This is a super easy way to make a tasty dessert for friends! Modify a pound cake recipe and simply add blood orange juice and zest. Click for more…
I cheated and used a pound cake batter and then added 2 teaspoons of blood orange juice + 1/4 teaspoon of orange zest to the batter. I also wanted to punch up the color since my batter was white, so I used the ‘Sunset Orange’ from the amazing Us Cake Supply set of colors. I only added two drops of the gel color and the batter came out to be a beautiful warm orange that will look great with the chocolate coating to come. However, feel free to add even more and really make it orangey! The US Cake Supply set comes with 12 beautiful colors – I plan on using thse again soon for Easter Egg dying!
Bake the cake per instructions on packaging. Make sure that you lightly grease and flour that pan before you bake though! You want to be able to get the whole cake out in one clean layer.
After the cake has cooled for about 10 minutes, flip it over on to a cutting board. If the top is raised, cut the top off to level. My cake only had a slight slope, so I decided to leave it and just cut into cubes.
I put the cooled the cubes about 40 minutes.
Using a double boiler, melt your chocolate chips. I added 2 tablespoons of cream to get the consistency a bit softer. You may use a piping bag or a plastic baggy with tip cut off an dthen swirl some melted chocolate (I used milk, but it would be great with semi-sweet or dark.) Any design that you’re comfortable is just fine!
Let cool on wax paper & then out for guests to eat! Wa la! Looks pretty & tastes great!
*I received the US Cake Supply food coloring in exchange for an honest review. This is a great set that includes many fun colors and will be used for many upcoming food projects!