EGGLESS CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE {1000th POST}

This is the best eggless chocolate orange cake recipe with step by step pictures out there. It is an easy, simple and tasty cake recipe that is made with basic baking ingredients. this moist, delicious and flavourful chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with creamy chocolate and orange frosting and decorated with candied orange slices.


Serve a slice of this cake with our homemade billionaire's latte or authentic indian masala chai for a blissful experience!

This is the BEST Eggless Chocolate Orange Cake recipe with step by step pictures out there. It is an easy, simple and tasty cake recipe that is made with basic ingredients such as plain flour, chocolate and orange juice. This moist, delicious and flavourful chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with creamy chocolate and orange frosting and decorated with candied orange slices.




Surprised to see a cake recipe in January? well, like my mum always says every recipe/dish has its own story, and so does for our tasty eggless chocolate and orange Cake.

Cakes are ideal for any celebrations, what's better than this cake being appropriate for our post, which also happens to be our 1000th blog post on the 10th anniversary.



this is the best eggless chocolate orange cake recipe with step by step pictures out there. it is an easy, simple and tasty cake recipe that is made with basic ingredients such as plain flour, chocolate and orange juice. this moist, delicious and flavourful chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with creamy chocolate and orange frosting and decorated with candied orange slices.



10th YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY! 


It has been 10 years today since my mum launched this blog! WOW!

On the 5th of january 2010, she published the first post here just as a hobby and never expected the start of a food blog that will go this far with such a vast number of recipe posts.

Being a foodie herself and the rest of our family too, she loved posting recipes that she learned from my late nanima and grandma, also she learned and experimented with so many recipes on her journey of this blogging world.

Her blogging journey was never sturdy, it was always on and off due to her commitments for the family and her health, and so i have gradually taken the reigns. I hope to continue with the same enthusiasm as her and keep things running.

We are so grateful to you (our readers) for your constant support over the last 10 years, we couldn't have gotten to where we are without you.

I thank you so much for not only by visiting this site but also re-creating our recipes, pumping up our encouragement, the likes, follows, shares and more.

It means so much to us and we wish for your continued support.

So, here is our virtual treat, for you guys!

If you have tried our Chocolate and Passion Fruit Semolina Cake or Gilded Chocolate and Caramel  Maltesers Ombre cake you'll find this iconic pairing cake hard to resist.

WHY THIS COMBINATION?


While i was at home during the christmas holiday for a couple of days, I watched the documentary wonderful world of chocolate which was all about britain's favourite confections and came to know lots of things about the history of the chocolates in britain.

Especially I and mum enjoyed watching everything about terry's chocolate orange. a few decades back, these irresistible chocolates were only available during the festive season, but now all year round and they're the nation's favourite.

Have you ever tried terry's chocolate orange? they started making them in 1932 in yorkshire england. sweet, citrusy goodness all in one. in my opinion, these two best friends or shall we say the best match made in heaven.

Thia is an iconic pairing that has a sharp contrast. while the fruity citrus of the orange blends well with rich and intense flavours of the chocolate and creates an exhilarating experience.

On christmas eve, shops were closed so we couldn't get terry's, but luckily we had all the ingredients in our fridge and pantry and the idea for this dessert was born.

when you have cravings for an orange and chocolate dessert, this cake is surely not going to disappoint your tastebuds.

MOIST EGGLESS CHOCOLATE  ORANGE CAKE


The delicious cake combines the bitterness of the chocolate with the sweetness of the fresh orange juice and the candied orange to make a delightful and gorgeous cake.

This cake is one of the easiest and can be made by anyone. it is moist, soft, light and spongy.

Soft and silky chocolate and orange frosting prepared with full-fat cream cheese go so well on this cake as well as in between the layers too.

It is made with pretty basic ingredients that can easily found in the kitchen.

This is a great cake that is good enough for anyone and good to serve on occasions like thanksgiving, christmas, etc.

EASY EGGLESS CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE!



  • This is the best ever chocolate cake you'll make and enjoy having. 
  • It's eggless and butterless. 
  • This cake is delicious, moist and soft.
  • It doesn't require any fancy ingredients. 
  • A simple, straight forward and no fail recipe.
  • This is the perfect eggless cake, combining chocolate and orange. topped with luscious chocolate and orange frosting. It's bliss! 
  • Pair it with strong coffee or enjoy it on its own. 
  • This can be a perfect treat as a birthday cake, celebration cake or basically any occasion.
  • It is a crowd-pleasing cake.   



