Orange and Chocolate Cake

Orange and Chocolate Cake all dressed up and ready for a party! from #dietersdownfall.comOrange and Chocolate Cake with Whipped Ganache Frosting and Chocolate Covered Tangerine Slices

Are you a fan of Orange and Chocolate? If not, you’re about to become one!

This is a Vegan Cake that is rich and moist and has a wonderful balance of the orange and chocolate flavors. My husband and I love our “traditional” cake made with butter, eggs, and milk, however, in my never-ending quest to make new recipes, I decided to give this vegan thing a try.

Orange and Chocolate Cake with Dried Orange Peels and Chocolate dipped tangerine slices. from #dietersdownfall.comI was thrilled with the cake.

However, I then went and covered it with a whipped cream frosting, resulting in it loosing all the value of being vegan. If you’re looking for a great vegan frosting, head on over to my friend Lisa’s Blog for her recipe.

Honestly, I’m only human and wasn’t really thinking it through when I picked this frosting.

Orange and Chocolate Cake all dressed up and ready for a party! from #dietersdownfall.comHowever, I LOVED the frosting!

It was light and fluffy and the chocolate flavor was great! I divided this cake into quarters and gave 3/4 away and everyone who had some loved it!

Vegan Orange and Chocolate Zebra Cake topped with a Whipped Ganache Frosting and Chocolate dipped tangerines. from #dietersdownfall.comDo you love that zebra look inside?

That’s from adding the cake batter a quarter cup at a time in the pan. Instead of marbling the two together, I added the batter in “rings” and it looks amazing on the inside! I love it!

Take a big ol' bite out if this amazing Orange and Chocolate Cake. from #dietersdownfall.comAre you ready to dig in?

You should!

Orange and Chocolate Cake
It was a great day with Orange and Chocolate came together to create an amazing flavor combination.
  1. Frost your cold cake with the Whipped Ganache Frosting and place it into the fridge.
  2. Peel your tangerines and set the "pretty" ones aside. Discard any that are ripped or disfigured.
  3. Melt you chocolate chips in a bowl and stir until smooth.
  4. Dip your tangerine segments into the chocolate, shake off the excess and place it on to a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Do a majority facing the same direction (for the outer perimeter) and a few dipped in the opposite direction for the inner design.
  5. Remove the cake and add the chocolate dipped tangerines to the top of the cake. Add some candied orange peel to the cake as well.
  6. Cut and serve.

Vegan Orange and Chocolate Zebra Cake. Very delicious, very moist. You'll never know it was vegan. from #dietersdownfall.comGet the full recipe for the Orange and Chocolate Vegan Cake HERE.








Chocolate and Cream. It's a beautiful marriage that makes an amazing whipped frosting. from #dietersdownfall.comGet the recipe for the Ganache Frosting HERE.









Sugar Free Orange Peels


Sugar Free Orange Peel Recipe HERE.







Sugared Orange and Lemon Peels are a fun and delicious snack during the Holidays. from #dietersdownfall.comRecipe for Sugared Orange Peel HERE.



  1. WHOOOOAAAAA MAH GAWD. Now all I want to do is cover my oranges in chocolate. That looks amazeballs. Also thanks for linking to my ermine frosting! ^__^

  2. This cake is stunning!! What a lovely combo :)

  3. Yum! I love orange and chocolate. And I love that you made it zebra, it looks so pretty.

  4. I love the combo of orange and chocolate and don’t eat it often enough. Your cake looks so pretty. I’d love to have a slice right now! Pinning:)

  5. My husband likes chocolate and orange together – chocolate chip cookies with orange zest are one of this favorites.

  6. This cake sounds so delicious and looks beautiful!!!!

  7. I love this cake Karyn it is so gorgeous!

  8. That is such a beautiful cake!! And the flavor combo sounds incredible!

  9. Wow. Simply put.
    I do have a non picture related question for you do you get that mailing list banner at the top of your website? I see them everywhere but am not sure what to call them or how to Google it. Thanks.

  10. I love the candies orange peel on top! Awesome looking cake that I am checking out from moonlight and mason jars :-)

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      thanks so much for stopping by. I almost didn’t add the peels. I wasn’t sure if it was getting too busy on top of the cake. Glad I put them on.

  11. Yum, I love the chocolate covered mandarin! Thanks for linking up at The Weekend Retreat! Hope tosee you back on Thursday!!

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