Chocolate Orange Cake

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!

This is a very simple cake to make  – I used my faithful victoria sponge recipe and method and cream cheese and chocolate spread frosting – and here is how I made this Chocolate Orange Cake
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Chocolate Orange Cake
 
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Recipe type: desserts
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. grease and line 2 x 8 inch baking tins
  2. pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  3. *To make the sponges:
  4. Cream the butter with the sugar until pale and creamy
  5. Add the eggs and a spoonful of the sifted flour and beat together
  6. Carefully add the remaining flour and fold in until combined
  7. Divide the mixture between the two baking tins and place in the oven
  8. Cook for about 20-25 minutes until cooked
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before adding the frosting
  10. *To make the frosting:
  11. Mix the cream cheese and chocolate orange spread together until combined
  12. *To assemble the cake:
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Then your Chocolate Orange Cake is ready.
  16. Keep in a cool place.
  17. the frosting
  18. Then top your cake with the crunchie shards

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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 :)

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14 comments

  1. Rachael (Mushroomsmum) says:

    Wow! I love chocolate orange. I have to be careful as it’s a combination that can give me migraines so it’s a real treat to have a slice – or half the orange! Think the cake would be a bit too risky for me but it looks amazing

  2. Honest Mum says:

    Oh wow just PERFECTION-adore your new look, the huge, tempting pictures and the stunning profile shot of you and your boys! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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