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Choco orange swirl cake

Choco Orange swirl cake | Chocolate Orange zest cake

Choco orange swirl cake is an interesting cake recipe made by infusing flavorful orange zest in the delicious chocolate cake.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Global
Servings 10 cake
Calories 140 kcal


  • 8" square cake pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula


  • 1 ½ cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Baking salt
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 3 Whole eggs
  • ¾ cup Sugar (powdered)
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup Hot water (boiling heat)
  • 2 tbsp Butter (soft room temp.)
  • 1 tbsp Orange zest



  • Scrap the zest of an orange. We need around 1 tbsp of it. Keep aside.
  • Next, take 2tbsp of cocoa powder in a small bowl.
  • Add 1/4 cup of hot boiling water in it and mix quickly. Mix well to make the choco paste. Keep aside.


  • In a large mixing bowl, take 3 whole eggs and beat well with a whisk. Do not overbeat the eggs.
  • Gradually add 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and mix with the eggs. Add 1/4 cup at a time. Mix until the sugar dissolves in eggs completely.
  • Next add 2 tbsp of soft butter(at room temperature), a tsp of vanilla essence (optional) and mix.
  • Place a metal strainer on top of the bowl we are using and add 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour (Do not scoop. Spoon &fill).
  • Next add a tsp of baking powder, 1/2 tsp of baking soda and 1/4 tsp of salt.
  • Sift the contents into the egg-sugar-butter mixture directly.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients with a spatula using the cut and fold method.
  • Mix the batter without any lumps.
  • Next, separate the cake batter into 1/3rd and 2/3rd portions.
  • Add the choco paste we prepared with the 2/3rd portion of the batter and mix well. Keep aside.
  • Mix the orange zest with the remaining 1/3rd portion of the batter.
  • How to bake Choco orange swirl cake:
  • I used an 8" square cake pan. You may use a round pan or medium-sized loaf pan also.
  • Grease the pan and lay the butter paper.
  • Fill the choco batter first on the sides of the pan like this.
  • Next, fill the orange zest batter between the choco batter.
  • Make swirls gently with a fork. Feel free to make your own designs.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 360F(180°C).
  • Bake the cake for 30 to 40mins. Check the cake after 30mins by inserting a toothpick. When it comes clean stop baking.
  • Flip the cake and let it cool on a rack or plate.
  • Serve with hot coffee for a satisfying snack. You may top it with your favorites if you like.



1) You can use a round or a square 8" cake pan.
2) Use 2tbsp of orange juice along with a zest for more intense orange flavored swirl cake.
3) If you want to have the toppings, some interesting choices are nut bits, powdered sugar, choco syrup, and caramel sauce for a beautiful glaze.


Calories: 140kcal
Keyword Choco orange swirl cake, kids treat, marble, party cake, swirl cake
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