Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake
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Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake
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Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips (250 mL)
  • 1 cup butter, softened (250 mL)
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar (425 mL)
  • 4 eggs (4)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (5 mL)
  • 3 tbsp finely grated orange rind (45 mL)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (750 mL)
  • 2 tsp baking powder (10 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp each baking soda and salt (2 mL)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (125 mL)
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur or orange juice (50 mL)
  • Icing sugar (optional)
Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 325°F (160°C). Melt chocolate chips in medium bowl in microwave, or in bowl over boiling water, until just beginning to lose their shape. Stir until smooth; set aside.
  • 2. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until creamy. Beat in vanilla and orange rind.
  • 3. In large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Beat flour mixture into butter mixture alternately with orange juice and liqueur; beat until smooth. Spread 2 cups (500 mL) of the batter in greased and floured 12 cup (3 L) Bundt pan.
  • 4. Stir 2 cups (500 mL) of the batter into melted chocolate until well combined; spread over batter in pan. Spread remaining batter over chocolate batter.
  • 5. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Let cool in pan, on rack, 15 minutes. Gently loosen cake from edge and centre of pan; invert onto rack. Cool completely before slicing. Dust top with icing sugar if desired.
  • Makes 16 slices.