Bake a Delicious Chocolate Orange Cake

16 November, 2018

There are many different recipes that have one thing in common: exquisite flavor and an incomparable aroma. Making a delicious orange and chocolate cake is easy and fun – all you need is a little creativity and the desire to bake something truly amazing. The combination of chocolate and orange is perfect in regard to flavor. Whether it’s a special celebration, Christmas, or a family snack, there will always be an occasion for this cake.

Orange cake with chocolate ganache

Orange Cake Ingredients

  • 3 eggs (180 g)
  • 2 cups of sugar (200 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt (2 g)
  • 1 ½ cups of wheat flour (170 g)
  • 1/3 cup of sunflower oil (80 ml)
  • 1 package of yeast (10 g)
  • 1 large orange (50 g)
Orange Chocolate Cake

Filling and chocolate ganache topping

  • 2 tablespoons of butter (30 g)
  • 2 chocolate bars (200 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of honey (30 g)
  • 2 cups of reduced fat cream (200 ml)

Cake instructions

  • First wash the orange well and slice it into pieces, leaving the peel on. The sweeter the orange is, the better the cake will taste.
  • Mash the orange and add the eggs, sugar, and sunflower oil. Blend them until you get a homogeneous mixture.
  • Pour this mixture into a large bowl and add the wheat flour, yeast, and salt. Beat by hand until everything is well mixed.
  • Grease a cake pan with butter and pour in the batter. Bake at 350 °F for 35 minutes. If you like, you can increase the heat to broil in order to lightly toast the top of the cake during its final minutes.

Chocolate ganache instructions

  • Bring the cream, honey, and butter to a simmer in a small saucepan.
  • Add the chocolate bar that are cut into smaller pieces. Stir and let this mixture sit until the chocolate has melted and all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • Once you have a homogeneous glaze, use the ganache as a filling or topping for the cake.

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Chocolate orange cake



  • ½ cup of sugar (50 g)
  • 1 medium egg (60 g)
  • ½ cup of milk (50 ml)
  • 1 stick of butter (75 g)
  • ½ cup of orange juice (50 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder (10 g)
  • 1 cup of wheat flour (100 g)
  • A pinch of baking powder.


  • Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl.
  • Add the egg and beat it until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add the wheat flour and baking powder, continue mixing until you get a homogeneous batter.
  • Divide this mixture into two equal parts. Add the orange juice to one, and the milk and cocoa powder to the other. Mix well.
  • Grease a cake pan and add the two batters, swirling them together to achieve a marbled effect.
  • You can add chocolate chips or nuts if desired.
  • Bake at 375 °F for 40 minutes.

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Orange marmalade chocolate cake


  • 2 cups of sugar (200 g)
  • 6 medium eggs (360 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (5 ml)
  • 7 tablespoons of butter (150 g)
  • 5 large cups of wheat flour (500 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder (10 g)
  • 2 cups of orange juice (200 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest (5 g)
  • 1 cup of baking chocolate (130 g)


  • Melt the baking chocolate and set it aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until you get a creamy consistency.
  • Add the eggs one at a time while stirring constantly.
  • Mix the flour and baking powder, and add them to the egg mixture, alternating with orange juice.
  • Add the orange zest and vanilla. Mix well until you get a homogeneous batter.
  • Set one cup of batter aside and mix with the melted chocolate.
  • Grease and flour a cake pan and add both mixtures, alternating and swirling them to achieve a marbled effect.
  • Bake for one hour at 350 °F. The cake is done when you can insert a toothpick through the middle and it comes out clean.

This delicious orange and chocolate cake can be garnished with chocolate chips, whipped cream, and more. Anything you’d like!