Chocolate and Orange Cake with Orange Glaze

Coffee and Vanilla


for the chocolate and orange cake

2½ cups plain flour
2½ tsp baking powder
4 eggs
½ cup of milk or a little bit more
1 orange (zest and juice – about ½ cup)
1 cup golden caster sugar
¾ cup / 150g melted butter
4 tbs pure cocoa powder

for the orange glaze

1 orange (zest and juice – about ½ cup)
1 cup icing sugar

1 tbs of butter to grease the tins


mixing bowl
medium non-stick pot
two x 11×22 cm (4.5 x 8.5 in) non-stick loaf tins
lemon/orange zester


Melt butter with sugar, milk and cocoa powder and leave aside for a while to cool down. In a bowl mix flour and baking powder, add cooled down butter and gradually add eggs, orange zest and juice, mixing with whisk all the time.

Pour mixture into buttered tins and bake in the the oven preheated to 160°C (320°F) for about 45-55 minutes.
Ready cake should have cracks on the top, should be moist but not sticky inside, use skewer to check.
Remove cakes from the tin and let them cool down.

In meantime prepare glaze, combining in the pot sugar with orange juice and zest. Heat over low fire until mixture is bubbling and start having consistency of syrup. Allow the glaze cool down a little bit before pouring over the loaves. Let the glaze fill all the cracks in the cakes. Place in the fridge until glaze is completely cold and more steady.


Make about 16-20 servings.

Your thoughts…

  1. yum! love the orange glaze!

  2. I love the orange and chocolate flavour.
    Looks yumm.

  3. oh this is so lovely Margot! I hope you had a wonderful mother’s day!!

  4. Thank you for sharing the recipe! I hope you had a great Mother’s Day – although I believe you celebrated it a few weeks ago ;)

  5. i love the combination of chocolate and orange- have tried it a few times earlier myself…
    im going to try you glaze for sure.. i tried making my own orange glaze for orange apricot muffins..n it turned out yucky!! will try your’s soon :)

  6. Yum! Now I’m trying more combinations in my cakes or muffins. Orange & chocolate goes so well together.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, a lovely cake.

  8. I love the combination of orange and chocolate! Maybe it’s the sweet and bitter of the chocolate that makes a perfect marriage.

  9. I love the combination of orange and chocolate, yummy!

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