TWD: Chocolate-Orange Marbled Loaf Cake

Ahhh it feels good to be back in the warm embrace of Tuesdays with Dorie. I’ve taken more than a few weeks off lately, and although it was necessary, it’s so nice to be back in a routine, blogging with some of my favorite people!

Fun fact: this week’s recipe, a Marbled Loaf Cake, looks an awful lot like my first TWD post ever, for Black & White Banana Loaf! I remember that bread being a-mazing, although I do think the pictures have improved around here since then…

I flavored half of the batter chocolate, and added orange oil and orange zest to the other half, to make a subtly scented orange-chocolate loaf. Haters gonna hate, but I’ll always love the orange-chocolate combo.
I had too much batter for my loaf pan, so with the extra I made the sweetest little 3″ mini loaf. It was actually better than the full-sized one (didn’t get as brown and crusty on top) and I wish I’d baked all mini loaves. The tiny tin is from Sur la Table.

This is a soft, fine-crumbed cake that seems perfect for afternoon tea, or a light dessert with maybe a touch of lightly whipped cream and some berries on top. You can find the recipe at Carol’s blog, The Bake More.

Thanks also for the well-wishes about my big race last weekend! It was kind of epic. There were high highs and low lows, but overall it was wonderful and I finished feeling great, even though I couldn’t stomach all of the chia I’d packed. By the end, I just wanted brownies and Coke. (Which, PS, is a very bad combination. Learn from my mistakes.)
4 Responses to TWD: Chocolate-Orange Marbled Loaf Cake
  1. TeaLady says:

    Love that little mini. Orange and chocolate!! What's not to love.

  2. Katrina says:

    Awesome mini! Great marbling. And I would love the chocolate/orange combo. My husband doesn't fruit with chocolate. I need to stop leaving things out just for his sake though because he didn't even end up tasting this one! (I made cupcakes.)

  3. Leslie says:

    Minis? Great idea! Your marbling looks just as expert as I'd expect from you. I also did the chocolate-orange combo and it was yummy.

  4. Jessica says:

    I love chocolate and orange – how can anyone not? Your photos (and the marbled cake itself) are absolutely gorgeous.

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