Orange Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chips

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When I’m about to leave the City for a trip, I usually prepare a quick snack to carry with me using the leftovers in the fridge. The first thing I saw was a cup of sour cream so I opted for a dessert (of course!). After a quick research online, I discovered the fantastic food blog of Alexandra Cooks where I found a delicious recipe for the Coffee Cake. Other than the sour cream, this recipe includes various ingredients such as oranges and chocolate chips. The name Coffee Cake, other than indicating a dessert made using coffee powder, can also refer to a cake that you eat during a moment of the day called “coffee hour” where it is served as an accompaniment to a steaming cup of gourmet coffee.

I’ve made a few changes to Alexandra’s recipe, such as cutting the quantity of sugar (I find the original version to be a little too over-sweetened) and trying to add some food styling elements to the overall appearance.

I’m trying to push myself more and more into the word of food styling. It’s not easy though, because nowadays everyone can access to platforms such as Instagram, that makes us all feel like professional photographers and stylists. Finding and creating unique works that stand out from the vast crowd of food profiles that are out there it’s hard, you have to do your studies, research, and reading if you want to succeed in this business 😉 Although I am a big fan of some Instagram profiles, they are really beautiful and true source of inspiration even for own projects!

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Orange Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chips
Serves 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 min
  1. 1¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  4. 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  7. Zest of 1 orange
  8. 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  9. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  10. 2 large eggs
  11. 1 cup sour cream
  12. 100 gr butter, melted
  13. a cup semisweet chocolate chips
For the Icing
  1. 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
  2. 1 spoon of water
  1. Preheat oven to 325 °F. Grease a loaf tin.
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the grated orange peels and leave it aside.
  4. Beat together in a bowl the eggs with sour cream, vanilla and orange juice until it’s smooth.
  5. Combine the two mixtures. Add melted butter to the bowl and continue whisking.
  6. Now add the chocolate chips and incorporate everything inside the loaf tin.
  7. Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes until the top becomes of a golden color (as always remember to use a toothpick to check the center area of the cake). Once done, leave it to cool.
  8. For the icing, whisk together some water (it depends on how you want the icing) with confectioner sugar and spread it on the cake after it has cooled.
  1. Enjoy and don’t forget to share with your loved ones!
  2. (Also what do you think of the photos I made for this recipe? Leave a comment bellow)
Adapted from Alexandra Cooks
Adapted from Alexandra Cooks
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