OMG! Just like its name states, this orange chocolate cake by Michele from CUISINE D’AMOUR (Check her Instagram account by clicking here) is so moist; it simply melts in your mouth!
- 5 eggs
- 1/5 tablespoons vanilla extract
- Zest of 3 oranges
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 500 g semi-sweet or dark chocolate
- 1 cup heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Grease a cake pan and sprinkle well with cacao powder to completely hide the grease, remove the excess by turning the mold upside down.
In a shallow bowl, start by mixing all dry ingredients together except for the sugar (flour, cacao, salt, baking powder) set aside.
In another bowl, mix very well eggs and sugar; add in the vanilla extract, orange juice, and oil.
Fold in the freshly grated orange and lemon zest for a maximum of flavor (at this stage do not overmix).
Bake until a toothpick comes out clean (about 40 minutes).
Prepare the ganache, bring the heavy cream to a simmer, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate chunks (or chips).
Let sit for 5 minutes, and then swirl the chocolate to combine and pour it over the warm cake! Heaven!