Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Chocolate Orange Drizzle Loaf Cake - S&SB Challenge

Chocolate Orange Drizzle Loaf Cake, this month Sweet and Simple Bakes challenge goes to this spongy loaf cake... its such a delicious, spongy and moist loaf cake and both chocolate and orange combination together makes this loaf cake awesome and this moisty orange loaf cake tastes marvellous...I love any sort of citrus flavour sponge cake,but none at home love these sort of citrus flavour cake, but this cake was completely different and everyone at home loved this spongy and moist cake..while this sponge cake has orange zest running through the cake which is soaked after baking in a orange syrup prepared with fresh orange juice and sugar, which makes a moist crumb and finally a chocolate topping to finish this delicious cake..I never baked this sort of moist cake and this cake tastes really fantastic which is definitely a keeper for me and am gonna try this cake with different flavour and different fruits..Coming to this orange flavour moist loaf cake, this yummy orange loaf cake goes to Rosie & Maria's Sweet and Simple Bakes Challenge....



For the Cake:
175g (6 oz) softened butter
175g (6 oz) caster (super fine) sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
Finely grated zest of 2 oranges
175g (6 oz) self-raising flour, sifted
2 tbsp milk

For the orange syrup:
Juice of 1 orange
100g (4 oz) granulated sugar

For the topping:
50g (2 oz) dark chocolate or milk chocolate – your choice
Sprinkles of choice (optional)

You will need a 900g (2 lb) loaf tin – greased with a little butter and lined with greaseproof paper or non-stick baking paper.


Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.

For the cake:
In a mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar and beat together until light and fluffy in appearance. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well until fully incorporated. Add the orange zest, flour and milk and fold in gently with a spatula or large metal spoon. Turn into the prepared tin, smooth the top of the mixture and bake in the oven on middle shelf 35 -45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin. When cool make little holes in the cake with a skewer, (this is important for pouring the syrup onto the cake to ensure the syrup soaks in fully.)

For the Orange syrup:
Put the orange juice and granulated sugar into a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and boil for a couple of minutes. Pour over the top of the cake. When all the juice has soaked in, carefully remove the cake from the tin.

For the chocolate topping:
Melt the chocolate by placing a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Once the chocolate has melted, pour over the top of the cake. Either smooth the top over with a spatula or make a little pattern with the prongs of a fork. Add sprinkles if desired, leave chocolate to set before cutting into the cake.

Enjoy!!

37 comments:

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

looks very yummy priya...thanks for sharing ...

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Oh i wish i could have made this cake!!! looks sooo good! m coming over to have a bite :)

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Hey priya,that orange part I love so so much..but yummy looking..moist.(not choco fan you know)

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Hey priya,that orange part I love so so much..but yummy looking..moist.(not choco fan you know)

Arundathi said... Reply To This Comment

wasn't it fantastic? everyone loved it at home! :)

♥Rosie♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, your cake turned out perfect and I just adore those sprinkles you used :0)

Thank you SO much for taking part in this month's S&SB and I do hope you will join us again in our next bake.

Rosie x

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Girl,that sprinkles on top makes it more appealing..perfectly cuboid shape...:)

sangi said... Reply To This Comment

hi dear,wow!looks soooo delicious!pls send me one piece...

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Looks drool worthy......

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

wowowoo! yummy ! Thanks for sharing soo moist cake :)

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Wowwwwwwww!!!!!!
Looks soooo yummy dear... Lovely presentation...

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

wow such a decadent cake with sprinkles on top...yumm :)

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Priya, don't tempt me like this... :) super delicious chocolate orange cake! I love citrus flavour in cakes!

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Me too made choco orange loaf last week,liked the combo..Looks perfect and delish...Priya..

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

hi priya,
lovely combo, looks great! would love to have a slice :)

ARUNA said... Reply To This Comment

very very delicious cake Priya!!!!

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

They look just awesome Priya... the orange color and sprinkles on top... just too good which no one resist for a bite :)

Srilakshmi said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderfully baked cake! Looks so moist...

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks fabulous Priya. Yummyyyy.....

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy, very nicely baked.

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Oh what an awesome cake Priya! The moistening with orange syrup would have made it more delish!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

awesome cake... I want a bite too...

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks fantastic!

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Ur cake looks even better that the one on the site....really moist n delicious.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

this one is tempting me lot priya I am going to try this will let you know. yummmmmmmmmmmyy.

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

cant wait to bite into the loaf..yummy

Wonk said... Reply To This Comment

Your cake came out looking wonderful and delicious :)

And agreed! Everyone who tasted this cake loved it here too. The beautiful moist texture and the flavours work so well together.

I'm a bit jealous that everyone but me seems to have got a nice flat loaf when mine rose in the middle though, hehe.

Heatherfeather said... Reply To This Comment

I really like how yours turned out, Priya. Your photos look really pretty. :)

myspicykitchen said... Reply To This Comment

love the colorful sprinkles... the cake was indeed delicious..

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Hi! Very beautiful cake . I missed the orange zest in mine.

applecrumbles said... Reply To This Comment

Looks super. You did a great job.

The Girl said... Reply To This Comment

That looks gorgeous Priya. I loved how moist it was too - I'm always a bit worried cakes are going to turn out dry but this was gorgeous.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

gorgeous. Love the idea of adding a the syrup.Very new to me.The loaf is delicious and I love orange cakes.

Sugar said... Reply To This Comment

The cake looks attractive and delicious. i would say "a slice is not enough".

Gale Reeves said... Reply To This Comment

Your cake looks good, and I know it tastes good!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious, nice idea for loaf cake. Has anyone ever had cake with zucchini and chocolate ?

Maria♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, your cake turned out beautiful!!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again.

Maria
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