Sunday, 9 September 2012

Orange Cake with Chocolate Icing

It was celebration time as there was a teenager's party at my place. I wanted to bake a cake which would be suitable for their palate. Children of this age group aren't fascinated by fancy shapes or decorations. What they want is something experimental and new  but down to earth.

 So finally I zeroed in on this cake. I usually like citrus flavours in cakes, cookies or desserts as it gives a nice twist to the sweet dish . So I decided to combine orange and chocolate flavours.

So here's my recipe for the orange cake. This cake was super yummy and a great hit with the children and adults.

Sending this entry to 

1)Srivalli's kids-delight at vaishali's ribbonstopastas

2) Vardhini's  bake-fest  guest hosted by Archana @  madscientistskitchen

3)  Akila's event  dish-name-starts-with-o

Ingredients :

 2 cups...............All purpose flour
2 .....................eggs
1 cup...........Orange juice
           (I used Tropicana Orange 
juice pack as fresh oranges are                              not available)
1 cup.....home made white butter
1 cup ............sugar
2 tbsp.......cocoa powder
1 tsp.............baking powder
1/2 tsp............baking soda
2tbsp.....chopped candied orange peels
1 cup.........................fresh cream ( I used Rich brand)
200 gm .....................bitter chocolate slab( Morde brand)

Method :

In the grinder mix All purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda for 2 minutes and keep aside.

Againg in the grinder add the butter and sugar and mix well for 2 minutes, add broken eggs and mix for further 2 to 3 minutes .
Add orange juice and cocoa powder and again mix for 2 more minutes .

Butter the cake tin with and smear little flour on it and pour the cake mix .

In the mean while preheat the oven for 15 minutes at 150 degrees.
Now take out the mixture from the grinder in a vessel and go on adding all purpose flour little at a time and go on gently folding it .
Add the chopped peels and if thick can add little milk.
Keep the tin in oven and bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes and then at 150 degrees for 10 more minutes.

When cool invert the cake and cut it into two slices .
Sprinkle some orange juice on both the slices to keep them moist.
Whip fresh cream for 10 to 15 minutes or till stiff and spread 3/4 th of it on lower half slice.

Melt the chocolate slab on a double boiler and add remaing 1/4 the cream to it.
Spread this on the top of the cake.
Your orange cake is ready.


  1. Cake looks awesome.. I too love citrus flavour in cakes and this one is very tempting..:)

  2. Real icing cake....

  3. Yummy cake,looks fantastic and inviting.

  4. sure everyone would have enjoyed this :)

  5. Truely very nice Nayana, orange and chocolate flavor within one cake. Must be a delectable one.

  6. yummy and nice cake..
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  7. OOOO wow looks delicious. Thanks for linking it to bake fest. Wish your teenager a very happy birthday, belated though from me.


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