Gastronomically Terrific

March 12, 2014

Chocolate orange cake

Filed under: Cake — Tags: , , , — lawsonanna @ 9:14 pm
Photo: 100 happy days, day #23: Cake. Made and eaten.

Happy Birthday Dan!

I’ve made this before, but not for some time (it was back in 2010 in fact, about 4 years ago now). So when Dan requested “some sort of orange cake” for his birthday this seemed like a good idea. I knew it tasted pretty good, and was also relatively easy to make.

The cake itself is just a basic sponge cake with orange zest and chocolate flavoured orange added to it. The topping is just buttercream, but with orange zest, orange juice and chocolate orange flavoured chunks added to it. What makes the whole thing look so impressive is that you put chocolate orange slices on the top, along with some orange jelly sweets (and in my case, some lemon ones as well because I ran out of orange).

The whole thing probably took about 30-40 minutes to make, and got eaten rather quickly. To add to the joy,  I added a photo of it to Facebook and got some very positive comments. Mostly along the lines of “I want one”, but hey, at least it looked good!

Who made it: Anna

Recipe: Halleujah! Chocolate by The Chocolate Squad, page 17

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