This chocolate orange cake recipe is perfect for the winter holidays. Full of spicy, complex flavors, it’s sure to be a crowd favorite.
We hope that you enjoy this recipe and don’t forget to share with your friends and family!
Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe
- Makes 1- 9″ layer cake
- Prep time: 45 minutes
- Cook time: 40 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes
- Level: Easy Expenses: $10-$20
Ingredients for Chocoloate Orange Cake Recipe
* To make the cake :
2 cups all-purpose flour sifted 3 times
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs at room temperature
3/4 cup sour cream
3 tbs orange liqueur
*To make the frosting :
8 oz package cream cheese at room temperature
4 tbs butter at room temperature
8 tbs orange juice 5 cups powdered sugar
Chocoloate covered dried orange slices – optional Directions for Chocolate Orange.
* For the cake :
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
* In an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until lightened in color and texture.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add sour cream and orange liqueur (you can substitute orange juice).
Mix until smooth then add dry ingredients in 3 additions alternating with 2 additions of milk.
* Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
Bake cakes for 25-30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out cleanly with only moist crumbs attached (do not over bake).
* Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before frosting.
* For the frosting : Beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.
Add butter and mix until combined.
Add orange juice and powdered sugar in alternating amounts beating until smooth.
* To assemble :
Place first cake layer on a serving plate, top with about 1/2 cup of the frosting (enough to cover the top but not the sides).
Spread remaining cake batter over top of the first cake layer.
Top with second cake layer, spread remaining frosting over the base/bottom of the second layers then top with final cake layer.
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