Chocolate-Orange Cake with Ganache Glaze

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 10
Chocolate-Orange Cake with Ganache Glaze

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free devil’s food cake mix
1
cup water
1/2
cup butter, softened
3
whole eggs

Filling

1/2
cup sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/2
cup orange juice
1/4
cup water
2
egg yolks, lightly beaten
2
tablespoons butter
1 1/2
teaspoons grated orange peel

Glaze

6
oz semisweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
1/2
cup whipping cream
4
teaspoons butter

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously spray bottom only of 8- or 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray (without flour).
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 43 to 48 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart heavy saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in orange juice, 1/4 cup water and the egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons butter and the orange peel. Transfer filling to small bowl. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 5
    In medium bowl, place chocolate. In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream and 4 teaspoons butter over medium heat until butter melts and mixture boils. Pour cream mixture over chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes or until room temperature.
  • 6
    Split cake horizontally to make 2 layers. On cut side of bottom layer, spread filling; cover with top layer. Pour glaze over top of cake; spread glaze to edge of cake and allow to drizzle down side of cake. Store in refrigerator.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • For a white chocolate glaze, substitute 6 oz white baking chocolate bars or squares for the semisweet chocolate.
  • For a smooth filling, mix the sugar and cornstarch thoroughly before adding liquid. This keeps the cornstarch from developing lumps during cooking.
  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
15g
74%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
150mg
51%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
125mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
41g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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