Chocolate Chip Orange Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this posted a few places and it seemed intriguing enough to try (and I had the ingredients for it). I was very happy with the way it turned out. It's a loaf cake, not too sweet, and the hint of orange seems to intensify the chocolate. It's somewhere between a cake and a bread, and quite good, especially with a cup of coffee. As an added bonus, it's not a lot of work to make, all easily done by hand without beating or a mixer. (I did leave out the nuts because I can't have them, but I'm sure it would be just as good with them added).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease and lightly flour an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and sugar.
  4. Stir in nuts and 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with the milk, orange juice, rind and vanilla.
  6. Blend in the butter or margarine.
  7. Add egg mixture to the flour mixture, folding just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  8. Spread batter in the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle evenly with the remaining chocolate chips.
  9. Bake until golden 55-60 min or till a wooden pick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  10. Cool in the pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
  11. Cool completely before slicing.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very nice flavour, and an easy recipe - will definitely be making this again. I made this with my 3 yr old as cupcakes and on reflection, the texture is definitely better suited to a loaf (as per the recipe).