I 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
Serves: 10 slices
- 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
- Heat oven to gas mark 4.
- Butter and line the base of a 1.2-litre loaf tin.
- Cream the sugar and butter with an electric mixer or a wooden spoon until light and pale.
- Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well between each addition.
- Add the flour and orange zest and fold in carefully with a metal spoon.
- When the mixture is well mixed spoon it into the tin and level the top.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and firm to the touch.
- Meanwhile, heat the orange juice and sugar gently in a small pan, stirring until dissolved.
- When the cake is cooked, remove it from the oven and skewer the cake before spooning the orange drizzle over it.
- Leave to cool in the tin, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
- Break up the chocolate and melt over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave on medium for 1-2 minutes.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cake and leave to set.