Posted by AnonymousThis cake is a dry and grainy texture with a hint of orange.
Dark Chocolate Orange Cake
- 10 tablespoons butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 2/3 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons grated orange zest 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 In a bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the sour cream, vanilla and orange rind.
2 In another bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Beat into the creamed mixture just until incorporated and then stir in the almonds.
3 Turn the batter into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake in a 350 degrees F (175 degree C) oven for 1 hour, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Let cool on a rack. Makes 16 servings.