Terry’s Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake!

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A Delicious and Sweet Terry’s Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake studded with Terry’s Chocolate Orange Chunks, and a Terry’s Chocolate Orange Buttercream Frosting!

It’s getting nearer and nearer to Christmas, so the Terry’s Chocolate Orange comes out to play. Well, for me I eat them all year round, but they’re definitely a delicious Christmas treat too!

A few months ago I posted my White Chocolate & Raspberry Loaf Cake and was sorta astounded by how popular it was! I know that White Chocolate and Raspberry is such a good combo, but it blew me away!

Because of how popular the Loaf Cake was, I knew I needed to do a Terry’s Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake… and just look at it! Look at the silky smooth Terry’s Chocolate Orange Buttercream frosting, and the Christmas like sprinkles on top!

So.. for the cake. I really and completely and utterly recommend THIS LOAF CAKE TIN. I really have to write that in capitals, as I want you guys to have a look at it. Loaf cake tins can vary so much, even if they all advertise as being the same. 

For this recipe I use a 2lb loaf tin, and when I say they can vary… one was half the size to another, but apparently they were both the same size. This one, is 24.4 x 14.4 x 6.9 cm in size for specifics! 

For the cake mix, it really is quite easy which is good! I used a 250g mix for this one, compared to the 200g mix for the White Chocolate & Raspberry Loaf Cake, as this one doesn’t have any fresh fruit inside!

As its a chocolate sponge, I took out some of the flour, and added in cocoa powder. I then also used orange zest to flavour the sponge, but you can easily use orange extract instead! I prefer Valencian orange extract’s to other! 

After the cake mix is mixed, I then of course add in some chopped up Terry’s Chocolate Orange. This is completely optional, as the sponge is definitely good enough without it! When chopping up the chocolate, make sure the pieces aren’t too small otherwise they’ll dissolve into nothing! 

Baking wise, it really is easy! Whack it in the lined tin, and bake! Loaf cakes can take longer to bake, as they’re similar to Bundt Cakes in that respect! It really is worth it. The worst part I find is waiting for the cake to cool! I have no patience. 

For the decoration, I used a Terry’s Chocolate Orange Buttercream as it’s just so delicious. I would happily sit there with a spoon and eat the bowl. Honestly, it’s incredible, and I want it forever and ever. 

I used a Medium Leaf Piping Tip for the decoration, as I just love the effect. It can be a little weird to use it in the way I have, but I sort of piped continuously along widths of the cake, and then did it again I the opposite direction! It creates a wonderful waved effect and I love it! 

I used a mix of these large bronze, ruby and gold sprinkles for the decoration, along with the smaller version of the bronze, ruby and gold sprinkles! You can of course whatever you like, but I just utterly adore these sprinkles, especially for the festive season! 

I hope you guys love this recipe as much as I do! Enjoy! X

5 from 5 votes
Terry's Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Decorating Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

A Delicious and Sweet Terry's Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake studded with Terry's Chocolate Orange Chunks, and a Terry's Chocolate Orange Buttercream Frosting!

Course: Cake
Cuisine: Cake
Keyword: Chocolate, Terry's
Servings: 15 Slices
Calories: 480 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
  • 250 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 250 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 200 g Self Raising Flour
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder
  • 5 Medium Eggs
  • Zest of 2 Oranges (or 2tsp orange extract)
  • 150 g Terry's Chocolate Orange (chopped)
  • 125 g Unsalted Butter (not stork)
  • 250 g Icing Sugar
  • 125 g Terry's Chocolate Orange
  • Terry's Chocolate Orange Segments
  • Melted Terry's Chocolate Orange
  • Sprinkles
For the Cake
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and line your 2lb Loaf Tin with parchment paper!

  2. Beat together your Butter and Sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add in your Self Raising Flour, Cocoa Powder, Eggs and Orange Zest and beat again till smooth and lovely!

  4. Fold through the chopped Terry's Chocolate Orange!

  5. Pour the mix into the tin, and bake the cake in the oven for 55-65 minutes!

  6. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, and then turn onto a wire rack to cool fully!

For the Buttercream
  1. Melt your Terry's Chocolate Orange until smooth, and leave to cool.

  2. Beat your Butter in a mixer for a few minutes so it's really smooth.

  3. Add in your Icing Sugar and beat again till smooth!

  4. Add in the melted Terry's Chocolate Orange and beat again.

  5. It'll be really lovely and smooth and delicious once finished!

For the Decoration
  1. Ready your piping bag and nozzle, and pipe your Buttercream onto your cake however you fancy! I used a medium leaf tip to get the effect on my cake!

  2. I then melted some Terry's Chocolate Orange and drizzled it over, added on some alternate Milk and Dark Terry's Chocolate Orange segments, and added on some beautiful large bronze, ruby and gold sprinkles and some of the smaller version of the bronze, ruby and gold sprinkles!

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Terry's Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 714IU14%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. Hello! I love these sprinkles but when I click the links it says ‘page not found’. Do you know where else I can get good quality sprinkles from as pretty as these ones? x

  2. Hi this looks amazing, I want to make it as a cake for my sons birthday, can you tell me what size round or square cake tin to use?

  3. 5 stars
    I made this last week for my work colleagues. Went down a treat! It’s a lovely recipe xx😊. Will definitely make it again! X

  4. 5 stars
    Hello Jane, your recipe for this Terry’s chocolate orange loaf cake is an eye-catching recipe.
    Trying it to bake by my own and hope it can good enough. I got back to you if any error occurs. So thanks for this recipe.

    1. Hi there, I’m a school cookery teacher and came across this when researching Christmas recipes. Will reduce the recipe to make a smaller quantity and give this ago for the kids Christmas treat.Thanks for the idea

  5. 5 stars
    Lovely chocolatey orange cake, perfect for a wet Saturday afternoon when friends pop round. Especially when Terry’s chocolate orange is a particular favourite.

  6. 5 stars
    Im going to try making this tomorrow can i ask did you use milk or dark choc terrys orange in your cake mix ?
    Thankd Doreen

  7. 5 stars
    This looks amazing after the success of your Terry orange chocolate biscuits (they are delicious.)
    I will have to try it.

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