Triple Chocolate Orange Cake…

Triple Chocolate Orange Cake…

By Bill King

Serves 10

391 calories / 31.5g fat per portion

Maria says: ‘This simple-to-make cake is rich and tasty – a family favourite with a touch of class!’


Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 175g (6oz) Kerrygold butter
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 225g (8oz) plain flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 15g (½ oz) cocoa powder
  • 50g (2oz) dark chocolate chips
  • finely grated zest of 1 orange



For the topping:

  • 110g (4oz) dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 110g (4oz) Kerrygold butter
  • fine shreds of orange zest, to decorate

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. 
  2. Line a 20cm (8 inch) round cake tin with baking paper.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add the eggs, beating well between each addition. 
  5. Sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder, then fold into the mixture with the chocolate chips and orange zest.
  6. Spoon into the prepared tin and level the surface. 
  7. Bake for 50- 55 minutes or until a fine skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the topping:

  1. Melt the chocolate and Grand Marnier or Cointreau in a heatproof bowl positioned over a saucepan of gently simmering water. 
  2. When fully melted, add the Kerrygold butter a little at a time, stirring to combine. 
  3. Allow to cool and thicken, then spread over the cake using a palette knife and sprinkle with fine shreds of orange zest.


Cook’s tip:

  • If you’re not keen on adding alcohol to the topping, simply leave it out, or add 2 tbsp double cream instead

About this post-

 Bill King’s recipe has been taken from the Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book, available for free download now! Visit Kerrygold UK for more delicious recipes and to download your free copy.

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12 Comments

  1. Shona Wood
    30th September 2012 / 3:17 pm

    That looks DELICIOUS!!

    • Clairejustine
      30th September 2012 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. Mary Sullivan Frasier
    1st October 2012 / 8:00 am

    OMG! This cake looks amazing! I'm crazy for the combination of orange and chocolate and the Grand Marnier in that gorgeous icing, just takes it over the top. Our anniversary is coming up at the end of this week and I'm thinking I might just have to surprise the hubby with this. Thanks for sharing it! xoxo Mary (pinning it!)

    • Clairejustine
      1st October 2012 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks Mary 🙂

  3. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    1st October 2012 / 10:00 am

    Wow! This is truly a decadent cake with delicious chocolate topping! Makes me MELT too!

    • Clairejustine
      1st October 2012 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  4. Winnie
    1st October 2012 / 5:52 pm

    Looks scrumptious and sinful = the perfect desert for me 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      1st October 2012 / 8:27 pm

      Hehe Winnie,me too 🙂

  5. Emma Tait
    2nd October 2012 / 4:19 pm

    That looks soooo yummy!

    • Clairejustine
      3rd October 2012 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. BonBon Rose Girls Kristin
    2nd October 2012 / 6:38 pm

    That looks beyond delicious!

    • Clairejustine
      3rd October 2012 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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