Super Fudgy Chocolate Orange Cake (Eggless)

One Bowl Eggless Fudgy Chocolate Orange Cake is a moist, rich, chocolaty egg free chocolate cake with the subtle flavors of orange in every bite; so subtle, you may even miss it! With a glossy, smooth and creamy chocolate ganache engulfing it, it can become a show stopper or center piece at your next party!

By now, you must know that I am chocolate obsessed! The list of chocolate recipes in my blog is growing by the day. I am afraid I will have to make a separate category for it; oh well, I already have one! Now, isn’t this exciting for all chocolate lovers like me?

With lots of travelling this summer, cooking new recipes and blogging has taken a back seat; but not for too long! Although they are not so regular, sharing my adventures in the kitchen goes on! Right now, I am in my son’s house and when I am with my kids, the normal conversation is: what would you want me to make for you?

Almost always, the first choice is “chocolate cake”!! Their favorite has always been my quick eggless cocoa cupcakes, eggless chocolate beetroot cake or sometimes Hershey’s Deep Dark Chocolate cake recipe.

This time, 2 big bottles of orange juice lying in the refrigerator egged me on to use it soon and when chocolate cake was on the agenda, the baker in me decided to try out the favorite combination of many chocolate lovers: chocolate and orange.

Initially, I was a bit wary of using orange juice in the cake, but well, I was all for experimenting today! While scouting for a fudgy version of chocolate cake, I came across this recipe and the cake looked decadent and fudgy.

I have been trying to avoid eggs in my cakes and cookies and now seemed like a good time to leave it out altogether in this recipe too! I initially thought I would substitute it with yogurt and I did keep aside ¼ cup to add to the batter. But in my excitement to substitute some of the milk in the recipe with orange juice and reducing the quantity of sugar (I have used half white and half brown sugar as I need to finish my packet of brown sugar soon and had very little white sugar in the pantry today), I totally forgot to mix in the yogurt kept aside!

After writing down all my ingredients in my book (adjusting for the changes), measuring, mixing, pouring the batter into the pan and baking, while I was cleaning up the counter, what do you know? A lonesome ¼ cup of yogurt was lying at the other end of the counter (this was not one of my more organized days was it?)!

Well, although I started to panic a bit, I gently placed the yogurt back into the fridge and patiently waited for the cake to rise and bake completely, with my fingers crossed. Once the cake was out of the oven, cooled and glazed with the scrumptious chocolate ganache, I served a piece to my son and husband and waited with bated breath for the comments to pour out!

I did not tell them about the yogurt omission, hoping the compliments would come my way! I even told them not to hold back if it did not taste good, but hey!! They loved the fudgy rich texture, and I was so happy that the forgotten yogurt (substitute for the egg) was not needed after all.

The cake is so rich, fudgy and decadent, even a small piece will satisfy your chocolate craving or indulgence in a flash!

I love chocolate ganache (you can use any icing or frosting or leave it out altogether), so that was going on my cake; the cake tastes amazing even without the ganache. While it is not light as a normal cake, the denseness of the cake makes it feel chocolatier. The subtle flavor of orange is almost missed and the cake is not too sweet that the icing provides the right amount of balance.

The next time, I would love to stir in some orange peel for the added orange aroma. For a totally vegan option, substitute the milk with more orange juice or use just water instead.

So, the next time you need a decadent, fudgy, chocolaty, rich and flavorful cake (egg free), with a mild hint of orange in it, do try this; you will not be disappointed. Keep it refrigerated and it tastes richer by the day.

