yes it saparets, yes u have to beat the eggs very well (better to separate the eggs, beat yolk and mix into the melted chocolate mix, beat whites and fold in), but I really liked the tast. Will make a very nice tart filling...
Dark Chocolate Orange Cake
RyeAxl Posted: 02/08/09
Kellakella Posted: 03/04/09
I have made this recipe twice now and everyone has liked it. It has come out shorter than I would like, but it has been very good. I did read the comments first, and I beat the eggs for at least 10 minutes with a stand mixer and bake for 30 minutes. The last time I made it, I made an error and forgot to put the cocoa/corn starch in and had to stir it in after the batter was in the pan, and it still turned out well. It is a very light cake and I would recommend it.
TaraTubb Posted: 12/26/08
I made this cake for Christmas dinner, oops. Should have made something I was more familiar with because this cake was a disaster. I didn't have any problems with the leaky foil, but the cake never set. I cooked it for about 35 minutes but it was still wobbly and starting to burn so I took it out. I refrigerated it for 6 hours and it still did not set. It had a nice taste but the consistency was more like a mouse than cake. I would probably not make it again.
mandajo Posted: 08/31/09
It tastes great. I would just call it a pudding rather than a cake. A lot of work for a little yummy pudding.
JeannetteI Posted: 06/14/10
I agree that the recipe would benefit from better technique and directions for handling the eggs, but as I took the advice from previous reviews, I had great success with this recipe! I will definitely make this one again. I also second the motion to serve this cake with the orange sorbet.
LuvItHealthy Posted: 03/16/10
Wow - all these comments scared me before trying this recipe, I am the worst baker EVER. But I was determined to make this for my bf's bday. Turned out great! Nothing close to pudding or mousse, it was a fantastic cake. I even made some orange sorbet to boot - highly recommended. Just follow directions! Pay extra attention to the boiling instead of hot water - room temp eggs - beating eggs & sugar until consistency of shaving cream.. 5/5 from a non-baker!
AKLoughlin Posted: 12/04/11
I had no problem with this recipe....thought it was easy enough, I made two...
Jenjabee Posted: 02/15/12
While I loved the dark chocolate and orange flavor, this cake was a lot of work for something that turned out just okay. Among other annoyances, the cake fell while I was trying to remove it from the water-filled pan without burning myself, and the 8in springform pan did not fit inside a 9x13 pan (my fault for not checking first, but still) and I had to scramble to find something else. Then, the final result was disappointing. Not horrible, but definitely not "rich and fudgy." If you want a chocolate orange dessert, this is okay I guess, but there are plenty of other excellent recipes out there.