Big bundt success

[donotprint] I might have purchased another baking tin…clearly I have a problem! I just can’t resist. There was 20% off so I figured it was the opportune time for me to buy a large bundt tin seen as I’ve wanted one for so long.

I had a vision, a bundt cake vision I just had to create…plus it was the last one left in the shop which was clearly a sign right?! Smile

After the gorgeousness of the peanut butter and jelly bundt cakes I couldn’t wait to experiment with a larger full size tin. I’ll let you in on a secret…

I purchased a large tin last week, one with a loose bottom that you can use as a ring cake with a flat bottom or as a bundt. I made a cake which turned out to be a complete flop. I didn’t cook it for long enough, removed it from the tin FAR too quickly which result in numerous cake piece over the counter top…

Aside from the self inflicted disaster side of the baking experiment the tin itself had no where near a beautiful bundt shape. It was far too deep, the grooves far to shallow, which resulted in a cake (albeit a broken one) that looked more like a flying saucer than a beautiful bundt cake!

It’s now sitting at the back of the press for a rainy day that might never come….but I have the bundt cake tin of my dreams now so it’s all good!

I waited my patience with this one and allowed it to cool before inverting the tin with plate and gently flipping. Perfecto!

I almost went with a coconut drizzle but my patience had worn out and with a solidified jar of coconut butter waiting for it to melt just wasn’t on the cards. I whipped up a quick chocolate syrup/glaze and drizzled it over the top.

The bare bundt…

The glazed, once slice devoured bundt…

Photos snapped I dug in to the first slice for breakfast Smile Chuffed is the only word for it!

Ever had a baking disaster you’d rather forget? [/donotprint]

Chocolate Orange Ginger Bundt Cake


Servings – 8

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 30 – 35 minutes


Bundt Cake

  • 1/2 cup (60g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 11/4 cup (150g) buckwheat flour
  • 11/4 cup (150g) oat flour
  • 1/2 cup (60g) almond flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup (250ml) plain soy yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) applesauce
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1.5 cup (325ml) boiling water
  • 1 cup (160g) coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water

Chocolate Glaze/Sauce

  • (will harden as it cools..)
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  2. Mix together flax and water and set to one side until “eggy” in consistency.
  3. Meanwhile sift together flours, baking agents and cocoa powder along with ginger.
  4. Blend together orange juice, almond milk, vanilla extract and applesauce. Stir in flax “eggs” once ready.
  5. Add wet to dry and fold to combine. Place in to your non stick bundt tin (I used a 25cm/10inch tin). Give it a little shake to ensure it’s evenly distributed.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Whisk together cocoa powder, maple syrup and almond milk with vanilla and place in a pan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, simmer. Mix together cornstarch and water and stir in to cocoa mix. Ensure to whisk the mix as you in the cornstarch to avoid clumps. The mixture will thicken instantly. Simmer for a minute or two before drizzling over cake to serve.

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  1. my stomach just did a little flip 🙂 looks so yummy! when i was younger, my mom made like a dozen bundt cakes during the holiday season… i have memories of her sticking the cake-filled bundt pans upside down on random bottles. now that i think of it, i’m not sure why she did that. one time i was baking with a boy who apparently never baked before, and was adding all the ingredients (wet and dry) into the same bowl before i could even stop him. the nutella cookies became nutella fudge-rocks 😛

  2. Sorry to report…..but this cake tasted terrible!!!!
    1/3 cup of sugar for the whole cake is just not enough (even with the sweetness from the OJ and apple sauce)
    I added some vegan chocolate chips and liquid stevia and it was still barely sweet……very bitter which I guess comes from the buckwheat.
    Just a disclaimer…I am a registered dietitian that teaches healthy cooking classes, so I’m always trying new recipes and have a very open-minded palate.

    1. Oh god I’m so sorry!!! I had so many mistakes when posting this recipe (note direction comments above!) and I completely missed the major typo in the sugar!!! It’s 1 full cup of the coconut sugar. Still a relatively small amount for such a large bundt but 3 times what it stated. My sincere apologies truly!