Simply Orange®
Chocolate Cake Recipe

Surprise the family with a recipe that’s sinfully simple yet deliciously decadent. Bake a rich chocolate cake drizzled with a Simply Orange glaze.


  • Simply Orange (to substitute for water), plus 1/3 cup more for icing
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 2 (18.2 oz) boxes fudge brownie mix
  • Large eggs (per brownie mix instructions)
  • Vegetable oil (per brownie mix instructions)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, coarsely chopped, plus more for decoration
  • One pound (about 5 cups) powdered sugar
  • Decorative chocolate curls (optional)
  • Candied orange peels (optional)


    Prepare Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer in a large bowl) add brownie mix.
  3. Follow package directions; substituting the water in the recipe with Simply Orange (remember to double all of the ingredients, as you are using two boxes of brownie mix.); once the batter is well blended, stir in the almonds.
  4. Pour into prepared pan, and bake until top is cracked and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 60 to 75 minutes. Cool cake in pan on wire rack. Run a sharp knife around the inside edge of the cake pan to loosen the cake before turning out of pan. Turn cake back over in order to glaze.
  5. Glaze Cake:

  6. Combine powdered sugar and 1/3 cup of Simply Orange.
  7. Place cake on a rack set over a rimmed baking sheet.
  8. Drizzle glaze over center of cake, allowing it to drip down sides.
  9. Let glaze set for 2 to 3 hours at room temperature. Glaze will remain gooey. Decorate with chocolate shavings, candied orange peels, and remaining almond slivers if desired.

  10. Want to mix it up? This recipe can also be made with Simply Light Orange Pulp Free.

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