Wednesday 3 June 2009

Chocolate Orange Drizzle Loaf Cake

The recipe can be found here.

I am delighted to present this month a recipe for Chocolate Orange Drizzle Loaf Cake. Chocolate and orange combinations are a charming classical flavour. My family simply adore this bake and it remains to be one of the most popular loaf cakes in my household. The sponge has orange zest running through and then soaked throughout after baking by orange syrup, which makes a moist crumb and finally a chocolate topping to finish off. Sprinkles are purely optional for that extra little touch should wish to add them.

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Rosie & Maria xx


Maria♥ said...

Rosie, what a perfect choice for our next bake!! This Chocolate Orange Drizzle Loaf Cake is going to be a very big hit in my home, my son adores the choc/orange combo!

Can't wait to make this.


Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love lemon drizzle, never had orange drizzle but like you say - chocolate orange is such a great combo.

Really excited about my first ever S&S bake :)

Priya Suresh said...

WOw wat a lovely choice, will definitely gonna bake this:)

Anonymous said...

Okay - I'm in on this one. Can't wait.

natalia said...

simply FANTASTICO !!!

The Girl said...

Oooh this looks amazing!! Determined to get this one done!

Anonymous said...

count me in for this one.... i won't miss it...

Shabs.. said... guys have a wonderful blog in here ....
this cake looks so moist and m drooling in here.....
have added u in followers list..
will try this cake one day, for sure!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Thanks ladies you are SO very kind! I hope you will enjoy this loaf cake as much as we do in my family :0)

Happy baking folks!!

Best wishes Rosie x

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Shabs,

It's great to hear from you and thanks so much for your kind words on our S&SB Blog :0)

We would love you to be able to join us in our bakes if possible sometime.

Best wishes Rosie & Maria x

Lucie said...

This was so delicious! Thank you for yet another lovely recipe. I started my own blog recently mainly because I was really inspired by your sites. Thanks again!!

Lucie x
my blog is:

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Lucie, a warm welcome to S&SB and it really is great to have you bake with us :0) Also welcome to the blogging world, great to hear we have in some way inspired you - thank you!

I will ensure your cake is posted in the round-up on the 2nd July :0)

Best wishes Rosie x

Best wishes Rosie x

novia said...

hi ...
i am trying to bake this. please visit
this time google will help. thank ou for teaching me that.


♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Novia, just called by your blog and your loaf cake looks so good!

It's a pleasure to help out a fellow blogger - anytime just give me a shout ;0)

Best wishes Rosie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosie,

I've tried making this cake twice, but failed.. My cake sank in the centre...Please tell me what I had done wrong....

I followed exactly the same amount of ingredients as this recipes required. The only thing I did not take note is to mix the batter gently using spatula after adding flour, milk and egg. I used my electric mixer to beat until well combined. Is it because of beating too much that cause my cake collapse??

I want to try it again.

Look forward to your reply.

Thanks & regards

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Connie, first of all I’m sorry to hear you’re having problems with this recipe. I have tried to cover all matter of things that may have been a contributing factor as to why your cake failed by sinking in the centre. I do hope this helps and I have to admire you for not giving up :0) I’m keeping fingers crossed now this time your cake will come out perfect for you!

My advice here is :-

1.Ensure your oven is preheated to the correct temperature before placing your cake mixture into the oven to bake.

2.If you mix for too long when the flour is added, the texture of the cake will come out heavy not light due to the glutens in the flour being over mixed.

3.Do not open an oven door to check the baked good until at least ¾ of the cooking time has elapsed or you cake will collapse and sink the middle. Open and close the oven door gently as yet again this can also contribute for the cake to sink in the middle.

4. Also under baked cakes if brought out of the oven and not fully baked through will collapse and sink the middle.

5. Ensure before you fully remove a bake from the oven test the centre of the cake with a toothpick or skewer to see if any unbaked mixture clings to it, if so you need to bake your cake until the toothpick or skewer becomes free of any mixture when testing. A recipe with timings I find is only a guideline to work towards.

6. Properly baked cakes should be evenly brown, with slight shrinkage from the side of the tin and firm to touch.

If any other S&SB baker has any other ideas of what may be of help here please leave a comment :0) Thanks.....

Best wishes Rosie x

Snooky doodle said...

what a delicious loaf cake. I love chocolate and orange oh so good!!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Thanks Snooky this is one of my family favourites :0)

Anne said...

Am snagging for when I reclaim my loaf tin from its hiding place - this looks and sounds totally fab!


♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Anne - *giggle* you go girl, snag away and enjoy ;0)

Best wishes Rosie x

Anonymous said...

Loved this recipe. It wasn't too sweet and the orange flavor wasn't over done. We loved it!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Joanne, that really is great news - so pleased you enjoyed this month's bake!

I am so looking forward to viewing all the drizzle cakes in our round-up tomorrow 2nd July - can't wait :0)

Best wishes Rosie x