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Summertime is now in full swing with Memorial Day behind us. Kids are out of school in most parts of the United States. And warmer weather means more picnics and potlucks. Dessert is a MUST for those gatherings and this fluffy Chocolate Orange Cake would be perfect for those summertime gatherings.
Here in Alaska, summertime is full of outings with family and friends. Our parish hosts potluck style picnics for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. It’s always fun to bring something different when I can and this cake very well might be headed to either the 4th of July picnic or the special Father’s Day one where we celebrate the one year anniversary for our associate pastor and deacon’s ordinations.
I’ve long enjoyed the way orange compliments a good chocolate. Those chocolate oranges are a staple for stocking stuffers in our family. Now we can enjoy the meld of flavors in a cake!
For those who are not adverse to using essential oils in their baking, I know that a single drop or maybe 2 of orange essential oil will really help the cake pop. (I highly recommend Young Living Essential Oils & am happy to chat with people about why I work with that particular company! Just send me a message.)
How to Make Chocolate Orange Cake
What summertime gathering would you bring this cake to?
Do you love the way chocolate and orange compliment each other?