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Chocolate-Orange Marble Cake

“I wanted to make dessert for Easter Sunday lunch with the family. Being Easter it had to involve chocolate didn’t it? I tried the chocolate orange marble cake from the latest Donna Hay magazine. I then spruced it up with some little Easter eggs and a very cute little chicken. I didn’t do the marble...”

Chocolate-Orange Marble Cake

Chocolate-Orange Marble Cake

I wanted to make dessert for Easter Sunday lunch with the family. Being Easter it had to involve chocolate didn’t it?

I tried the chocolate orange marble cake from the latest Donna Hay magazine. I then spruced it up with some little Easter eggs and a very cute little chicken.

I didn’t do the marble effect very well on this one, it looks more like a top deck cake than anything but it was fantastic. Chocolate and orange is always a good combination and this didn’t disappoint. The chocolate fudge sauce is definitely a must when doing this cake, so don’t leave it out! I just need to get some fancy Bundt tins….hmmm my birthday is coming up *wink wink*!
Chocolate-Orange Marble Cake
Donna Hay

1 1/3 cups (330ml) milk
2 cups (440g) caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g butter, melted
1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour, sifted
1/4 cup (40g) self-raising flour, sifted
2 eggs
1/4 cup (20g) cocoa, sifted
150g dark chocolate, melted
1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind
1-2 drops orange food colouring

chocolate fudge sauce
1/3 cup (80ml) single (pouring) cream
200g dark chocolate, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 160ºC (320ºF). Place the milk, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whisk to combine. Add butter and whisk to combine.

2. Add flours and eggs and whisk until smooth.

3. Divide mixture into 2 bowls. Add the cocoa and chocolate to one and whilst until smooth. Add the orange rind and food colouring to the other and whisk until smooth.

4. Pour chocolate mixture into a well greased 8 cup-capacity (2 litre) Bundt tin. Drop spoonfuls of the orange mixture onto the chocolate and gently swirl with a butter knife to create a marble effect.

5. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in tin for 10 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack t cool completely.

6. To make the chocolate fudge sauce, place the cream and chocolate in a saucepan over a low heat and cook, stirring, until melted and smooth. Pour over the cake to serve.

Serves 8-10.

Voila! Bon Appétit!

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Chocolate-Orange Marble Cake


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3 comments on “Chocolate-Orange Marble Cake
  1. Alana - April 16, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Wow, this looks amazing Shellie. However that fudge sauce looks so rich!!! A big mouthful of diabetes perhaps!

  2. Iron Chef Shellie - August 15, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Hi Alana,
    nothing wrong with a mouthful of diabetes at easter time 😛


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