Orange Mud Cake


Cakes for special occasions can be quite expensive.Looking for a cake recipe to make for a special occasion for approximately 40 people?
This recipe is perfect for such occasion. you can change the citrus to your preferred flavor. IE Lemon, Lime, Combination.

18 flat teaspoons of grated orange rind
875gm unsalted butter
450 gm of white chocolate
5 cups of caster sugar
3 tsp of vanilla essence
2 tsp of natural orange essence
3.75 cups of milk
7 large eggs
5 cups of plain flour
1.75 cups of self raising flour


900gms of white chocolate
10 flat teaspoons of orange rind
1 tsp of natural orange essence
1.5 cups of sour cream

2 cups of toasted threaded coconut for sides.
1 cup of triple sec liquor.
Decorations IE, Ribbon, Flowers,Candles,Cake board ETC

Baking/Roasting/cake dish 29cm x 38cm


1.Preheat oven to 160C or 140C if using a fan forced oven.
2.Grease dish and line base and sides with 2 layers of baking paper
3.Combine orange zest,butter,chocolate,sugar,vanilla/orange essences and milk in a saucepan over low heat.Stir until smooth and transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.
4.Beat eggs together until smooth and add to mixture and mix well.
5.Add sifted plain flour and self raising flour and stir to combine well and then pour into prepared cake dish.
6.Bake for 2 hours or until a skewer comes out clean.
7.Stand in cake for as long as possible before decoration.

8.To make ganache,place chocolate, orange rind and sour cream in a heatproof bowl over simmering water and gentle stir for 5 minutes until smooth.Remove from heat.
9. Refrigerate for 30 minutes of thick enough to spread over cake.
10. Cut cake length ways carefully into 3 equal slabs,Use a piece of grease-proof paper to slide between layers to remove and reset.
11. Soak cake layers with even liberal splashes of Triple sec liquor to add moisture.
12.Spread ganache to approx 5mm layer, and lay next layer of cake on the ganache and repeat layer of ganache to 5 mm thick.
13. Place top layer of cake of that layer of ganache and spread ganache on top and sides evenly making sure you use a hot palette knife to smooth the top icing nice and smooth with no ripples.
14.Gently push cold toasted threaded coconut into icing on sides making sure there is no gaps.Refrigerate.
Will keep for up to 3 days but for best results, serve within 24 hours of decorating.