Keke de Naranja y Chocolate

  1. Peruvian Keke de Naranja y Chocolate Recipe
  2. Ingredients
    1. For the mass:
    2. For the syrup:
    3. For the chocolate coating:
  3. Method
    1. Previous steps
    2. Let's prepare the dough
    3. Preparation of the syrup
    4. Preparation of the chocolate bath
    5. Arming of the Keke
  4. Tips and tricks
  5. Additional information

Peruvian Keke de Naranja y Chocolate Recipe

There is no better accompaniment to a hot coffee or tea than a dessert, for my taste, a portion of Chocolate Orange Cake It is the perfect combination since both flavors complement each other wonderfully. Let's cook!

How to Prepare Orange Keke

Orange and chocolate cake recipe
Orange and chocolate cake

This recipe is very easy and delicious, they recommend letting it rest overnight if possible before serving it, although we doubt that it will last long on the table once you try it.

🔪 Prep Time25 minutes
🍲 Cook Time35 minutes
⏲️ Total Time1 hour
🍽️ Servings12 servings
🔥 Calories180 calories


For the mass:

  • 150 grams of unsalted butter
  • 3 raw eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups of prepared flour (rising)
  • 2 large sweet table oranges
  • 2 cups of orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (yeast)
  • 1 cup chocolate tablet of 130 grams

For the syrup:

  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

For the chocolate coating:

  • 1 tablet of milk chocolate of 150 grams
  • 150 grams of milk cream
  • 50 grams of unsalted butter


Previous steps

  1. Wash and dry the 2 oranges well, then with the finer part of the grater, grate the skin taking care not to reach the white layer below, reserve in a bowl.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie: place a medium saucepan half full of water on the stove and let it heat up. Before it comes to a boil, place a saucepan inside the saucepan and pour in the chocolate bar, once it has melted. completely, turn off the burner and let stand.
  3. Add the baking powder to the flour and sift about 3 times and reserve near your work table.

Let's prepare the dough

  1. In a bowl, beat the butter with the sugar, once they are well mixed and creamy, add the orange zest and the eggs one by one, beating for a minute before adding the next egg.
  2. Turn on the oven and let it preheat to 175°C (350°F) while we continue with the preparation.
  3. Remove the whisk and take the spatula, incorporate the flour and orange juice little by little and interspersed (a little flour, mix, a little juice, mix), join with enveloping movements to have a homogeneous dough.
  4. Prepare the mold, with a little butter smear all the walls and then also with a little flour shaking strongly.
  5. Pour the dough into the mold, interspersing a little dough and a little of the melted chocolate until the preparation is finished. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 35 minutes.
  6. While our Keke is cooking, let's prepare the syrup and the chocolate coating.
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Preparation of the syrup

  1. In a small saucepan place the sugar with the orange juice and heat until the sugar melts. Keep it close to the fire so it stays warm.

Preparation of the chocolate bath

  1. Using the bain-marie technique, melt the milk chocolate tablet, when it is almost all melted, add the milk cream and butter.
  2. With the stove over medium heat and always in a bain-marie, with a spatula or hand mixers, mix the ingredients well until there are no lumps and the chocolate is thick. Turn off the burner and let it rest.

Arming of the Keke

  1. After 35 minutes check that the cake is ready, when you prick it with the stick it should come out dry, otherwise we leave another 5 more minutes.
  2. Remove the keke from the oven and without removing it from the mold, prick several times with the stick all over the surface until almost reaching the bottom. Then bathe it completely with all the syrup and let it rest for about 15 minutes to absorb.
  3. Then unmold the cake, place it on a grid or fountain and cover the entire surface with the chocolate (you can collect the chocolate that falls and keep it frozen for another occasion, you reuse it by dissolving it in a bain-marie).
  4. Finally you can decorate with strips of candied orange and maraschino, let stand until the chocolate is dry before serving.

If you want your keke to be fluffy, moist and even more delicious, we leave you here below a couple of tips very useful.

Tips and tricks

  • The oranges to grate must be the ones to eat, bright in color and sweet content, also when grating be careful not to grate the white part that covers the flesh because that can leave a bitter taste.
  • The better the quality of the chocolate, the better the result, look for tablets with the highest percentage of cocoa.
Related:  Pastel de Choclo

Additional information

According to historians, there are records that the Orange It was already known in ancient Rome and was brought to Europe in the Middle Ages by the Arabs. Several centuries later it reached our lands, first in Mexico and then spread throughout America.

In addition to being refreshing, orange is rich in vitamin C and has antioxidant properties that benefit the eyes, skin and respiratory system. In Peru we are lucky enough to produce a lot of oranges with varieties that range from sour to sweet.

The Orange Cake has been around for a long time and has many followers, at some point someone had the idea of ​​combining this citrus fruit with chocolate creating a very tasty mix of flavors, creating one of the favorites for children and for all chocoholics, the popular Orange and Chocolate Cake.

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To continue sweetening the palate, we recommend the following links with recipes for peruvian desserts that you will also love:

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  2. A recipe from granny, know the Bienmesabe
  3. Prepare the Cochina Mazamorra
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