Fudgy Chocolate Cake with Orange
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4007 calories
507 g
314 g
209 g
51 g
87 g
1311 g
1512 g
313 g
1 g
108 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1311g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4007
Calories from Fat 1846
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 209g
321%
Saturated Fat 87g
437%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Monounsaturated Fat 90g
Cholesterol 314mg
105%
Sodium 1512mg
63%
Total Carbohydrates 507g
169%
Dietary Fiber 26g
102%
Sugars 313g
Protein 51g
Vitamin A
64%
Vitamin C
65%
Calcium
115%
Iron
77%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 ½ cups all purpose flour/maida
  2. ½ cup white sugar
  3. ½ cup brown sugar
  4. ½ cup cocoa powder
  5. 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  6. ½ teaspoon salt
  7. ½ cup milk
  8. ½ cup orange juice
  9. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  10. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  11. ½ cup boiling water mixed with 2 teaspoons of instant coffee powder
For the chocolate ganache
  1. 1 cup cream
  2. 1 cup chopped semi sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour an 8-inch round pan or line with parchment paper and grease and flour the pan. Keep aside.
To make the chocolate cake
  1. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, sugars, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup or a bowl, mix the wet ingredients: milk, juice, oil and vanilla.
  3. Tip this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon.
  4. Add the coffee mixture and mix well until combined and glossy.
  5. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. Spread evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out semi clean. We want a fudgy cake so some cake may be sticking to it.
  7. Remove from oven and keep on cooling rack for about 10 minutes.
  8. Transfer the cake to a wire rack and cool completely.
  9. While the cake is baking and cooling, make the chocolate ganache.
  10. In a small saucepan, heat cream on low heat until hot. Do not boil.
  11. Remove from heat and tip in the chocolate chips or chocolate pieces if using them.
  12. Cover and leave aside for the chocolate to melt.
  13. After a few minutes, give it a good mix with a silicone spatula, mixing slowly and thoroughly until all the chocolate has melted and you have a glossy, shiny, smooth and creamy ganache.
  14. Refrigerate for about 20 to 30 minutes until slightly set.
  15. Pour over the cooled chocolate orange cake and spread all over, allowing the ganache to drip over the side.
  16. Let cool in the refrigerator.
  17. If you want a thicker ganache which you would like to spread, chill at least one hour and spread over the cake.
Note
  1. You can substitute milk for the orange juice, if you do not have juice or do not like the flavor in the cake.
  2. For a healthier cake, substitute half of the flour with whole wheat flour.
  3. To make the cake more fluffy, use 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
  4. You can use any flavor of chocolate in the ganache; semi sweet, milk, dark, white etc.
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Curry and Vanilla http://www.curryandvanilla.com/

How to make Fudgy Chocolate Orange Cake with step-by-step method:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease and flour an 8-inch round pan or line with parchment paper and grease and flour. Keep aside.

To make the chocolate cake:

  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, sugars, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Whisk thoroughly to combine.

  • In a large glass measuring cup or a bowl, mix the wet ingredients: milk, juice, oil and vanilla.

  • Tip this mixture into the dry ingredients.

Stir well with a spoon.

  • Add the coffee mixture and mix well until combined and glossy.

  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. Spread evenly.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out semi clean. We want a fudgy cake so some cake may be sticking to it.

  • Remove from oven and keep on cooling rack for about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the cake to a wire rack and cool completely.

To make the Chocolate Ganache:

  • While the cake is baking and cooling, make the chocolate ganache.
  • In a small saucepan, heat cream on low heat until hot. Do not boil.

  • Remove from heat and tip in the chocolate chips or chocolate chunks, if using them.

  • Cover and leave aside for the chocolate to melt.
  • After a few minutes, give it a good mix with a silicone spatula, mixing slowly and thoroughly until all the chocolate has melted and you have a glossy, shiny, smooth and creamy ganache.

  • Refrigerate for about 20 to 30 minutes until slightly set.
  • Pour over the cooled chocolate orange cake and spread all over, allowing the ganache to drip over the side.

  • Let cool.
  • If you want a thicker ganache which you would like to spread, chill at least one hour and spread over the cake.
  • Once the ganache has set, cut into slices and enjoy!!

  • For a more decadent experience, chill in the refrigerator and enjoy!

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14 comments

    • Vanitha says:

      Thanks a lot 🙂 I agree with you totally. I have made so many cakes and cookies without eggs and they taste so amazing! Now any bake that I want to try, I look for ways to substitute the eggs in them!

  1. Archana Palan says:

    Hi, loved ur recipe. Will like to give it a try soon. I personally love choc – orange combination. Can curd be replaced my milk? What should be the measurement?

    • curryandvanilla says:

      Thanks so much Archana 🙂 Yes, you can replace curd for milk; it should give a moist texture to the cake; measurement is the same as milk. Do let me know how this turns out 🙂

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