Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

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In winter we love to eat oranges. For breakfast, freshly squeezed orange juice, in the afternoon just like that. And once in a while the oranges also hop into a cake, like in this one. 🙂

The moist chocolate orange cake has a decent orange flavour, but the colour is simply the best!
It is a simple sponge cake, refined with oranges and covered with chocolate.

The chocolate orange cake gets its colour not only from the oranges, but especially from some turmeric.

Chocolate Orange Cake
  • 2 organic oranges (peel and juice)
  • 250 g softened butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • 300 g flour
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  1. Grate the peel from the oranges and squeeze the juice.

  2. Beat soft butter, sugar and salt until creamy and light.

  3. Add the eggs one by one, mixing inbetween.

  4. Mix flour, tumeric, baking powder and orange peel.

  5. Alternately stir the flour mixture and orange juice (200ml) into the butter and egg mixture.

  6. Pour into a prepared loaf pan.

  7. Bake in preheated oven at 180° C for about 50 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  8. Leave to cool for about 10 minutes in loaf pan, then remove and turn the cake onto a cake rack.

  9. Leave to cool.

  10. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a bain-marie.

  11. Top the cake with chocolate.

  12. Garnish with orange, if desired.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

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