EGGLESS CHOCOLATE AND ORANGE CAKE INGREDIENTS 



  • Fresh oranges -  best and juicy oranges are available in winter, but if not available use 100 percent pure orange juice.
  • Flour - Plain or all-purpose flour or maida.
  • Chocolate - unsweetened cocoa powder. I have used dutch-processed cocoa powder as this recipe used baking powder and baking soda.  
  • Orange oil - this oil adds that zing into your bake. whatever the orangy or citrusy flavours you'll get in this cake, it's because of this ingredient. a tiny amount (30ml) of natural Orange oil prepared from the rinds of 220 oranges. do you know the secret of terry's chocolate orange? it lies in this high-quality natural orange oil. if you can't find orange oil, use orange extract or stir in a zest of an orange.  
  • Milk - whole milk works best as it enhances the richness of the cake. for a vegan option use any plant-based milk like soya, oat or almond milk. 
  • Fat - any vegetable oil would work best. the oil keeps, chocolate cake moist and soft. 
  • Sugar- for the cake itself, granulated sugar, this works for the vegan cake too as nowadays in most of the countries granulated sugar is vegan.
  • Icing sugar - for the frosting use icing sugar, also known as powdered sugar. I have used decorating icing sugar as this one is suitable for making buttercream. 
  • Leavening agents - baking powder and baking soda.
  • Apple sauce - to replace the real eggs, i have used apple sauce to bind the cake. apple sauce is made with pureed cooked apples. the Kitchen recommends using 1 tbsp apple sauce per egg. 
  •  Salt - creates balance and makes the cake crave-worthy. 
  • Vanilla extract - go for a good quality one that will enhance the flavour. 
  • Cream cheese - full-fat plain cheese. if you are vegan, use vegan cream cheese instead or buy vegan frosting to save you some time. 

FAQ ON CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE RECIPE



  •  Can I replace the plain flour with wheat flour or wholemeal plain flour?
By all means, yes but the cake may not turn out as moist, soft and light. if you are trying this cake for the first time, I would suggest making it with plain flour, just by using wheat flour or wholemeal flour this cake won't become healthy, you are using sugar, cream cheese, chocolate, and oil after all.


  • Can I use melted butter instead of oil?
In chocolate cake recipes oil works best as oil keeps cake moist and soft. if you prefer butter instead, no harm in using it.
  • I don't have apple sauce what can i use to replace eggs in my baking?
Don't panic! fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives for you to use. 

Mashed banana, avocado,  pumpkin puree or aqufaba works well. 

Flax or chia eggs work well too, take 1 tbsp ground flax or chia seeds, soak it in 3 tbsp warm water for 10-15 minutes and use it. use 1 tbsp ground flax or chia per egg.
  • Can I make only one layer cake by halving the measurements you've given?
Of course, you can. just prepare one layer cake and top it up with frosting or make one layer, and cut the layer across in half using knife, string or dental floss.  Apply frosting between the two layers and on the top layer too. 
  • Can I use shop-bought chocolate icing to frost the cake?
Our recipe calls for homemade chocolate and orange icing, which is completely optional. if you are pressed for time ready-made icing will be a godsend or simply if you don't want to use, you can skip it totally. 
  • How easy to make candied orange at home?
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! i have topped my cake with candied orange which we made at home in less than 40 minutes with only two ingredients. again, this step is optional too but I recommend it.  
  • Can I bake this cake without an oven?
We have always used our oven to bake a cake, but there may be other baking options online. however, I can not vouch for it as i have always used the oven for our baking.
  • How to store this chocolate orange cake?
Eggless chocolate orange cake is best stored at room temperature on the kitchen worktop for up to 3-4 days, a maximum of 5 in an airtight container as long as your room is not too hot. 

It can stay good for almost a week in the refrigerator. make sure, you bring the cake to room temperature before serving.  
  • Can I freeze the already frosted cake in the freezer? 
This cake is freezable but do not wrap the cake in clingfilm as the icing will be squashed unless you have a cake tin that is also suitable for the freezer.   

I would recommend, only freeze the sponges. allow to cool them totally after baking, wrap it up in the clingfilm or put it in the cake tin before freezing. 

It stays good for up to 1 month. defrost thoroughly and bring it room temperature before serving.  

TIPS FOR MAKING BEST EVER HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE


1. Always use fresh and best ingredients to bake a cake, especially baking soda and baking powder.

2.If any doubts, try first by adding a half tsp of soda or baking powder in 2-3 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar. if it doesn't bubble up or fizz up, that means that soda or baking powder is gone off.

