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Katharine- have you never tried it or do you just not like it from past experiences? I LOVED the flavor of these (especially with the zest, so yummy!) I think the orange makes the chocolate taste better and not too bitter like some chocolate recipes can be.
I LOVE orange and chocolate together (Terry’s Chocolate Oranges, anyone? Whack and unwrap!) and I’ve had my eye on this recipe since I saw Ina make them on her show probably years ago. I really hope I can find time to make these. We’ll be visiting J’s parents for a week over Thanksgiving, maybe I could make these for dessert after the feast!
Oh, chocolate and orange is a very good combination. Reminds me of the days I lived in CA and we used to go to Swenson’s ice cream shop when I was a kid. Nothing better in the world than Swiss Orange Chip ice cream (which was chocolate ice cream with an orange hint and chocolate chunks in it). I will be making these cakes just because it reminds me of the old days!! : )
I think I’m going to try this one today in a small bundt pan. It sounds wonderful! Erica, I almost forgot about Terry’s Chocolate Oranges — love those! We used to get those at Christmas when I was younger, I will have to look for them this year to share with my kids, I haven’t had one in years.
I really, really loved this recipe. I made them in cupcake form and dipped the tops in the ganache. So yummy! And I agree with those who say it reminds them of the Terry’s Chocolate Orange. That’s exactly what these reminded me of!
Mine came out very eh. The cake was a little tough though part of it is because i underbaked it, added the syrup, then realized it was underbaked so I stuck it back in the oven…. And maybe I didn’t chop up the chocolate small enough because the chunks pretty much all settled to the bottom of the cake.