For my OH’s birthday back in February I decided to make him a cake based on one of his favourite chocolates. Last year I made him a Fererro Rocher Cake which meant that this year I would use a Terry’s Chocolate Orange to base his cake around. I had actually spotted some chocolate oranges on special just after Christmas and had managed to hide one away for the cake without anyone discovering it!
- 200g self raising flour
- 200g unsalted butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 jar of chocolate orange flavoured chocolate spread (Tesco stock a nice one)
- 200g tub of full fat soft cheese
- 1 Terry’s chocolate orange
- grease and line 2 x 8 inch baking tins
- pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
- *To make the sponges:
- Cream the butter with the sugar until pale and creamy
- Add the eggs and a spoonful of the sifted flour and beat together
- Carefully add the remaining flour and fold in until combined
- Divide the mixture between the two baking tins and place in the oven
- Cook for about 20-25 minutes until cooked
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before adding the frosting
- *To make the frosting:
- Mix the cream cheese and chocolate orange spread together until combined
- *To assemble the cake:
- Sandwich the two sponges together with some of the frosting and then cover the outside of the cake – the top and all around it – with more of the chocolate orange frosting
- Then break open the Terry’s chocolate orange (taking 1 segment for yourself – a perk of the cake making!) and decorate the top of the cake with the segments however, you like or feel free to do as I did.
- Then your Chocolate Orange Cake is ready.
- Keep in a cool place.
- the frosting
- Then top your cake with the crunchie shards
If you love the flavour of chocolate orange and you enjoy eating cake then I am pretty sure that you will LOVE this cake!!! It tasted as good as it looks and a little really does go a long way as it is very indulgent.
Chocolate Orange Cake – it’s not Terry’s it’s …well for whoever you want to make it for