This fudgy chocolate cake with orange frosting is perfect for Halloween!
This cake is super moist and very chocolatey, it’s perfect for any time of the year! But the fun decorations are perfect for a spook-tacular Halloween!
Halloween is one of my favourite holidays as it means that I can get creative in the kitchen, and bake lots of spooky treats! You can always come up with something new for Halloween. Make ghosts, pumpkins, ghouls, zombies, witches and wizards! Speaking of witches, have you seen my Halloween Wicked Witch Finger Cookies? They look so realistic and they’re very popular on the blog!
What are you dressing up as this year? I don’t usually dress up (boring I know) and I’m still not sure what are our plans for Halloween, but we have decorated the house and I will baking lots of fun treats!
This year I decided to share with you my favourite chocolate cake recipe, but decorated with Halloween colours and fun! The cake is very chocolatey and fudgy, the sponge is super moist as it’s soaked with orange juice, and the chocolate orange combination is extremely delicious.
To decorate the cake I used orange and black frosting, and made cute pumpkins on it. The cake does kind of bring the scary level down a bit, as the pumpkins are not really spooky, they’re cute actually. And that made me fall in love with this cake. I made cute smiling pumpkins with the frosting, but you can always make different faces and probably something that’s a bit scary!
Now you’re gonna love this, but can you believe that I baked this cake in my Redmond Multicooker? I always bake in it, and the bakes always turn out absolutely beautiful! It’s so easy to bake in it as the ceramic bowl that the cake is baked in has a non-stick coating and it comes in the perfect size for cakes.
And the most important feature about this multicooker is that it comes with 3D heating, which means that the heat is distributed evenly when baking so you get a perfectly baked cake, that is baked through from every side. I baked this on the “Bake” programme for 50 minutes. To read my full Multicooker Redmond review, follow this link. I use the Redmond RMC-M150 and strongly recommend it.
I also use my multicooker to make loads of different delicious dishes, such as pilaffs, soups, stews, casseroles, rice, slow cooked meals and even mulled wine! I would recommend this multicooker to everyone, but especially to people who have small kitchens as this gadget does the job of many other gadgets such as a soup maker, rice cooker and even an oven! It’s also a great saving, as you will only be buying one gadget instead of many.
Give this wonderful chocolate orange cake a try, and once you put the cake together you’ll get a fantastic Halloween cake on hands. I love it and I know you will too!
- 1¾ cups (220g) all-purpose flour
- 1¾ cup (350g) granulated sugar
- ¾ cup (65g) cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup (240ml) milk
- ½ cup (120ml) vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup (240ml) water
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups caster sugar
- 5 tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- food colouring
- Orange essence (for the orange frosting)
- To soak the cake sponge:
- 1 cup orange juice
- Slightly grease the Multicooker non-stick bowl with cooking spray.
- In a medium sized bowl sift together the flour, sugar, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the milk together with the oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients in the wet ingredients and the water, but do not over mix. You will notice that the batter is very thin.
- Pour the batter into the Multicooker bowl, and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the centre of the cake.
- To make the frosting, beat the butter with the caster sugar, cream and vanilla (or orange extract). Add in food colouring and mix very well. You can also add salt to taste.
- Let cake cool down completely before getting in out. After you get it out, cut it in half, soak each half with ½ cup of orange juice and frost it.
This post is in collaboration with Redmond. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Little Sunny Kitchen happen. All opinions are my own.