Chocolate Orange Cake

I haven’t shared any food with you guys in a long time an I feel it is long overdue. So today I am sharing with you a recipe that I made up (I don’t often make up recipes but I did this one and am incredibly proud of it!). My mother turned 62 this year and put in a special request for this cake so here goes.

I apologise for not having photos of the process but I forgot to take these – won’t do this again for the next one.


  • 2 oranges
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 4 table spoons of coco powder
  • 1 table spoon of baking powder
  • 8 squares of any dark chocolate (I usually use Lindt or Bournville)


  1. Pre-heat your oven at 180 degrees and spread butter and flour over your cake tin.
  2. Grate the orange zest out of one of your oranges.
  3. Place the zest, oil, 4 whole eggs and sugar in one bowl and start mixing
  4. Once it is all mixed, add the flour and baking powder.
  5. Once it is all mixed pour half of the cake mix into the tin
  6. Mix the 4 table spoons of coco powder to the other half of the cake mix
  7. Pour the chocolate mix into the tin
  8. Place in oven for around 40 minutes (watch the cake as it can differ in different ovens)
  9. Squeeze the two oranges
  10. Remove the cake from the oven, remove it from its tin and place it on a plate
  11. Pierce the top of the cake with a fork and pour the orange juice into the cake
  12. Place chocolate squares on top of the cake and cover it with a plastic cover in order for the chocolate to melt for about 15 minutes
  13. Remove plastic case and enjoy the cake!



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