Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

Whisk together the sugar and dry ingredients until no clumps remain.

Whisk together the wet ingredients until completely smooth.

Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Use a rubber spatula to mix and fold the ingredients together until combined.

Pour in the hot coffee and mix carefully until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a parchment-lined loaf pan, then bake until set. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the loaf pan and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Mix together milk chocolate, hot heavy cream, and orange extract until smooth. Then cool until it becomes a spreadable consistency.

Use a serrated knife to cut the mounded top off of the cake. Then, slice the cake layers into three layers. Add almost half of the ganache to the top of the first layer, spreading fully to the edges.

Add the second layer and repeat with ganache, then add the top layer. Use any leftover ganache to fill in any gaps on the sides of the cake.

Chop the semi-sweet chocolate, then pour over heavy whipping cream.

Stir carefully until the mixture becomes a silky smooth, thin chocolate mixture. Cool for a few minutes.

Add the cake to a wire rack with a pan underneath, then very slowly pour the chocolate ganache over top, being sure to get equal coverage over all of the sides.