Recipe video: 1 Bowl Chocolate Orange Cake

This is a perfect cake or those sudden cake and chocolate cravings. It is a lovely moist cake with the aromas of orange coming through in the avatars of marmalade and orange zest, complimenting the smooth dark chocolate ganache beautifully. Make the cake on a lazy afternoon or just an hour before your impromptu party, and bask in the glory of the oohing and aahing of your guests.  

1 Bowl Chocolate and Orange Cake


  • 180 gms. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 80 gms. cocoa
  • 180 gms. brown sugar (I used demerara)
  • 200 gms. butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. orange marmalade
  • Zest of 1 orange, chopped julienne
  • Juice of 1 orange, freshly squeezed
  • 100 gms. good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add the eggs and beat again until smooth and frothy.
  3. Add the marmalade and beat again, very briefly, just to combine.
  4. Sieve in the flour, baking powder, and cocoa. Fold in light movements.
  5. Add the orange juice to adjust the consistency. The batter should be thick but easy to pour.
  6. Pour into a greased and lined baking tin of choice. (I used an 8-inch round, loose-bottomed tin) and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees centigrade for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  7. Invert the cake onto a serving dish and leave to cool.
  8. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a microwave or on a double boiler. Add the cream and mix to obtain a smooth and glossy ganache.
  9. Pour over the cooled cake and spread in a deliberate haphazard fashion to show off the sensual curves of the ganache. Allow the ganache to drip along the sides of the cake.
  10. Decorate with orange zest julienne.

Comments (17)

  1. Curry Spice November 16, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Im feeling deprived. I actually live next door to you. I cant watch this. Its beautifully shot.

  2. Divya Kudua November 16, 2011 at 4:03 am

    One word-Awesome!!Feel like baking this cake right now.Two of my favorite flavors,chocolate and orange-YUM!

  3. Paaka Shaale November 16, 2011 at 5:30 am

    The cake looks absolutely delectable. The chocolate and orange combo is always irresistible

  4. Ansh November 16, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I must thank Rhea for directing me to your wonderful blog. Chocolate and orange is always umm umm good together!

  5. Hamaree Rasoi November 16, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Cake looks to be simply awesome. Wish I was there to have a taste o it :)!

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Nags November 17, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    have i said I LOVE your videos? so delicious-looking!!

  7. Triveni Shilotri-Raje November 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    This looks amazing Saee!! Cant wait to bake it myself 🙂
    I was wondering if you could also show us some sugar crafted cakes..

  8. Triveni Shilotri-Raje November 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    This looks amazing Saee!! Cant wait to bake it myself 🙂
    I was wondering if you could also show us some sugar crafted cakes..

  9. Sandya November 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    i baked this 2 days after my birthday!!! but just had to re-cepebrate life with such awesumness!!! Thanks a bunch!!

  10. Rekha K November 19, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Lovely recipe..came out of the must tryout in my list

  11. monika singh November 19, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Looks Yummmmmy !!Will let u all know the results of my try !!Waiting to bake it sooooon !!

  12. Nidhi February 27, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Hi…im going to bake this cake tomorrow for my nephews birthday…but i had a small query…i have a fan assisted oven so do i bake the cake at 180 degrees or reduce the temp to around 160 degrees…..thanks.

  13. Seetha June 14, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Hi Saee,

    This recipe of yours in Youtube made me glued to it like a magnet till the end of the video. It looks sooo yummy. Cant wait to get my hands down to baking it right away. Its just sooo tempting and yummy-licious…..
    But, I do have a query though, can I know the exact type of cream you use for this particular recipe? Tx a bunch 😀

  14. Henoch Michael February 25, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I have only one question, Saee. What groove in the stove should I bake the cake?

  15. Loganayaki November 27, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Very delicious recipe!! loved it.

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