Delicious Chocolate Orange Cake

chocolate orange cake

 A beautiful rich cake is this chocolate orange cake with its amazing ganache frosting over the top which gives it that add naughtiness that all us chocolate fans will love

A truly great cake for that special occasion


For the chocolate cake

  • 275g/9¾oz plain flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 150g/5½oz golden caster sugar
  • 65g/2¼oz soft brown sugar
  • 1 orange, zest only, finely grated
  • 25g/1oz ground almonds
  • 3 large free-range eggs
  • 225ml/8fl oz coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
  • 225ml/8fl oz whole milk
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup

For the orange cake

  • 115g/4oz self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 115g/4oz soft unsalted butter
  • 115g/4oz golden caster sugar, plus 2 tbsp for the syrup
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 1 orange, finely grated zest and juice
  • 10 cardamom pods, seeds only, crushed

For the ganache filling

  • 300ml/10½fl oz double cream
  • 200g/7oz orange and almond dark chocolate
  • 200g/7oz plain chocolate
  • 1 orange, zest only, finely grated

For the chocolate icing

  • 500g/1lb 2oz dark chocolate
  • 225g/8oz unsalted butter