Sunday Baking: Orange Chocolate Cake

Sunday, the most dreaded day of the week, always reminding us that Monday is just a sleep night away.. Not that i see what the fuss is with the whole Monday blues, I actually like it (please don’t kill me for saying that!) 

I find it the perfect day to sit back and pamper yourself and get yourself ready for a new upcoming week. Of course after you make your weather/season appropriate cake, which right now for me happens to be the Orange Chocolate cake.

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For the Cake: 

Ingredients: (makes a 10 inch bundt cake)

  1. 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  2. 1/2  cup dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
  3. 1 tablespoon orange zest
  4. 1 + 1/4 cup water
  5. 1 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed or store bought)
  6. 295 grs all purpose flour
  7. 2 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 113 grs unsalted butter, room temperature
  11. 1/2 cup  brown sugar
  12. 2 large eggs

1- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Coat a 10 inch bundt pan with spray/butter. Dust cocoa powder in it.
2- In a pan bring the water and orange juice to a boil; add the sugar and boil it dissolves completely.
3- Pour it out in a large bowl and add the chocolate, cocoa powder and butter. Gently stir until the chocolate has melted and everything is well combined.  Let cool to room temperature.
4- In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Rub in the orange zest into the flour mix.
5- Beat in the eggs, one at a time,  with the sugar chocolate butter mix,  beating until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. 
6- Add the flour mixture and beat only until just incorporated and smooth. Pour batter in to cake pan.
7- Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until risen, and a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Cool completely before frosting.

For the Chocolate syrup you can find the recipe here.

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Rana says:

    Orange & chocolate….. My favorite! Turned out perfect!

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