Chocolate Orange Cake

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One of my best friends ordered a cake for her boyfriend, who LOVES chocolate orange. I mean, who doesn’t?!

So for his cake, I created a 6″ round, three layered chocolate fudge cake with orange buttercream in-between the layers. Covered in chocolate buttercream, and garnished with chocolate dollops, orange peels, and Terry’s chocolate orange.

I just have to say that while making this cake… I wanted to eat it so bad. SO bad.

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orange buttercream 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar, orange peel and vanilla. Add enough orange juice to achieve frosting consistency.

CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup cocoa or three 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares, melted
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add cocoa and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

BUTTERCREAM

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
  2. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
  3. Gradually add milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

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1 Comment

  1. June 27, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    That looks absolutely gorgeous! I really want to eat it! Sounds delicious too 🙂

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