Chocolate Orange Marble Cake Recipe -
Chocolate Orange Marble Cake Recipe

Chocolate Orange Marble Cake

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"These two flavors blend well together. This forms an attractive and moist cake."

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Original recipe makes 1 -10 inch tube cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with 1 cup of the white sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the vanilla and the yogurt.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat the flour mixture into the creamed ingredients. Turn half of the batter into another bowl. Add the orange rind to one bowl and the melted chocolate to the other. Alternately spoon the orange and chocolate batters into a greased and floured tube pan. Swirl through the two batters with a knife to create a marbled effect.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes. As soon as the done cake is removed from the oven, stir together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, the orange juice, and the orange liqueur and pour over the still hot cake. Let the cake finish cooling on a rack before serving. Makes about 10 to 12 servings.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 27, 2006

I made this cake in a bundt pan. Next time I would 1 1/2 x the recipe for a higher, fuller cake and cook longer. I substituted the plain yogurt with vanilla lowfat yogurt and for the liqueur I used about a teaspoon of orange extract and doubled the orange juice. Very flavorful cake, very moist.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2003

I give this recipe 2 stars because it is ture to the description that it is a moist and attractive cake. However that is the best I can say about this cake. If you are looking for a FLAVORLESS cake then you have found the perfect recipe. I"m not sure if there are mistakes in the recipe and semi-sweet chocolate should have been used as opposed to unsweetened. Also, even though I tripled the amount of orange zest used (I large, juicy navel oranges) the orange flavor was faint at best. The glaze gives this cake a special touch but cannot make up for the flavor that is seriously lacking. I agree that the combination of orange and chocolate marry well but in relation to this cake it was not a match made in heaven.


21 Ratings

Aug 05, 2006

I loved this cake! I didn't have any unsweetened chocolate (not available here in Australia) so I used cocoa mixed with hot water. The cake turned out to be very moist, and absolutely chock full of flavour! A winner!

Jan 03, 2011

I made this for my son's birthday and it came out perfect and moist. I did make a few changes to increase the volume as wanted to cook the cake in a 10-inch Bundt pan.Here are the changes: 3 cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar, 4 eggs and 4 squares of chocolate instead of 2. These adjustments were enough to create a nice big fluffy cake in a 10-inch Bundt pan . Definitely a keeper!!!

Feb 03, 2008

I love this cake - really moist and with one of my favourite flavour combinations. Because I dont' have a tube pan, I've been making it in 2 8" sandwich cake pans. Works beautifully and cooks in about 25 minutes. The first time I made it I topped one half with the topping suggested in the recipe, and left the other half plain for the kids. Have to say that I wasn't desperately fussed about the recipe topping - too sweet for me - much preferred it as a plain sponge as it has so much flavour on its own. The second time I made it I put the orange liqueur in the cake mix itself (and added more orange zest). Once it was cooked and cooled I sandwiched the two halves together with a whipped-cream/cocoa/orange extract/icing sugar cake filling; then sprinkled icing sugar and orange zest on the top. Got rave reviews! Since my husband doesn't like chocolate I'm going to try it next time using a coffee and almond/amaretto combination. A year later, and it's our staple base cake mix - I've made it lots of times as a coffee cake, mocha cake, chocolate cake, and got rave reviews for a lemon version with a lemon-creamcheese frosting found elsewhere on this site.

Jul 21, 2010

I made this today using cocoa and water instead of the unsweetened chocolate. It was easy to bake and very attractive to look at....and my family loved it!

Nov 12, 2009

I made this cake without the orange zest and instead used 2 tablespoons of orange liqueur. I also used icing sugar instead of the regular sugar for the topping. This cake was so moist and the flavour was great!

Jul 20, 2011

Wonderful flavor and very moist. Please make exactly as directed. Chocolate and orange make good partners. Thanks for adding something worthwhile to my files.


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  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 253 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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