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Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake



A Nigella Lawson recipe, this chocolate orange loaf cake had been tried by many bloggers and all of them agreed that this recipe is for keeps.   This cake is moist, soft  and full of orangy flavour which is  befitting for breakfast or for tea.  To give it a facelift, I just sprinkled some Demerara sugar on top.





Recipe for Chocolate Orange Loaf cake  (adapted from  Anncoojournal )

    Ingredients
  • 160 gm soft butter
  • 2 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 70 gm brown sugar
  • 115 gm plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp Valrhona cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 ml orange juice
  • Zest from 2 oranges
Method
  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Sift the plain flour with baking powder and cocoa powder, mix well.
  3. Beat butter with the syrup and sugar until you have a fairly smooth caffe Americano cream, though the sugar will have a bit of grit about it.
  4. Add 1 tablespoonful of flour mixture before beating an egg.  Then add another couple of spoonfuls of the flour mixture before beating in the second egg.
  5. Carry on beating in the remaining flour mixture and then add, still beating, the orange zest and finally, gradually, the juice. At this stage, the batter may suddenly look dimpled, as if slightly curdled. No need to panic!
  6. Pour and scrape into the prepared pan and bake in a preheated oven @ 325 deg.F/165 deg.C  for 45 minutes, though check 5 minutes before and be prepared to keep it in the oven 5 minutes longer if need be. A cake tester won't come out entirely clean, as the point of this cake, light though it may be, is to have just a hint of inner stickiness. Let cool a little in its pan on a wire rack, then turn out with care and leave on the rack to cool.





 I'm linking this post to the Little Thumbs Up event, theme for this month is 'Orange', organised by
and hosted by  Ann of  Anncoojournal

Comments

  1. jong belegen kaasApril 17, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    i love this simple cake...love chocolate and orange flavour

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  2. Your bread looks de-li-cious! I love orange and chocolate combination :)

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  3. Cheah, this looks rather easy to put together and I know for sure chocolate and orange go so well together!

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  4. Cheah, I've baked this yummy cake many times. Definitely a keeper recipe :)

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  5. There's few bloggers been baking chocolate orange loaf lately, oh....just cant decide which one to tadte first. All seems so yummy and delicious.

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  6. yup, what a coincidence! this shows how popular the cake is!

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  7. Beautiful flavours, Cheah, and the cake looks fantastic!

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  8. Hi Cheah, I've seen this at Ann's blog and already bookmarked to try. Now with this post, I know I must try it. Love simple cakes with both chocolate and orange flavour, especially the rind in the cake.

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    1. Yes, the rind does enhance the flavour and aroma of the cake.

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  9. A simple cake but a delicious one!!
    I love the rich looking texture :)

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  10. Cheah, sorry for the late visit. My children are still on school holidays, followed by the long Easter holidays, I was flatten. By the way, really like your chocolate orange cake. The combination of orange & chocolate flavour is just as good as the combination of matcha and red bean, haha!

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  11. Yep, a great recipe which I have tried a few times already..a keeper indeed:)

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  12. Hi Cheah,

    I love this recipe too! I think it is a keeper too.

    Your cake is delicious and moist too :D

    Zoe

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  13. Hi Cheah,
    I baked this cake too. It is indeed a keeper.
    Love how you give it a facelift with Demerara sugar sprinkle on, it's simply beautiful.
    mui

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  14. I have this in the oven baking at the moment - the mixture was lovely and rich so I'm anticipating a great cake! My only comment is that I like measurements in ounces as I find grams so fiddly to read on my dial scales.

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