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Chocolate Cake à l’Orange

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 12

Tart orange juice and peel balance the rich chocolate cake and frosting in an attractive dessert. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Cake

2
oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1
cup butter or margarine
1
cup granulated sugar
1
cup sour cream
2
tablespoons grated orange peel
2
teaspoons vanilla
3
eggs
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt

Glaze and Garnish

1
oz unsweetened baking chocolate
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Orange peel strips

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening; lightly flour. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 2 ounces chocolate uncovered on High 1 minute. Stir; microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in melted chocolate. Add sour cream, orange peel, vanilla and eggs; beat until well blended. On low speed, beat in remaining cake ingredients. Spread batter in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 ounce chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove from heat. With wire whisk, beat in powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of the orange juice. Beat in additional orange juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is smooth and consistency of thick syrup. Drizzle glaze over cake, allowing some to run down side. Garnish with orange peel strips.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
125mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
21g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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