A moist cake that combines chocolate and orange with a pretty marbled effect. Easy to make, and perfect for chocolate orange lovers. Use your favourite orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier. Or, simply use extra orange juice if you don't have orange liqueur to hand.
You can use three 23cm round cake tins instead of the tube cake tin. Just adjust baking time as needed.
what an amazing cake cant wait to make it chocolate orangs is my husbands fave - 13 Feb 2012
I give this recipe 2 stars because it is ture to the description that it is a moist and attractive cake. However that is the best I can say about this cake. If you are looking for a FLAVORLESS cake then you have found the perfect recipe. I"m not sure if there are mistakes in the recipe and semi-sweet chocolate should have been used as opposed to unsweetened. Also, even though I tripled the amount of orange zest used (I large, juicy navel oranges) the orange flavor was faint at best. The glaze gives this cake a special touch but cannot make up for the flavor that is seriously lacking. I agree that the combination of orange and chocolate marry well but in relation to this cake it was not a match made in heaven. - 02 Dec 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this cake in a bundt pan. Next time I would 1 1/2 x the recipe for a higher, fuller cake and cook longer. I substituted the plain yogurt with vanilla lowfat yogurt and for the liqueur I used about a teaspoon of orange extract and doubled the orange juice. Very flavorful cake, very moist. - 27 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)