Hey there– We happen to eat a lot chocolate cake at our house– chocolate layer cake, chocolate poke cake, chocolate oatmeal cake, German chocolate cake… You get it. But we now officially have a new favorite chocolate cake– this tender, moist citrusy tube cake. Add chocolate ganache glaze on top and it may be your new favorite too!
Thanks for the recipe from Kirsten at her beautiful baking blog, Cookie, Cakes and Pie, Oh My!
CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE
1 chocolate cake mix
1 small box instant chocolate pudding (3.9 oz.)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup water
3 tab. grated orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
12 oz. package chocolate chips (2 cups)
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tab. butter
1 1/3 cup chocolate chips
With an electric mixer beat together the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, water, eggs, orange juice and orange zest. Beat for 4 minutes on medium speed. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spoon the batter into a bundt or tube pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Pop the cake into a 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the cake is cooked through.
Let the cake cool in the pan, before inverting it on to a pretty plate.
To make the glaze, bring the cream and butter to a low simmer until all the butter has melted. Stir in the chocolate until it’s thoroughly blended. Take off the heat and beat with a wooden spoon for 3 or 4 minutes.
Drizzle the glaze over the cake. yumm!