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    Orange Ancho Marble Cake

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    1 hr 20 mins

    45 mins

    35 mins

    Annacia's Note:

    This is a cake longing for a crowd and a BBQ get together or Cinco De Mayo. Something just a little bit different to light up your life.

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    Chocolate-Orange Ganache

    • 1/4 cup whipped cream
    • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsel
    • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel (optional)

    Orange Whipped Cream

    • 1 cup whipping cream
    • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel (optional)


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Generously grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine chocolate pieces, water, the 2 tablespoons butter, the corn syrup, and ancho chile powder. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Cool slightly.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, beat the 1 cup butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Beat in flour mixture just until combined.
    4. 4
      Divide batter into two equal portions- to one portion, add the 1 tablespoon orange peel and the 2 tablespoons orange juice; mix well. To the other portion, add chocolate mixture; mix well. Spoon batters, half at a time, into the prepared pan, alternating orange and chocolate batters.
    5. 5
      Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan.
    6. 6
      Using a long-tined fork, poke the cake all over. Brush or drizzle with the 1/4 cup orange juice. Cool completely on wire rack.
    7. 7
      Prepare Chocolate-Orange Ganache and Orange Whipped Cream:.
    8. 8
      Spoon the ganache over cake and, if desired, sprinkle with additional finely shredded orange peel. Serve with the whipped cream. Makes 12 to 16 servings.
    9. 9
      CHOCOLATE ORANGE GANACHE: In a small saucepan, heat 1/4 cup whipping cream over medium-high heat just until boiling. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces; do not stir.
    10. 10
      Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel. If necessary, cool for 15 minutes to thicken.
    11. 11
      ORANGE WHIPPED CREAM: In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup whipping cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
    12. 12
      Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Fold in 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel.

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    Nutritional Facts for Orange Ancho Marble Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (111 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 558.6
    Calories from Fat 305
    Total Fat 33.9 g
    Saturated Fat 20.3 g
    Cholesterol 152.1 mg
    Sodium 383.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 57.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 33.5 g
    Protein 7.0 g

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