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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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KitchenManiac March 10, 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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Vidya Angeri September 12, 2003

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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Aunt Cookie July 31, 2011

I didn't make the cake I just used the frosting for Chocolate Orange Cupcakes Chocolate Orange Cupcakes. And they I loved the frosting. I was licking the bowl. I didn't use all the frosting and need to find something to do with the rest. There is no way I was waste it.

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RachelB-KY May 26, 2010

My mum's more of a fruity over chocolate cake girl so I used this frosting to fill & ice Um Safia's Mama's Orange (Or Lime) & Coconut Cake - it was devine!! So smooth & creamy - my zest was more shredded than finely grated so it looked really effective. It was really nice to work with - perfect consistency & it kept well for the couple of days & travelling that it took to get to my mum's bday! Can't wait to try the cake out next!!

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Bondnz August 23, 2009

The frosting was fantastic!

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TortsChef May 27, 2009

This was INCREDIBLY delicious!! I made mine as a pound cake. Instead of milk and water I added 1 cup of orange juice. i also doubled the amt of orange rhind, and used 6oz milk chocolate. This was probably the BEST cake I have ever had.

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chef kristin #2 May 06, 2007

This came out a little dry and we wanted a richer flavor, so I substituted orange concentrate for grated orange and milk, and used semisweet chocolate instead of unsweetened chocolate. The idea is great, inspires me to make more variations with other fruit as well. The frosting was terrific!

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GalicioBocharit October 10, 2006

This cake turned out fine. I found the cake mildly flavoured, and with a coarse, crumbly texture. The icing was quite sweet, but had a definite orange flavour and complemented the cake. I did find the chocolate batter a bit hard to work with because the baking soda made it quite airy, but otherwise I had no problems. The cakes released easily from the pans and came out quite even. The orange and chocolate flavours worked quite well together.

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Boxerwing June 02, 2004
Orange Chocolate Marble Cake with Orange Buttercream Frosting