Rich chocolate cake
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Rich chocolate cake

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Serves 6

Full of chocolatey orange flavourings with a hint of almond-delicious as a naughty treat or even as a dessert. The best chocolate cake I have EVER tasted!

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  • 100g margerine
  • 100g caster sugar
  • Rind of half a lemon
  • Rind of half an orange
  • 35g sieved cocoa powder
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons of brandy or Cointreau
  • Decoration
  • 2 tablespoons of warm marmalade
  • 100g of plain chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons of hot water
  • 12g of margerine


    1. Beat the margerine and sugar together.
    2. Stir in the fruit rinds, cocoa and almonds.
    3. Gradually beat in the eggs and brandy with the flour.
    4. Spoon into a lined 18cm cake tin.
    5. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes until cooked through at 180 degrees celcius.
    6. Cool on a wire rack.
    7. Brush cake with marmalade.
    8. Mix the melted chocolate with margerine and water until smooth.
    9. Quickly swirl the mixture over the cake and allow to set.
    10. You can decorate with swirls of orange rind.

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