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Chocolate orange cake

Chocolate orange cake


                                                                                                             Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

  • Preheat oven to 175* (347* F) Fan.
  • Grease and flour a 26 cm cake pan.
  • Whisk the butter with the sugar in a bowl for at least 5 minutes, until it becomes fluffy and doubles in volume.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time. Then add the orange zest while stirring continuously.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, add the orange juice, buttermilk and vanilla.
  • Combine both of these mixtures in a mixer’s bowl, alternating between the two, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Add the chocolate drops tossed with 1 tablespoon flour and mix.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until you insert a knife into the cake and it comes out clean.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

For the syrup

  • Place a small saucepan over medium to low heat.
  • Add the sugar with the orange juice. Heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat and pour the syrup over the lukewarm cake.
  • Let the cake cool completely.

For the ganache

  • Place a bowl over a small pot full of water that is simmering over medium heat.
  • Add the chocolate, heavy cream and coffee to the bowl.
  • Stir until the mixture gradually melts and becomes smooth.
  • Pour over cake and serve.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
19 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
27 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
57 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
17 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
32 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
11 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
9 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
5 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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