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Slice of marbled bundt cake on wooden table

Orange Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Resting time: 30
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Cakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: International


One of the best textured bundt cakes in this blog, it's full of orange flavor with a touch of chocolate. A great combination.


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For the cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose or cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest (about 2 oranges)
  • 3 tablespoon brandy, cognac, or orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons orange juice or liqueur


For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F /180ºC.
  2. Butter or spray a large bundt cake pan.
  3. Coat the entire surface with dry breadcrumbs, shaking off excess.
  4. In a large bowl beat butter until creamy and slowly add sugar, beating for 2 or 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add orange zest, brandy or other liqueur, and vanilla.
  6. Sift flour and baking soda together in a small bowl (I do this directly over the butter mixture).
  7. Add dry ingredients in three additions alternating with milk in two additions. Don't overbeat.
  8. Transfer 1 cup of this mixture to a small bowl and mix into it the sifted cocoa. Gently mix until well incorporated.
  9. Add half the orange batter to the pan, spreading evenly. Drop half the cocoa mixture over it, and swirl a few times with a knife. Repeat with remaining batters.
  10. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a tester inserted comes clean.
  11. Transfer to wire rack and let cool. Unmold onto serving platter and glaze.

For the glaze:

  1. In a small bowl mix powdered sugar with juice or liqueur until very smooth.
  2. Pour over cooled cake and let drip down the sides.

Keywords: orange marble cake