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Chocolate Orange Cake

Farah Abumaizar
A perfectly moist and delicious orange loaf cake studded with chocolate chips and topped with an easy decadent chocolate glaze
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 441 kcal


For the cake:

  • 1.5 cups flour 210 g
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • scant 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar 200 g
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 3/4 cup yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted 115 g
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, tossed in a tablespoon of flour tossing them with a little flour helps to prevent them from sinking

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 3/4 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup or honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


For the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350F). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with non stick spray, then line with parchment paper with some overhang so you can lift the finished cake out easily.
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • In a large bowl, combine the one cup of sugar with the orange zest, rubbing the orange zest into the sugar with your fingertips until the sugar is moistened and pale orange. Whisk in the yogurt or sour cream, eggs, and orange juice until well combined.
  • Use a spatula and add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in the melted butter until just combined, then fold in the chocolate chips/chunks. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing out the top.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until light golden brown and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before topping with glaze.

For the chocolate glaze:

  • In a double boiler over simmering water, combine chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth (you can also choose to microwave but do it gently, stirring every 20 seconds or so) then add vanilla.
  • Spread the warm glaze on the top of the cake.


Cake recipe adapted from this highly rated Lemon Turmeric Cake recipe on my website, which is adopted from Alison Roman.
Chocolate glaze from All Recipes.
Keyword chocolate, orange, cake