Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake (香橙巧克力蛋糕)


柳橙在我家的冰厨365天不缺货!一般都是切了就吃,或榨橙汁喝,鲜少拿来烘焙或烹饪。在Ann家看到这个组织湿润的蛋糕,感觉不错!所以,就用它来支持Ann的小拇指活动~香橙飘香。
Not a single day, my fridge is without any orange. That's how important the orange is to me. Usually I just peeled it to consume or extracted the juice out for thirst quencher ! Seldom will it cross my mind that it can turn out to be such a wonderful creation in baking and cooking. 

However,When I saw Anncoo Journal posted this Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake, I was so tempted by the soft and moist texture of the cake that i decided to try it out to show my support to Ann for this month's theme Orange in LTU event.
原来香橙和巧克力可以是好搭挡!
This cake is not only soft and moisture but the flavor of orange and chocolate are
 well-matched, so delicious!
Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake (香橙巧克力蛋糕)
Makes one 8 x 4 1/2 inches cake pan  
(adapted from "Nigella Kitchen" by Nigella Lawson)

Ingredients:
 1-1/4 sticks Soft unsalted butter (160g)
2 tbsp Lyle's Golden corn syrup (I use honey)
1 cup Brown sugar (70g)
1 cup All purpose flour/plain flour, sifted (115g)
1/2 tsp Baking soda
3 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 
2 large Eggs
zest of 2 regular orange and juice of 1 (60g orange juice - from one orange)
Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 165 degrees C and line your loaf pan with parchment paper all sides up.
  • Beat the already soft butter with corn syrup and the sugar until you have a fairly smooth cafe Americano cream, though the sugar will have a bit of grit about it. 
  • Mix the flour, baking soda,  and cocoa powder together, and beat into the syrup mixture one tablespoonful of the dry ingredients before beating in 1 egg. Then add another couple of spoonfuls of the dry ingredients before beating in the second egg.
  • Carrying on beating in the remaining dry ingredients and then add, still beating, the orange zest and finally, gradually, the juice. At this stage, the batter may suddenly look dimpled, as if slightly curdled. 
  • Pour and scrape into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 - 45 minutes, though check 5 minutes before and be prepared to keep it in the oven 5 minutes longer if needed. A cake tester won't come out entirely clean, as the point of this cake, light though it may be, is to have just a hint of inner stickiness.
  • Let cool a little in the pan on a wire rack, then turn out with care and leave on the rack to cool.
I'm submitting this post to Little Thumbs up organised by Bake For Happy Kids
and My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by Ann of Anncoo Journal 
I'm also linking this post for Cook Like A Star hosted
 by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Mich of Piece of Cake. 
Have a great day!

39 comments:

  1. 哇。。。这蛋糕不错,我也要试试看
    不过,现在先吃妳家的。。。呵呵。。下午茶时间ngam ngam好

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    1. 好Fion。 我们一起共渡下午茶时光!呵呵!

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  2. 蛋糕很 moist,看到就在流口水了。

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    1. Jozelyn, 这蛋糕很湿润又有香橙味,很好吃!

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  3. 我家也是哦。我喜欢 orange,还有它的皮。做了我最喜欢的酵素,可以用来洗碗。我们时常做蛋糕。盘和碗都油油的。用了酵素和洗碗液一起冲洗。容易清洁。

    来来来,再说下去,蛋糕就要被人吃光了。

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    1. Joceline, 很喜欢你的idea很环保。
      我下次也来收集水果皮做酵素,谢谢你的分享,我请你吃蛋糕!:)

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  4. Yum, yum, Esther! Your cake looks moist and delicious. Lovely combination of chocolate and orange, always a winner!

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    1. Yup, it has win over my heart, Phong Hong :)

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  5. 嗯,这个组合我也喜欢呢,很好吃!!

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    1. 鲸鱼老师,这个组合对我来说是个意外惊喜 :)

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    1. 。。。还有加香橙呢! 嘻嘻!

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  7. 还有吗?我要两片哦!

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  8. Orange and chocolate they are such a good match together; and me too, I always have oranges in my fridge.

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    1. Mel, i just realised that they're so match :)

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  9. Esther, 我家的孩子不吃香橙的蛋糕, 所以在我家很少看到这样口味的蛋糕, 而我也只能在你家偷偷的啃两片走了! 哈哈。。
    但是, 为了支持“香橙月”, 今天也做了香橙口味的蛋糕, 之后就拿来派“街坊”了! 呵呵

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    1. May.记得派来我家!我等你哦!

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  10. Esther, 蛋糕看来很湿润,好吃好吃!

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    1. Jessie,是呀,就是看中它够湿润,而其很香橙味,喜欢!

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  11. 嗯!夫人也來肯一块走。。
    Yum yum...

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  12. The chocolate cake looks beautifully moist and delicious, Esther.

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  13. 巧克力跟柳橙也是麻吉耶!很赞♥

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    1. 是咯,不试都不知道叻!:)

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  14. Esther, 谢谢你的支持LTU - 香橙之月。我本身很喜欢这个蛋糕。 已经做了好几次了。。。嘻嘻!

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    1. Welcome Ann!这个蛋糕很好吃!

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  15. 香橙巧克力。。。飘香到我家来了!!怎么会受得了啊。。。来人啊。。。快快给我递两片过来!!哈哈。。。

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  16. I made this cake and it was fantastic!

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    1. Yes, I love it too, very nice flavour!

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  17. haiya!! if i had spare oranges in the fridge, i'd make this pronto!!!! look so moist ahhhhh!!!

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    1. Victoria, let me throw some oranges for you now, haha...

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  18. Hi Esther,
    This is indeed one delicious cake! Mine as gone in a flash!
    Thanks for linking!

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  19. 我可是赶回来吃你的蛋糕的,所以。。。。。你要识do啦,哈哈哈哈。。。。

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  20. Hi Esther. This is such a beautiful and delicious looking cake.
    Chocolate goes well with orange. Love this cake so much!

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  21. 我迟到了,所以没有得吃。。。鸣鸣鸣。

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  22. Hi Esther,

    I'm a big fan of this recipe too. Glad that you baked and like it :D

    Zoe

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