Chocolate Orange Cake
If chocolate orange is irresistible then this cake will be the new favorite around the block. Orange cream filled layers with a dark chocolate on top. Yumm!
As I recently have some time, I had been browsing on the web last week. On the lookout for fresh, intriguing tips, inspirational meals that We have never tasted before, to treat my family with. Hunting for a while but could not come across lots of interesting things. Right before I thought to give up on it, I found this yummy and easy treat simply by chance over Suncakemom. The dessert looked so delicious on its pic, it required immediate actions.
It had been easy to imagine just how it’s created, how it tastes and just how much my husband will probably love it. Actually, it is very simple to impress the guy in terms of cakes. Yes, I am a lucky one. Or possibly he is.Anyway, I got into the page and simply followed the detailed instuctions that have been coupled with nice pictures of the procedure. It really makes life less difficult. I could imagine that it is a slight inconvenience to take snap shots in the middle of baking in the kitchen as you normally have gross hands so I seriously appreciate the effort and time she devote to make this post and recipe conveniently implemented.
With that said I am empowered to present my own formulas in a similar way. Thanks for the idea.
I had been tweaking the initial recipe create it for the taste of my loved ones. I’ve got to say it was a great success. They loved the flavour, the overall look and enjoyed having a delicacy such as this in the middle of a hectic workweek. They quite simply requested more, more and more. So next time I’m not going to make the same mistake. I am gonna twin the amount to make them delighted.
This recipe was made possible through SunCakeMom who provided the original chocolate orange cake recipe.
Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
Separate egg whites from the yolks one by one. Put them in two different medium sized bowls to beat them.
Measure flour. Put the unsweetened cocoa powder and the baking powder into the same measuring bowl and mix dry ingredients well.
Beat the egg whites on high speed until hard peaks form. At this stage, the tips of the egg whites will curl when the beaters are lifted. Peaks have to be stiff.
Beat yolk and sweetener of choice until it becomes light yellow.
Add dry ingredients bit by bit alternating it with the orange juice.
Fold the egg whites into flour yolk mixture. Use a wooden spoon or a spatula to cut vertically through the mixture. Move it around the bottom of the bowl bring it back up. Carrying some of the mixture from the bottom up to the surface.
Repeat it smoothly until ingredients are evenly combined.
Line a cake tray by using baking sheets or cover it with some butter and flour.
Spread the batter evenly into the prepared tray and put it into the 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
Get the oranges and wash them well.
Dice them up and put the pieces into a pot to cook.
Pour water into the pot as well.
Put saucepan in the cooktop and bring it to boil.
Turn heat to low then cook oranges for half to one hour with the lid on.
Take it of the heat and let it cool down then puree it with a blender.
Continue with the other part of the cream: pour the milk and heavy cream in a pot on medium heat warm it up until it starts to bubble. Mind to stir it fairly often to avoid burning down.
Whilst the milk-cream reaching the boiling temperature; separate eggs and put away the whites for Floating islands or freeze it.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks for about a minute until light yellow and increased in volume.
Whisk in the cornstarch, vanilla extract, agave syrup and gradually about ½ cup of the hot milk-cream. The goal is to raise the temperature of the yolks so it won’t get curdled when added into the hot mixture.
Slowly pour all of the egg yolk mixture into the scalding milk-cream while stirring vigorously until the mixture seems completely liquified.
Keep warm and continuously stir until the custard thickens.
Mix it with the orange puree evenly.
Melt the chocolate, cocoa and the piece of butter.
Pour heavy cream into the saucepan with the chocolate bits.
Stir occasionally until melted chocolate is completely incorporated with the butter and whipped cream.
If cake base cooled down, cut it into four equal parts horizontally. Check out the cheap cake slicers in our Kitchen Bazaar at the Reviews. Pro tip: Use the top of the cake for Domino cake.
Divide the orange cream into three parts.
Spread the first part on the bottom layer of the cake then put the second layer on top.
Spread the second part of the cream on the second layer and the third layer on top.
Finish the same with the third part of the cream and the top layer of the cake.
Pour chocolate icing on top of the cake.
Decorate it with candied orange peel or just a simply fry the orange peels in oil for 5-10 minutes until get a slightly brownish color.
Put cake in the fridge for a couple of hours before cutting it up and serving it.