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Orange Cake w/ Dark Chocolate Ganache

Orange Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, dark chocolate, orange
Servings 12 people


  • 2 4 oz. single-serving Mandarin orange fruit cups drained them then chopped roughly
  • 1 box of Orange supreme cake mix
  • red and orange food coloring optional
  • 1/4 cup orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 10 oz bag of dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Chocolate sprinkles optional


  1. Mix up the cake batter as directed on the box of cake mix.
  2. Add the mandarin oranges to the cake mix.
  3. Add 50 drops of yellow and eight drops of red food coloring. It came out really orange but not fake looking.
  4. Pour it into a Bundt pan and bake it according to the box directions.
  5. Take the bundt cake out of the pan and place it on a wire rack.
  6. In a sauce pan heat ¼ Cup orange juice and ¼ Cup sugar until sugar dissolves.
  7. Spoon the juice and sugar mixture over the cake. Allow about 2 hours for it to completely cool.
  8. Place 1 Cup heavy cream in a saucepan on the stove allowing it to heat up to a simmer but not a boil. Take pan off of burner. Then put the 10 ounce bag of Cup Dark chocolate chips plus 2 Tablespoons butter in the pan and stir until gooey and chocolaty-smooth.
  9. I let it cool just a few minutes.
  10. Pour ganache over the top of cake evenly.
  11. Pour chocolate sprinkles on top.