with an Orange Icing Drizzle and here is my recipe;
- 200g of Butter
- 200g of Sugar
- 160g of Flour
- 60g of Cocoa Powder
- 4 Eggs
- 2 tbsp of Vanilla Extract
- 100g of Icing Sugar
- 2tbsp of Water
- 2tbsp of Orange Essence
- Grease your bundt tin thoroughly and preheat the oven to 180C
- Cream the sugar and butter together until smooth
- Sieve the flour and cocoa in gradually whilst mixing until you have a crumbly texture
- Then add the eggs and vanilla extract until the cake mix is smooth
- Pour into the bundt tin and bake for 30-35 minutes until it is baked through
- Get the cake out of the oven and leave to cool for 15 minutes
- Then place the tin upside down on a cooling rack to allow the cake to drop out of the tin
- Once it has done thin remove the tin and allow the cake to cool
- When the cake is cool you can make the icing by adding the water and orange essence to sieved icing sugar
- Whisk thoroughly until there are no lumps
- Drizzle the icing around the top of your Chocolate Bundt Cake e allowing it to drizzle down the sides
- Once set you can serve the cake and enjoy!
I am usually pretty boastful when I know my baking is awesome, so this time I have to be honest, this Chocolate Bundt Cake with an Orange Icing Drizzle was a little dry, I think next time I will reduce the amount of flour when using cocoa and add a little more icing. However, the flavour was still great and I think Chocolate and Orange is an unbeatable combination.
It was not the best cake I have ever made, but hey, there is always room for improvement!