Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

"Chocolate, orange, sour cream, yum! I usually frost this cake with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and orange juice."
photo by Hyuna BubblePop photo by Hyuna BubblePop
photo by Hyuna BubblePop
photo by Pismo photo by Pismo
Ready In:


  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange zest


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • With an electric mixer, beat the all 6 ingredients for 30 seconds on low speed to combine.
  • Then go crazy and beat on high for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the batter into a greased and floured 10 cup Bundt pan.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean when you've poked the cake (apologize to the cake, how would you like it if someone kept poking you to see if you were done?) Let the cake rest (and heal) for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the cake pan and cool.
  • You can have this cake as is (it's delicious on it's own), or you can frost this with your favorite frosting.

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  1. Emily Rosenzweig
    Fabulous! Delicious! I made it just as written except for using low-fat sour cream and it was just great -- didn't need icing but icing would be delicious! Thanks for this keeper!
  2. Michelle S.
    WOW! This cake is SO easy to make and has the most velvety texture and mild orange flavor. I couldn't even wait to frost it before I tasted it. Can't wait to make it again and try it with frosting !!! This is most definately a keeper! I'm thinking of doing a glaze with Grand Marnier for those special occasions.
  3. whipitup Sloat
    Delicious, if you like orange with chocolate. I juiced 1 Orange and added 2C.Powdered sugar, this made a thin glaze that I poured over the cake while it was still warm in the pan prior to removal. Let it sit for 20 min. before removing from pan or longer if time permits. This made it incredibly moist and added a pronounced orange flavor. Tastes like a chocolate orange they sell at Christmas time.
  4. Pismo
    This turned out really good. I made this so I could use up some oranges that were about to go bad. It was very moist and had just the right amount of orange flavor. I drizzled hot fudge on it instead of a glaze or frosting. Thanks for a great recipe!
  5. Lil Sis
    Great cake and soooo moist! I used fat free sour cream and to get more orange flavor I used 3/4cup concentrated oj and 1/4 cup orange juice. Like another reviewer I made a glaze of oj and powdered sugar and drizzled it over the cake after it had cooled. Thanks Mirj for this wonderful recipe!


  1. Linda Prather
    This was a very easy to make cake and delicious! I made one minor adjustment by adding 1/2 cup Triple-Sec and 1/2 cup orange juice instead of the full cup of juice. Gave it a little more orange taste. I will make this cake again as it was so yummy! LPrather
  2. KLV2993
    Easy and good! I substituted unsweetened applesauce for the oil and it came out moist and lower in fat! I put some whipping cream and berries on the individual slices of cake and everyone loved it.
  3. Tebo3759
    I used a cup of orange juice concentrate instead of juice and marmalade instead of orange peel. It is a good cake but even with the changes I made it was not "orangy" enough for me. But what the Hey!! Chocolate and orange are always good together.


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