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    Chocolate & Orange Marble Cake

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    1 hr 25 mins

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    1 hr 15 mins

    Baby Kato's Note:

    First cake I ever learned to make was a marble cake. It was for my Brownie Troops Cookbook. I remember being very proud because I had taken 3rd place with my mom's recipe. I hope you will enjoy this modern version. We like our chocolate cake to be on the sweet side, I have changed the measurement you may use less sugar, if you prefer.

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Grease a deep 9-inch tube pan and dust with flour, put aside until needed.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    4. 4
      Next beat in the eggs, one at a time then add vanilla.
    5. 5
      Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
    6. 6
      Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, making 3 additions of dry and 2 of the milk.
    7. 7
      Put half the batter in a smaller bowl and stir in the melted chocolate chips and cocoa. Mix well.
    8. 8
      Stir the orange rind and liquer into the remaining batter.
    9. 9
      Pour half the orange batter into the a prepared tube pan.
    10. 10
      Then in a random fashion spoon the chocolate batter overtop of the orange batter and finish with the rest of the orange batter.
    11. 11
      Swirl a knife, through the batter to create marble effect.
    12. 12
      Bake in 350°F oven for about 1 hour check and see if cake is done, if not keep in until a skewer inserted in centre of cake comes out clean, shouldn't take longer than 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
    13. 13
      Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to cool.
    14. 14
      When ready to serve dust with a little icing sugar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 12, 2010


      This is a nice variation on chocolate cake it has a good dense crumb without being heavy. I followed the recipe exactly but we all found it a bit too sweet and although it smelt wonderfully of orange we couldn't taste any orange in the cake. Like most chocolate cakes this improves if left to sit a day or 2 before eating. I will make it again adding some orange oil to the mix and reducing the sugar. I made this for Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #39

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    • on June 11, 2009


      Great cake without doubt. I made a half recipe and still got a good sized cake. This recipe is a dream to work with the batter was just like silk it was so smooth. I made this for my son who doesn't use alcohol and replaced the liqueur with a teaspoon on orange juice and some orange extract to bump up the orange as Grand Marnia isn't a shy flavor. My only suggestion would be to watch the cake as it bakes. Since it asks for an an hour and a quarter bake time I set the timer at 35 min to check on it and mine was already a bit over baked. The cake tastes exquisite and it was a bright spot on a rainy day in June.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate & Orange Marble Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (142 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 450.5
    Calories from Fat 179
    Total Fat 19.9 g
    Saturated Fat 11.8 g
    Cholesterol 112.2 mg
    Sodium 145.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 30.3 g
    Protein 6.8 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    orange liqueur

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