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These mini chocolate bundt cakes with candied orange slices are packed full of chocolatey goodness and topped off with a festive touch.

Candied Orange Slices

Sweet and delectable candied navel orange slices!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candied orange slices
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 navel orange
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • Wash the orange well to remove any wax. Slice the orange into 1/4" slices. Discard the ends.
  • Add sugar and water to a wide pan. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low so it's gently boiling. Add the orange slices in a single layer. Gently boil for 20 minutes then flip the orange slices. Continue to cook for an additional 20 minutes. At this point, the oranges may not be candied yet, so keep cooking them until they're translucent and the syrup thickens up, flipping every 5-10 minutes. It took me close to an hour for the orange slices to become translucent.
  • Remove orange slices to a cooling rack (it's a good idea to put a piece of wax paper underneath to catch any sugary drips). Leave until they've cooled and set. Slice them as needed to garnish your mini bundt cakes.
  • You can reserve the remaining orange flavored syrup to use in other recipes.