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Orange flavoured Chocolate Cake

Orange flavoured Chocolate Cake

1¾ cups flour

2 cups sugar
¾ cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup freshly brewed strong black coffee
½ cup soya oil

 

Mix everything in a food processor until very smooth. Pour into a baking paper lined 23–25cm tin (or several smaller tins). Bake 1–1½ hours at 180°C until cooked (test that a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean). Cool and ice when cold.

Icing:
1 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
Finely grated rind of 1 orange
1–2 tablespoons soft butter
Hot water to mix to a spreadable consistency

(Hint: You can use this recipe to make fabulous Chocolate Glazed Truffle Cupcakes – just use cupcake cases and three-quarters fill with the orange-flavoured chocolate cake batter – the baking time will be shorter, so check after about 20 minutes.When cool spread with chocolate ganache.)

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