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    Orange Chocolate Marble Cake with Orange Buttercream Frosting

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    30 mins

    30 mins

    Karen=^..^='s Note:

    Fruit and chocolate together...yum! This is a beautiful, outstanding cake that is fairly easy to make and the results are smashing.

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    Orange Buttercream Frosting


    1. 1
      Grease and flour two 9 inch layer pans.
    2. 2
      Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer.
    3. 3
      Blend in orange rind and eggs.
    4. 4
      Sift flour, salt and powder together and add alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
    5. 5
      Pour about 2/3 of batter into prepared pans.
    6. 6
      Combine melted chocolate, baking soda and water and blend into remaining cake batter.
    7. 7
      Spoon chocolate batter here and there over orange batter and cut through with spatula or knife to make a marbled effect.
    8. 8
      Bake at 350* for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
    9. 9
      Cool cakes in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on racks.
    10. 10
      Fill and frost with Orange Buttercream Frosting.
    11. 11
      Decorate with mandarin oranges.
    12. 12
      Orange Buttercream Frosting: Blend butter and egg yolk at low speed in a large bowl.
    13. 13
      Gradually beat in sugar alternately with orange juice.
    14. 14
      Beat in orange rind.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 10, 2003


      This is a ten star recipe!! Absolute GEM!! If you are ever confused whether to make a orange or a chocolate cake...this is the recipe for you!!! I can't stop gushing about this one...really simple and extremely tasty. Only modifications I made, was in the cake, I added only 1 tablespoon of orange rind, but I added 1/4 cup of orange juice to the batter, after creaming the butter and sugar. And in the frosting, I added 7 tablespoons of orange juice instead of 4 1/2 just so that it was easier to handle...easier to pipe. But seriously it turned out really beautiful. And don't leave the frosting out cos it makes a world of a difference. DELICIOUS!!!!

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    • on September 12, 2003


      This one turned out pretty good. I did not have unsweetned chocolate so I used about 4 tbsp of cocoa powder and mixed it into a paste with water and the baking soda. It turned out quite good except the chocolate part could have been a little sweeter for my taste.

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    • on July 31, 2011


      This was a fantastic cake! The frosting, in particular, was so great (sweet, but not too sweet). I didn't include the mandarin oranges on the top...I thought they'd get funny or dried out after a while, and I hoped we wouldn't eat this entire cake too quickly. Other than that, I followed the recipe as written, and it turned out really well. Thanks for posting this!

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    Nutritional Facts for Orange Chocolate Marble Cake with Orange Buttercream Frosting

    Serving Size: 1 (174 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 819.9
    Calories from Fat 253
    Total Fat 28.1 g
    Saturated Fat 17.0 g
    Cholesterol 132.5 mg
    Sodium 729.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 139.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 100.0 g
    Protein 7.4 g

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