Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sunday Sweets #25 Chocolate Orange Marble Cake

I wanted something quick and easy to bake and haven't made marble cake recently so turned to the faithful old loaf cake.  They may not be the prettiest of cakes but boy are they good to eat!  I love the way this cake is neither too chocolatey or too orangey, I personally think it's the perfect balance.  I love the kick of the dark chocolate orange drops that run through the chocolate bit.  I split my batter between two loaf tins (I had parents who also wanted cake!) this meant I could reduce the cooking time to 35 minutes. 


225g soft unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
4 large eggs
2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
1 large orange, zest and 1 tbsp juice
2 bags chocolate orange Beyond Dark Moments Of Pleasure

For the drizzle

3 tbsp orange juice
50g sugar


Heat the oven to 180C / Fan 160C / Gas 4

Grease and line the base of a 2lb loaf tin (or use silicone bakeware like I did)

Beat the butter, sugar, eggs and flour together until smooth

Split the mixture between two bowls

Beat the milk followed by the cocoa powder and one bag of chocolate drops into one bowl

Beat the orange juice and zest into the other

Spoon alternative dollops of the mixture into the cake tin.  Use a skewer to create a marble pattern by dragging it through the mixture in swirls.  Make sure you don't over do this bit or you won't see any pattern

Bake the cake for 45-55 minutes until golden and your skewer comes out clean

Mix together the sugar and orange juice to make the drizzle.  Fresh from the oven pierce the top in several places and pour over the top of the cake

Allow to cool then remove from the tin

Microwave the other bag of chocolate drops until melted and smooth then drizzle over the top of the cooled cake



  1. This looks and sounds amazing! I love chocolate orange cake, I had a chocolate orange ganache torte recently and ive never tasted anything so good! xxx

  2. OMG your cakes make me want to drool every week. They look so amazing!!

  3. I've always wanted to make a chocolate orange cake but never found a recipe that's the perfect mix, they always seem too chocolatey! Will definitely be giving this a go (: xx

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  5. Ooh this looks delicious! I love marble cake xx

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