Chocolate-orange cake with cream cheese frosting

Cake recipe from 

You need –
For the cake
  • Eggs – 4
  • Caster sugar – 150 grams
  • All-purpose flour – 190 grams
  • Cocoa powder – 50 grams
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil – 100 ml
  • Grated zest of 1 oranges
  • Juice of 1 orange

For the cream cheese frosting
  • Cream cheese – 8 oz
  • Unsalted butter – ½ cup
  • Icing sugar – 2- 2 ½ cups 
  • Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

How to –


Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line a 20cm (8-inch) round cake tin with lightly oiled baking parchment paper.

In a heat proof large bowl place the egg and sugar over a pan if simmering water. Whisk the egg mixture with an electric whisk till creamy and thick
Place the eggs and sugar in a large bowl, over a pan of simmering water. Use an electric whisk to whisk the eggs until creamy and thick, enough to leave a trail when you lift the whisk from the mixture.

Sift in the flour, cocoa baking powder and gently fold in. When the flour is almost mixed in, add the olive oil, orange zest and juice and continue to fold in gently till well combined.
Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 20-25 mins or till done.  Cool in the tin for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


In electric beater beat the cheese ,butter and vanilla essence till light and fluffy. Add the sugar gradually, beating well after each addition till you get the desired thickness.
Once the cake is completely cooled, frost the cake as per your choice and serve.

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