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This cake has quickly become my new favorite. It’s definitely on my top 3 lists of favorite cakes. My German Chocolate Cake and Black Forest Cake are included in that list and it’s hard to even say which one has the top honor, they are all so good.
Chocolate and orange have always been a great flavor combination, but the addition of the spices and orange peel in this cake really take the flavors up to a whole new level.
The inspiration for this cake came when I received my monthly Degustabox. This month’s box had Loacker chocolate orange wafer cookies inside. I right away knew I had to do some sort of chocolate and orange flavored cake.
The chocolate frosting for this cake is very thick. The best way to work with it is to use a warmed offset metal cake spatula run under hot water, then wiped dry. The heat will make the frosting more malleable and easy to spread. Repeat this process until the whole cake has been frosted. Decorate the cake with remaining frosting anyway you’d like. I garnished mine with candied orange peel, Loacker chocolate orange wafers and a little sea salt.
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