Orange-flavoured Chocolate Cake

Orange-flavoured Chocolate Cake

February 25, 2021 By Comments Off
Orange-flavoured Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

1 ¾ cups flour
2 cups sugar
¾ cup coca
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
finely grated zest of 1 orange
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup freshly brewed strong black coffee
½ cup soya oil
Icing
1 cup icing sugar
2 tsp coca
finely grated rind of 1 orange
12 tbsp soft butter
hot water to mix a spreadable consistency

Method

1

Mix everything in a food processor until very smooth.

2

Pour into a baking paper lined 23–25cm tin (or several smaller tins).

3

Bake 1–1½ hours at 180°C until cooked (test that a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean).

4

Cool and ice when cold.

(Hint: You can use this recipe to make fabulous Chocolate Glazed Truffle Cupcakes – just use cupcake cases and three-quarters fill with the orange-flavoured chocolate cake batter – the baking time will be shorter, so check after about 20 minutes. When cool spread with chocolate ganache.)

Ingredients

 1 ¾ cups flour
 2 cups sugar
 ¾ cup coca
 2 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 2 eggs
 finely grated zest of 1 orange
 1 tsp vanilla essence
 1 cup freshly brewed strong black coffee
 ½ cup soya oil
Icing
 1 cup icing sugar
 2 tsp coca
 finely grated rind of 1 orange
 12 tbsp soft butter
 hot water to mix a spreadable consistency

Directions

1

Mix everything in a food processor until very smooth.

2

Pour into a baking paper lined 23–25cm tin (or several smaller tins).

3

Bake 1–1½ hours at 180°C until cooked (test that a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean).

4

Cool and ice when cold.

Orange-flavoured Chocolate Cake