Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

A super easy chocolate orange cake to make. It’s moist and requires only 1 bowl. Just combine all ingredients, mix, and bake.

This is a fantastic recipe! The orange flavour is a subtle flavour but really good, it’s quite addictive and not too sweet.

You can’t but love the moist, lovely orange and chocolate taste of this cake. I love making this recipe!


  • 220 grams self-raising flour
  • 30 grams of cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 200 grams of softened butter
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 100 grams of milk chocolate, grated
  • grated rind of 2 oranges
  • juice of 2 oranges pulp-free (approximately 180-200 ml)


Cook’s note

*A cake tester can be anything from a wooden skewer to a toothpick.  Insert to the center of the cake and remove it.  Your cake is ready if the skewer comes out clean.  If there are any crumbs attached to the skewer, place the cake back into the oven for several more minutes.

*I used my Nordic ware heritage loaf pan. Just note, the quantity above is too much for the heritage loaf pan.  You will need to reduce accordingly or perhaps make some mini cupcakes with the remaining batter.


Step 1. Heat oven to 170°.   Grease a 23cm round cake tin generously with butter.

Add all the ingredients into a large bowl.  Mix well for at least 2 minutes until well combined.  Pour into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top.

Step 2

Bake in preheated oven for approximately 35-40 minutes or until cooked through and your cake tester comes out clean.  Rest for 5 minutes and then transfer onto a wire rack to completely cool.

Dust lightly with icing sugar and decorate with fresh orange segments.

chocolate orange cake

Traditional Slices

chocolate orange mini cakes

Chocolate Orange Mini Cakes

Why you will love this cake:

1 bowl recipe
Perfectly Sweet
Jaffa flavour
Simple and delicious

Not feeling like chocolate right now, try my classic orange tea cake.  It’s fluffy and light, you can almost eat half of it alone.

– Sahtan – Enjoy In Good Health