Sunday, March 31, 2013


Orange Chocolate Drizzle Cake
Happy Easter!

I was going to do the predictable thing and make a lemon cake for after dinner today but decided, at the last minute, that an orange cake would be nice. So I just made my Lemon Drizzle cake with orange instead.

75g caster sugar
50g light brown sugar
100g self-raising flour
75g spelt flour
125g butter or marg
pinch of salt
zest of 1 orange
2 eggs
4 tblsps cow's or soya milk

50g icing sugar
juice of 1 orange (4 tblsps)

Chocolate topping
A few pieces of dark chocolate
1 tsp icing sugar

Orange drizzle

·        Preheat oven to 180˚C
·        Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin
·        Zest and juice the orange
·        Cream the butter and caster sugar
·        Add the eggs and zest and beat well
·        Add flour and salt and fold in completely
·        Mix through the milk
·        Pour into the cake tin
·        Bake for 45 minutes or so, until golden on top, make sure it is cooked through with a cake tester/skewer
·        Make the syrup while the cake is cooking by gently heating the orange and icing sugar until the sugar is melted
·        Using your skewer, puncture the top of the cake and pour the syrup evenly over the cake
·        Cool completely in the tin
·        Melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water, stir in the icing sugar, mix thoroughly, drip over the cake

Yes, I sacrificed a chunk of my egg for the choccie topping. Saint!

Dessert :)

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