~This is a favourite of mine as who doesn’t love chocolate and then adding the orange just makes it even better. So if your stuck for something to bake have a go at this really easy recipe.
Chocolate Orange Traybake
- 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder 4 tbsp Hot Water
- 225g Butter I use stork baking butter
- 225g Caster sugar
- 275g Self raising flour
- 2 level tsp Baking powder 1 orange grated
- 4 large eggs
- 4 tbsp milk
- For the buttercream 450g icing sugar 250g butter 1 tbsp hot water 2 whole Terrys chocolate orange 1 melted and 1 broken up for decoration
- Preheat the oven to 180’c fan 160′ and prepare a baking tin with baking paper, I use a roasting tin the size 12 x 9 inch it works perfectly for all traybake recipe.
- Place the cocoa powder and boiling water into the bowl first and mix till nice and smooth allow to cool for 5 minutes. Then place the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs , milk and orange zest into the bowl with the cocoa mix using a freestanding mixer or a held mixer which ever is easier, mix for 2 – 5 minutes. using a spatular half way make sure all the chocolate from the bottom is away from the bottom. Then continue to mix until light and smooth.
- Turn the mixture into your prepared tin spread evenly using a spatular to get all the mixture making sure all corners are full with the cake mix.
- Bake in the preheated oven for around 25/30 mins this does depend on ovens yours may take a little longer if it does don’t worry.
- Make your buttercream by adding your icing sugar, butter and a tablespoon of water mix till it, starts to come together then add the melted chocolate orange. Then continue to mix for at least 10 -15 mins I find this gives you a much better buttercream as its lighter.
- Once your cake is cooked and springy to touch you know its ready, place your cake out of the tin onto a wire rack and allow to go cold.
- Then spread your buttercream on with a palette knife then place your Terry’s orange segments neatly on top.
- Its that simple and very yummy if you have left over buttercream pop it in an air tight container in the fridge it will keep for a week or so.
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