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Chocolate Orange Cake


Ingredients

FOR THE SPONGE
350 g Butter or baking spread
350 g Caster sugar
6 Eggs large
2 tsp Orange extract
1 tbsp Milk
300 g Self raising flour
50 g Cocoa powder
1/2 tsp Baking powder

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM
250 g Butter or baking spread
450 g Icing sugar
50 g Cocoa powder
1 1/2 tbsp Milk
2 tsp Orange extract

FOR DECORATION
1 Terry’s Chocolate Orange
Orange sprinkles optional

Instructions
Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line two 8″ cake tins
Make the sponge by mixing the butter and caster sugar in a large bowl with a spoon until fluffy, or mix using an electric mixer
Add the eggs, orange extract and milk, and whisk until fully incorporated
Add the self raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and whisk in until you can’t see any flour anymore
Divide the mixture between the tins, use scales for accuracy
Bake them for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave them to fully cool either in the tins or remove from the tin and place on cooling racks
To make the chocolate buttercream mix the butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar together. Once it starts to come together add the orange extract and milk and mix until smooth. I use my electric hand whisk to do this but you can also do it by hand with a spoon
If the cakes have domed on top, level them off with a cake leveller or a serrated knife
Put one of the sponges on your plate or cake stand and pipe or spread some of the buttercream onto it
Add the other sponge on top and pipe or spread the remaining buttercream on top
Decorate with the Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces, and orange sprinkles if using
Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in a cool place for 2-3 days