My chocolate orange loaf cake is moist, light and fluffy, with a deep chocolate flavour and is topped with a generous tangy marmalade glaze for extra orange joy. If you’re a fan of chocolate orange, this is not one to miss!
Not your average loaf cake
Are you a fan of Terry’s chocolate orange? Well, first of all, please let me welcome you with open arms: you are in brilliant company! I’m a HUUUUUUGE fan of anything chocolate, but Terry’s has a special place in my heart. So much so, the flavour combination has influenced bakes I’ve shared with you in the past: my cookies and my shortbread.
So, of course, I thought it was high time I share with you a cake version with these flavours in, and here we are! Now, the difference with this cake is, as with my shortbread, I use no actual chocolate orange by Terry’s, but give this cake all the flavour using cocoa and real orange (both the zest and the juice). The great thing about doing it this way means I never have to go hunting for those little beautiful chocolate delights, I can just make it with ingredients I normally have at home. Bonus!
How to make my chocolate orange loaf cake
Oh, have I mentioned this little gem is super simple to make too? Just mix your zest and sugar, cream in butter before mixing in the remaining dry ingredients. Separately, mix the wet, then add them together, beat and bake. That’s it for making a cake, that really is all there is to it!
And for the glaze, depending on your marmalade, you can just heat and spread or thin it a little with some warm water before spreading lashings of that gorgeous stuff over the top of your loaf.
I like to add a little extra orange on top, but of course this is totally optional. I just love how pretty it looks! And I actually find this cake tastes better the next day, without drying out at all. Leaving it for a few hours for the marmalade to slightly soak into the top of the cake makes it extra deliciously chocolate orange, honestly worth the extra wait!
And there it is. Gorgeous, tempting chocolate orange loaf cake can be yours so much easier than you think!
Thanks for joining me today, and happy baking! x