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Rich chocolate cake
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Rich chocolate cake

By soooooooooooo (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • One hour cooling time
  • Easy
  • 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!


  • 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


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

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