A Complete Guide to Make Chocolate Orange Cake at Home

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Chocolate Orange Cake – a heavenly treat to its lovers with a fluffy sponge. Bake the cake full of your ease with flavored cream and various desired toppings.  Shape your recipe round, rectangular or the way do you want.

Chocolate Orange Cake



This cake is a dreamy dessert for the people loving the orange and chocolate as well. They will get two in one in a single pie of chocolate orange cake.

Crack a birthday surprise with a sponge cake filled and topped with chocolate plus orange flavour syrups and sprinkles. If you are looking for gluten-free cake, here I the right place to find the layered cake with double tone infused with penetrating flavour of orange and chocolate.

This would be a treasure box with dark chocolate cake having smooth orange buttercream with slight sweetened touch.

This mouthwatering cake with orange bunts will be giving the divine taste. The delicious chocolate orange combo is very easy to bake within a short time. Instead of restricting the buttercream between and top layers, cover the whole cake suffused with fondant frosting.


How Will You Make The Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake?


Here we are going to start our fluffy cake with orange infusion first. What to do to have an intense orange seasoning in your dark chocolate cake. So, let us treat the oranges to get this flavoring.


Orange Puree:

You need some oranges to make a puree. Boil oranges in enough water to make to maintain the consistency. Boil them until they become tender and soft. Mostly it takes 2 hours to get a smoothie. This will make them get smashed easily.

boil oranges in enough water

After boiling the oranges properly, there is no need to beat or punch hardly. Avoid hands squeezing. All you need to do is to pour in a clean pot and let them settle the way you need.

Another bliss is hidden here. Yes, its aroma will make your surroundings too good to smell. Stay motivated to make it further.


Batter Mixing:

The other ingredients that you need are the sugar, eggs, cocoa to make the cake chocolaty brownish, hazelnut flour, cinnamon, and some grounded hazelnuts. You can also add some finely grounded almonds in replacement of hazelnuts. This will also give a tempting taste to your cake.



Mix these whole ingredients in the puree until it becomes a fine batter. Add the baking powder for rising the batter and make a fleecy refreshing cake. Grease out the cake pan and then pour the batter in it.

Baking Tips:

Now it is the time to bake it. But you need to follow some tips beforehand.  The oven must be preheated to ensure good baking. Try to avoid the overbaking that may give a burnt taste.

Bake it cautiously and serve this delectable and scrumptious cake to your loved ones.

You may doubt about the real taste you made. Because of using the whole oranges with its peel make you think of bitter essence in it.  But it is not the case for real. You will come up with the lip-smacking flavour of oranges in this cake.


Gluten-Free  Version of  The Chocolate Orange Cake:

For the sake of dietary restriction, you can make a gluten-free flourless chocolate cake with orange zest. This purpose you will be fulfilled by using coconut flour or almond/ hazelnut flour as mentioned before.

As for as sugary taste, use coconut sugar source rather than cane sugar to maintain the gluten-free touch. So just make your diet-conscious dessert to delight the holiday night.


Frosting Match To Make your Cake Perfect!

Well, icing is the way to make your cake look more delicious. You can go for many ideas to dress up this cake. Ganache chocolate is delectable to make the frosting. You can go for whipped cream as well along with some cheese seasoning.

Ganache is the best chocolate for making chocolate orange cake

For the lighter cake just sprinkle some powdered sugar on the top layer and serve with honey loaded dried orange flakes.

Let the cake cool and settled after baking to be frosted well. Take whipped cream mixed with some cocoa and coffee powder to enhance the flavouring of the cake. Topping with chocolate chips and garnish with orange peels will take this cake to the next level.

The dark chocolaty cake infused with orange zest can make more luscious with orange syrup. This will make it tangy and silky enough.

Buttercream mixed with melted chocolate will be the best icing with this blend.

The buttercream frosting can also use with the combination of orange extracts. These heavenly toppings make the cake more divine and tempting.

In last, decorate it the way you love utmost. Consider the event for which you are going to make this delicious cake and embellish it accordingly.

This how you can make your evening more enchanting with this classic chocolate orange pies at home or somewhere at dinner. You will make others noticing this cake for sure because of its mouth-watering scrumptious taste.


How To Store  The Cake?

You need an airtight container to store the sponge for a long time. Cake stored in the sealed box can be stocked up to 7 days in a refrigerator. Before serving the cake, put this at room temperature to let the buttercream and other toppings soften.

In case of cold surrounding, you can store the cake out of the fridge too. But be careful that the room does not get hot.

Storing the cake

If you want to just bake the sponge and frosting in some other days, it is good to freeze it. Cover the chocolate orange cake with thin plastic food wrap and put in an airtight container. To make it ready for the icing, defrost the sponge first.

The same goes for buttercream. Freeze it for further use if it is in excess, but without any orange peel and chocolate chunks.

Make sure the sponge and its frosting are ready for dressing. After the making it up, serve this devilishly delightful chocolaty cake with orange essence.


Make either flourless chocolate orange cake or with all-purpose flour. The main recipe is common to both. Blend the ingredients to have a munch of mouth dripping cake.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake



  • 2 medium-sized oranges
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 + ¼ cups of sugar {granulated)
  • 1 full teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ half teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract optional
  • 2 cups of hazelnut finely grounded / almond flour / all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon finely ground cinnamon non-compulsory
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder unsweetened
  • Pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting optional


  • if you are desiring to make buttercream frosting collect the following ingredients.
  • 200 g butter
  • 500 g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp of orange flavoured extracts/orange juice
  • 114 g of cream cheese
  • Food colour
  • Milk optional



  • Boil oranges in a pot having water up to 2 inches above the oranges. After the boiling temperature reached, low the flame keep it seethe for 2 hours until oranges become soft. Take them out of the water and let them cool.
  • Slice them and remove seeds before chopping the oranges in the blender. Blend them until it turns into 1& ½ cup of smooth puree.
  • Set the temperature of the oven at 350 degree Celsius and let it preheat.
  • Meanwhile, mix the rest of the ingredients except the baking powder and baking soda. Blend it to make the smooth batter. At the end add baking powder and baking soda and mix for few seconds so it can be distributed evenly.
  • Now transfer the batter in the greased pan and bake for maximum 1 hour. Insert toothpick inside the cake, if it comes out clean then the cake is baked completely.
  • Chocolate orange cake is ready, wait until it gets cool. Remove it out from the pan edges with the help of the knife. Serve it as it is or with desired frosting.


  • Mix the cream cheese and butter with a blender.
  • Add the orange extracts and blend enough with other ingredients.
  • Whip the cream until it becomes smooth and foamy.
  • Maintain its firmness by keeping it in the refrigerator.
  • This how frosting is ready to dress the cake. Now place the icing between the layers of cake, frost on the top and coat the whole cake. Decorate it more with orange powder sprinkles or orange chunks.


Refrigerate the cake for a few minutes before serving. Spread some chocolate chips to add up the frosting to the next level and serve the guest with this heavenly chocolate orange cake.

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In this blog, we have discussed almost everything related to this delicious yummy cake covered with oranges.

Some tips related to the preparation of flourless chocolate orange cake has also been shared with you in a very easy to understand way. So if you want to store your cake you will need an airtight container, that also has been shared with you guys in this blog.

Now, what are you waiting for? I am sure you are also excited to make your own cake at home. So lets get started and do share your reviews in the comments section about our recipe.

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