2.15.2009

blood orange & chocolate bundt

*i halved the recipe because i didn't want so many leftovers.

ingredients for the cake:
1/2 lb. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 extra large eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup grated blood orange zest (4 large oranges)
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
3/4 cup buttermilk at room temperature
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups good semisweet chocolate chunks

ingredients for the syrup:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice

ingredients for the ganache:
8 oz. good semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream

directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
2. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, then the orange zest.
3. Sift together 3 cups flour, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine the orange juice, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately in thirds to the creamed butter, beginning and ending with the flour. Toss the chocolate chunks with 2 tablespoons flour and add to the batter. Pour into the pan, smooth the top, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, make the syrup. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook the sugar with the orange juice until the sugar dissolves. Remove the cake from the pan, set it on a rack over a tray, and spoon the orange syrup over the cake. Allow the cake to cool completely.
5. For the ganache, melt the chocolate and heavy cream in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the top of the cake.
*courtesy of the food librarian and ina garten

1 comment:

Bek said...

wow. invite me over.