Triple Chocolate Orange Cake By Bill King

Guest post Bill King’s recipe has been taken from the Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book, available for free download now!
Triple Chocolate Orange Cake. By Bill King.

Triple Chocolate Orange Cake. By Bill King.

Hello friends, so how are you today?

Do you fancy making this amazing chocolate cake? So yummy!!

Triple Chocolate Orange Cake By Bill King:

Serves 10

391 calories / 31.5g fat per portion

Maria says: ‘This simple-to-make cake is rich and tasty – a family favourite with a touch of class!’

Ingredients For The cake:

175g (6oz) Kerrygold butter

175g (6oz) caster sugar

3 eggs

225g (8oz) plain flour

1½ tsp baking powder

15g (½ oz) cocoa powder

50g (2oz) dark chocolate chips

finely grated zest of 1 orange

Ingredients For The Topping:

110g (4oz) dark chocolate

2 tbsp Grand Marnier or Cointreau

110g (4oz) Kerrygold butter

fine shreds of orange zest, to decorate

Triple Chocolate Orange Cake Method:

1.) Firstly, preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. 

2.) Line a 20cm (8 inch) round cake tin with baking paper.

3.) Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

4.) Gradually add the eggs, beating well between each addition. 

5.) Sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder, then fold into the mixture with the chocolate chips and orange zest.

6.) Spoon into the prepared tin and level the surface. 

7.) Bake for 50- 55 minutes or until a fine skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

8.) Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For The Topping:

1.) Melt the chocolate and Grand Marnier or Cointreau in a heatproof bowl positioned over a saucepan of gently simmering water. 

2.) When fully melted, add the Kerrygold butter a little at a time, stirring to combine. 

3.) Allow to cool and thicken, then spread over the cake using a palette knife and sprinkle with fine shreds of orange zest.

Last but not least, enjoy!

The Cook’s Tip:

If you’re not keen on adding alcohol to the topping, simply leave it out, or add 2 tbsp double cream instead

About this post-

 Bill King’s recipe has been taken from the Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book, available for free download now! Visit Kerrygold UK for more delicious recipes and to download your free copy.

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Triple Chocolate Orange Cake By Bill King

Triple Chocolate Orange Cake By Bill King:

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Guest post Bill King’s recipe has been taken from the Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book, available for free download now!


  1. 17 June 2021 / 09:39

    Mmm… orange and chocolate, what a fabulous taste combination.
    Thank you for sharing your triple chocolate orange cake recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow’s party and pinning too.

    • 19 June 2021 / 14:50

      Thank you so much for hosting and stopping by. Hoping by now 🙂

  2. BonBon Rose Girls Kristin
    2 October 2012 / 18:38

    That looks beyond delicious!

    • Clairejustine
      3 October 2012 / 20:05

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Emma Tait
    2 October 2012 / 16:19

    That looks soooo yummy!

    • Clairejustine
      3 October 2012 / 20:01

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  4. Winnie
    1 October 2012 / 17:52

    Looks scrumptious and sinful = the perfect desert for me 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      1 October 2012 / 20:27

      Hehe Winnie,me too 🙂

  5. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    1 October 2012 / 10:00

    Wow! This is truly a decadent cake with delicious chocolate topping! Makes me MELT too!

    • Clairejustine
      1 October 2012 / 20:26

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. Mary Sullivan Frasier
    1 October 2012 / 08:00

    OMG! This cake looks amazing! I'm crazy for the combination of orange and chocolate and the Grand Marnier in that gorgeous icing, just takes it over the top. Our anniversary is coming up at the end of this week and I'm thinking I might just have to surprise the hubby with this. Thanks for sharing it! xoxo Mary (pinning it!)

    • Clairejustine
      1 October 2012 / 21:41

      Thanks Mary 🙂

  7. Shona Wood
    30 September 2012 / 15:17

    That looks DELICIOUS!!

    • Clairejustine
      30 September 2012 / 21:39

      Thanks for the comment 🙂