Tuesday 20 December 2011

We Should Cocoa - Christmas Chocolate Orange Cake

This months christmassy We Should Cocoa is Orange.


Hosted by Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog.

Also lovely.

So many millions of combinations, so much choice..........endless possibilities!

So I went with chocolate orange cake. Adventurous? okay, not so exciting but delicious and classic right?!

I used an orange drizzle cake for extra tang and moist-ness. I substituted icing sugar for the caster sugar in the drizzle ingredients - It makes it silkier. Yum!

I made Chocolate butter cream from Crazy Cupcake Gem, but I substituted the chocolate for Terry's Chocolate Orange to make it orangey (literally the most amazing chocolate ever!). This blog is great, really super Christmas cupcake ideas!

1. Make the cake.

2. Pour over the drizzle.

3. Slather with buttercream.

4. I topped with fondant snowflakes with a pearly finish.

Happy Christmas everyone!


  1. What a LOVELY cake! I DO love my plunger snowflake cutters and use them all the time ~ they look lovely on your cake!

  2. That cake looks so good. I love the idea of terry's chocolate orange butter icing. Unfortunately I'm the only one in my family who loves chocolate and orange(fools!) so i never get the chance to use those flavours together.

  3. Oh yes, truly classic. I'd love a slice. Or two. Or three.

  4. This looks beautifully festive and sounds delicious. I like the contrast of colours in the cake and buttercream. A lovely entry for WSC, thank you.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and hope you get lots of chocolate ;-)

  5. This looks lovely! And terry's chocolate orange in the buttercream sounds wonderful.

  6. That looks fantastic, I especially love the snowflake decorations! Brill job, thanks for taking part ;0)


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