This cake is a dry and grainy texture with a hint of orange.

Carol
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the sour cream, vanilla and orange rind.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

305 calories; 15.2 g total fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 150 mg sodium. 39.1 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2005
A lovely dense coffee style cake it was easy to make and tasted delicious. A semi-sweet chocolate glaze with more almonds sprinkled on top tarts it up sufficiently to meet the approval of even the most discriminating koffee klatch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2008
When the recipe said dry - it meant dry! I made it for an office event and everyone agreed it was awful. It was so dry it was like eating biscotti. It is a must to have coffee to dip the cake in because it's so dry. Read More
(16)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2005
A lovely dense coffee style cake it was easy to make and tasted delicious. A semi-sweet chocolate glaze with more almonds sprinkled on top tarts it up sufficiently to meet the approval of even the most discriminating koffee klatch. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2005
A lovely dense coffee style cake it was easy to make and tasted delicious. A semi-sweet chocolate glaze with more almonds sprinkled on top tarts it up sufficiently to meet the approval of even the most discriminating koffee klatch. Read More
(20)
Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2008
When the recipe said dry - it meant dry! I made it for an office event and everyone agreed it was awful. It was so dry it was like eating biscotti. It is a must to have coffee to dip the cake in because it's so dry. Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2005
Nice cake very good. Didn't have all the ingredients so I played it by ear... I put more orange in and the result is very satisfying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2007
This cake is always a great addition to our meals. It's also very easy to make some variations for your tastes - I make is a 2 layer cake and add more orange zest between the layers. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2010
I went ahead and made this cake without reading the reviews but I did pay special attention to the DO NOT overmix instructions and (after I had read the reviews) the baking time which I shortened by 10 minutes. Substitutions I made to the recipe were the following: Duck eggs instead of chicken eggs and 2/3 cup of mayonnaise rather than sour cream. When finished I glazed the underside of the cake with a mixture of confectioner's sugar orange juice and vanilla. I then plated and turned the cake over and drizzled on a chocolate ganache. Finished with some orange slices that I slightly poached in Southern Comfort I think this cake is going to be a HUGE success. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2009
This cake is very dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
This was a huge hit with my family and my followers. I used a box cake mix and a few add ins but it was moist and delicious! You can find my tutorial here:http://kellisretrokitchenarts.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/orange-cake-w-dark-chocolate-ganache/ Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2018
it's hard to go wrong with chocolate cake and I added some grated orange zest and a bit of the juice to the batter with amazing results Read More