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chocolate egg free cake with orange drizzle on cooling rack against pale blue background

Chocolate Cake with Orange Drizzle

Robyn
An easy egg free chocolate cake with orange drizzle, studded with chocolate chunks.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course baking, Dessert
Cuisine English
Servings 10 slices
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 140 g SR flour See note below if wanting to use plain 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

  • Smaller Tins: You can also bake it in a 15cm x 8.5cm tin (as in the photo). This makes a taller cake. You can use 25g chocolate rather than 40g to top the cake. It takes the same amount of time to cook.
  • SR Flour: If you don't have Self Raising flour then use the same weight of plain flour and add 1 tsp baking powder.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 219IUCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate cake, chocolate orange, chocolate orange cake, drizzle cake, egg free baking

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