This Chocolate Orange Cake is deliciously moist, is packed with a citrusy orange and rich chocolate flavor, and is topped with the easiest orange glaze. Chocolate and orange are a match made in heaven. The fresh pop of orange complements the chocolaty goodness. Plus, it’s insanely easy to make. The majority of the flavor comes from fresh orange juice and orange zest, which gives it a great natural orange flavor. The orange flavor pops just enough without being overwhelming and gives this chocolate cake a fresh and yummy flavor! The orange juice helps to moisten up the cake, while the orange zest packs the orange flavor. You could also convert these to cupcakes. This recipe should make about 18 cupcakes, and you can bake them for about 15-20 minutes. Although this cake is best the day it’s baked, it holds up well and remains moist two or three days after baking. When zesting your orange, only grate the top layer of peel – stop when you hit white! Zesting is the process of scraping off the outer layer of a citrus peel, which packs a strong flavor. The white underneath that top layer is bitter.