How to make Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake

This Gooey Chocolate Orange cake is moist, soft and absolutely delicious! Follow my easy step by step recipe for Chocolate Orange heaven! The perfect tray bake cake for parties and gatherings.

Chocolate orange cake

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Family Favourite

It was devoured by my lot in under 10 minutes, there was even a squabble over the last piece…if that’s not high praise, I don’t know what is! The secret is the fresh Orange zest, don’t be tempted to use Orange essence, the result will not be the same.

Tray Bake Cakes

If like me, you have a large family, you’ll know that small batch baking lasts all of five minutes! Tray bakes are a god send. Not just for large families but also for parties, gatherings, or for a lazy Sunday afternoon when all you feel like doing is stuffing your face and watching a movie!

This easy and substantial cake is the perfect easy bake for hungry tummy’s!

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Chocolate orange cake recipe

How to make Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake

Ingredients

  • Margarine or butter
  • Caster sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Orange zest
  • Self Raising Flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking powder

For the Topping

  • Icing Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Water
  • Orange zest
  • Orange segments

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 160°c
  • Cream the margarine and sugar
  • Add the eggs, orange zest & milk, mix well.
  • Whisk in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  • Line a 12 x 9 inch pan and spoon in the cake batter, smooth over and pop in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool.

Chocolate orange cake recipe

  • To make the icing, mix the icing sugar, Cocoa powder and water together until you have a thick gloopy consistency. Spread over the cool cake, sprinkle with Orange Zest .
  • Decorate with Orange/Tangerine segments.

Why you’ll love this Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake

  1. Budget Friendly- Low cost Ingredients you likely already have in the Cupboard
  2. Easy- Not difficult at all, follow the simple steps for a successful bake
  3. Quick- Prepped, Baked and served all within 45 minutes
  4. Delicious- Light and Fluffy! A much loved favourite in my Children’s packed lunches

Chocolate orange cake recipe

How to Store Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake

Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake will keep for 4-5 days if stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

Want to freeze it? No problem, just wrap the cooled cake in cling film, pop it in a freezer bag for up to 3 months *If you intend to freeze the cake, do so un-iced. To decorate your Tray Bake Cake, thaw at room temperature, once defrosted, apply the Icing.

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Hand mixer, Spatula, baking liners, glass baking dish

Chocolate Orange tray bake cake

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 230 g Margarine or butter
  • 230 g Caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 75 ml milk
  • 4 tsp Orange zest
  • 180 g self raising flour
  • 50 g Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder

Icing Ingredients

  • 250 g Icing Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 4-5 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Orange zest
  • 12 Orange segments

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 160°cCream the margarine and sugar

Add the eggs, orange zest & milk, mix well.

Whisk in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.

Line a 12 x 9 inch pan and spoon in the cake batter, smooth over and pop in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool.

To make the icing, mix the icing sugar, cocoa powder and water together until you have a thick gloopy consistency. Spread over the cool cake, sprinkle with Orange Zest . Decorate with Orange segments.

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