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Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake

This egg free chocolate cake has been my go-to recipe for many years. A light chocolate cake delicately flavoured with orange, topped with chunks of bittersweet chocolate and finished with a sticky orange drizzle, it makes the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea, as well as a delicious pudding served slightly warm with a scoop of ice cream.


Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake

Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 140 g SR flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1.5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 85 g Granulated Sugar
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 55 g Margarine
  • 1.5 tbsp Treacle
  • 140 ml Milk
  • ½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 40 g Dark Chocolate 70%, roughly chopped
  • Syrup:
  • 20 g Granulated Sugar
  • Juice of 1 orange

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F
  • Line a 23 x 13cm loaf tin with baking parchment.
  • Mix the flour, salt, cocoa powder, sugar and orange zest together.
  • In a small saucepan over a medium heat, melt the margarine, treacle and milk. Once melted, add the bicarbonate of soda and the vanilla essence.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and mix well.
  • Spoon into the prepared loaf tin, sprinkle with the chocolate chunks, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Once the cake is out of the oven, make the syrup: place the sugar and orange juice in a small saucepan and heat over a medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, and then pour over the drizzle. Leave in tin until completely cool, then remove and serve.
  • Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or freeze for up to one month.

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