Tony and I finally met up for dinner after quite a while. We worked together in the previous time. He is a very nice guy, helpful and caring. At the middle of the dinner, he requested for a birthday cake for him this year. OK but what? He does not eat cheese, nothing made with milk. Chocolate orange cake! He had one in a hotel before but could not tell me which hotel or how the cake was like. No mousse but a normal cake. Well, I never had one chocolate orange cake in my blog. Why not? But needs practice. And I picked this from bakingmad.com. It turned out very nice though I did not eat it warm. It’s moist. I will say it is more on the butter and chocolate direction. And I will recommend to put more orange zest. The original recipe calls for the whole orange. But I did not prefer to have the bitter taste from the pit.
1tsp baking soda
125g Butter (unsalted) softened
200g golden caster sugar
2 Eggs large
1tsp Vanilla extract
250g Plain white flour
¼ tsp Salt
200g Dark chocolate chopped
Preheat over to 180C, Dissolve the baking soda in the water and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg one at a time and vanilla essence. Mix until it is well integrated.
Fold in the flour in 3-4 batches alternate with the soda water.
I peeled the orange zest in stripes, removed the pit, separated the segments. The segments were put into a blender for pulsed chopping. Add the zest and segments to the mixture.
Fold in the chopped chocolate. Pour it in a 20cm cake tin. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
Cool the cake on a rack. Enjoy!