Orange Chocolate Cake

My Dad and I are both chocolate fanatics... my Mom, not so much. So when she said she would like an orange cake for her birthday, I knew it was going to be a little bit of a challenge. We decided a chocolate glaze would really compliment the orange. It came out great!


ORANGE CAKE
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a bundt pan. 

In a bowl or large measuring cup, combine milk, 1/2 cup orange juice, oil, extract, and beaten eggs.


It would probably be even better with fresh squeezed orange juice. I had a full carton so I didn't even think about it.

Zest one or two oranges (depending on how much flavor you want... I say, the more the better). Add this to the milk mixture.


Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl. Mix in sugar.


Make a well in the center and pour in the milk mixture.


Stir until completely combined.


Add the batter to your pre-greased bundt pan and bake for about 30 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

SIMPLE CHOCOLATE GLAZE
Ingredients:
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
In a small saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and milk. Boil, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Immediately pour over partially cooled cake.

The finished product...


Not too shabby.

Cake adapted from this recipe.
Glaze found here.

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