Delectable Chocolate-Orange Loaf

April 23, 2012

This quick chocolate-orange loaf from Chasing Some Blue Sky is a delectable sweet treat.  Chocolate and orange are a classic flavor combination and for good reason- It's absolutely delicious.  This chocolate bread goes beyond the usual recipe because the bread is made with 4 kinds of chocolate and soaked in an intense orange syrup.  If you are lover of liquor in your desserts, you can take this recipe one step further and add some Grand Marnier to the syrup. Chocolate-orange loaf will definitely become a household favorite.


1 cup AP flour
2/3 c whole wheat pastry flour (plus 2 tbsp for high altitude)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/3 cups sugar
zest of 2 med-large oranges
1 1/2 sticks softened unsalted butter
2 eggs, room temp
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup Greek yogurt, room temp
1/2 cup orange juice heated to almost boiling
1 cup chocolate chips

1 teaspoon cocoa
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup OJ
1/2 cup sugar
chocolate bar grated for topping
candied orange peels (optional)

For full recipe instructions, click here.


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