Wednesday, April 17, 2019


adapted from :

Ingredients :

125  gm  butter,  chopped coarsely
250  gm  dark chocolate,  chopped coarsely
100  gm  self-raising flour
150  gm  caster sugar  (used  100 gm)
3  eggs  (large@grade A)
Zest from one orange
60  ml  orange juice  (1/4  cup)
2  tbsp  Contreu Liqueur  (optional)

Chocolate Orange Ganache :

200  gm  dark chocolate,  chopped coarsely
Zest from one orange
160  ml  Dairy Whipping Cream

Instruction :

1.  Preheat oven to 180'C.  Grease 20cm/8 inches round cake pan; line base with baking paper.  Set aside.

2.  Stir butter and chocolate in medium saucepan over low heat until smooth.  Transfer mixture to a large bowl.  Cool 10 minutes.

3.  Add sifted flour, sugar, eggs, orange zest and juice to chocolate mixture; beat at low speed with electric mixer until ingredients are combined.  Increase speed to medium; beat about 2 minutes or until mixture is smooth.

4.  Pour mixture into pan; bake about 55-60 minutes.  Stand cake in pan 5 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.

5.  Meanwhile, make chocolate orange ganache.  Spread cake with 2-3 layers of ganache.

6.  Chocolate Orange Ganache :   Combine chocolate and orange zest in medium bowl.  Bring whipping cream to the boil in small saucepan on medium heat.  Add/pour cream to chocolate mixture; stir until melted and smooth.  Stand 15 minutes or until ganache is spreadable.

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