Bitter Orange Chocolate cake

This cake is one of my favourites. We are adding orange segments directly into the cake batter & this is what makes this cake unique from the other chocolate orange cakes. I like to make this cake thin & top it with Nutella. It tastes heavenly when topped with Nutella. This recipe will make two 6″ cakes.


  1. Plain flour – 275 grams
  2. Baking soda – 1 tsp
  3. Salt – a pinch
  4. Butter – 100 grams
  5. Grated dark chocolate – 175 grams
  6. Caster sugar – 225 grams
  7. Eggs – 3 numbers, large; beaten lightly
  8. Vanilla essence – 1 tsp.
  9. Full fat curd – 100 grams
  10. Juice and zest of 1 orange
  11. Segments of 1 orange, seperated & slightly mashed


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Prepare two 6″ cake tins.
  3. Sift together the plain flour, baking soda  & a pinch of salt.
  4. Melt together the butter & the grated dark chocolate. Let this mixture cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Beat in the three eggs & the caster sugar.
  6. Beat in 1 tsp of vanilla essence, orange juice and orange zest.
  7. Add the thick curd & beat.
  8. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients.
  9. Finally fold in the orange segments into the cake batter.
  10. Divide the prepared batter between the two cake tins.
  11. Bake at 180C for 25 – 30 minutes or till a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
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