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I told you that I got a new toy. For my 1st baking adventure I stuck to the rules, however, now it’s time to adjust. At least a little!
So: What are oranges in cake?
For the orange I worked with:
- zest of an organic orange
- orange liqueur.
(Of course you may substitute orange juice for orange liqueur, although he flavor will change a little.)
… & what is the ultimate partner of orange flavor? It’s dark chocolate.
The result was simply good: a fluffy moist cake w/ the combined flavors of orange & chocolate.
So let’s get started …
What do we need?
- all-purpose flour
- fine white sugar
- an organic orange (only using the zest)
- marmalade & orange liqueur
- dark chocolate flakes.
Then there is the baking tin – my new toy.
For my 1st baking adventure I used butter & flour to prepare the tin.
I usually don’t use flour … instead it’s usually:
- baking parchment (which doesn’t work w/ this baking tin)
- butter & fine breadcrumbs
- oil & fine breadcrumbs
- only butter to oil.
So I creamed my baking tin w/ butter & added fine breadcrumbs. (It worked well.)
I preheated the oven to 160° C fan.
I prepared the orange zest. I mixed the flour & the baking powder.
W/ my handheld electric mixer I whisked together sugar, butter & eggs. Afterwards all was incorporated – also my orange.
Last step: folding in the dark chocolate flakes w/ a spoon.
The mess marched in my baking tin & the baking tin marched in the preheated oven – for about 45 min.
I let the cake cool down for about 15 min – then it tumbled out of the tin.
After cooled down to room temperature I melted some dark chocolate in a bain-marie & spooned the chocolate all over the cake. (Of course you may use more dark chocolate for the icing than I did.)
- 80 g butter
- 80 g sugar
- 3 eggs
- a pinch of salt
- 120 g all-purpose flour
- 1 packet baking powder
- 3 tbsp marmalade
- 3 tbsp orange liqueur
- zest of an organic orange
- 75 g dark chocolate flakes
- some butter & breadcrumbs (for the baking tin)
- 60 g dark chocolate
- handheld electric mixer
- Preheat the oven to 160° C fan.
- Butter the baking tin & add breadcrumbs; discard any breadcrumbs not fixed.
- Prepare the orange zest.
- With you handheld electric mixer whisk the butter, the sugar, the eggs & add a pinch of salt – until creamy.
- Mix the flour & the baking powder.
- Add the butter-sugar-egg mess & whisk until well combined.
- Add the orange zest, the marmalade & the orange liqueur & whisk.
- Finally fold in the chocolate flakes w/ a spoon.
- Pour the mess into the baking tin & let it bake in the preheated oven for about 45 min. Make the famous test w/ the wooden pin …
- Let the cake rest in the baking tin for about 15 min. Afterwards let the cake tumble out & let it cool down completely.
- Melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie & pour – spoon by spoon – all over the cake.