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Orange Chocolate Cake

This orange chocolate cake is the perfect balance of citrus and sweetness. The Seville orange gives it a unique flavor, and the rich chocolate ganache makes it feel like a special treat. So come on, let's bake something amazing!

Ah this Orange Chocolate Cake is one of my favorite recipes! Nothing beats the unique combination of light and fluffy cake with a tantalisingly tangy sweetness.

The mix of orange and chocolate creates a delicious symphony of flavors that will tantalise both kids and adults alike. It's the perfect party cake or a lovely afternoon delight for a special pre-dinner indulgence.

Preparing the orange for this recipe is really easy, just puncture it and then simmer it in hot water - it's that simple! And the addition of cocoa powder and melted chocolate to the mix makes this cake extra rich and special - it's a cake fit for royalty.

After baking, a layer of ganache made with cream and chocolate is added on top. This is mother nature's way of telling us that there's nothing that can't be fixed with a bit of chocolate :) To complete it, sprinkle some orange candied peel over it, and voil\u00e0! A delicious and dreamy orange chocolate cake is ready to serve.

If you're looking for a real treat, this Orange Chocolate Cake has all the right ingredients to make it a favourite. With its irresistible flavours and easy prep, everyone will

Why You’ll Love This Orange Chocolate Cake Recipe

These are all the reasons I'm loving this Orange Chocolate Cake recipe:

It's a unique flavor combination: You don't often hear of orange and chocolate together, but it's a combination that truly works. The sweetness of the orange perfectly complements the chocolate and makes a cake that's sure to be a hit!

It's fancy yet easy to make: Despite the gourmet-level flavors involved, this orange chocolate cake is surprisingly easy to make. The recipe's instructions are straightforward, but it still looks and tastes like a masterpiece once it's finished.

It's gorgeously presented: Topped with candied orange zest and a rich chocolate ganache, this cake is a showstopper. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or just baking for yourself, you won't want to miss out on this one!

Orange Chocolate Cake

This orange chocolate cake is the perfect balance of citrus and sweetness. The Seville orange gives it a unique flavor, and the rich chocolate ganache makes it feel like a special treat. So come on, let's bake something amazing!

Difficulty:
Easy
Prep Time:
40 minutes
Cook Time:
1 hour 30 minutes
Servings:
Cuts into 10 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 Seville orange
  • a little melted butter, for greasing
  • 100g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 280g caster sugar
  • 240ml sunflower oil
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • orange candied peel, to decorate

For the chocolate ganache

  • 200g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 225ml double cream

Instructions

  • Step 1: Use a skewer to puncture the orange (all the way through). Simmer in hot water for 30 minutes until tender. Place the entire orange in a blender and blend until smooth; set aside to cool.
  • Step 2: Preheat the oven to 350°F/gas mark 4/convection 320°F. Grease and line the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan. Melt the chocolate in a heat-safe bowl placed over a pot of lightly boiling water, or in the microwave for 1-minute intervals, stirring between each interval. Allow the chocolate to cool.
  • Step 3: In a bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and oil together. Stir in the puréed orange, making sure to discard all seeds, then incorporate the melted chocolate that was cooled previously. Sift in the cocoa, flour and baking powder and mix all the 'ingredients' together. Pour the mixture into a tin and bake in the center of the oven for 55 minutes or until the cake is lightly pressed in the center and springs back. (Verify after 45 minutes and cover with a sheet of foil if it is browning too quickly.) Let cool for 10 minutes in the tin then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool down.
  • Step 4: Prepare the chocolate ganache: Place the chocolate in a bowl that can withstand heat. Boil the cream and pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for 2 minutes before stirring until it is combined. Allow it to cool down and thicken until it can be used to top the cake – it usually takes 1½ hours.
  • Step 5: Transfer the cake to a plate that is designated for serving. Use a palette knife to spread the ganache on top. Garnish with thin strips of candied orange zest.
Sugar: 0g; Carbohydrate: 0g; Fiber: nullg; Fat: 0g; Calories: 0kcal; Saturated Fat: 0g; Sodium: 0mg; Protein: 0g;

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