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Chocolate Orange Marquise

This is very rich and moist and doesn't need any accompaniment, but you can add light cream if desired.

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1hr 30mins
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  • Preheat oven to 350F, grease a 9" cake pan to the depth of 2", line bottom with parchment.
  • Place 1/2 c of sugar in a saucepan, add orange juice and stir over gentle heat until sugar has dissolved completely.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate until melted, then add butter, cube by cube until melted and thouroghly mixed.
  • Whisk the eggs into the remaining sugar in a large bowl until very thick, add the orange zest.
  • Using a metal spoon, fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture lightly and evenly.
  • Sift the flour over the top and fold in.
  • Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Place in a rosting pan, transfer to the oven and pour hot water into the roasting pan to abut halfway up the sides of the cake pan.
  • Bake for about 1 hour or until the cake is firm to the touch.
  • Remove the cake from the water bath and place on a wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • To turn out, invert the cake onto a baking sheet, place a serving plate upside down on top, then turn plate and baking sheet over together so the cake is transferred to the plate.
  • Dust with confectioners sugar and decorate with stips of pared orange zest.
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"This is very rich and moist and doesn't need any accompaniment, but you can add light cream if desired."
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  1. aislingchopsticks
    Delicious cake. I used twice the amount of orange juice, and I think the next time I will use even more. I replaced the flour with 1 and a half tbsps gluten free flour and 1 and a half tbsps ground almonds for a gluten-free version. Really delicious
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  2. aislingchopsticks
    Delicious cake. I used twice the amount of orange juice, and I think the next time I will use even more. I replaced the flour with 1 and a half tbsps gluten free flour and 1 and a half tbsps ground almonds for a gluten-free version. Really delicious
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  3. Lighty
    Fairly easy to put together, and oh, so very intense! I think I'll add more zest or perhaps some extract, as the orange couldn't quite break through. I'll also swap in some unsweetened chocolate, since I like my desserts not-too-sweet. Works great with espresso or milk; perhaps could work with some raspberry sauce. Note to self: take butter out of the fridge/freezer WAY in advance to speed up the melting
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  4. Mrs. Mike F
    I absolutely love this, as do the members of my family! There is a great coffee shop in Portland Oregon (Rimsky Korsakoffee House)that has a secret recipe which turns out like this. A secret to me no longer! I am making it as a baby shower cake next weekend...any suggestions for a glaze? It would need to be pretty special to go on this cake! Thanks so much for the recipe.
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  5. skat5762
    My MIL makes Julia Child's Incredible Grand-Marquis of Everlasting Chocolate Cake every year for her husband's birthday (okay so maybe that isn't what it is called, but its a 4-page recipe that is *loaded* with chocolate and takes some definate attention to make). I made your Chocolate Orange Marquise in honor of mine and my mother-in-law's birthday. As FIL was sampling, he said, I think we have a new yearly cake!! (the man loves dessert). This cake is *very* easy to make, and when I finally get my microplane zester, it will be just that much easier. I ended up baking it a 9-inch springform pan, and I didn't grease the insides. Big mistake. I released the sides of the springform and went to flip the cake out onto the cooling racks. All but a quarter of it came out nicely. I ended up having to very carefully cut that side from the pan. Luckily, the cake was extremely moist and almost fudgey, so I was able to get it back together very nicely with water-moistened fingertips. Thank goodness for garnishes. I decorated it with shaved chocolate curls, julienned orange zest, and a trio of fresh flowers. It looked absolutely stunning, and the taste was rich, decadent and perfect for a celebration. Thank you, Erin!
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