Orange Bundt Cake with Orange Blossom Syrup

I love simple and not overly sweet cakes with minimal decorations, they remind me of my mom and her baking style.

Orange Bundt cake is one of the simplest cakes I've ever baked. I used orange zest ( lots of it) as the main flavor and towards the end when I was pouring the batter into the cake pans, I decided to sprinkle some chocolate chips on it too. If you guys decide to do that, use a cup of chocolate chips and add it after you have poured some batter at the bottom of the pans first. Since chocolate chips are heavy they tend to sink to the bottom of the pan and might cause the cake not to come out well.

One of the beauties of the Bundt cake is the shape of the cake, so it's really important that the cake comes out clean without sticking to the pan. To ensure that we get a beautiful cake, melt about 2 tablespoons of butter and mix with a tablespoon of flour. Use a pastry brush and brush this mix on the inside of the pan covering all the groves and indentations before we start baking. This batter makes two small 6 inch cakes or one 9 inch cake .

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups (182g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup (169g) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (150g) butter, melted
  • Zest of a large orange
  • A pinch of salt

Process:

  1. Melt the butter and let it cool.
  2. On high speed, beat the eggs, sugar, salt, and orange zest until light, fluffy and doubled in volume and thick.
  3. Lower the speed and add melted butter.
  4. Slowly add the mix of baking powder and flour
  5. Pour the batter equally in two small Bundt cake pans
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes then invert and remove the pans.

While the cake is cooling down you can make the glaze:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar; sifted
  • Orange juice; half an orange
  • 1 tablespoon of orange blossom water

In a food processor or with a stand mixer combine powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange blossom water until you have a soft and creamy glaze. Pour over the cake and serve, I like to usually have the extra glaze on the table just in case someone wants it more. Enjoy

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I had left a step out (I'm guilty of that ;) Enjoy