Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I received the Tea at Fortnum and Mason cookbook from a friend in London, and it does not disappoint. This cake was so good! Pretty easy too. Here's the recipe....
Chocolate and Orange Marble Cake - serves about 10
200g unsalted butter, softened
200g golden caster/berry sugar (used regular berry sugar)
3 large eggs
200g all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
Zest and juice of one large orange
45g cocoa powder, sifted
100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
35g unsalted butter, chopped
Preheat oven to 190c/375f. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with parchment paper.
Use an electric mixer to beat together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and cream. Gradually add the eggs, then fold in the flour, baking powder, orange zest and juice using a large metal spoon.
Put half the mixture in a separate bowl and fold in the cocoa. Drop a spoonful of each mixture, alternately, into the tin then run a skewer, or knife, through both to create swirls.
Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer, inserted in centre, comes out clean. Lift out of the tin and cool on a wire rack.
Once the cake has completely cooled, decorate it. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bowl resting over a pan of simmering water, making sure the base doesn't touch the water. Once melted, stir them gently together. Drizzle the mixture over the cake and leave to set for about an hour. Store in an airtight container for up to four days. (I can promise you, it will never stick around for more than two days.)
Enjoy! If you try out this recipe, I'd love to hear about it.
Have a great day. Back soon!