April 04, 2021

Easter Calendar 2021 - rich chocolate cake with twist of coffee & orange


Today it is Easter Sunday, which is the fourth day in the Danish Easter vacation.

And to day it is time to bake rich indulgent chocolate cake. You can either bake this cake as the usual one big cake or I decided to bake this chocolate cake in small pieces, so I ended up with 16 pieces of chocolate cake. 

I have found this recipe in the weekly magazine "Hendes Verden" (issue 8 / 2021). The original recipe consist of a chocolate cake with a topping butter, coconut and coffee. As I found, that the cake dough already contains 200 g butter, and a topping with another 100 g butter, I decided to bake the cake without making the topping. 

I also decided to give the cake a orange twist, both from using dark chocolate with orange flavour and orange zest.

Rich chocolate cake with twist of coffee & orange: - 16 small cakes
  • 200 g butter
  • 150 g dark chocolate -medium chopped
  • 2½ tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 organic orange - only the zest
  • 175 g (cake) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 1½ strong coffee - made from 1 teaspoon with top of instant coffee
  1. Heat up the oven to 180'C.
  2. Melt the butter in a cooking pot. Add in the cocoa powder and chopped dark chocolate into the melted butter. Melt the chocolate.
  3. Add the sugar, orange zest and eggs into a medium sized mixing bowl. Whip into a foamy mass.
  4. Stir in the melted butter-chocolate mass into the egg-sugar mass.
  5. Afterwards add into the flour, baking powder, vanilla sugar and strong coffee. Mix everything together.
  6. Fill the cake dough into one large or silicone form with with small individual forms.
  7. Bake the smaller cakes at 180'C for 20 minutes and the large cake at 180'C for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Check that the cake is baked, before taking it out of the oven.
  9. Cool down the cake, before it is served.

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