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
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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