Happy World Chocolate Day! I love these days that celebrate the finer things in life. I’m celebrating the chocolate day with this decadent eggless chocolate orange cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting and I also made it last week for my best friend’s birthday and everyone at the party wiped it clean within minutes. It’s that good!
Orange and chocolate are one of my favorite combinations. Adding the zest of an entire orange into this cakes make is so flavorful and fun, and obviously delicious!
The cream cheese frosting is an absolute favorite and just imagine adding chocolate to it which makes it ten times richer and tastier! It makes the eggless chocolate orange cake so much better than a normal un-frosted cake. Add some coffee powder in the frosting, which does not only enhance the flavor but also stabilizes the sweet taste of the frosting.
Ingredients for the Eggless Chocolate Orange Cake
This recipe requires you to use Greek yogurt but you can simply go for curd hung overnight. I think yogurt is the best substitute for eggs, but if you’re looking for more, you can also refer to my blog post about all egg substitutes possible!
If you’d like to use condensed milk for this eggless chocolate orange cake, just use one cup of condensed milk instead of the yogurt and 3/4 cup water instead of milk and you’re pretty much sorted!
Also, since the recipe uses orange zest, remember to wash the orange properly, zest only until the orange part, and always extract fresh zest so it can give your chocolate orange cake the perfect orange flavor it deserves!
Tip to bake the eggless chocolate orange cake in Microwave
Wishing to bake the eggless chocolate orange cake in the microwave? All you have to do while baking this cake in the microwave is to reduce the baking time by 25%. So, this cake goes in the microwave convection mode for exactly 22.5 minutes!
Other Orange infused cake recipes that you can try
If you’re not a huge chocolate fan, you can still try out other orange infused recipes, from spiced orange cake to my personal favorite, the orange almond cake, you guys need to try them out right now so your taste buds can feel heavenly. Click here for more!
- 1 and ½ cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cups cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 1 + ¼ cup castor sugar
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (or curd hung overnight)
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups icing sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder
- ½ cup crushed walnuts, to decorate
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Line a 9"round cake tin/ bundt pan with parchment paper
- Whisk cocoa, flour, orange zest, baking soda, baking powder
andespresso powder into a bowl
- In a large bowl, beat together
beatland sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add yogurt and mix well.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients alternating with milk, starting and ending with flour mixture. Mix only until well combined. Don't over mix.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake at 180C for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- To make the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter together for 4-5 minutes.
- While the mixer is running, gradually add sugar, cocoa powder
- Keep beating until the frosting is light, fluffy and smooth.
- Once the cake has cooled completely, cover it with the chocolate frosting and decorate with crushed walnuts.
Hey! Enjoy reading all your posts. I want to try out this cake. Would it be possible for you to share butter and cream cheese quantity in GMs?
Hi, can I substitute milk with orange juice?…. to intensify the orange flavour. Or u think, just the orange zest gives a good enough orange flavour
So made this orange cake today, following the recipe exactly, n happy to share, it had an amazing orange flavour. Not even over powering but was there. Infact was a perfect balance of chocolate, orange, espresso, cream cheese.
Namrata Sopariwala says
Hi, to intensify the orange flavor can i add any orange juice? if yes how much?
Tejeswita Singh says
Your recipe is awesome, tried it yesterday and the cake came out very moist and fluffy.
This is directly going in my collection of recipes.
Hey Tejeswita, thank you soo much! I’m so happy to read that. Keep baking 😀
Dr. Sumeet says
Tried this recipe , tastes good .. but mine too went too dense ..
used Greek yogurt …
What could have gone wrong ..
Wante to know ,as I want to redo this recipe again
Tried this recipe yesterday. It came out to be perfect! This recipe gives a perfect blend of chocolate and orange flavours. A must try for everyone.
Thanks for this amazing recipe Shivesh 🙂
Quick question. I tried this recipe for my husband’s birthday over the weekend. The flavours were just too good but my batter was very thick. Is that how it is supposed to be? I felt the cake was a little hard in texture. Not really moist and I followed the measurements to the dot. Any suggestions?
Hi Shivesh, I love all your recipes, they are my go to no fail recipes. quick check on this one, can i use ‘mosambi’ or ‘sweet lime’ juice instead of orange? Will that work? If not, do you have another recipe with ‘mosambi’ instead?
Is espresso powder mandatory or can it be substituted?
Hi, tried this cake in microwave, but was dense… the top was burnt but the bottom of the cake was still runny. Had to bake it for more than 40minutes in the convection mode of microwave. Where did I go wrong?
I like all your recipes. Tried your eggless chocolate cake as well in microwave, that also took around 40minutes and was not very moist
My friends use your recipes in ovens and their cakes turn out fabulously yummy!!!
Please reply… what I am doing wrong?
Ritu Gaur says
I baked it with a little variation. I used 1/2 cup of refined oil instead of butter, only 1 cup of sugar and two extra tbs of milk and it came out well but needed about 45 mins instead of 30 mins to bake. Came out well.