Coffee-Orange Fudge Cake

Catie B


This was an unexpected discovery of rich chocolate, with depth of richness from coffee liqueur, orange, and cinnamon. The sour cream makes it moist, and keeps it from being overly sweet. It doesn't need frosting. Just a light dusting of powdered sugar to finish it off and it is done!
Company special, yet simple enough to be special for family dinners or just a slice with coffee while enjoying time at home. People always ask for the recipe. This is a good 'go to' recipe when you want something unique and just right.
I think it came from a contest 30 years ago. Enjoy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
50 Min


  • 1 pkg
    2 layer size devil's food or german chocolate cake mis
  • 1
    8 oz. carton dairy sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    cooking oil
  • 1/2 c
  • 4
  • 1 box
    4-serving size instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 1/4 c
    coffee liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely shredded orange peel
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 pkg
    12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ·
    powdered sugar, optional

How to Make Coffee-Orange Fudge Cake


  1. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan.

    Heat oven to 350°.
  2. In large mixer bowl combine cake mix, sour cream, oil, water, eggs, pudding mix, liqueur, orange peel, and cinnamon. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until blended, Scraping sides of bowl constantly.

    Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes.

    Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into prepared pan.

    Bake in 350° oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes.

    Remove from pan, and cool on rack.

    Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
  5. To make this a gluten free recipe, use a good quality 2 layer gluten-free chocolate cake mix, and make sure the ingredients used are also gluten free. There are GF substitute ingredients for every item in this recipe. I hope you like it. Something different and rich, and people do not know it is GF unless you tell them!

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