Short & Sweet: Chocolate Orange Loaf

A classic.
Silver Palate's 25 year old tried and true recipe.
How can you go wrong?
Butter, eggs, fresh orange juice and zest.
Chopped chocolate.
All baked in a loaf pan.
Plain & simple.
Moist and delicious........

Silver Palate's Chocolate Orange Loaf:

8 tbsp (1 stick) sweet butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, separated
grated zest of 2 oranges
1 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (from the 2 oranges)
1 tsp vanilla
2 oz. of chocolate chunks

Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9" loaf pan.

Cream the butter and add the sugar, beating until light. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, vanilla and the orange zest.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to the batter little by little, alternating with the orange juice.

Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the batter.

Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the sides of the cake shrink away from the edges of the pan and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then unmold onto a rack.

I drizzled my cake with 1 cup of confectioners sugar mixed with a tablespoon of orange juice.

Let the icing harden before serving.

That is my post for the day.

Bake the cake.

Have a nice weekend.



Bebe said…
When I was about 10 I baked my first from scratch cake. I believe it was this, without the chocolate. It was so "orange-y" and wonderful.

I made it so many times that the typewritten recipe was dogeared and grease spattered. And then it became lost.

Just have to try this. Sounds the same...

Thank you, Stacey...

Ciao Chow Linda said…
Not fair. Trying to shed a few pounds! But I shall make this anyway.
Lou's Place said…
Yes, I'll have to try this one. Sounds delicious!