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Sticky chocolate and orange cake by Phil Vickery

Ingredients

Like the famous chocolate orange - but in cake form!

  • 2 RSPCA Assured labelled eggs
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 115g self raising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, gas 4. Cream the butter and caster sugar together until pale, light and fluffy, then gradually beat in 2 eggs.
  • Fold in the self raising flour and cocoa powder into the mixture, then stir in 4 tbsp water and the finely grated zest of 1 orange. Pour mixture into a lined 900g/2lb loaf tin and bake as above.
  • Meanwhile, remove the zest of 1 orange using a zester and blanch in three changes of boiling water. Squeeze the juice of the orange into a pan, add 3 tbsp icing sugar and heat until the sugar has dissolved, then add the blanched orange zest and simmer for 3 minutes. Prick the surface of the cooked sponge, pour over the hot syrup and leave to cool.

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