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Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. A delightful combination of citrus and chocolate flavours all in a buttery rich coffee cake.

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake close up photo od single slice on green rimmed plate

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

My love of anything chocolate orange continues with this Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. It may well be the prettiest chocolate orange recipe yet.

This is not strictly a new recipe, just a new recipe to my blog. This recipe first appeared in my very first Rock Recipes Cookbook. It’s sometimes hard for me to believe that I have written another 3 cookbooks since then.

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake photo of completed cake on white serving plate

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

To stay true to the original text of the cookbook, what follows is the same wording as appears in the book: 

Regular readers of my Rock Recipes blog will not be surprised to see this flavour combination in my brunch recipes. From profiteroles to trifles, anything that combines chocolate and orange is a well-established weakness of mine.

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake wide shot of coffee service

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

I think it’s perfectly acceptable to serve dessert at a brunch, particularly when it’s the main meal of the day on a weekend.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

I like dark chocolate chips in this recipe but you can use any kind you like..

This delicious coffee cake, with its pound cake-like texture and upside down crown of shimmering candied orange slices, is best served warm when it’s at its fragrantly enticing best.

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake close up photo of completed cake on white serving plate

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

You will need to make the candied orange slices first so that they can cool off a little before using them to line the cake pan.

For even more delicious ideas for brunch, we have put them together into one amazing collection of our 25 Best Scone Recipes.

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Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake close up photo od single slice on green rimmed plate
Yield: 12 servings

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. A delightful combination of citrus and chocolate flavours all in a buttery rich coffee cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 + 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 + 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 thinly sliced oranges
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 cup of cake flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

In a non-stick saucepan combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla extract or paste, and water. Bring to a slow boil until the sugar is dissolved, then add the orange slices.

Simmer slowly for about 10 minutes or until the liquid becomes syrupy, gently turning the orange slices over once during the cooking time.

Grease a 9 or 10 inch round cake pan that is 2 ½ to 3 inches deep and line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper to help with the release of the cake later.

Arrange the orange slices on the bottom of the pan and drizzle them with the syrup. Set aside to cool while you prepare the cake batter.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Cream together well 1 ½ cups sugar, 1 cup of butter, and 1 ½ tsp vanilla.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift together the flour, cake flour, and baking powder, and then gently fold the dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time, into the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.

Add the sour cream in 2 portions so you begin and end the folding process with dry ingredients.

With the last addition of dry ingredients, also fold in the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter evenly over the prepared orange slices in the pan.

Bake for about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to ensure it doesn’t stick and then invert the cake onto a serving plate.

Delicious served warm with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12 servings

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 444Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 112mgSodium 215mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 2gSugar 33gProtein 6g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Ada

Saturday 24th of September 2022

Can I use AP flour instead of cake flour?

Tammy

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

Today me and sister made this cake and it was extremely delicious ! Highly recommend it ! Thank you Mr. Barry :D

2pots2cook

Friday 12th of April 2019

Oh yes ! My weakness too :-)

Joan Milley

Friday 12th of April 2019

What can I use as a substitute for the sour cream? I love your site

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Is it a dairy issue? Greek yogurt is fine too.

Dorothy Langley

Monday 1st of April 2019

Hi Barry, Where is the coffee gone in your list of ingredients for the above cake.? I would love if you could give the weight of the ingredients in ounces or grams as I do not know what your cup weight is here in Ireland

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 1st of April 2019

In North America, a coffee cake is a denser cake and one that is served with coffee or tea, not with coffee as an ingredient. Conversions are readily available online like on this website. http://dish.allrecipes.com/cup-to-gram-conversions/

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