Chocolate Bundt Cake with an Orange Icing Drizzle

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
Chocolate Bundt Cake with an Orange Icing Drizzle
Chocolate Bundt Cake with an Orange Icing Drizzle


  1. Grease your bundt tin thoroughly and preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Cream the sugar and butter together until smooth
  3. Sieve the flour and cocoa in gradually whilst mixing until you have a crumbly texture
  4. Then add the eggs and vanilla extract until the cake mix is smooth
  5. Pour into the bundt tin and bake for 30-35 minutes until it is baked through
  6. Get the cake out of the oven and leave to cool for 15 minutes
  7. Then place the tin upside down on a cooling rack to allow the cake to drop out of the tin
  8. Once it has done thin remove the tin and allow the cake to cool
  9. When the cake is cool you can make the icing by adding the water and orange essence to sieved icing sugar
  10. Whisk thoroughly until there are no lumps
  11. Drizzle the icing around the top of your Chocolate Bundt Cake e allowing it to drizzle down the sides
  12. 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!


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