Fudgy Chocolate Orange Ganache Cake
I made this cake for my friend’s birthday whose favourite ever chocolate is Terry’s chocolate orange. The sponge is chocolate orange itself, made using a recipe I use time and time again. It includes boiled oranges, which keep the cake so lovely and moist and which also prolongs its life, keeping it fresh for well over a week. It happens also to be gluten free, given the absence of flour and the use of ground almonds in its replacement.
I love making celebration cakes and experimenting with different sized cake tins and fillings. For this cake I used two 15cm/6 inch cake tins, slightly smaller than I would use normally but these made the cake taller, which I think looks really impressive and gives that wow factor.
I made a milk chocolate buttercream to sandwich the two layers together and provide a layer for the dark chocolate and orange ganache to stick to. It was finished with dark and milk chocolate shavings, dark chocolate vermicelli and edible gold sprinkles, to add a shot of colour and lift it.
A great cake for a birthday or a party, it looks really impressive on a cake stand, given its height.