Orange Chocolate Cake recipe

Orange Chocolate Cake

by Rafia Junaid (@chef_rafia)
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A decadent and moist chocolate cake infused with fresh orange flavor, topped with a rich orange chocolate ganache.


12 Servings
(1 serving = 1 slice)


  • 3cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 3cup
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2tsp
  • 1 1/2cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2cup
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2piece
    large eggs
  • 1cup
    freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1tbsp
    orange zest
  • 1cup
  • 1tsp
    vanilla extract

Orange Chocolate Ganache

  • 1cup
    dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2cup
    heavy cream
  • 2tbsp
    orange juice

How to make Orange Chocolate Cake


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease/flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

  2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream granulated sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy.

  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  5. Mix in freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest.

  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.

  7. Stir in vanilla extract until just combined.

  8. Divide the batter between the cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

  9. Cool the cakes in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  1. Place chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl.

  2. Heat heavy cream in a saucepan until simmering, then pour over the chocolate.

  3. Let it sit for a minute, then stir until smooth. Add orange juice if desired and mix well.


  1. Place one cake layer on a serving plate and pour half of the Orange Chocolate Ganache over it.

  2. Carefully place the second cake layer on top and pour the remaining ganache over the entire cake.

  3. Allow the ganache to set for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

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