Wednesday, June 6, 2012

chocolate + orange. friends forever.

Something about pairing chocolate and orange together makes me feel like part of an old Southern Ladies' Club. In a good way. I first stumbled upon the concept when digging through a 60's Junior League cookbook and when I asked ladies in my life about it, they raved all esoteric-like with nods to grandmothers and great southern women who came before them. Some things are just so good that they must have always been enjoyed, and this is one of them.

An uber moist orange cake, full of zest, juice and orange liquor (go big or go home) is adorned with a sweet orange rum glaze and served over a tiny pool of dark chocolate. Available in a variety of forms, we especially like it fashioned as a mini-bundt with mini flowers on top.