Orange/chocolate cake

January 9, 2012  •  Category:


You may feel the same way: When the weather gets cold and dreary, nothing beats a nice fragrant cake with a pot of steaming tea or coffee. Especially if the cake in question is fairly easy to put together. Once the ingredients are rounded up, this one takes minutes to make. 

INGREDIENTS: 2 loaf cakes 

  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup of oil or a mixture of melted unsalted butter and oil
  • dash of salt
  • Rind of an orange
  • 3 ounces of dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder (optional)
  1. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder with a wire whisk. Set aside.  Beat the eggs and sugar till light-colored; add the orange juice, rind, oil or melted butter and mix well. Add the dry ingredients. Divide the batter up and mix one half with the melted chocolate and cocoa powder. 
  2. Line the loaf pans with baking paper, pour the chocolate batter first, then the orange batter, and swirl the two to get interesting effects if you wish. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry. Cool, slice and serve.


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  1. Rosa says:

    This cake looks marvelous! A great flavor cmbination.



  2. Cooketteria says:

    Mmmmm… The cake looks delicious! I love marble cakes in every way. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. MyLittleExpatKitchen says:

    I totally agree. During the winter months, cakes like this with my coffee are the best!

  4. Lyndsey@TheTinySkill says:

    This looks so moits and good. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

  5. domi says:

    Bonsoir Joumana, ce mélange orange chocolat je viens de le faire hier mais avec du…poulet. Donc tu peut comprendre que j’adore ce mariage de saveurs…bisous et passe une bonne soirée

  6. Alaiyo Kiasi says:

    As I type this, snow is beginning to fall, so just seeing the photo of that Orange/Chocolate cake and a cup of coffee makes me long for a serious snow day. Don’t know if I mentioned this, but I’m shy about baking sweets because of the precision it takes. I hope to muster the nerve to try my hand at making a cake such as this one day (soon). 🙂

  7. Cherine says:

    A wonderful treat with tea!!

  8. Diane says:

    What a wow combination, bet this is really good. Diane

  9. deana says:

    Smells great and looks wonderfully … love the swirls and orange and chocolate are a particular favorite of mine… Happy new year indeed… a great way to sweep the blues away!

  10. Belinda @zomppa says:

    You totally said it. What to give for a slice of this!

  11. Katie@Cozydelicious says:

    I agree 100%. I crave coffee and cake when it’s dreary outside, and coffee and cake always remind me of my granmother. She would have loved your marbled orange/chocolate cake!

  12. Nuts about food says:

    What a beautiful swirl, you make even the simplest of cakes a work of art.

  13. Yasmeen says:

    Even during the warm and sunny months we’re having here, I can imagine myself devouring several slices of this beautifully marbled cake with my coffee. One of my favorite flavor combinations!

  14. Priya says:

    Marvellous cake,looks super spongy.

  15. Oui, Chef says:

    Orange and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combos, and the look of this cake has me wanting a BIG bite right now!

  16. Stephanie says:

    This looks so good. Thanks you so much for sharing.

  17. Magic of Spice says:

    This cake looks absolutely perfect! I bet the aroma while baking was heavenly!

  18. Devaki says:

    Oh gosh Joumana – You could bring a pro baker to tears. That cake is absolutely flawless and as soon as I am off this diet I am making this. How can I resist orange and chocolate??
    chow 🙂 Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  19. Chiara says:

    A lovely treat with a cup of coffee, thanks Joumana!

  20. Baltic Maid says:

    What a beautiful cake. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Susan says:

    With oranges being so readily available now, this would be wonderful to try. I’m salivating just looking at it 🙂 So pretty too!

  22. Hélène (Cannes) says:

    Il est magnifique, ton gâteau marbré ! Très régulier et appétissant !

  23. Jamie says:

    Definitely bookmarked! I have been baking treats with this fabulous orange-chocolate combo as often as I can and we love it! And your cake is perfect!!! Absolutely perfect!

  24. Asmita says:

    Love the classic combination of orange and chocolate. This cake looks so pretty with that swirl .Yummy!!!

  25. sare says:

    Dear Joumana, I made this cake yesterday. We ate it with tea at the seaside.
    I was delicious and I got all the complimant:)) Thank you for sharing us.
    I took some pictures. If they are good, I’d like to post it on tuzekmek with your permission.

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