Chocolate orange cake

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Chocolate orange cake

This is a deliciously orangey chocolatey cake of indulgence. It’s beautiful and moist……can you tell I love it ! I was concerned it may be sickly but not at all 😀

Ingredients:

  • 115g SR flour
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tbsp. golden syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • Juice of one orange
  • grated zest of one orange
  • 50g grated plain chocolate

Topping: 

  • 50g White chocolate
  • few drops orange colouring
  • Terry’s chocolate orange pieces (compulsory)

Method:

Preheat your oven to 160° /FAN 140° / GAS 3 and line a 17.5cm (7″) cake tin with greeseproof paper or use a liner.

Put all your dry ingredients into your mixing bowl, make a little well and add the wet stuff and mix well.

Tip the mixture into your cake tin/liner and bake for 30-35 until golden brown and ‘spongy’. Plunge a thin bladed knife into the centre and check the blade is clean….this means it’s cooked! You will smell the beautiful chocolate orange aromas as its cooling.

When completely cooled, melt the white chocolate, add the orange colouring and tip onto the centre of the top of the cake. Using the back of a spoon place it on the chocolate and gradually go around in a circle smoothing the chocolate to the edges. Place your chocolate orange segments in a pattern you desire and put aside to set. I usually put the cake in the fridge for 15 minutes.

While your waiting for it to set, eat the remainder of the chocolate orange!

Homemade chocolate orange cake - Deanysdesigns.co.uk        Homemade chocolate orange cake - Deanysdesigns.co.uk

Homemade chocolate orange cake - Deanysdesigns.co.uk        Homemade chocolate orange cake - Deanysdesigns.co.uk

Homemade chocolate orange cake - Deanysdesigns.co.uk        Homemade chocolate orange cake - Deanysdesigns.co.uk

Homemade chocolate orange cake - Deanysdesigns.co.uk        Homemade chocolate orange cake - Deanysdesigns.co.uk

Homemade chocolate orange cake - Deanysdesigns.co.uk        Homemade chocolate orange cake - Deanysdesigns.co.uk

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