Decadent Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe

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Decadent Chocolate Orange Cake
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat two 8 inch round cake pans with cooking spray, and line bottoms with parchment paper.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, remove zest from oranges in strips. Place in food processor, and coarsely chop, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl. Add 1/3 cup sugar and blend until peel is minced. Add 1/4 cup marmalade, and pulse until mixture is pureed. Transfer to a large bowl. Add 3/4 cup unsalted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream mixture until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 cup sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda into small bowl. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the orange juice, mixing just until incorporated. Divide batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  5. For the Chocolate Ganache: Bring cream and butter to simmer in heavy large saucepan. Remove from heat, add chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  6. For Orange Cream Cheese Filling: in a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 2 tablespoons marmalade.
  7. To assemble cake: Cut each cake into 2 layers. Place 1 layer on plate. Spread filling on the bottom cake. Pour hot ganache over bottom layer, let cool slightly. Top with second cake layer. Spread with filling. Pour hot ganache over second layer. Repeat for third layer. Top with fourth cake layer. Pour remaining ganache over entire cake for a shiny finish. Refrigerate uncovered cake until ganache is a hard coating.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 6765.24 Kcal (28325 kJ)
Calories from fat 3578.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 397.65g 612%
Cholesterol 1379.56mg 460%
Sodium 819.43mg 34%
Potassium 1487.09mg 32%
Total Carbs 826.58g 276%
Sugars 477.91g 1912%
Dietary Fiber 29.36g 117%
Protein 59.11g 118%
Vitamin C 100.5mg 168%
Vitamin A 2.3mg 76%
Iron 53.2mg 296%
Calcium 502.8mg 50%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 369.56 Kcal (1547 kJ)
Calories from fat 195.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.72g 612%
Cholesterol 75.36mg 460%
Sodium 44.76mg 34%
Potassium 81.24mg 32%
Total Carbs 45.15g 276%
Sugars 26.11g 1912%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 117%
Protein 3.23g 118%
Vitamin C 5.5mg 168%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 76%
Iron 2.9mg 296%
Calcium 27.5mg 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 167.6
  • 195

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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