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Chocolate orange marble cake

Chocolate orange marble cake

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Cuts into 10 slices

For a deliciously nostalgic cake, combine a classic flavour combination of orange and chocolate in this retro two-tone bake

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal397
fat23.1g
saturates13.7g
carbs41.5g
sugars26.1g
fibre1.6g
protein5.6g
low insalt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 225g very soft butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 large orange, zest and 1 tbsp orange juice
  • a few drops orange food colouring (optional)
  • 50g orange chocolate (we used Green & Black's Maya Gold), broken into pieces

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease and line the base of a loaf tin (8 x 21cm/ 2lb) with baking parchment. Beat the butter, sugar, eggs and flour together in a large bowl with an electric whisk or in a food processor until lump free.

  • STEP 2

    Split the mixture into two bowls, beat the milk, followed by the cocoa powder into one. Beat the orange juice, zest and orange food colouring, if using, into the other.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon alternate dollops of the mixture into the cake tin, then use a skewer to create a marble pattern by dragging it through the mixture in swirls. Make sure you don’t overmix or you won’t see the pattern. Smooth the surface if necessary.

  • STEP 4

    Bake the cake for 45 - 55 mins until golden and risen, and a skewer poked in comes out clean.

  • STEP 5

    Leave the cake in the tin to cool, then turn out. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over barely simmering water or gently in the microwave. Use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the cake.

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