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Orange-Chocolate Loaf

Orange-Chocolate Loaf ~ Drenched in Orange Syrup ! This is an easy Orange-Chocolate dessert which can be served on it’s own or with a bit of cream

Orange-Chocolate Loaf ~ Drenched in Orange Syrup ! This is an easy Orange-Chocolate dessert which can be served on it's own or with a bit of cream

Chocolate is an all season treat, right? Orange might not be, but combined with Chocolate it is one of the most loved treats. This Orange-Chocolate Loaf will soon be a family favorite.

The baked Chocolate loaf is drenched in an Orange syrup, making it the ideal dessert or tea time treat to serve on it’s own.

I do like a little whipped cream with mine as the Loaf is quite sweet. A very lightly sweetened whipped cream, balances the sweetness perfectly.

My son has recently started being a huge fan of anything Orange-Chocolate. I, on the other hand am not crazy over this combination in chocolate bars.

But in a dessert ? Oh, yes, I am always game !

Orange-Chocolate Loaf ~ Drenched in Orange Syrup ! This is an easy Orange-Chocolate dessert which can be served on it's own or with a bit of cream

I serve the Loaf at room temperature during the warmer months and slightly warmer on a chilly evening.

And I might even add a scoop of Vanilla ice-cream to mine – delicious ! The ice-cream melts into the slices and taste fantastic.

This is the first time since I started baking the Orange-Chocolate Loaf, that I served it upside-down.

It is not like a loaf of bread with a round top when baked. Therefore I simply tipped it over when I transferred the loaf to the serving board – removed the lining and voila !

A bit of whipped cream and some sprinkles and the loaf was ready to serve. I  prefer it the upside-down way, as it looks better.

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Orange-Chocolate Loaf

Yield: 1 Medium Loaf

Orange-Chocolate Loaf

Orange-Chocolate Loaf

Orange-Chocolate Loaf ~ Drenched in Orange Syrup ! This is an easy Orange-Chocolate dessert which can be served on it's own or with a bit of cream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Bake Time 1 hour
Additional Time for Sauce 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

LOAF:

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/4 cup Caster Sugar (Superfine Sugar)
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 TB Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 t Baking Powder
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips

SAUCE:

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 TB Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 cup Orange Juice

Instructions

LOAF:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – line and spray a medium loaf pan with cooking oil
  2. Beat together the Butter and Caster Sugar until light and creamy – add the Eggs one-by-one, beating after each addition
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the Flour, Cocoa, Baking Powder and Salt – fold into the Butter mixture and stir in the Chocolate Chips – pour batter into the prepared pan
  4. Bake 55 – 60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean – remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes

SAUCE:

  1. Meanwhile make the Sauce : Boil together the Sugar, Butter and Orange Juice, stirring regularly, for about 3 – 5 minutes until syrupy
  2. Leaving the loaf in the pan – cut small slits in the top – pour over the Orange Sauce and let stand until cooled
  3. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with whipped cream or as is

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Amount Per Serving Calories 498.5Total Fat 24.1gSaturated Fat 14.6gUnsaturated Fat 7.7gCarbohydrates 68.6gFiber 1.4g

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Michelle Nahom

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

Looks wonderful! I've been on a baking kick lately...need to try this!

Tammy

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

My mom would really love this :)

It looks so good and so moist. Yum!

Nicole Neverman

Wednesday 1st of April 2015

This loaf is just fantastic! It sounds really delicious, and I love that orange sauce!

Caroline Williams

Wednesday 1st of April 2015

Looks tasty!

Michelle McVeigh

Wednesday 1st of April 2015

Chocolate orange is my absolutely favourite, in any form! This loaf looks awesome!

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