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Chocolate Grand Marnier Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Chocolate Grand Marnier Sour Cream Coffee Cake. An outstanding addition to a weekend brunch or even as a scrumptious Sunday dinner dessert.

Chocolate Grand Marnier Sour Cream Coffee Cake close up photo of single slice on a green plate

Chocolate Grand Marnier Sour Cream Coffee Cake.

In anticipation of some weekend baking, here’s a new indulgent coffee cake  recipe. It would work equally well at a special brunch or even as a Sunday dinner dessert with a little whipped cream on the side.

The cake gets a little soaking of the orange flavoured liqueur, Grand Marnier when it comes out of the oven. A little more is added in the chocolate truffle glaze on top but truthfully this is just to make it extra indulgent.

The cake will work equally well without the addition of the alcohol.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

I like to use dark chocolate chips in this recipe but semisweet is fine too..

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Chocolate Grand Marnier Sour Cream Coffee Cake close up photo of single slice on a green plate
Yield: 16

Chocolate Grand Marnier Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Chocolate Grand Marnier Sour Cream Coffee Cake - an outstanding addition to a weekend brunch or even as a scrumptious Sunday dinner dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • zest of 1/2 an orange, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 ounces Grand Marnier liqueur or other orange liqueur

For the truffle glaze

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, I used 50% cocoa chips
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted hazelnuts , for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 2 inch deep 9 inch baking pan; A spring form pan also works well.
  2. Sift together the flour and baking powder and set aside.Cream together the butter and sugar well. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and sour cream.
  3. Fold in the dry ingredients and divide the batter in half. To one half fold in the orange zest and to the other half fold in the cocoa and milk.
  4. Drop the batter by large spoonfuls randomly into the prepared pan, alternating between the chocolate and orange batters. Swirl slightly with the handle of a wooden spoon if you like for a more marbled effect.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let the cake rest in the pan for about 15 minutes before poking the entire surface of the cake with a wooden skewer. Pour or brush on the Grand Mariner liqueur.
  7. Remove cake, right side up to a wire rack to cool completely.When cool, top with truffle glaze.
  8. For the truffle glaze melt together the chocolate chips, butter and whipping cream in a double boiler.
  9. When melted you can whisk in a small splash of Grand Marnier if you like. Spread over cooled cake and top with toasted chopped hazelnuts.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

16 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 340Saturated Fat 14gCholesterol 75mgSodium 146mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 4g
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Glory

Monday 25th of November 2019

Hi, I’m preparing to try this recipe. You mention 2 tsp vanilla and also 1 tsp vanilla extract. Are these the same thing? I’ve only seen vanilla extract not just vanilla. Please help!! Thank you

Jackie

Friday 20th of September 2019

Hi Barry, Can this be frozen with the icing on it ?

Marlene Drewes

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

Barry, you mention the Grand Marnier going into the glaze. I don't see an amount. This looks really good.

Barry C. Parsons

Sunday 4th of December 2016

It says a splash. A few tbsp is fine.

Lily Statham

Wednesday 10th of April 2013

Your food creativity always render me speechless! I just recently remodeled my kitchen and I can't wait to get started on baking again!

Anonymous

Friday 22nd of February 2013

This recipe was great! Easy to make and great to eat. I will be making it again!

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