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Orange and chocolate happens to be one of our favorite combinations, so we love this recipe for obvious reasons! Sometimes the thought of marbleizing a cake can be intimidating, but it’s actually so simple (and nobody will notice or care if it doesn’t turn out perfectly). This cake is beautiful and ridiculously moist, and while it looks like a long recipe, this’ll be really easy even if you’ve never made a cake before this recipe is simple to follow and worth the effort!

Chocolate Orange Marble Cake

(Makes 1 standard loaf or bundt)


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and grease a standard loaf or bundt pan.
  2. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking power, soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together your sugar and orange zest, until sugar is moist.
  3. Using a mixer, cream your butter until fluffy and slowly add sugar and orange zest. Scrape down the sides.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, waiting for complete incorporation before adding the next one. Then mix in the vanilla and yogurt.
  5. On low, slowly alternate adding in your flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Make sure everything is combined, but don’t over mix.
  6. Remove half of your batter to a separate bowl and add 1/2 cup melted chocolate, orange juice, orange extract and instant coffee to one batter. Fold in all ingredients.
  7. Alternate spooning dollops of batter into your pan, first next to each other, then in layers on top of each other. Take a knife and gently swirl your batters to create marbleized pattern.
  8. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Let cool 10 minutes and drizzle with the rest of melted chocolate. Serve warm, or place in airtight container and save for up to 10 days.

Recipe adapted from Pretty Simple Sweet

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