Orange & chocolate Bundt cake

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Sometimes I get nostalgic about moms cooking and try to recreate her recipes. I end up calling her to check if I missed something, which for sure always happens. Mom starts explaining in her way, without mentioning concrete measures or amounts at all, a little bit of this and a little bit of that, even when she talks about baking.

Most of the times I end up in a real mess, since I haven’t yet understood, how little is mom’s little.

Anyway, I was pretty lucky with this Bundt cake, which used to be my favourite years ago. Don’t get me wrong, I still am in love with it, but I’m saving the 5 stars for another dessert which I will share in a future post.
So, the cake came out perfect, moist and fresh and chocolaty, quite as good as mom’s.

Time: 1 hour and 30 min

Serving size: 12-15 people

Ingredients

  • 2 & 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbs corn-starch
  • 1 & 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 200 g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • Zest of a medium orange
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 150 g chocolate
  • 70 ml cream

Note : 1 cup – a standard cup of 240 ml

Directions

Butter a 22 cm Bundt cake tin and preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius.

In a medium bowl mix flour, corn-starch, salt and baking powder. Zest the orange, add it to the flour mixture and mix again.

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time and beat. Add the yogurt (room temperature) and beat again. Fold the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and as always be careful not to over-mix.

Put it in the oven for 45-50 min.

Check with a toothpick if it’s done and remove it from the oven.

Let cool for 10-15 min in the tin, then remove from the tin and let it cool completely in a wire rack before covering it with chocolate ganache.

To prepare the ganache chop the chocolate and put it in a small bowl. Warm the cream till until it starts simmering and add it to the chocolate. Let stand 2-3 min and then stir with a whisk until smooth and shiny.

Let the ganache cool for few minutes before covering the cake with it.

If you could wait some hours for the tastes to come together that would be perfect, otherwise enjoy right away, it still tastes great.

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