Classic Chocolate Cake & Candied Orange Slices

Classic Chocolate Cake & Candied Orange Slices

A classic chocolate cake, layered with whipped citrus cream cheese frosting and topped with a dusting of sugar and candied oranges. It is a simple, elegant cake that is sure to make a statement this Valentine’s Day. I’m going to admit that I’ve wanted to a do a post like this for quite some time,...Read More »

Ingredients

  • 1 Orange (I used navel oranges for this recipe)
  • Water
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 2¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour milk (1 cup whole milk + 1 tablespoon cider vinegar)
  • ½ cup hot coffee
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons orange infused simple syrup, or plain simple syrup (note: refer to the directions for the Candied Orange Slices for infused simple syrup)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon orange zest
Read the whole recipe on Living The Gourmet