DARK CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE

Every new beginning is the end of another beginning. Most of the celebrations are for a jubilant end or a fresh beginning. 2017 went away quietly as it came leaving its own marks on everyone’s lives in its own way. Teachings of the previous year will be used as experience of 2018 .Hopes, aspirations, ambitions are all sorts of desires we carry for the New Year, with intent of using all possible efforts and hard work.

What everyone would wish is to face the challenges with more vigor, laugh more than the past year, spend more time with your loved ones, appreciate more and crib less, help more and demand less, change more and stall less , as the year will pass we would realize that we always have the ability to become better than before.

All the right efforts come with the right direction which narrows down to the right first step. The first step or a first thought or a first action if positive will always yield the right desired results.  So did this dark chocolate orange cake , moist and well balanced dark chocolate and orange , the citrus flavour blends perfectly with dark chocolate and together it creates delicious treat.

 

My evening tea turned out really interesting accompanied with chocolate orange cake and my all time favourite novel.This melt in mouth texture with each sip of tea is really indulging. It is an anytime go cake for breakfast too.Both my girls look forward to weekend as mom can't afford to offer these rich treats on week days. But yes, many times these left over goodies is something they relish in their school tiffin (of course to impress their friends with baker mom's skills :D).

 

This recipe is very simple and if you love baking,then I'm pretty sure making it will be a piece of cake for you (literally :P).


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Prep time

5 MINUTES

Cook Time

35 MINUTES

Total Time

40 MINUTES

  • Course : BREAKFAST
  • Servings : 8
  • Author : MUNIRA ASLAM
  • Description : RICH CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE WITH LUSICIOUS CHOCOLATE GANACHE

Ingredients

    CAKE

    • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup butter milk
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 1tbsp finely grated orange zest
    • a pinch of salt

    GANACHE

    • 1 cup cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped
    • 1/2 cup fresh cream
    • 1tsp custard powder
       

Instruction

    CAKE-

    • Pre-heat the oven to 170C. Oil a 9″ circular cake tin. Dust the with cocoa, tap out extra
    • Whisk cocoa, flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl
    • In a large bowl, cream oil and sugar.
    • Add eggs, one at a time and mix well after each addition .
    • Beat in vanilla using mixer at low.
    • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients  with butter milk and orange juice, Beat until smooth.
    • Fold into orange zest.
    • Pour the batter into pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

    GANACHE

    • On a double boiler with flame on medium low,cook cream and chocolate until the chocolate melts
    • Add custard powder and whisk continuously until the mixture thickens.
    • Remove from heat and pour on the cake

     

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comments

  1. great stuff !!

  2. can this be made in cup cakes ?

    1. Yes , you can do that .

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