3. Keep the ingredients at room temperature before using them.

4. Make sure you preheat your oven at the right temperature at least for 15-20 minutes.

5. Be very precise on the measurements, if possible use the kitchen weighing scale, or marked cup and spoons.

6. If possible use good quality cake tins.

7. Don't trim or cut the sponges while they are warm, wait till completely cooled before icing or frosting the cake.

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS


> Oven
> 2 big mixing bowls
> Egg whisker
> Two 9" round baking tins
> Spatula
> Saucepan
> Palette Knife

MAKING CHOCOLATE AND ORANGE CAKE WITH ORANGE JUICE

step-by-step photos 



Follow these step by step instructions for best cake, printable recipe card below. 

Surprisingly, this dessert is very simple and easy to make. chocolate and orange combo, the kingdom of heaven in each slice!!

To simplify I have given cups and tablespoons measurements as well as a metric to this recipe.

1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4, 350F or 175C.

2. First grease the 9" two cake tins with a good amount of butter and line with the parchment or baking paper.

3. Lightly spray with oil and dust it with cocoa powder.

4. In a big mixing bowl add flour, salt, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder.

this is the best eggless chocolate orange cake recipe with step by step pictures out there. it is an easy, simple and tasty cake recipe that is made with basic ingredients such as plain flour, chocolate and orange juice. this moist, delicious and flavourful chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with creamy chocolate and orange frosting and decorated with candied orange slices.

5. In another bowl, combine milk, oil, vanilla extract and apple sauce and whisk or beat for 2 minutes.

6. In a saucepan, bring the orange juice to boil.

7. Add dry ingredients into the wet mixture and combine well.

8. Pour hot orange juice, little by little and fold everything.

this is the best eggless chocolate orange cake recipe with step by step pictures out there. it is an easy, simple and tasty cake recipe that is made with basic ingredients such as plain flour, chocolate and orange juice. this moist, delicious and flavourful chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with creamy chocolate and orange frosting and decorated with candied orange slices.


9. Pour the cake mixture into the two cake tins and bake it for 1 hour or until the center is done and a toothpick comes out clean.

10. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely on the wire rack.

11. Remove the parchment paper and leave it aside.

this is the best eggless chocolate orange cake recipe with step by step pictures out there. it is an easy, simple and tasty cake recipe that is made with basic ingredients such as plain flour, chocolate and orange juice. this moist, delicious and flavourful chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with creamy chocolate and orange frosting and decorated with candied orange slices.


12. While the cake is cooling down make the frosting by creaming the butter and icing sugar together in a bowl using an egg whisker or electric mixer.

13. Add the hot orange juice, cocoa powder, and vanilla, beat with the mixture until well combined.

14. Add the cream cheese and beat until smooth.

15. Refrigerate the frosting for half an hour.

16. Assemble the cake, place the first layer of sponge on a cake stand or plate and frost the first layer.

17. Stack the second sponge and generously frost the top layer.


18. We frosted the whole cake, but if you want you can leave the sides of the cake naked.

19. Decorate the cake with candied orange slices.

this is the best eggless chocolate orange cake recipe with step by step pictures out there. it is an easy, simple and tasty cake recipe that is made with basic ingredients such as plain flour, chocolate and orange juice. this moist, delicious and flavourful chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with creamy chocolate and orange frosting and decorated with candied orange slices.

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MORE EGGLESS CAKE RECIPES TO TRY


If you like this eggless chocolate orange cake recipe, you may want to try my other cake recipes.

1. eggless ras malai cake - fusion cake prepared with indian dessert ras malai, suitable for birthdays and anniversaries. 

2. eggless strawberry pastel de tres leches - soft, moist and fluffy three milk cake with fresh strawberries. ideal for any garden party or high tea.

3.  toasted coconut layered cake with coconut butter cream - exotic, delicious and unique in flavour. impress your guest with this cake at your next Easter party. 

