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Celebration of Chocolates (Part 2)

Thursday, 12th September, 2013
In the second part of this series I will be sharing with you the recipe of Chocolate Orange Cake. I picked this up from a TV show but unfortunately I don’t remember the name of the chef. The flavours in this cake are amazing and chocolate and orange are a match made in heaven. There are three stages involved in preparing this cake which may seem cumbersome but the end result is really impressive.


Orange – 1
Eggs – 4
Sugar – 1 ½ cups
Flour – 2 cups
Milk – 1 cup
Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp
Drinking chocolate – 6 tbsp
Baking powder – 1 tbsp
Walnuts – ½ cup (optional)

For the sugar syrup

Sugar - ½ cup
Water – ½ cup
Lemon juice - 2 – 3 tsp

For the chocolate glaze

Butter – 100 gms
Condensed milk – ½ tin
Drinking chocolate – 4 tbsp
Cocoa powder -2 tbsp


For the cake

1. Blitz the orange in the food processor. If you like you can keep a few pcs of the skin of the orange in the processor also along with the pulp for that great orangy flavour.

2. Mix all the liquid ingredients together followed by the dry ingredients.

3. To this mixture add the orange and the walnuts. Dust the walnuts with flour before adding to the mixture.

4. Grease a 9 inch baking tin and bake for 30 – 40mins or till the skewer come out clean. Take the cake out and let it cool.

For the sugar syrup

1. Boil the sugar and water together till it comes to a string like consistency. Add lemon juice to this.

2. Take a large toothpick and prick the cake all over. Pour the sugar syrup over the cake. The syrup will be absorbed by the cake within a few seconds making the cake very moist.

For the chocolate glaze

Heat butter along with condensed milk. Add cocoa powder and drinking chocolate powder to this and stir continuously. In the beginning it may seem the butter is too much but once you stir for some time it starts coming together. Take it off heat and keep on stirring. Pour over the cake and let it cool in a fridge. You can decorate with orange pieces.

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mahua on 27th December, 2013
For the cake one ingredient has been missed ..please include oil -1 cup with the rest.