My Chocolate Orange Cake

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    I made this recipe up one night and wasnt expecting much but i was pleasantly surprised! What i made was a lovely chocolatey , orangey , soft cake that was enjoyed by the whole family served warm with vanilla ice cream. This serves 8 decent size pieces.


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    Ingredients

    • For the cake ;
    • 100g plain flour
    • 100g self-raising
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 50g golden syrup
    • 1tsp baking powder
    • 170g chocolate (i used 100 dark and 70 milk)
    • 3 eggs
    • pinch of salt
    • 100g butter
    • 1 orange
    • For the filling ;
    • 60g butter
    • 150g icing sugar
    • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
    • For the topping;
    • 50ml milk
    • 100g chocolate
    • 1 orange (can use orange used for cake mix)
    • 1-2 tbsp butter.

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6/180C fan. For the cake melt the chocolate and leave to cool whilst you sift both flours, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and syrup to the flour mixture before adding the eggs, beating after each addition of egg.Then beat in the butter .
    2. When the chocolate has cooled (DO NOT LET IT GO SOLID) pour into the flour/egg mixture and fold in until all ingredients are fully combined. Add the zest of one orange.There may still be lumps from the butter but this is okay.
    3. Divide the mixture evenly between two 6"(15cm) round tins or whatever you have within reason. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean.(if you are using a different tin ,cooking times will vary so check occasionally).Once cooked take out and leave to cool.
    4. To make the buttercream filling, cream the icing sugar ,butter and cocoa together until smooth and put aside until the cake has cooled fully. Then spread on top of one and sandwich the two cakes together.
    5. For the topping,zest an orange into a bowl then peel the skin. Put the milk in a pan with the orange peel and heat to infuse the orange flavour. Take the orange peel out ,add the butter chocolate and some zest (to taste) and continue to heat until all chocolate has melted and there is a smooth glossy sauce/paste.
    6. Spread this on top of the cake and serve. You can re-heat the cake and serve with ice cream for a tasty pudding,enjoy!

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