 

What about eggless cupcakes have a look at these

1. eggless carrot and garam masala cupcakes with buttercream frosting

2. pistachio and cardamom eggless cupcakes with saffron cream cheese frosting



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Yield: 8-12 servings
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Eggless Chocolate Orange Cake

Eggless Chocolate Orange Cake

Eggless Chocolate and Orange Cake, easy to bake. A delightful combination of a cake you do not want to miss!
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 30 M

ingredients:

Dry ingredients for chocolate orange cake batter 1 cup = 240ml
  • 2 cups (260g) plain flour 
  • 3/4 cup (75g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cup (450g) granulated sugar
  • 1 TSP. salt
  • 1 1/2 TSP baking powder
  • 1 1/2 TSP baking soda or soda bicarb
Wet ingredients for chocolate orange cake 1 cup = 240ml
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (240ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (240ml) freshly squeezed orange juice 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange oil or extract   
Chocolate Orange Cream cheese frosting 1 cup = 240ml
  • 4oz (120g) plain full fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • 8TBSP (96g) butter at room temperature
  • 4 TBSP (72ml) hot orange juice  
  • 2 1/2 cup (315g) icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup (50g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1/4 TSP orange oil or extract  
To finish
  • 4-5 candied orange slices

instructions:

How to cook Eggless Chocolate Orange Cake

Cake batter
  1. Preheat your oven to gas mark 4 or 350F or 175C.
  2. Grease the 9" two cake tins with a generous amount of butter and line with the parchment or baking paper.
  3. Lightly spray with oil and dust it with cocoa powder.
  4. In a big mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients and combine well.
  5. In another bowl, gather all the wet ingredients, whisk or beat for 2 minutes.
  6. In a saucepan, bring the orange juice to boil.
  7. Add dry ingredients mixture into the wet mixture. 
  8. Pour HOT orange juice, little by little and mix everything together.
  9. Pour the cake mixture into the two cake tins and bake it for 1 hour or until the center is done or inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely on the wire rack.
  11. Remove the parchment paper and leave it aside.
Chocolate, orange and cream cheese frosting
  1. While the cake is cooling down make the frosting by cream the butter and icing sugar together in a bowl using a mixer.
  2. Add the hot orange juice, cocoa powder, and vanilla, beat with the mixture until well combined.
  3. Add the cream cheese and beat until smooth.
  4. Refrigerate the frosting for half an hour if necessary. 
Assemble the cake
  1. Place the first layer of sponge on a cake stand or plate and frost the first layer.
  2. Stack the second sponge and generously frost the top layer.
  3. We frosted the whole cake, but if you want you can leave the sides of the cake naked.
  4. Decorate the cake with candied orange slices. 

NOTES:

If necessary place the cake for a while in the refrigerator. We did not have to as we live in a very cold climate.

Apart from candied orange slices, we used some christmas decorations for photographic purposes.
Calories
860.42
Fat (grams)
36.27
Sat. Fat (grams)
12.03
Carbs (grams)
128.97
Fiber (grams)
3.46
Net carbs
125.51
Sugar (grams)
95.19
Protein (grams)
7.96
Sodium (milligrams)
770.76
Cholesterol (grams)
47.90
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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18 comments

  1. Many congratulations on completing 1000 th post. That's such a mammoth collection of last 10 year's hard work.
    The cake is perfect to celebrate the occasion and it looks super tempting and gorgeous.
    Chocolate and oranges makes for a killer combo hai na Jagruti.
    Beautiful clicks 👌

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  2. Perfect recipe for the 1000th post. It looks so good. I love your photographs. Very well written post, the FAQ section is very helpful. I will try this recipe soon.

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    1. Thanks Vandana, please do share the feedback with us.

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  3. A perfect indulgence when you're celebrating a milestone. orange pairs so well with chocolate. Whenever I bake a chocolate cake orange is my choice for flavoring. While I don't get orange oil but tend to add zest. Wishing this foodie family lots more delicious posts with tantalizing photos.

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  4. Congratulations on your 1000th post and 10 years of blogging. You inspire me with your amazing blog. How nic eto have your daughter join you. Wishing you continued success dear Jagruti!
    I absolutely love the chocolate and orange flavor combination in that picture perfect cake!

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  5. Congrats on 1000th post and 10th blogversary. Lovely cake to celebrate the ocassion and love the flavours here.

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  6. Accept my congratulations on your 1000th post & wishing you many more to create. The cake looks exceptionally beautiful and inviting. Nothing else could be more better to celebrate 1000th post.

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  7. Many congratulations on completing 1000th post....Hats off to this milestone and kudos to your daughter to take it forward!!
    Chocolate and oranges is a combination you can never go wrong!! This cake is perfect to celebrate the occasion and it looks super yummy 😋

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  8. Congratulations on your 1000th post Jagruti! Chocolate and orange is a flavor made in heaven. It is a complicated flavor and this recipe has nailed it. Beautiful presentation!

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  9. Congratulations on your milestone post jagruti!! cake looks so rustic and gorgeous!!!! Chocolate and orange is such a delectable combo!

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  10. The cake looks awesome. The chocolate and orange are combination made in heaven and loved it.

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