Strawberry Orange Bundt Cake!! Strawberry Orange Bundt Cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate sprinkles. Delicious!
If you told me 3 years ago that I would have a food blog and would be head over heels in love with baking and cooking, I would have laughed in your face. Back then, I only knew of one food blog. One. That was it. And the only reason I knew of it was because a lot of my friends were following her . . I think mainly because of her Korean dishes and beautiful cupcakes.
Back then, I had no idea this entire blogging universe or blogosphere really even existed.
Fast forward almost 3 years . . because Madeline will be 3 years old in November and I fell in love with cooking again while on maternity leave after I had her. Oh how life has changed since this little firecracker came into my life. I now probably follow 20 or 30 food blogs. . more if you count the fabulous ones that I stumble upon once or twice on FoodGawker.
Sometimes people ask me how I got into blogging and why I do it, especially now that there are so many food blogs out there. You can read my About Page or the short answer is this: I enjoy it. I’m doing this for me. I love telling stories and cooking and baking. If someone actually tries one of my recipes and enjoys it or tells me how it worked for them, I am over the moon. This is all I need. And I can’t let the numbers get to me. In fact, I don’t check any stats. Unless I absolutely have to. My husband checks from time to time . . so I’ll leave that part of this to him.
And because I have a food blog, I get to buy and taste different kinds of chocolate for research. I eat out occasionally for ideas. I sometimes sample various types of desserts or cupcakes. Again for important research purposes only. I flip through cookbooks and magazines and other food blogs for inspiration. I get to meet new bloggers and read their stories. And, best of all, I get to bring you fabulous treats like this one today.
I know this looks like a big doughnut but I love doughnuts. This might be my favorite bundt cake I have baked so far. And I’ve baked a lot these past several months. After baking Dorie’s Orange Almond Tart, I became reacquainted with delicious navel oranges again. With kids, I always seem to buy the smaller mandarin oranges only. That tart changed everything.
I LOVE the combination of the navel oranges + strawberries in this bundt cake. The strawberry flavor is more subtle but you certainly taste it. Next time, I am definitely going to add more strawberries. And the aroma is amazing! The smell of this bundt cake alone will make you smile. Oh. So. Good.
And my 5 year old tells me that I must ALWAYS add the chocolate sprinkles. Always.
I hope you enjoy!
Strawberry and Orange Bundt Cake
For the Bundt Cake:
- 2 navel oranges; you will use the zest + the oranges
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs room temperature
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 cup strawberries; chopped into semi-small chunks. If you can dry them on a paper towel for an hour or so beforehand.
For the Chocolate Ganache Glaze:
- about 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups chocolate chips or your favorite chocolate finely chopped. I recommend using a mixture of semi-sweet + bittersweet or bittersweet + dark chocolate
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Using non-stick cooking spray, generously grease and lightly flour a Bundt pan and set aside; I have had the most luck using non-stick cooking spray + flour to release perfect bundt cakes.
- Zest both oranges and set aside. Peel the remaining white part and place the orange wedges into a food processor to puree (remove any seeds if there are any). Set aside.
- Using an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachement, cream the butter and sugar together for about 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, waiting until each is fully incorporated. Add the orange puree, zest and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. While, your mixer is on low, add your flour mixture slowly into the wet ingredients until fully combined. Last, add the strawberries and gently mix into the batter.
- Pour the cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan, spreading so that it is evenly distributed. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a tester inserted in the cake comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool.
- Place the chocolate pieces in a small bowl and set aside. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until small bubbles appear on the outside edge of the cream. Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate. Using a wire whisk, gently stir from the middle out, until all of the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Pour the ganache on the cooled bundt cake, and top with the fresh strawberries if desired.
Adapted from Bake and Bait.
BundtaMonth for May
We’re celebrating berries! Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries. . whatever. . check out all of the fantastic bundt cakes below!
- Blueberry Banana Bundt by Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen
- Blueberry Buttermilk Cake by Lora at Cake Duchess
- Blueberry Coconut Bundt by Jennie at The Messy Baker Blog
- Blueberry Cream Cheese Bundt Cake by Anuradha atBaker Street
- Blueberry Orange Baby Bundts by Anne at From My Sweet Heart
- Lemon Berry Bundt Cake by Heather at Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
- Lemon Berry Bundt by Holly at A Baker’s House
- Lemon Raspberry Bundlets by Kate at Food Babbles
- Lemon Rhubarb Bundt Cake with Blueberries by Laura at The Spiced Life
- Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Bundt Cake by Karen at In the Kitchen With KP
- Orange Blueberry Yogurt Bundt Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days
- Strawberry and Orange Bundt Cake by Alice at Hip Foodie Mom
- Strawberry Sweetheart by Kim at Ninja Baking
- Very Berry Streusel Bundt by Anita at Hungry Couple
- Raspberry Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake by Paula at Vintage Kitchen
Here is how you can be a part of Bundt-a-Month:
- Simple rule: Use your favorite berries or a combination of two and bake us a Bundt for May
- Post it before May 31, 2013
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