Chocolate and oranges are a match made in heaven! This is literally the best chocolate cake recipe to make when celebrating a special occasion and you really can’t go wrong from tucking into a slice of a classic chocolate cake!

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

 215 g plain flour
 45 g cocoa powder
 1 tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp salt
 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
 240 ml milk
 215 g caster sugar
 110 ml oil
 2 tsp orange extract
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
 250 g icing sugar
 250 g unsalted butter
 50 g cocoa powder
 2 tsp orange extract

1

Preheat the oven to 160C and line a 6 inch cake tin with baking paper.

2

Sieve plain flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix well.

3

Add the apple cider vinegar to the milk and let it sit for 2 minutes. Then add the caster sugar and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.

4

Add the oil and whisk for about 5 minutes until the oil is no longer seen.

5

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk with a spatula so that the mixture is well combined.

6

Add the batter to a cake tin and cook for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
7

Use a stand mixer to beat the butter on medium speed until butter becomes creamy, it usually takes about 5-8 minutes. Then add 100g of the icing sugar and beat for another 2 minutes and then add the cocoa powder and orange extract.

8

Add the remaining icing sugar and beat for another 2 minutes. Add more icing sugar or cocoa powder if the frosting is too thin or a tablespoon of milk if the frosting is too thick.

9

Add a layer of buttercream frosting in between each of the layers and then cover the outside of the cake with the frosting as well.

Ingredients

 215 g plain flour
 45 g cocoa powder
 1 tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp salt
 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
 240 ml milk
 215 g caster sugar
 110 ml oil
 2 tsp orange extract
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
 250 g icing sugar
 250 g unsalted butter
 50 g cocoa powder
 2 tsp orange extract

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 160C and line a 6 inch cake tin with baking paper.

2

Sieve plain flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix well.

3

Add the apple cider vinegar to the milk and let it sit for 2 minutes. Then add the caster sugar and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.

4

Add the oil and whisk for about 5 minutes until the oil is no longer seen.

5

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk with a spatula so that the mixture is well combined.

6

Add the batter to a cake tin and cook for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
7

Use a stand mixer to beat the butter on medium speed until butter becomes creamy, it usually takes about 5-8 minutes. Then add 100g of the icing sugar and beat for another 2 minutes and then add the cocoa powder and orange extract.

8

Add the remaining icing sugar and beat for another 2 minutes. Add more icing sugar or cocoa powder if the frosting is too thin or a tablespoon of milk if the frosting is too thick.

9

Add a layer of buttercream frosting in between each of the layers and then cover the outside of the cake with the frosting as well.

Chocolate Orange Cake
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