3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Grated rind of 1 orange
1 cup sour cream
1 cup chocolate chips
Juice of 1 orange
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup orange liqueur
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1 Tbsp. corn syrup
Melt unsweetened chocolate over hot water. Cool until barely warm.
Sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder.
In a large bowl, beat butter until light. Add sugar and beat until light.
Beat in eggs one at a time until fluffy. Add vanilla and orange rind, then melted chocolate, beating well.
Alternately beat in flour in thirds with sour cream. Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour into a buttered and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 to 60 minutes.
Remove from oven and place cake on cooling rack.
Syrup: stir together orange juice, sugar and liqueur until sugar is dissolved. Brush cake with 1/4 of syrup. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove cake from pan. Brush all surfaces with remaining syrup. Cool completely.
Glaze: Over simmering water, melt butter and chocolate together. Add corn syrup. Cool until thick then drizzle over cake.
Makes 12 servings