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ORANGE CHOCOLATE MARBLE POUND CAKE

ORANGE CHOCOLATE MARBLE POUND CAKE

  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups 340g unsalted butter, room tº
  • 3 cups 600g sugar
  • 5 large eggs (at room tº)
  • 3 cups 400g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 3 Tbs brandy or cognac
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted)

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 or 2 Tbs cognac

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F /180ºC.
  2. Butter or spray a large bundt cake pan.
  3. Coat the entire surface with dry breadcrumbs, shaking off excess.
  4. In a large bowl beat butter until creamy and slowly add sugar, beating for 2 or 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add orange zest, brandy or cognac, and vanilla.
  6. Sift flour and baking soda together in a small bowl (I do this directly over the butter mixture).
  7. Add dry ingredients in three additions alternating with milk in two additions. Don't overbeat.
  8. Transfer 1 cup of this mixture to a small bowl and mix into it the sifted cocoa. Gently mix until well incorporated.
  9. Add half the orange batter to the pan, spreading evenly. Drop half the cocoa mixture over it, and swirl a few times with a knife. Repeat with remaining batters.
  10. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a tester inserted comes clean.
  11. Transfer to wire rack and let cool. Unmold onto serving platter and glaze.

For the glaze:

  1. In a small bowl mix powdered sugar with cognac until very smooth. 
  2. Pour over cooled cake and let drip down the sides.

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