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.
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.
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.
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.