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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Choc/Orange Cake

I actually saw this on another blog http://ohmy-applepie.blogspot.com The lovely Erica had made it for herself as a treat. And I thought I needed treating too, so to change it a little, I added a rich choc/orange icing and added lotza booze in the form of Orange Curacao. I have just discovered this little delight and now drink it with ice and lemonade.

What you will need to copy me.
250g S.R. Flour.
225g Butter (room temp)
175g Caster Sugar.
50g Cocoa.
3 Eggs (beaten)
Juice, zest and some pulp from 2 Oranges.
A good slurp of Orange Curacao.

For the icing.
1 bar good quality dark Chocolate.
50g Butter.
1 cup Icing Sugar.
Juice, zest and some pulp from 1 Orange.
And, a good slurp of Orange Curacao.

Preheat the oven to 180c.
Grease a large loaf or cake tin.
In a mixer combine the sifted flour, butter, sugar, cocoa and eggs.
Stir in the orange zest and pulp.
Pour in the juice and booze, mix well.
Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour, or until the skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool before turning out on to a cooling rack for yet more cooling.

While this is happening, do the icing.
Over a sauce pan of simmering water, melt the
chocolate and butter together.
Add and mix in the orange zest, pulp and juice.
Sift in the icing sugar and stir well and last,

the booze. Mix well.
Spread over the cake while the icing is still warm.

Do hope you indulge in this fabulous cake, and again THANK YOU Erica.


Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Sal it looks heavenly! I think I'll try your version very soon!

Anna said...

Looks gorgeous - very rich and moreish!

Kelly-Jane said...

Your cake - and Erica's one as well both - look stunning, I LOVE chocolate orange!

Maria said...

Sally this is sinfully good!!


Alejandra said...

Do you know what? I LOVE chocolate cake and lemonade. It's such a perfect combo!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Wow, sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

i remember my parents getting those segmented chocolate oranges for me every christmas and this post really reminded me of those! sounds delicious :)

Anonymous said...

Looks delightful Sal.