- 225g butter, softened
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 300g caster sugar
- 4 medium eggs, beaten
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…
- zest 1 large orange
One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…
- 5 tbsp milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- 450g self-raising flour, sifted
- 2 x 410g 100g bars milk chocolate
Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…
- 100g bar dark chocolate
Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…
- 100g bar white chocolate
To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…
- edible gold or silver balls
Butter two cake tins, 24cm and 18cm, and line the bases with parchment paper. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs and orange zest, adding some flour with the last few additions to prevent curdling. Using a metal spoon, fold in the remaining flour and milk. Split the mix between the tins and smooth the tops.
Bake the cakes together, 30-35 mins for the smaller and 40-45 mins for the larger, until golden and springy. Cool in the tins, then turn out on a rack to cool fully.
Break milk and dark chocolate into a bowl and melt over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Melt white chocolate the same way. Peel the paper from the cakes and sit the largest on a plate. Spread a small blob of chocolate in the middle and sit the smaller cake on top. Drizzle with chocolate, sprinkle with edible gold or silver balls and leave to set. Keep in an airtight container.