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Essence of Orange-Chocolate Wafer Cake

Essence of Orange-Chocolate Wafer Cake

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Prep: 25 minutes | Cook: 40 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • 1 large
    orange, scrubbed
  • 1 cup
    golden raisins
  • 8 tablespoons
    unsalted butter at room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 cup
  • 2 large
  • 2 1/4 cups
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon
    baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 cup
    low-fat plain yogurt or buttermilk
  • 1 cup
    bittersweet chocolate wafers or chocolate chips (8 ounces)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 10-inch spring form pan or 9-inch square pan.
  2. Remove a thin slice from the stem end of the orange and cut the fruit into eighths, leaving the peel on. In a food processor, combine the orange segments and raisins and process until finely ground.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with a wooden spoon or an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Mix in the orange mixture. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to blend. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with yogurt or buttermilk in 2 increments, beating until blended. Reserve 1/4 cup of the chocolate for topping and mix in the remainder into the batter. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle the reserved chocolate evenly over the top.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then remove the pan sides. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature, cut into wedges.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 12 servings
  • Calories316
  • Carbohydrates55.9g
    • Dietary fiber1.9g
  • Cholesterol46mg
  • Fat8.2g
    • Saturated fat5.0g
  • Sodium258mg
  • Protein6.2g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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