Sunday, May 5, 2013

Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate-Orange Marble Cake

 
My friends, at Tate's Bake Shop sent me a copy of their newest Cookbook "Baking For Friends" .  That means I can add this cookbook to their "Tate's Bakeshop Cookbook", where I posted my version of their Signature Chocolate Chip CookiesYay!


In 2011, I was fortunate to receive a sampling of their cookies, granola and Sour Cream Coffee Cake and I can honestly say that their baked goods are quality and delicious.  Tate's Bake Shop is located in the Hamptons, and is owned by Kathleen King. I've seen her featured on Ina Garten's show "The Barefoot Contessa". 

I enjoyed flipping through the recipes, and I bookmarked a few. The one recipe that really stood out to me was the Chocolate-Blood Orange Cake.  The photograph was so pretty, and this marbled cake reminded me of my own mom's version.  One of the signature cakes that my mother often baked was a Marbled Kugel Kuchen, that had a yellow batter with chocolate.  I never did get that recipe from her, so I thought I'd try this version


Blood oranges aren't in season, so I used Navel Oranges for this recipe. The recipe lists 2 ounces, each, of bittersweet and unsweetened chocolate.  The batter ingredients includes two sticks of butter, and one cup of sour creamI love adding sour cream to cakes because I can pretty much be guaranteed that the cake will be moist.


Half the batter has orange zest added to it.  My own little addition was to add a little bit of Pure Orange oil and a little bit of Buttery Sweet Dough Flavor.  These are baking ingredients that I use all the time, and I think they add some extra flavor to my baked goods.

The other half of the cake batter has the melted (and cooled) chocolate whipped into it. (I omitted using mini chocolate chips.) The batter is spooned in, alternately.
The recipe suggests to bake for 50 minutes, but when I inserted a long skewer, the cake was done at 40 minutes.

I love this Heritage Bundt Pan, because it makes a really pretty cake. I find that, if sprayed properly with a non-stick baking/flour spray, that cakes pop right out.  The cake is cooled, in the pan, for about 10 minutes.

A simple syrup of orange juice and sugar is very slowly poured over the cake, so that it soaked completely in-- and then is allowed to cool completely.



My husband was more than willing to be my honest taste tester.

I brewed a cup of hot tea, and gingerly touched the slice of cake, before taking my own taste test. It was very soft. Yes!

TASTING NOTES:  My husband immediately detected the orange cake flavor.  He's one of my toughest critics, because he knows I want his honest opinion.  He loved it!  The cake is super moist, and I love the balance of the chocolate with the orange. (Personally, I didn't miss not having added the mini chocolate chips.) You can't taste the sour cream, but I'm sure that ingredient really helps with the tender and moist crumb of this cake.   I think you can easily substitute lemon juice and zest, which is what my mother often did.  Actually, I'd make this cake without the chocolate. The batter is awesome!

I'm so pleased with this recipe that I look forward to trying several others that Kathleen King has created.

Tate's Bake Shop would like to offer a chance for my lovely readers to win a basket of their baked goods.
It features a lemon tea loaf, buttery-rich shortbread squares, an individual coffee cake, a box of our famous crispy chocolate chip cookies and copy of Baking for Friends, with over 120 delicious recipes. 


And until May 12th, 2013 anyone who visits the Tate's Bake Shop website can save 20% on a purchase with discount code: mom13.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment.  For additional entries:
"Like" their Facebook and come and let me know that you've done so.
"Tweet" this giveaway, and  come and let me know that you've done so.
"Like" my facebook and let me know.
Please be sure that I have a way to contact you. If you don't have a profile with an email, please be sure to leave your email in the comment.

All entries must be entered no later than Thursday, May 9th at 9:00pm PST.
I will announce the winner on Friday, May 10th. 
***Comments have been turned off, the giveaway entry window has closed. A Winner will be announced tomorrow**

Good luck!

Thank you so much Tate's Bake Shop for your cookbook.  I look forward to sharing more recipes, and someday,  I hope to visit the Hamptons.  Here's the recipe for the cake:
 




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47 comments:

Carole said...

A beautiful cake pan makes all cakes special. This cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your reviews. Sour cream gives a good crumb to cakes, I think.

Carole said...

Long-time follower/liker of Tate's Bake Shop on FB.

Carole said...

And of course I follow you on FB, Debbie! (and Twitter, Instagram, et al.)

Carole said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/cspod/status/331331853053206528

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A Chef's Wife said...

I'm in St Louis and have not heard of Tates. I can't wait to try it if I win. I'm a big fan of yours though and I want to thank you for your hard work in sharing all your great recipes. Your're always helping me impress my husband !!!

Martha in Georgia said...

This cake is beautiful. What a difference the pan makes! Thanks for sharing.

Martha in Georgia said...

I follow you on FB.

bellini said...

I love Tates signature cookies and have had high success from their last cookbook. I am sure their latest is filled with tasty treats.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

So gorgeous Debby!!

Kate said...

Beautiful cake....I love the pan...

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liked both pages .Have followed you a while

Pnutsmom said...

What a interesting looking cake pan, love the recipe, cake looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

oh my god,that cake looks so good

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

I love that pan you use!!! Its such a pretty shape!!!

Belle on Heels said...

I got that Bundt pan as a wedding gift and still haven't used it. This may be the recipe that does the trick!

Belle on Heels said...

I "like" Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook

Belle on Heels said...

And I already "like" you on Facebook!

Joanne said...

I've always been on the fence about chocolate and orange together but your cake looks so good that I obviously need to re-evaluate my opinion!

Karen said...

Orange and chocolate go so well together... looks like a nice moist cake.

June Lisle said...

I am now very hungry. Must eat cake!

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June Lisle said...

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I Like A Feast for the Eyes Food Blog on Facebook as June Lisle.

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michele n said...

i love that cake pan! and the cake looks delish!

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michele n said...

im a facebook fan of yours! :)

Debbie said...

Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway! I have the heritage bundt pan and have been waiting for the perfect recipe to christen it. I follow you via email.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I have this book and I love it!! That cake mold is gorgeous! and I am sure the cake is yummy!

kimt said...
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kimt said...

Chocolate and orange...sounds wonderful.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Debbie you are one heck of a baker, that cake looks beautiful and I love chocolate and orange together! Wow, and the pan is so cool!

Ann Raye said...

I'd love to win this!

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Ann Raye said...

Liked them on FB Ann R.W

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DebrafromMD said...

Oh my, I can't wait to try this recipe. Chocolate combined with orange - Yum!

DebrafromMD said...

I liked you o Facebook.

DebrafromMD said...

I Liked Tate's Bakery on Facebook.

Joyce Ellis said...

Can't wait to try this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing. I visited and liked Tates Bake Shop and am also now following/liking you on FB. Thanks for giving me a chance for the give-a-way.
Joyce

Mary Bostow said...

Chocolate and orange together is probably my favorite flavor. You've gone and done it again, what a terrific cake recipe. I have to make it!

Bonnie said...

Oh I am so excited to try this one. Love the recipe.

Julia | JuliasAlbum.com said...

Beautiful cake and a beautiful bundt pan!

Lucy Ray said...

I'd love to win

Lucy Ray said...

I liked Tate's on FB

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rachel said...

I need a bundt pan like yours! :)

FreyFamily said...

The cake is beautiful! So enjoy your recipes!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic recipe, just made it for Valentines Day!!! I used blood oranges but I skipped the extra chocolate chips…..