Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake by


Description

Mouthwatering combination of chocolate and orange.

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

Main Ingredients
 4 large eggs
 150g caster sugar
 190g plain flour
 50g cocoa powder
 1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
 100ml Filippo Berio Mild and Light Olive Oil
 Grated zest 2 oranges
 Juice of 1 orange

Topping Ingredients
 75g softened butter
 175g icing sugar, sifted
 100g plain chocolate, melted
 25g plain chocolate, chopped
 Orange zest to decorate (if desired)

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Utensils & Equipment

Large Mixing Bowl
Electric Whisk
20cm/8in round cake tin

Drink Recommendations

Tastes great with Dessert Wine.

Method


Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160F/350F/Gas Mark 4. Lightly oil and baking parchment line a 20cm/8in round cake tin.

Place the eggs and sugar in a large bowl and place over a pan of simmering water. Use an electric whisk to whisk the eggs until creamy and thick enough to leave a trail when the whisk heads are lifted from the mixture.

Sift over the flour, cocoa and baking powder and gently fold in. When the flour is almost mixed in, add the olive oil and orange zest and juice and gently fold in. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 20-25mins or until the cake is risen and spongy – the sponge should bounce back when lightly touched in the centre . Cool in the tin for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

For the icing, cream the butter and icing sugar together with an electric whisk until fluffy. Add the chocolate and whisk again until smooth. Spread the icing over the top of the cold cake, then decorate with the chopped chocolate. Serve in wedges decorated with orange zest if desired.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/claire.ainsworth Claire Bonkerz Ainsworth

    OH WOW chocolate AND orange … just too lush *salivating* x ;)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/alicomps Ali Thorpe

    Chocolate and orange are a match ,made in heaven. I will have to try this recipe one day!

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  • JoC

    Simple cake, great tasting ingredients…hard to wrong with this one.

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  • kimmsmith

    A combination of flavors just meant to be, so yummy together and i’m testing this recipe on my chocolate and orange loving boys ;)

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  • ClairejB

    All this chocolate is making my mouth water!

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  • Katie

    So moist and delicious! I loved this cake…

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  • Sam Cresswell

    All of these recipes look amazing

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  • http://www.facebook.com/hannah.wilding1 Hannah Wilding

    Always wanted a chocolate orange recipe, saving this one for later!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kitty.kannibal.50 Kitty Kannibal

    yummy!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1712845412 Rebecca Thomas

    This sounds amazing, and in the words of Dawn French, if I make one, it won’t be Terry’s, it’ll be all mine!

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  • Dani Mason

    Chocolate and Orange together, mmm that sounds gorgeous! :)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1198189036 Sharon Griffin

    i`d love a slice of this for my sunday tea x

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  • quackers

    Definitely not Terry’s – this would be mine, all mine!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tuffy1782 Laura Foard

    Choc orange = great combo!!!

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  • Diana

    Love this recipe :)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kellyjo.no1 Kellyjo Walters

    wow yummy.. i’ve put on 2LB just looking at it.. Really looking forward to making this for my sister and hubby :)

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  • Hazel Rush

    Looks so scrummt definitely going to try this!

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  • http://twitter.com/gukophoto Alex Smith

    A superb looking recipie… Looks fairly simple which is great…. nothing worse than a complex recipie… I would love to add a little orange marmalade in the middle though… as it cooks, and then sets like the centre of a jaffa cake… makes for a fantastic orangy centre ;-)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ClareSuttie Clare Fogg

    Mmm, looks delish! Choc and orange is my fave combination!

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  • Julie Jessup

    This would be my treat after my weigh in weds at slimming club lol chocolate orange is a lush taste and would keep me going all week

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  • Des HUMPHREYS

    Chocolate and Orange always a great Combination

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  • sam bailey

    Oh yes! I think this is one im certainly going to have to give a go,,, i mean its got orange in right??? so thats 1 of my 5 a day right? hehe xx

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  • http://twitter.com/LindyHine Lindy Hine

    Fabulous! chocolate and orange combined is a winning taste!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/stacy.mcbryde.5 Stacy McBryde

    One of my favourite combinations – orange and chocolate. I made this as a birthday cake in, I also added a couple of squeezes of orange juice into the icing mixture to give the icing a touch of orange flavour and topped it off with a slice of orange on top – devilish cake – a real treat and goes well with cream or ice cream on the day it’s made then custard once it’s a couple of days old x

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  • http://twitter.com/KerriBx Kerri B

    Chocolate orange cake is to die for! Looked at many of your recipes, and have now added this site to my favourites. I now have a list of cakes to try :-) Thanks!

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  • james

    has anyone actually made the god damn cake?

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  • MamaFuzz

    To anyone who has made this..why do you have to put the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water? seems unnecessary to me…can you let me know. Thanks

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  • Italian_Cook

    Just made it! I used only 3 eggs and brown granulated sugar instead of caster one. And I mixed eggs and sugar without putting the bowl over the simmering water, as my eggs were already room temperature. The result? Simply divine. This cake is really 5/5! I recommend it!

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