Monday, November 16, 2009

CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE


Chocolate goes with everything or almost, we can't deny. Chocolate and orange is a combination very appreciated. So, what about to try this cake? The dough is just like everyone loves: light, soft, melting in your mouth. The filling is a chocolate and orange mousse and the topping very attractive! It's very simple to prepare, but is easier to garnish.






150g butter
150g sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
260g flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder

To sprinkle
80ml orange juice

Filling
70g semisweet chocolate
50g milk chocolate
3 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp orange zest
2 eggs separated

Topping
2 oranges skinless and sliced
Whipped cream

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder.
Cream butter and sugar. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract. Fold in the sifted ingredients. Bake for 40 minutes until a toothpick is inserted in the center and comes out clean. Let it cool in a rack.

Filling
Melt the chocolates and stir in juice and zest of orange. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after addition. Whip the egg whites and fold gently in the mixture.

To Finish
Slice the cake. Sprinkle with orange juice, fill, cover with sliced orange and embellish with whipped cream. Leave in fridge (covered) until to serve.

Serve: 10 slices.



8 comments:

  1. Very beautiful cake Talita, perfect!

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  2. What a georgous & rich looking filled cake!!

    Truly festive!

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  3. What a gorgeous cake! Your arrangement of orange slices on top is beautiful. My favorite part is that thick layer of chocolate filling. Delicious!

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  4. What a beautiful cake! I love the combonation of orange and chocolate.

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  5. Love the cake, it looks very elegant.
    Everything about this cake is wonderful.

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  6. You are so right. Chocolate and orange is a perfect combination!

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