When our electricity came back on after the recent wind storm, I thought that maybe I’d better bake something quick, just in case the power went out again. What I decided to make is this very delicious Orange Chocolate Chip Pound Cake. The chocolate and orange flavor pair so well together in this pound cake. In fact, the taste is very similar to that of eating one of those chocolate orange candy balls that they sell in the grocery stores. Yum!
Luckily, our electricity has stayed on and there are no high wind warnings included in our weather forecast for the next few days. However, there was a freeze warning in effect for last night, and the temperature is currently only 31 degrees outside right now. Brr!
Even though the Autumn season hasn’t officially begun yet, it seems that Winter is itching to make an early appearance – as can be seen in the picture below of the termination dust that has already accumulated on the mountain tops.
I hope everyone has a warm, safe, and wonderful Sunday!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
12 packets True Orange
6 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and blend until well combined. Add True Orange, water, and vanilla extract; mix well. Add in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, starting and ending with the flour. Mix until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack. Drizzle with Chocolate Glaze; if desired. (recipe below)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds, stir, then microwave for another 15 seconds. Add vanilla extract and stir until blended and smooth.
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