A delicious cake that combines flavors that everyone loves--chocolate and orange.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 8-inch cake
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crepes:
Salted Chocolate Orange Sauce:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix milk, flour, cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar, eggs, vanilla and Diamond Crystal® Kosher Salt in a large mixing bowl until smooth and well blended.

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  • Melt about 1/3 teaspoon of the butter in a small skillet over medium high heat. Add about 1/4 cup of the batter to the skillet; tilt pan with a circular motion to evenly distribute batter. Cook until bubbles appear and the surface looks dull. Turn the crepe and cook on the other side approximately 1 minute. Place crepe on a plate. Repeat for the remaining crepes, separating them with a layer of waxed paper to prevent them from sticking to each other. Batter is enough to make about 16 crepes.

  • For Chocolate Orange Sauce, place the cream into a medium pan and heat until very warm. Remove pan from heat. Add chocolate and stir until combined and silky. Add orange juice concentrate, vanilla, sugar and Diamond Crystal® Kosher Salt; stir until thoroughly mixed.

  • Whip 2 cups whipping cream in a bowl until stiff.

  • To assemble the cake, place a crepe on a serving plate. Spread a thin layer of whipped cream onto crepe; top with another crepe. Continue layering whipped cream and crepes, ending with an unfrosted crepe. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up the cake before serving.

  • To serve, spoon about 4 tablespoons of sauce on a dessert plate in a small circle. Slice cake into wedges. Place a wedge of cake on top of the chocolate orange sauce.

  • Optional garnishes: Peeled orange sections, mint sprigs, or shaved chocolate.

Nutrition Facts

1035 calories; protein 15.5g 31% DV; carbohydrates 85.3g 28% DV; fat 73.6g 113% DV; cholesterol 271mg 90% DV; sodium 302.6mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2014
This was a lot of work but oh so worth it! If you want less work don't worry about making a cake just makes your crepes top with whip cream and chocolate sauce and roll it! The Salted Chocolate Orange Sauce stole the show! I put my extra in a jar and kept it in the fridge. Delicious when used to make cocoa and as a cake filling! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2018
For the amount of work it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. A bit dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2014
This was a lot of work but oh so worth it! If you want less work don't worry about making a cake just makes your crepes top with whip cream and chocolate sauce and roll it! The Salted Chocolate Orange Sauce stole the show! I put my extra in a jar and kept it in the fridge. Delicious when used to make cocoa and as a cake filling! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2015
Insanely rich. Kidlets want the leftover crepe cake for breakfast! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2018
I only made the crepe part of this recipe and the crepes were great. I made two batches of crepes. The first batch I made the crepes right away. They were yummy but very airy. The second batch I let the batter sit for 5 hours and the crepes were very smooth! So delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2018
For the amount of work it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. A bit dry. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2020
Amazingly easy! I simply added strawberries to top it off. I think you could easily cut the sauce in half though...it really made a lot of sauce. Read More