Chocolate and orange brownie cake

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Chocolate and orange brownie cake

SERVES

12

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

15

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

25

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Baking

Method

  1. Grease and line an 8in deep tart case. Preheat your oven to 180°C.

  2. Add the chocolate, caster sugar, muscovado sugar and butter into a saucepan and melt everything together. Set aside to cool.

  3. Fold in the eggs, flour, orange zest, baking powder and cocoa. Stir in the chopped peel.

  4. Scoop the mixture into the tart case and bake for 25 minutes. Set aside to cool while making the ganache.

  5. Heat the cream until shivering and stir in the small pieces of chocolate until melted. Set aside to cool slightly and then coat the cake. Decorate with the candied orange strips.

Ingredients

  • 125g dark chocolate, broken into pieces

  • 170g caster sugar

  • 70g muscovado sugar

  • 100g butter, softened

  • 2 eggs, beaten until fluffy

  • 100g plain flour

  • zest of 2 oranges

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • small handful of candied orange peel, chopped

  • To decorate:

  • 50ml cream

  • 50g dark chocolate, broken into small chips

  • handful of candied orange peel strips

Method

  1. Grease and line an 8in deep tart case. Preheat your oven to 180°C.

  2. Add the chocolate, caster sugar, muscovado sugar and butter into a saucepan and melt everything together. Set aside to cool.

  3. Fold in the eggs, flour, orange zest, baking powder and cocoa. Stir in the chopped peel.

  4. Scoop the mixture into the tart case and bake for 25 minutes. Set aside to cool while making the ganache.

  5. Heat the cream until shivering and stir in the small pieces of chocolate until melted. Set aside to cool slightly and then coat the cake. Decorate with the candied orange strips.