I was quite excited about this cake because I love the chocolate-orange combination. The pretty polka dots on the top of the cake make it interesting and pretty. I used chocolate couverture which were nice and round which made it easy to achieve the nice pattern.
It is moist with fine golden crumbs and the it has a strong and lovely orange flavour - you can also taste bits of chocolate and raisins as you bite into it. There are some cakes I totally regret only baking half the recipe for and this is one of them.
I baked half the recipe in a loaf pan. Below is my ingredient list for half a recipe. Please go to Eileen of Hundred and Eighty Degrees for the full recipe.
- Half large orange, scrubbed
- 1/2 cup golden raisins (I used black raisins)
- 4 tablespoons (56 g) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large eggs
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt or buttermilk
- 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate wafers or chocolate chip
Looks so delicious cake with the chocolate wafers, yummy!ReplyDelete
I also love orange n chocolate combo. Both pair very well in bakes. Your cake is very moist. Love those polka dots :)ReplyDelete
Heh Heh Heh! Jumping with joy that I baked the full recipe!ReplyDelete
Love Love the results you got with your cake! DELISH! Great with ice cream too!
The orange and chocolate combo sounds wonderful. Your cake looks delicious and moist.ReplyDelete
Mich, your cake looks good dotted with the chocolate chips. I've seen the other bakes and all got good reviews. I think I am one of those very few people who don't appreciate orange flavoured cakes.ReplyDelete
Just hopped over from Zoe's blog..... mmm yours look inviting too!ReplyDelete
Very pretty cake, like how the top is being decorated with the chocolates all over:)ReplyDelete
I've baked half a recipe too! Dare not eat too much cake, but love to try new recipes! Hahaha! Yup, this is one delicious cake, love its soft, tender and moist texture, not to mention the perfect combination of orange and chocolate!
Well , just bake another batch next time :D .... Love the moist texture of the cake . The orange and chocolate combo sounds wonderful ! Yum !!!ReplyDelete
I like chocolate orange combo, this cake sure I will like it!ReplyDelete
Mich, this is a very interesting recipe. I saw Joyce & Zoe's version yesterday. One thing that is new to me is to blender the whole orange, good one!ReplyDelete
Look so heavenly soft.. lovely flavor.ReplyDelete
Ooo the polka dot chocolate on top looks so pretty.ReplyDelete
Hi Mich, I like the round chocolate toppings you have used to beautify the cake.ReplyDelete
We love orange and chocolate together... Its give the chocolate this little edge that makes you go hummmm?ReplyDelete
Oh yum, your cake looks totally delicious!ReplyDelete
I saw this photo on facebook and it just looks like something I need to eat right now.ReplyDelete
hey mich, your cakes look great! i like how you top them with those chocolate buttons. I still hvnt made mine yet :)ReplyDelete
It looks simply delicious!ReplyDelete
I can almost smell the aroma...:)
A cake moist and full of flavours dear Mich!! I love the combination of orange and chocolate too!!!PS I use yoghurt and oil like you suggested a while ago and the flavour of my cakes has improved: thank you!ReplyDelete
Nice to know that this recipe has worked for you. I didn't like the addition of raisins and change the recipe dramatically and maybe a little too much ... Ops!
Oh fabulous orange cake Mich! You are right! Orange and chocolate is a marvelous combo...the cake looks very moist too! Slurp! (^O^)ReplyDelete
Orange and chocolate go perfectly together. I often add orange essence to chocolate cakes now. It gives it such a beautiful taste. Wonderful this cake Mich. You are a professional at baking! Have a good week.ReplyDelete
This cake is indeed a very delicious cake! Yours looks perfect & chocolatey! YUM!ReplyDelete
Mich, I love your polka-dot cake! This cake is decadent alright :) Orange and chocolate is one of the best combi!!ReplyDelete
I always love chocolate & orange combination, and I totally see why you wanted to make full portion. Look at the cake - it's so irresistible! My kids will react immediately to the chocolate chips on top of the cake. ;)ReplyDelete
Hi Mich, chocolate and orange are the best pairing. Your this cake look awesome. I don't mind to have extra slices please. :)ReplyDelete
HI nice to meet you here.ReplyDelete