Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dark Chocolate Orange Cake

This month`s challenge is hosted by Vali from Vali Voli Torte The key ingredients this month`s ar Oranges..This is my entry for this month event Ajme, Koliko Nas Je ....

200g good quality dark chocolate , about 60% cocoa solids
200g butter , cut in pieces
1dl fresh orange juice + few drops of orange essence
85g self-raising flour
85g plain flour
1⁄4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g light muscovado sugar
200g golden caster sugar
25g cocoa powder
3 medium eggs
75ml yogurt (5 tbsp)

3-4tbsp Orange preserves
150-200g melted chocolate
grated chocolate or curls, to decorate

1.Butter a 20cm round cake tin (7.5cm deep) and line the base. Preheat the oven to fan 140C/conventional 160C/ gas 3. Break the chocolate in pieces into a medium, heavy-based pan.Tip in the butter, then pour fresh orange juice into the pan.
Warm through over a low heat just until everything is melted - don't overheat. Or melt in the microwave on Medium for about 5 minutes, stirring half way through.
2.While the chocolate is melting, mix the two flours, bicarbonate of soda, sugars and cocoa in a big bowl, mixing with your hands to get rid of any lumps. Beat the eggs in a bowl and stir in the yogurt and few drops of orange essence.
3.Now pour the melted chocolate mixture and the egg mixture into the flour mixture, stirring just until everything is well blended and you have a smooth, quite runny consistency. Pour this into the tin and bake for 1 hour 25- 1 hour 30 minutes - if you push a skewer in the centre it should come out clean and the top should feel firm (don't worry if it cracks a bit). Leave to cool in the tin (don't worry if it dips slightly), then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
4.When the cake is cold. cut it horizontally in two and set aside the top layer.
5.Spread the Orange preserves and top it with the second cake layer
6.Pour the melted chocolate over the cake letting it fall down the sides and smoothing to cover with a palette knife. Decorate with grated chocolate or a pile of chocolate curls. The cake keeps moist and gooey for 3-4 days.

5 komentari:

SweetSensation said...

torta je divna! obožavam kombinaciju čokolade i naranče :) želim ti sretnu i uspješnu Novu godinu!

Vali said...

Baš mi je drago da si ipak stigla! Torta mi se čini sjajna! Sve najbolje u Novoj!

cosmo2503 said...

Pa gdje si ti Medi? Toliko dugo nisi ništa objavila, baš sam se pitala šta li ti si zbiva.
Čokolada (posebno jako tamna) i naranče, kombinacija snova.

Meddi said...

Hvala Cure...I sa jednim velikim zakasnjenjem i vama sve najbolje u Novoj 2009 Godini.. :)

Cosmo tu sam ali sam u zadnje vrijeme uvvjek kratka sa vremenom pa nista nestizem.. :)

Marigold said...

torta prekrasna! :D