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!


  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, 50%
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¾ cup Greek Style Plain 2% Yogurt
  • 1 ⅓ cup plain flour

Chocolate ganache

  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, 50% chopped
  • 5 ounces Greek Style Plain 2% Yogurt
  • Extra zest and chocolate to decorate


To make the cakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and line 12-14 medium-sized cupcake tins* with cupcake papers or baking paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter together.
  3. Place the & sugar into a food processor and whizz until mixed.
  4. Add the cocoa, soda, flour, zest, milk & yogurt and pulse until just mixed.
  5. Pour in the melted butter and chocolate.
  6. Spoon into the prepared tins and bake for 20-25 mins.
  7. Test with a skewer, and once cooked through, allow to cool.

To make the ganache:

  1. Melt chocolate over a bowl of boiled water.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the yogurt until smooth.
  3. 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 9" cake tin with baking paper, and alter cooking time to 50-55 minutes.