Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe

Get ready for a flavor explosion with this chocolate orange cake recipe! Each bite combines decadent chocolate infused with orange. The cake’s rich and moist layers are perfectly complemented by a smooth, fudgy chocolate orange frosting. It’s a citrusy twist on a classic that will have everyone asking for seconds!

INGREDIENTS flour sugar + brown sugar cocoa powder baking powder  baking soda salt buttermilk orange juice + zest oil egg vanilla butter powdered sugar heavy cream chocolate chips honey

CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE RECIPE 1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 2. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, orange juice, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and orange zest. 3. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until combined. 4. Divide batter equally between prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

FUDGE FROSTING 1. Melt chocolate chips, honey, and heavy cream together; let it cool slightly. 2. Beat butter in the bowl of a stand mixer until smooth, then mix in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. 3. Add melted chocolate mixture, vanilla extract, and orange zest to frosting; beat until creamy.

ASSEMBLE CAKE 1. Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread frosting. 2. Add second cake layer, apply frosting, then top with the final layer. 3. Frost the top and edges of the cake. Garnish with top of the cake with chocolate shavings and candied orange slices.