My Absolute Favourite Cake Recipe

When I’m not busy making delicious chocolate treat for you all to enjoy, I love to relax on a weekend and bake with my family and friends. Here is one of my favourite cake recipes - of course it has to be some sort of chocolate infused cake!

Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge Cake

Ingredients:

20cm cake tin with removable bottom

1-tablespoon ground almonds (plus extra for dusting)

300g dark chocolate minimum 65% cocoa solids

275g caster sugar

165g unsalted butter

Pinch of salt

5 large eggs

½ a teaspoon of natural orange extract (or to taste)

Zest of one orange

Icing sugar to dust

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter the 20cm cake tin and dust with the ground almonds - shake off any excess.
  2. Melt the chocolate, caster sugar, butter, orange extract, orange zest and salt in a heatproof bowl over a pan of hot water (not letting the water boil only simmer)
  3. Whisk the eggs with the ground almonds and fold into the chocolate mixture. After a few minutes the mixture will be thick and ready to pour into the tin. Bake for 35-45 minutes.
  4. Remove the sides of the tin and leave the cake on the base to cool, then dust over the cake with icing sugar.

*Tip* – After a night in the fridge I will be fudgy and gooey and at my best! I can be frozen and still work well in a semi frozen state for something a little different with ice cream! Enjoy!