Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake

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Chocolate Orange Drizzle CakeI had some oranges left over and wondered if I could find a recipe that was similar to lemon drizzle cake but which used oranges instead of lemons. I found one!  The one I found also included chocolate! Yum!

Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake

 

Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake
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Serves: 10 slices
 
Ingredients
  • 140g butter, softened
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 and a half teaspoons baking powder
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • Finely grated zest of 1 large orange
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 50g dark chocolate
Method
  1. Heat oven to gas mark 4.
  2. Butter and line the base of a 1.2-litre loaf tin.
  3. Cream the sugar and butter with an electric mixer or a wooden spoon until light and pale.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well between each addition.
  5. Add the flour and orange zest and fold in carefully with a metal spoon.
  6. When the mixture is well mixed spoon it into the tin and level the top.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and firm to the touch.
  8. Meanwhile, heat the orange juice and sugar gently in a small pan, stirring until dissolved.
  9. When the cake is cooked, remove it from the oven and skewer the cake before spooning the orange drizzle over it.
  10. Leave to cool in the tin, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. Break up the chocolate and melt over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave on medium for 1-2 minutes.
  12. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cake and leave to set.

 

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