How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 then spray two round cake pans with nonstick spray.
  • Beat oil and eggs in large bowl until well blended and thick about 2 minutes.
  • Add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt then beat at low speed to blend.
  • Increase speed and beat 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in carrots, coconut and orange peel then orange pieces.
  • Divide batter between prepared pans then bake 40 minutes and cool cakes in pan 10 minutes.
  • Turn out onto racks and cool completely.
  • Stir chocolate chips in heavy medium saucepan over very low heat until melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  • Spoon 1/3 cup chocolate into small bowl and reserve for decoration.
  • Beat margarine and sugar in medium bowl until fluffy.
  • Beat in remaining melted chocolate and orange juice concentrate.
  • Place 1 cake layer on platter and spread with 2/3 cup frosting.
  • Top with second cake layer then spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.
  • Arrange additional orange segments around top edge of cake.
  • Reheat 1/3 cup reserved chocolate to pourable consistency if necessary.
  • Drizzle orange segments with chocolate then cover cake with dome and refrigerate.

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  • sugarmama 8 years ago
    Chocolate... orange... a cake? Definitely a big time treat! 8-D
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    another yummy recipe..five forks
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