Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

So very decadent, yet easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Stir in the chocolate, Cointreau and grated zest.
  5. Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder and fold into the chocolate mixture, alternately with the milk.
  6. Divide the batter among 6 non stick muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of one muffin comes out clean.
  8. Turn onto a wire rack and cool.
  9. Double ganache icing- Place chocolate in a metal bowl.
  10. Put the cream into a saucepan and bring just to a boil.
  11. Pour cream over chocolate.
  12. Let stand 2-3 minutes and then stir until smooth.
  13. Set aside half of the mixture in a warm place and refrigerate the remainder until cold but not solid, about 20 minutes.
  14. Beat the cooled ganache mixture with an electric beater until spreadable.
  15. Spread over the tops of the cooled cakes and chill until firm, about 15 minutes.
  16. When firm, pour over the remaining chocolate cream mixture.
  17. Allow to set, about 5 minutes.
  18. Serve with a dollop of cream or candied orange zest or your choice.

Reviews

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We adore the dark chocolate - orange flavor combination. The recipe doesn't specify what kind of dark chocolate or cocoa to use. To suit my taste, I used half semi-sweet and half bittersweet chocolate for both the cake and icing and unsweetened cocoa powder. I substituted Triple Sec (which we had) for the Cointreau (which we didn't have). I have never made ganache before and couldn't picture pouring the warm liquid portion over the cold whipped mixture so I took the easy way out and chilled all of it. My only disappointment was the cakes came out a bit dry after cooking 30 minutes. I will absolutely make this again but I think I would prefer a single cake version. Thanks, Evie* for this "to die for desert" !

Lorac October 14, 2002

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