Chocolate Orange Cake

Posted on April 29th, 2020 07:52 PM

Prep: 25 minutes | Bake: 45 m  at 160° C | Recipe by: Nargis Zaidi

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I N G R I D I E N T S 

Cake
10 Tbs unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons golden syrup or dark corn syrup
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 cup plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
2 eggs

2 Tbsp Orange zest

5 Tbsp Fresh orange juice 


Chocolate Ganache Icing
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
3 tbs fresh Orange juice 

1 tsp orange zest

D I R E C T I O N S
Preheat oven at 
160° C. Grease  and line a cake tin with parchment paper or butter.

Cake

In  a large bowl,  beat the butter, syrup and sugar until smooth with an electric mixer.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder. Mix little dry ingredients into the syrup mixture, then beat in one egg. Add another couple of spoonfuls of dry ingredients before beating in the remaining egg.
Fold in remaining dry ingredients, and then add, while still folding, the orange zest. Gradually add the juice. The batter may look slightly curdled.

Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes, till spongy and dry to touch and toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Carefully remove from the pan and cool completely.
Icing

Melt the chocolate chips over double boiler or microwave. Give it a whip till becomes smooth. Add orange juice and pour over the cake and  decorate with orange zest Ingredients

Nargis, is a designer by profession but a baker by heart . Bringing up two 'close -in-age' and 'in love with food' kids lead her to experiment with many cuisines and today as they are ready to fly the nest, her love for baking and cooking is again coming to her rescue. She is an avid traveller and also passionate about Photography. Food photography is something that combines her two loves-food and photography  and is way of expressing her creativity to the  world.