Hedel Frank combines two of our favorite flavors (chocolate and orange) in her recipe for this deliciously retro dessert.
Hedel Frank, the marketing guru and foodie behind @bringthefoodout, shares her recipe for a deliciously retro cake that features a mouth-watering combo of chocolate and orange. Fluffy, chocolatey and surprisingly easy to make, it’s perfect for pretty much every occasion! Warning: it’s seriously addictive.
- 100g dark chocolate
- 125g butter, softened
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 orange, zest
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp milk
- Pre-heat oven to 180°C (356°F). Meanwhile, grease cake tin and line with baking paper.
- Pour about 10cm of water into a saucepan and place over medium heat. Place a heatproof bowl on top of the saucepan, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
- Once water is simmering, add the chocolate and stir gently until completely melted.
- Once melted, set aside and let cool to room temperature.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and creamy.
- Add the orange zest and eggs, one at a time, beating well in between.
- Then, add the milk, flour and baking powder and mix until well combined.
- Add 4 or 5 tablespoons of the cake batter to the bowl of melted chocolate.
- Then, drop 3 tablespoons of the cake and chocolate mixture into the cake tin, followed by 3 tablespoons of cake batter. Repeat until all cake batter and chocolate mixture has been transferred to the cake tin.
- Gently, swirl a knife through the mixture once or twice.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack.
- When the cake is cold, dust with coco powder to taste.
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