Chocolate-Orange Cake Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
  2. Lightly grease an 8 round baking pan.
  3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. In another bowl, cream together the oil, sugar and yogurt.
  5. Add the juice, orange zest and flour; mix well and pour into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for about 35 minutes or till the cake tests done; let it remain in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire cooling rack.
  7. When the cake is completely cool, split it in half horizontally.
  8. To make the filling, put the sultanas, orange juice and apricot brandy in a small microwaveable bowl.
  9. Cover with clingfilm, poke a hole in the top and microwave it for 2-1/2 minutes. Let cool, then puree the sultanas - either smooth or coarsely
  10. Pour the pureed sultanas into a mixing bowl, and add the orange food colouring (if using), the vanilla extract and orange zest and mix well.
  11. Add the sifted icing sugar carefully and beat till the mixture is fairly thick, adding more icing sugar if required to make it spreadable but still firm.
  12. Spread the filling on one half of the cooled split cake and top with the other half.
  13. Sift icing sugar thickly over the top (perhaps vanilla sugar pulsed in the blender to make vanilla icing sugar).
  14. Serve with a cup of strong coffee.
  15. As an alternative to the orange-sultana filling, split cake and fill with thick orange curd (lemon curd with 50% or more orange juice), then top with ganache.
  16. Non-chocolate eaters will find this delicious without the cocoa, adding another 1/4 cup of flour.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 901.15 Kcal (3773 kJ)
Calories from fat 265.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.47g 45%
Cholesterol 1.33mg 0%
Sodium 1028.21mg 43%
Potassium 647.04mg 14%
Total Carbs 135.26g 45%
Sugars 63.78g 255%
Dietary Fiber 5.53g 22%
Protein 26.07g 52%
Vitamin C 29.4mg 49%
Iron 8.5mg 47%
Calcium 215.3mg 22%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 382.6 Kcal (1602 kJ)
Calories from fat 112.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.51g 45%
Cholesterol 0.56mg 0%
Sodium 436.55mg 43%
Potassium 274.71mg 14%
Total Carbs 57.43g 45%
Sugars 27.08g 255%
Dietary Fiber 2.35g 22%
Protein 11.07g 52%
Vitamin C 12.5mg 49%
Iron 3.6mg 47%
Calcium 91.4mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.7
  • 24

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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