I haven’t shared any food with you guys in a long time an I feel it is long overdue. So today I am sharing with you a recipe that I made up (I don’t often make up recipes but I did this one and am incredibly proud of it!). My mother turned 62 this year and put in a special request for this cake so here goes.
I apologise for not having photos of the process but I forgot to take these – won’t do this again for the next one.
- 2 oranges
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 4 table spoons of coco powder
- 1 table spoon of baking powder
- 8 squares of any dark chocolate (I usually use Lindt or Bournville)
- Pre-heat your oven at 180 degrees and spread butter and flour over your cake tin.
- Grate the orange zest out of one of your oranges.
- Place the zest, oil, 4 whole eggs and sugar in one bowl and start mixing
- Once it is all mixed, add the flour and baking powder.
- Once it is all mixed pour half of the cake mix into the tin
- Mix the 4 table spoons of coco powder to the other half of the cake mix
- Pour the chocolate mix into the tin
- Place in oven for around 40 minutes (watch the cake as it can differ in different ovens)
- Squeeze the two oranges
- Remove the cake from the oven, remove it from its tin and place it on a plate
- Pierce the top of the cake with a fork and pour the orange juice into the cake
- Place chocolate squares on top of the cake and cover it with a plastic cover in order for the chocolate to melt for about 15 minutes
- Remove plastic case and enjoy the cake!