Chocolate and Orange Cake

I love this combination of flavours, I think it’s such a classic combination and it works so well.

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Recipe taken from Ali imdad bakes

Ingredients:

For the cake: 

  • 250g Margarine
  • 250g Caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1 large orange

For the Icing:

  • 300g dark chocolate
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 60g butter
  • 1 large orange

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°c or 160°c for a fan oven

Cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Add in the orange zest of the entire orange and the juice of half an orange. Fold in the flour and cocoa powder, then fold in melted dark chocolate until everything is combined.

Put the mixture into the tins and bake for 25-35 mins until a skewer inserted comes out clean and when the cake springs back when lightly pushed .

To make the icing

Melt all the ingredients in a bowl in the microwave including the zest and juice of one orange (Do it in 1 min bursts to avoid the chocolate burning). Once they have all melted, taste to see if the icing needs more orange zest. Once you are happy with the flavour put the icing in the fridge to set for an hour until it has firmed up and is of a spreadable consistency.

Ice the cake and decorate with terry’s chocolate orange like I did or decorate as desired.

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