Recipe of the week – Evelyn’s chocolate orange cake

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This recipe is not my own, although I plan to make it, in the next few weeks. My lovely friend Evelyn, who makes the most yummy cakes and puddings gave me this recipe. Some of the ladies at our Mainly Music group got to sample some, recently  and there were enquiries for the recipe, so she has very kindly allowed me to put it on the blog. It is a really moist cake, that keeps well in a tin, and is great with  a cup of tea, or you could serve it with ice-cream, when it is still warm.

You will need:

  • 250 g margarine/butter
  •  250 g sugar
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  •  1 large orange(for the zest)
  • chocolate powder for baking or other (use Cadbury’s or Swiss or Belgium chocolate powder)
  • Preheat  the oven for 15 mins   at 180 or gas mark 3, put grease paper in a baking tin, a square loaf tin works best

Mix margarine or butter + sugar together till smooth & creamy, then add the egg one at a time while continuing whisking.

Add the flour when the mixture is fluffy. Work all together till smooth.. Then add the zest & mix it gently.

Take a small portion of the mixture in another bowl, then add to it  the chocolate powder and & mix it gently till smooth.

Put a layer of the orange mixture in the bottom of the tin, then the chocolate  mixture in the middle & finally cover it with the rest of the orange mix.

Bake at Gas mark 3 or 180 then when it raises to the top & start going brown, reduce the heat a little to 160 or so, for approximately 40 minutes. Test with a cake skewer, it should come out clean when the cake is cooked.

Apologies that there are no pictures, it all got eaten, before I could take any photos! 🙂

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