Chocolate Cake with chocolate moulded leaves and fresh violets

Orange-flavoured Chocolate Cake

One of the most popular desserts on our Kamahi Cottage dinner menu.

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time1 hr
 1 ¾ cups Flour
 2 cups Sugar
 ¾ cup Cocoa
 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
 1 cup Milk or Buttermilk
Icing
 1 cup Icing sugar
 2 tsp Cocoa
 finely grated rind of 1 Orange
 12 tbsp Butter (soft)
 hot water to mix a spreadable consistency
1

Preheat oven to 180°C.

2

Mix everything in a food processor until very smooth.

3

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

4

Bake for 1 to 1.5 hours until cooked (test that a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean).

5

Let cool, then ice when cold.

Ingredients

 1 ¾ cups Flour
 2 cups Sugar
 ¾ cup Cocoa
 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
 1 cup Milk or Buttermilk
Icing
 1 cup Icing sugar
 2 tsp Cocoa
 finely grated rind of 1 Orange
 12 tbsp Butter (soft)
 hot water to mix a spreadable consistency

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 180°C.

2

Mix everything in a food processor until very smooth.

3

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

4

Bake for 1 to 1.5 hours until cooked (test that a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean).

5

Let cool, then ice when cold.

Orange-flavoured Chocolate Cake