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Preparation time: 20 minutes. Baking time: 1 hour.

6 oz. semi-sweet dark chocolate
4 oz. milk chocolate
2 tbsp. water
1 c. butter, at room temperature
2 c. granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tbsp. orange juice
1 tbsp. grated orange peel
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. buttermilk or sour cream
Powdered sugar

In medium saucepan, melt together chocolate and water, stirring constantly.

In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Blend in orange juice and orange peel. Stir in cooled chocolate.

Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk or sour cream to egg and butter mixture, blending well. Pour batter into a well-greased and floured tube pan, about 10 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Let cake cool in pan for 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack and let cake cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with fresh fruit, if desired. Makes 1 cake, 8 servings.

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