Decadent Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe
Moist orange cake layers separated by dark chocolate ganache and orange flavored cream cheese filling.
A moist and delicious Bundt cake made with grated zucchini, cocoa powder, walnuts, and fresh orange zest.
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Delicious!!! I used about 1 1/2 cups less ganache and 1 cup less cream cheese filling and it tasted totally great anyways.(this is an easy way to cut out excess fat and calories ^^! b/c there is a LOT in this recipe!). To decorate, I used canned mandarin oranges. (You can use fresh ones in season, but then you need to peel the pulp off. Shape is easier retained in the canned ones). The oranges on top can make a very pretty star shape :)
I made this yesterday. The cake was excellent, orangey and light .It is a little time-consuming as opposes to doing something out of a box, but worth it if you like oranges. The frostings were another thing though. The reason I did not give this a 5 is because I disliked the cream cheese frosting, could be because I decided to use the 1/3rd fat version of cream cheese, I don’t know how would it be with the original full-fat version. The chocolate ganache was very nice. By mistake I bought the Bavarian flavored whipping cream and I just had 8 oz of semi-sweet bakers chocolate squares. So I reduced the cream quantity by 1/4th cup, but it still came out nice. Next time I will do the fluffy icing thing like one of the reviewers has done and will leave out the cream cheese altogether.
THIS RECIPE IS SOOOO DECADENT..EVERYONE LOVED IT..IT TAKES A LITTLE TIME, BUT IT WORTH IT..I DIDN'T CHANGE A THING ..I DECORATED IT FOR A BIRTHDAY WITH GOLD CANDLES AND MANDARIN ORANGES SLICES AROUND THE BASE AND TOP OF CAKE. MY HUSBAND SAYS TO THROW AWAY ALL MY OLD RECEIPES AND JUST MAKE THIS ONE!
Wow..this was a great cake! I cheated and doctored a yellow cake mix with orange juice, grated orange peel and marmalade since I didn't have enough time for the scratch cake. Otherwise I followed the recipe. Big hit!