Chocolate Orange Decadent Cake


Chocolate Orange Cake - A delectable Chocolate Orange Cake layered and covered in a dark chocolate orange flavoured ganache.
by Feli Chic'Cuisine

A delectable Chocolate Orange Cake layered and covered in a dark chocolate orange flavoured ganache.


There is just enough orange flavor to give this chocolate cake a really fresh and tasty flavor without being overwhelming.

Orange and chocolate make a pretty classic combination. This Orange Chocolate Cake is chocolatey and the fresh zest and juice of orange compliments it.


To amplify the orange flavor, some orange extract is added. However, if you don't have orange extract, you can omit it. Orange juice and orange zest contribute primarily to the flavor, giving it its natural orange flavor.


Enjoy this chocolate-orange cake full of divine flavors!



 

Prep. Time: 30 min

Bake Time: 25 min

Cool Time: 10 min

Total Time: 1 h 05 min

Serves: 10

 

Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs, free range

  • 150g sugar

  • 190g plain flour

  • 25g cocoa powder, good quality

  • 1 rounded teaspoon baking powder

  • 100 ml sunflower oil

  • grated zest from 2 oranges, organic

  • juice from 1 orange

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • 240g dark chocolate, broken into pieces

  • 240 ml double (heavy/whipping) cream

  • 120g butter, cut into cubs

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract

To Decorate

  • orange candied peel

  • chocolate curls


 

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fun (350°F /4 gas mark). Grease and line the base of a 20 cm (8 inch) round cake pan. In a large bowl, sieve together the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Set aside.


2. In a large bowl, over a pan of simmering water, place the eggs and sugar. Using an electric mixer, whisk the eggs until creamy and thick. Gently, fold in the flour mixture. Gradually add the oil, then the orange zest and juice and gently fold in.


3. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cake springs back when lightly pressed in the middle. Allow the cake cool in the pan for 10 min. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Using a wire cutter or serrated knife, cut the cake into two even layers.


Prepare the Chocolate Ganache

4. Put the chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Bring the cream to the boil and pour over the chocolate, and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes. Stir until cream and chocolate are incorporated and it's silky smooth. Add the butter, and continue to stir until the butter is well incorporated, then stir in honey and orange extract. Set aside until firm enough to spread over the cake.


To Finish the Cake

5. Transfer one layer of cake to a serving plate and spread it with half the ganache. Put the other sponge on top and cover the cake with the remainder of the ganache. Decorate the top with the chocolate curls and orange candied peel.


Enjoy

Chocolate Orange Cake - A delectable Chocolate Orange Cake layered and covered in a dark chocolate orange flavoured ganache. by Feli Chic'Cuisine

Chocolate Orange Cake - A delectable Chocolate Orange Cake layered and covered in a dark chocolate orange flavoured ganache.
Chocolate Orange Cake - by Feli Chic'Cuisine
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