ORANGE AND CHOCOLATE CAKEFrom ivy 8 years ago
- 500 grams of self raising flour shopping list
- 1 teaspoon baking powder shopping list
- A pinch of salt shopping list
- 1 ½ cups of butter or margarine shopping list
- 5 eggs shopping list
- 1 ¼ cups of milk (1/4 of the milk was substituted with orange liqueur) shopping list
- 1 spoonful of orange zest shopping list
- 1 teaspoon orange extract shopping list
- 3 – 4 spoonfuls of cocoa shopping list
- 1 – 2 spoonfuls of milk, if needed shopping list
- ½ cup of ground almonds shopping list
How to make it
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and place rack in centre of oven. Butter or spray with a pan spray, a ring tin. Set aside while you prepare the batter.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until creamy and smooth. Gradually add the sugar, beating continuously on medium-high speed until light and fluffy (this will take about 5 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. After about five minutes the batter should be light in color and fluffy in texture. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. You will notice that the batter will look curdled. Don't worry as the batter will come together again after you add the flour mixture. Add the orange extract and orange zest, if using, and beat until incorporated.
- Add the flour mixture and milk, a little at a time, and mix just until incorporated. Pour ¾ of the batter into the prepared pan. In the remaining batter add 3 - 4 spoonfuls of cocoa and beat again, adding a spoonful or two of milk, if needed. Add on top of the other batter and smooth the top. Sprinkle almonds on the top.
- Bake for about 50 to 60 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
- Remove the cake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely.