Chocolate Orange Cake Father's Day 17.06.15`

Ingredients

200g/7oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour

1 Rounded Teaspoon Odlums Baking Powder

4 Large Eggs

150g/5oz Caster Sugar

50g/2oz Cocoa

100ml Sunflower Oil or light Olive Oil

Grated Rind of 2 Oranges

Juice of 1 Orange

Few Drops Goodall’s Orange Essence

 For Icing

75g/3oz Butter (room temperature)

175g/6oz Icing Sugar

100g Shamrock Dark Chocolate, melted

 For Decoration

Box of Terry’s Chocolate Orange 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line a 20cms/8” deep cake tin with baking parchment.
  2. Place eggs and sugar in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Using electric mixer, whisk until is thick and creamy and doubled in size.
  3. Sieve over the flour, baking powder and cocoa and gently ‘fold’ in. When almost mixed in, add the oil, juice and rind. Gently ‘fold’ in.
  4. Transfer to prepared tin and bake for 25 minutes or until cake is risen and spongy, when lightly pressed in the centre.
  5. Cool in tin for 10 mins. before transferring to wire tray to cool fully.
  6. For Icing: Cream butter & sugar together until light & fluffy. Add melted chocolate and whisk again until smooth.
  7. Spread icing over top and sides of cake. Decorate with Terry’s Chocolate Orange segments, as desired. Enjoy!