Chocolate and Orange Marble Cake

    1 hour 5 minutes

    Orange and chocolate are always a great combination and this is no exception; chocolate and orange batters are marbled together in a ring shaped cake.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g butter
    • 1 1/4 cups (280g) white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (250ml) plain yoghurt
    • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
    • 60 dark cooking chocolate, melted
    • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour one 25cm ring tin.
    2. In a large bowl cream the butter with 1 cup of the white sugar. Beat in the eggs then the vanilla and the yoghurt.
    3. In another bowl stir together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Beat the flour mixture into the creamed ingredients. Turn half of the batter into another bowl.
    4. Add the orange rind to one bowl and the melted chocolate to the other.
    5. Alternately spoon the orange and chocolate batters into a the prepared ring tin. Swirl through the two batters with a knife to create a marbled effect.
    6. Bake at 180 degrees C for 50 minutes. As soon as the done cake is removed from the oven stir together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, the orange juice and the orange liqueur then pour over the still hot cake.
    7. Let the cake finish cooling on a rack before serving.

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    Very moist and lovely orange flavour. Very easy and quick. I assumed it was 60g of dark chocolate. I thought the chocolate could have been a little stronger.  -  06 Apr 2014


    I give this recipe 2 stars because it is ture to the description that it is a moist and attractive cake. However that is the best I can say about this cake. If you are looking for a FLAVORLESS cake then you have found the perfect recipe. I"m not sure if there are mistakes in the recipe and semi-sweet chocolate should have been used as opposed to unsweetened. Also, even though I tripled the amount of orange zest used (I large, juicy navel oranges) the orange flavor was faint at best. The glaze gives this cake a special touch but cannot make up for the flavor that is seriously lacking. I agree that the combination of orange and chocolate marry well but in relation to this cake it was not a match made in heaven.  -  02 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this cake in a bundt pan. Next time I would 1 1/2 x the recipe for a higher, fuller cake and cook longer. I substituted the plain yogurt with vanilla lowfat yogurt and for the liqueur I used about a teaspoon of orange extract and doubled the orange juice. Very flavorful cake, very moist.  -  27 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)