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How to Make an Easy Chocolate and Orange Torte

Updated on November 29, 2017
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During my spare time I love to be in the kitchen making new dishes but they need to be quick and easy.

5 stars from 1 rating of Chocolate and Orange Torte

A Recipe Sooo Good

This chocolate dessert is absolutely divine. It is a rich, creamy chocolate cake which is off-set with the tang of orange to contrast with the creamy taste. The orange does a fantastic job of removing some of the sickly effect that the heavy topping can create but still compliments it wonderfully.

If you love chocolate cake then you should definitely give chocolate torte a try with this quick and easy recipe.

The basics of this cake do not elaborate on decoration nor embellishments but if you have the time, inclination and skills you definitely jazz up the cake into something even more spectacular.

If you also need some more inspiration for desserts you can find a great selection of dessert recipe books on Amazon. The prices range from basic to premium depending on what your budget is for your cooking hobby.

As you can see from the photo the chocolate torte was so tantalising that the dinner guests couldn't wait to get into it and a great big chunk was taken out before I could even get the camera out. The chocolate torte did not live long past dinner time and there was barely any left the next day!

Let me know what you think of my recipe by leaving a comment.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: 14-16 servings


  • 3/4 lb margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp orange liqueur
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee, brewed
  • 1-1.5 tsp vanilla
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F
  2. Combine margarine, sugar, orange juice, orange liqueur, and coffee in a heavy saucepan over low heat and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Stand to cool.
  3. Whisk in the eggs until combined. Pour into prepared pan (lined with grease-proof paper). Bake 35 to 45 minutes until center is set.
  4. When the torte is baked either leave in a refrigerator overnight or for 4 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories 265
Calories from Fat135
% Daily Value *
Fat 15 g23%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 27 g9%
Sugar 17 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 13 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Equipment Used

Here's what I used to make this oh so good chocolate torte:

  • Saucepan
  • Spatula
  • Whisk or egg beater - they do the same job
  • Flan tin
  • Measuring scales

© 2012 Bobby


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    • Bobski606 profile image

      Bobby 5 years ago from U.K

      Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback!

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Orange and chocolate are great combination for cakes and cookies. However, the orange smell is much stronger and sweet. I love orange very much! Voted up

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      oh..its looks so yummy..Shared

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      ChloeHibb 5 years ago

      Shared! This looks like my dream dessert...

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      LetitiaFT 5 years ago from Paris via California

      Orange & chocolate go so well together. I can imagine the juice does indeed make for a moist cake. Looking forward to this one!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      This is simply delicious! Voted up awesome!

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      Yum yum yum yum yumm!!! I want to go to the mall and buy some..

      Voted up and shared.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Yum this sounds amazing! Kelley

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This sounds so good! I will share this!