Chocolate Orange Marble Cake


I am crazy about chocolate and orange now. It can be chocolate bars with pieces of orange in the mix or chocolate bonbons or candies with orange filling. I have this many times tried, tested and successful brownies recipe and I thought what if I mix it with an orange cake and make a marble cake! I found this easy orange cake recipe from Annabel Langbein, a famous chef from New Zealand, and alternate my brownies batter and her orange cake recipe in the cake mold and mix it with fork making a marble pattern. For brownie recipe, you can find it here and below is the copy of Annabel Langbein’s Orange Lightning Cake recipe.


1 orange (unpeeled)
1 tsp Baking soda
125gr softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup sultanas or raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 160 deg C. Grease a 20cm diameter cake tin and line the base with baking paper.
  2. Cut the orange into quarters, remove the seeds and whizz in a food processor until finely chopped.
  3. Dissolve B soda in 1/2 cup water and add to the food processor with butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. Whizz to combine. Add sultanas or raisins, and walnuts if using, and stir with a spoon or pulse several times to just combine (don’t whizz them or they will break up)
  4. Marble cake: alternately pour chocolate brownies batter and orange cake batter and with a fork, make marble patterns
  5. Marble cake: bake for 1 hour and turn oven off. Let it rest inside the oven for another 5-10 minutes and then let it cool outside in room temperature before serve.

3 thoughts on “Chocolate Orange Marble Cake

    • Thanks! It is easy to make marble pattern, just swirl the fork/knife around 🙂 I don’t know why but currently I am into orange-chocolate. I already know this combination but somehow only until recently that I found a liking. However for orange cake recipe I’d definitely try it with additional zest from a lemon.

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