This amazing creation is utter indulgence – arguably my favorite rich chocolate cake recipe. And I have a lot of those to call on.
Not surprisingly, the cake is extremely popular with friends and family who request it over and over again. A fantastic dinner party dessert stand-by.
They all devour the cake with their eyes well before I even start slicing. Can you blame them? That Chocolate Ganache Frosting is lust inducingly sinful.
It’s as close to the perfect chocolate cake as you’ll get.
The only thing I would say is that you need to mention to your guests before they take that first bite that it’s chocolate AND orange. People are a little thrown when the flavor is not quite what they expect.
Don’t get me wrong, everyone always loves it. I actually think it’s the orange flavor that makes the cake a little different, and even more memorable than most other chocolate cakes.
But you don’t want the sheer delight of that first glorious bite to be taken away.
I cannot recommend this delicious chocolate cake enough.
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- 100g soft butter
- 220g caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- the juice of an orange, made up to 250ml with whole milk
- 1 tbsp cider vinegar
- the grated rind of an orange
- 100g melted dark chocolate
- 15g cocoa powder
- 300g self-raising flour
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 350g dark chocolate
- 100g butter
- 200ml sour cream
- 2 tbsp Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
- the rind of an orange
- For the full recipe go here: Ultra Rich Chocolate and Orange Cake.