For Sunday Brunch: Chocolate Orange Crumb Cake

Chocolate Orange Crumb Cake

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1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. sugar
1⁄4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. cocoa
2 tsp. orange peel
2 c. flour
8 tbsp. butter
2 lg. eggs
1 tsp. freshly grated orange peel
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. plain yogurt or buttermilk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Crumb Mixture:
1/2 c. sugar
3 tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled, cut in small pieces

Prep Day: In a separate bowl, mix crumb mixture by fork or finger bowl, mix dry ingredients of cake. In a microwave safe bowl, melt 8 tablespoons butter. Cool to room temperature; add remaining wet cake ingredients. Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients. Stir until just blended. Spread 1/2 of cake batter into a greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

Sprinkle with 1/2 crumbs. Top with rest of cake batter and then crumbs. Marbleize by upright knife 6-8 times down pan, crosswise. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Test with toothpick. Cool in pan at least 30 minutes. Turn out of pan and turn over. Cool completely. Wrap airtight and Freeze.

Serving Day: Thaw completely. Slice and eat. Use within one day.

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