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Chocolate Cake Baked Inside an Orange


Chocolate Cake Baked Inside an Orange


  • 6 large oranges
  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients listed on the box, typically eggs, oil, and water)
  • Aluminum foil


1. Prepare the Oranges:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Cut the top off each orange, about 1/4 of the way down from the stem. Set the tops aside.
  • Using a spoon, carefully scoop out the inside of each orange, leaving the peel intact. You can use the scooped-out orange segments for juice or another recipe.

2. Prepare the Cake Batter:

  • Prepare the chocolate cake mix according to the instructions on the box.
  • Fill each hollowed-out orange about 2/3 full with the cake batter. Be careful not to overfill, as the cake will expand as it bakes.

3. Bake the Cakes:

  • Place the tops back on the oranges. Wrap each filled orange in aluminum foil, making sure they are sealed tightly.
  • Arrange the wrapped oranges on a baking sheet or directly on the oven rack.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

4. Cool and Serve:

  • Carefully remove the oranges from the oven and let them cool slightly before unwrapping the foil.
  • Serve the chocolate cake directly from the orange peel, enjoying the subtle orange flavor infused into the cake.


  • For an added twist, you can mix in chocolate chips or nuts into the cake batter before filling the oranges.
  • This recipe can also be made over a campfire. Simply place the foil-wrapped oranges in the coals and cook, turning occasionally, for about 20-30 minutes.
  • If you prefer, you can use a homemade chocolate cake recipe instead of a boxed mix.

Enjoy your unique and delightful chocolate cake baked inside an orange!


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