Last Sunday yet again I was asked to bake a Lemon Drizzle Cake. Don’t get me wrong, this is a lovely cake but after two weeks of baking it every other day I’ve decided it was time for something new. I didn’t want to disappoint nor, for safety reasons stray too far from the requested type of cake, so I decided to bake a “off spin” drizzle cake, or in cook-speak take it to the next level. It was my first attempt and I really wasn’t sure how it would turn out but in the end I needn’t have worried as it was quite something if I may say so myself; a bit more moist and sweater than a lemon version but extremely tasty and satisfying.
I present to you the Chocolate and Orange Drizzle Cake.
For the cake:
- 3 eggs
- 150g self-raising flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 150g unsalted butter, soften
- 1tsp baking powder
- Zest of one large orange
- 1tbs of fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2tbs chocolate shavings
For the orange drizzle:
- 50g granulated sugar
- Juice of one large juicy orange
The above ingredients will make a cake that fits perfectly in an 8” loaf tin.
Preheat the oven to 180C fan.
Grease and line your baking tin, or just grease it.
In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients being: flour, sugar, chocolate shavings and baking powder; add zest from one large orange, soften butter, eggs and fresh squeezed orange juice – mix all ingredients until smooth.
Pour into your earlier prepared loaf tin.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 40-45min or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
Prepare your drizzle by mixing the sugar with the orange juice. “Stab” your cake repeatedly with a toothpick and then slowly drizzle it with your mixture allowing it to soak in deep inside the cake.
Let it cool completely.
Cut, serve and enjoy!
18 responses to “Chocolate and Orange Drizzle Cake”
this looks delicious and so moist. very tasty xx
Oh wow it looks so delicious!!
I think it’s a super idea, I love things what have a “tropical touch” specially in winter when we have that 50 shades of grey outside :o)
Now I have a plan to experiment with some kiwi fruits but Mark hates kiwi so I will have to disguise it somehow 🙂
Orange and chocolate are a perfect match.The cake looks lush. My guys also seem to request more or less the same cakes.
Um, this morning was not the morning to stop by. That looks delicious. So moist! I love the combination of orange and chocolate…and well, I love cake!
This looks yummy and I love orange and chocolate together. Delicious!
Okay now I wish I had all the ingredients handy to make this, or at least something sweet to eat now I’ve seen it! It looks delicious
This looks absolutely yummy & delicious. The pictures are so inviting that I would love to taste it right away. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe with ingredients & instructions.
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Ohh lovely I like the sound of this for afternoon tea! Chocolate and orange go so well together 🙂
This looks really yummy and I love anything with chocolate in it! I wish I could make it right now but I’m missing some ingredients!
This sounds amazing! I love making bread and can’t wait to try this one.
Wow! This cake sure looks delicious! I love the ingredients. I bet tehy come together nicely
Looks yummy! I love loaf cakes or drizzle cakes!
Oh my, I keep landing on ALL these tasty things haha. I guess you are drawing in the pregnant bunch? This looks so yummy.
Thanks for sharing your recipe. Who can’t resist a good chocolate cake.
Looks delicious 😀 I think it’s impossible to take only one piece of this loaf 🙂