Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

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Chocolate Orange Loaf CakeOK. I know I have lots of chocolate recipes but I have another chocolate cake I just have to show you!  I wanted a chocolate orange cake that wasn’t a drizzle-type. And I found it!  It’s lovely. I dare you to try it and disagree!

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake
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Serves: 10 slices
  • 150g butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 175g Muscovado sugar
  • 150g plain flour
  • Half teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 25g good quality cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 2 eggs (well beaten)
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • Juice of 1 orange
  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 3.
  2. Grease and line a loaf tin with grease proof paper.
  3. With an electric mixer beat the butter, golden syrup and Muscovado sugar until well mixed – about 5 – 8 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs gradually to the mixture and beat until the eggs are well incorporated.
  5. Slowly fold in the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda.
  6. Add the orange zest and orange juice and mix together slowly to form a soft dropping consistency.
  7. Bake for 50 mins (can sometimes take up to 65 but keep checking at around 50 minutes) and remove from oven when a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
  8. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove carefully from the tin and allow to go completely cold on a cooling rack.
  10. Melt 80g good quality dark chocolate in a small measuring jug. Do this by placing the jug on a plate that is sitting on top of a simmering pan of boiling water.
  11. Pour the chocolate over the cake (cake needs to be cold at this stage).
  12. Grate chocolate over the top of the melted chocolate.
  13. Place in fridge to set.
You don’t need to add melted chocolate – it can be cooked and served without.


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