When you’re a university student, it suddenly becomes completely acceptable to still be awake at 2am, in fact, that’s considered early. This was the time I decided to write this blog post. Thankfully, I held back posting at that time of the morning to ensure that the following day I checked that the writing of, what was a very sleepy blogger, actually made sense. Anyway, this weeks post is finally ready! Chocolate and orange is one of my favourite combinations. I’m sure you’re aware that I also, love cake. So for me, nothing could be better than having a chocolate orange cake.
CHOCOLATE ORANGE MARBLE CAKE
225g Unsalted Butter, Softened
225g Caster Sugar
225g Self-Raising Flour, Sifted
2 tbsp Milk
3 tbsp Cocoa Powder, Sifted
1 Large Orange, Zest & 1 tbsp of Juice
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. Grease and line a round or loaf tin with baking paper.
2. In a bowl, cream together the butter and caster sugar until smooth and creamy.
3. Add in the eggs and gradually sift in the self-raising flour.
4. Divide the mixture equally between two bowls. In one bowl, add the milk and cocoa powder and combine together. In the other bowl, beat in the orange zest and juice.
5. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin, taking alternating spoonfuls from each bowl. Swirl the mixture using a fork or skewer to create the marble effect. Try not to mix the two types of batter together as they will combine and the marble pattern will be lost.
6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 45 minutes to an hour or until golden brown and well risen. The cake will be done when a skewer or fork comes out of the centre clean.
7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for a few moments before transferring to a wire rack. Once cool, you can drizzle a little melted chocolate over the top, but this is optional.
8. Cut into slices and serve!
– Charlotte x
| Original Recipe BBC Chocolate Orange Loaf |
| Previous Recipe Cake in a Mug |