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