Tuesday, October 20, 2009

chocolate-orange layer cake

This is heavenly and fun to make in the fall!
1 1/2 pkg. (8oz each) cream cheese softened
6 Tbsp. butter softened
6 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. orange zest
12 drops orange food coloring
2 baked chocolate layers (8 inch) cooled
3 squares BAKERS semi-sweet baking chocolate
1/2 of 80z tub of cool whip whipping topping (do not thaw)

Beat first 5 ingredients with mixer until will blended. Cut each cake horizontally into 2 layers. Stack on plate, spreading 3/4 cup of frosting between each layer. Frost top and sides with remaining frosting. Microwave chocolate and cool whip on high for 2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each minute. Cool 15 minutes and then spread over the top of cake, allowing the excess to drizzle down the sides. keep refrigerated.


  1. Sounds good, I am a fool for orange chocolate!

  2. What a great photo of the Chocolate-Orange Layer Cake. I really want a piece right now...thanks