If chocolate orange is irresistible then this cake will be the new favorite around the block. Orange cream filled layers with a dark chocolate on top. Yumm!
As I lately have a little time, I was browsing on the web a few days ago. Trying to get new, exciting thoughts, inspirational recipes that I have never tested before, to impress my family with. Hunting for a while but couldn’t come across lots of interesting things. Just before I thought to give up on it, I ran across this delightful and simple treat by chance on Suncakemom. It seemed so yummy on its photos, it called for urgent actions.
It absolutely was simple enough to imagine just how it’s created, how it tastes and just how much my husband might want it. Actually, it is quite easy to impress him in terms of cakes. Anyways, I went to the blog and then followed the precise instuctions which were coupled with impressive snap shots of the process. It just makes life much easier. I could imagine that it is a bit of a effort to take photographs down the middle of baking in the kitchen as you may most often have gross hands so I seriously appreciate the time and effort she put in to build this blogpost and recipe easily followed.
Having said that I am encouraged presenting my own, personal recipes in a similar fashion. Many thanks for the thought.
I had been fine tuning the main mixture to make it for the taste of my family. I must mention it was a great success. They enjoyed the flavor, the overall look and enjoyed getting a delicacy such as this in the middle of a lively week. They ultimately demanded even more, a lot more. So next time I’m not going to make the same mistake. I am going to double the amount .
Chocolate orange cake recipe first published on Suncakemom.
How to make Chocolate orange cake:
Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
Separate egg whites from the yolks one by one. Put them in two different medium sized bowls to beat them.Separate-egg-white-from-yolk-gp-SunCakeMom
Measure flour. Put the unsweetened cocoa powder and the baking powder into the same measuring bowl and mix dry ingredients well.
Beat the egg whites on high speed until hard peaks form. At this stage, the tips of the egg whites will curl when the beaters are lifted. Peaks have to be stiff.Beat-egg-whites-gp-SunCakeMom
Beat yolk and sweetener of choice until it becomes light yellow. Beat-egg-yolk-gp-SunCakeMom
Add dry ingredients bit by bit alternating it with the orange juice.
Fold the egg whites into flour yolk mixture. Use a wooden spoon or a spatula to cut vertically through the mixture. Move it around the bottom of the bowl bring it back up. Carrying some of the mixture from the bottom up to the surface.
Repeat it smoothly until ingredients are evenly combined.
Line a cake tray by using baking sheets or cover it with some butter and flour.
Spread the batter evenly into the prepared tray and put it into the 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.Orange-chocolate-cake-Process-1-SunCakeMom
Get the oranges and wash them well.
Dice them up and put the pieces into a pot to cook.
Pour water into the pot as well.
Put saucepan in the cooktop and bring it to boil.
Turn heat to low then cook oranges for half to one hour with the lid on.
Take it of the heat and let it cool down then puree it with a blender.Orange-chocolate-cake-Process-4-SunCakeMom
Continue with the other part of the cream: pour the milk and heavy cream in a pot on medium heat warm it up until it starts to bubble. Mind to stir it fairly often to avoid burning down.
Whilst the milk-cream reaching the boiling temperature; separate eggs and put away the whites for Floating islands or freeze it.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks for about a minute until light yellow and increased in volume.Beat-egg-yolk-gp-SunCakeMom
Whisk in the cornstarch, vanilla extract, agave syrup and gradually about ½ cup of the hot milk-cream. The goal is to raise the temperature of the yolks so it won’t get curdled when added into the hot mixture.
Slowly pour all of the egg yolk mixture into the scalding milk-cream while stirring vigorously until the mixture seems completely liquified.
Keep warm and continuously stir until the custard thickens.Orange-chocolate-cake-Process-3-SunCakeMom
Mix it with the orange puree evenly.Orange-chocolate-cake-Process-7-SunCakeMom
Melt the chocolate, cocoa and the piece of butter.Sacher-torte-recipe-process-21-SunCakeMom
Pour heavy cream into the saucepan with the chocolate bits.
Stir occasionally until melted chocolate is completely incorporated with the butter and whipped cream.
If cake base cooled down, cut it into four equal parts horizontally. Check out the cheap cake slicers in our Kitchen Bazaar at the Reviews. Pro tip: Use the top of the cake for Domino cake.Orange-chocolate-cake-Process-6-SunCakeMom
Divide the orange cream into three parts.
Spread the first part on the bottom layer of the cake then put the second layer on top.Orange-chocolate-cake-Process-8-SunCakeMom
Spread the second part of the cream on the second layer and the third layer on top.Orange-chocolate-cake-Process-9-SunCakeMom
Finish the same with the third part of the cream and the top layer of the cake.Orange-chocolate-cake-Process-11-SunCakeMom
Pour chocolate icing on top of the cake.Orange-chocolate-cake-Process-12-SunCakeMom
Decorate it with candied orange peel or just a simply fry the orange peels in oil for 5-10 minutes until get a slightly brownish color.
Put cake in the fridge for a couple of hours before cutting it up and serving it.