Chocolate & Orange Cake

Chocolate & Orange Cake

These fuss free orange chocolate cakes make a simple yet luxurious treat. The ganache is made from yogurt rather than cream, so you’ll feel extra good about dishing up dessert!



  • 100g butter
  • 100g dark chocolate, 50%
  • 1 ½ cups (300gm) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (40g) cocoa
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ⅓ cup (170g) plain flour
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest
  • ¾ cup (175ml) milk
  • ¾ cup (175ml) Chocolate Swirl Flavour Yogurt or Vanilla

Chocolate ganache:

  • 150g dark chocolate, 50% chopped
  • 150g Greek Style Unsweetened Yogurt
  • Extra zest and chocolate to decorate


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line medium-sized cupcake tins* with cupcake papers or baking paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter together.
  3. Place the eggs & sugar into a food processor and whizz until mixed.
  4. Add the cocoa, baking soda, flour, orange zest, milk & yogurt and pulse until just mixed.
  5. Pour in the melted butter and chocolate and mix briefly.
  6. Spoon into the prepared tins and bake for 20-25 minutes*.
  7. Test with a skewer, and once cooked through, allow to cool.
  8. To make the ganache, melt chocolate over a bowl of boiled water.
  9. Remove from the heat and stir in the yogurt until smooth.
  10. Spread over the cakes immediately and leave to set. Decorate with extra orange zest and chocolate chunks or grated chocolate.

*To create a full sized cake instead of mini cakes, line a 23cm cake tin with baking paper, and alter cooking time to 50-55 minutes.