This 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.


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