Barefoot Contessa's Blood Orange Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blood Orange Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake
Barefoot Contessa's Blood Orange Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake

Blood Orange Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake
Blood oranges.
Seriously pretty citrus.

I took Ina's recipe for her Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake and used blood oranges instead. Here's the recipe.

Blood Orange Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake
I don't think I greased my pan very well...a bunch of chips stuck!

Blood Orange Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake
After baking, a mixture of orange juice and sugar is heated and brushed/poured over the cake.

Blood Orange Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake
When cooled, a ganache of semi-sweet chips, heavy cream and instant coffee (I used instant espresso powder) is poured on top.

Blood Orange Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake
I heart Ina Garten.
And her cake!

From Barefoot Contessa Parties! book (2001). You can find the recipe for the Bundt cake here or the mini-cakes here (this recipe from the Food Network is basically 1/2 the Bundt cake recipe).
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Heather said... [Reply to comment]

mmmmm. that looks awfully good! i have to make this asap! i just got some lovely blood oranges the other day. they're so wonderfully tart and delicious!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

That chocolate ganache looks so amazing! I've never had a blood orange but I'm seeing them in recipes everywhere lately. I need to check my store for them!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I love that woman so much, it aches in my soul just to think about her. Le sigh.

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

That cake looks so very delicious. I love blood oranges but I think that they must be harder to get on the east coast because I haven't seen any. I'll have to content myself by looking at your pictures.

Mandy said... [Reply to comment]

I heart Ina Garten too! And that orange chocolate chunk cake is a winner! Love the hue of blood orange...

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

i heart ina garten, too! so classy and always so calm :)

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

simply stunning! I like oranges adn chocolate :) those chips look so nice :)

Eunice said... [Reply to comment]

INSANE! I love it! Looks so yummy. Sighh!

Janssen said... [Reply to comment]

I need to make this again. YUM!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

Wow- that looks so dark and delicious. I am pretty sure I have made the mini-bundt recipe and they were amazing!
I am making the cran-zuc muffins today and I found another bag of cranberries hiding out in my freezer!

Andrea said... [Reply to comment]

That is one perfect looking cake! What a great idea to use blood oranges. Also, your drizzle is just beautiful!

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

I haven't had lunch yet, can I come over for a slice? This looks so good!

Since blood oranges aren't very sweet, did you have to adjust the sugar in this recipe?

Chocolate Shavings said... [Reply to comment]

I have yet to try a Barefoot Contessa recipe I don't love.. this seems like no exception.

The blood orange/chocolate combo sounds wonderful!

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

I love the orange-chocolate combination of flavors. This cake looks so rich and yummy!

pigpigscorner said... [Reply to comment]

Looks really good! The yum!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That looks scrumptious!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

i'm an Ina devotee as well. made her decadent pecan squares the other day, and now i think a blood orange chocolate chunk cake is needed... your blog is fabulous and would love if you popped in to my new one some time!



Damaris @Kitchen Corners said... [Reply to comment]

Ina is my fav. I love how she's not super skinny. it makes me trust her recipes more

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Yeeeehoo! That's looks super; no wonder you heart Ina! LOL
Everything she does always turns great!
A major good looking cake, Mary!

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

This sounds AMAZING. I love chocolate, I LOVE blood oranges, I love cake...sign me up! I have never found really great blood oranges here in LA, where did you get yours?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Monica H - I didn't change anything from orange to blood orange. The syrup has enough sugar in it so I didn't think it needed more.

Liz - I picked these up at Trader Joe's in the orange bag. I've had a lot of weekend commitments so I haven't been to the farmers markets lately. Good luck finding them before the season's over!

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

That is a lovely cake. Perfect for a ladies' lunch!

Chou said... [Reply to comment]

This sounds fabulous. I love oranges, I love chocolate. Does using blood oranges give it a lighter orange profile than otherwise?

Di said... [Reply to comment]

That looks really beautiful!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Holy Cow, that looks stunning and achingly good!

Coco Cake Land said... [Reply to comment]

i love that you love a good bundt! i love ina garten too...!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my, that cake is gorgeous!! The ganache is stunning!! I can't wait to try this one!

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

WOW! This bundt cake looks AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! Fed Ex a slice of this, too, please.

alexandra's kitchen said... [Reply to comment]

oh this is awesome! i love a good endorsement for an Ina recipe. I mean, so many are good, but when someone really backs them up as you have here, it's very encouraging. this looks delicious!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

This cake IS delicious....I've made it before, but with regular navel oranges...those blood oranges are beautiful!

How To Eat A Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

Hah you weren't lying about loving bundts! :P

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I am craving blood oranges now! This cake looks delicious, however I have to admit that blood oranges are the best fresh-squeezed in a margarita. It is out of this world and blood oranges are nowhere to be found in KY.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yum. Blood oranges give the best zest and orange flavor in baking. I copied this recipe and will make it. I also use blood orange zest in biscotti for a low fat delish cookie to dunk into my tea. Hummmmmmmmm, I'm off to the store to find blood oranges!Dana Zia

Patricia @ ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

Next time try coating your bundt pan with butter and granulated sugar (instead of flour). I works like a charm in the old cast aluminum bundt pans.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I made this a few days ago, and it was spectacular! Thanks for posting it. Mmmm.

Rumela said... [Reply to comment]

This blood oranges cake looks so beautiful with the colors, I'm sure it'll be a big hit with the kids! Nice colors! Although I'm to a big fan of chocolate chunk bundt cake, this sure looks yummy! I'm normally the one that will say no to orange chocolate chunk bundt cake.

KindredEsprit said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my word! I came across this post via tastespotting and baked the cake and it is to die for! So so so good! Definitely now one of my top 5 cakes! Thanks for sharing this!!!

Janice Jones said... [Reply to comment]

I have not really come across blood oranges. Must try and get some cos my mouth is watering just by looking at that yummy cake.

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