Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chef Chuck's Orange Torta

Dolce all'Arancia

A refreshing torta, orange and chocolate is always delicious together. Kept in the refrigerator seems to bring out the orange zest and fresh squeezed orange juice.


1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar

5 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

2 tablespoons whole milk
zest of 1/2 an orange
1 egg

Ganache Icing 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate

3 ounces heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients in mixer on low speed, add olive oil, orange juice and milk. Add zest and egg combine on high for 30 seconds. Grease a 9 inch pan, pour cake batter in pan, place pan on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on rack. In a small heavy pot heat heavy cream, to a simmer, remove from heat and stir in chocolate till smooth. Spread icing on cake when fully cooled.


  1. Ok Chef Chuck your Orange Torta is just a thing of delicious beauty!! I will try to make this but it will be a second distant to yours!! Is it ok to be a little jealous of your unbelievable talent??

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  3. Hello Ginger, Wait a second, you are better then I !
    I assure you, your abilities are one for me to meet!!
    But I thank you so much, for your kind description! Take Care :)

  4. I love your recipes, they're so easy and so effortlessly described! I'm a big fan of the ole "orange/choc" combo. Then again I like anything as long as paired with chocolate...

  5. Ciao Lola, I am pleased you like!
    We have very similar taste buds, Italian !
    Grazie, Grazie:)

  6. mmmm... a chocolatly orange delight!

  7. It sure is a wonderful combination...mmm I'd love it!

  8. Ciao Scintilla , Hope all is well! This is a blend I love too! Enjoy:)

  9. This is the kind of dessert I always order at a restaurant. Gorgeous and delicious. Yours is perfect, Chef Chuck.

  10. Hi Bridgett, Thanks for your comments!!:)

  11. Chocolate and orange is a match made in heaven! I've always loved that combination! Nice sausage recipe too Chuck!

  12. Hi, Proud Italian Cook, I do agree! Thank You

  13. This is a superbe tarte!! MMMMMMM....

  14. There is something about chocolate and orange!
    Yummm!! Thanks, Sophie!