Chocolate Orange Cake

with orange cream cheese frosting
With orange cream cheese frosting
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Ingredients

For cake:
10 ½ oz Dark chocolate good quality, semi-sweet
3 Large eggs room temperature
1 Egg yolks large, room temperature
¾ cup Granulated sugar
Orange zest of 1 orange
½ cup + 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
½ cup Vegetable oil I use corn or sunflower oil
2 cups Cake flour
2 ¼ tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Baking soda
¼ tsp Salt
For orange cream cheese frosting:
1 ½ cups Cream heavy, whole, or whipping cream with at least 30 % fat content
6 oz Cream Cheese
5 tbsp Powdered sugar
½-1 tbsp Orange zest

Nutritional information

559
calories
34g
fat
54g
carbohydrates
11g
protein
133mg
cholesterol
211mg
sodium
Ingredients
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Chocolate Orange Cake

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Treat yourself to this rich Chocolate Orange Cake with a fluffy orange cream cheese frosting. Sophisticated and indulgent, this two-layer cake is perfect for any occasion and wildly popular with all dessert lovers.  

This recipe makes the cake batter from scratch. Start by melting the chocolate in a bowl set over barely simmering water or in the microwave. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly. While the chocolate cools, mix the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until smooth. Finally, stir in the cooled chocolate and divide the batter evenly between two 8-inch cake pans. Bake until a skewer comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached. Let the cakes cool completely, then frost with the orange cream cheese frosting. Garnish the cake with some orange slices, chopped chocolate, or chocolate curls. Have a slice and indulge!

To make the Chocolate Orange Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Chocolate Orange Cake

Steps to make Chocolate Orange Cake

1

Heat oven and prepare cake pans

5

Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Lightly grease and flour, or line with parchment paper two 8-inch cake pans.

2

Melt chocolate

5

Melt 10 ½ ounces dark chocolate in a bowl set over barely simmering water or in the microwave. Once almost melted, remove from the heat and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

3

Beat eggs and sugar

5

In a large bowl, beat 3 large eggs, 1 large egg yolk, ¾ cup granulated sugar, and zest of 1 orange until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.

4

Add yogurt

1

Add ½ cup and 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt and mix to combine.

5

Add oil

2

Slowly drizzle in ½ cup vegetable oil and mix until smooth.

6

Mix dry ingredients

1

In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups cake flour, 2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and ¼ teaspoon salt.

7

Combine dry and wet ingredients

2

Add the dry ingredient mixture to the yogurt mixture and mix to combine.

8

Add melted chocolate

2

Stir in the melted cooled chocolate until well combined.

9

Transfer cake batter to cake pans

2

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.

10

Bake

35

Bake for about 30-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs.

11

Cool

Let the cake cool completely before frosting.

12

Make orange cream cheese frosting

3

In a large bowl, whip 1 ½ cups cream until soft peaks form, then add 6 ounces cream cheese, 5 tablespoons powdered sugar, ½ to 1 tablespoon orange zest and continue to beat until thick.

13

Assemble

Frost the cake with the prepared orange cream cheese frosting and decorate with orange slices, chopped chocolate, or chocolate curls if you wish.

14

Serve

Slice and serve! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

This Chocolate Orange Cake is incredibly delicious. The rich, moist cake has a delightful texture, and the frosting gives it an even more vibrant orange flavor. Give this recipe a go, and make sure you tag #cookmerecipes in your baking posts!

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Athina

The best of all chocolate orange cakes — so moist and rich, and easy to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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