Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

Chocolate and orange are one of my top favourite flavour combinations so I love finding new ways to bake with them. This Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake is an easy to prepare chocolate sponge flavoured with orange extract, it’s baked on a low temperature for around an hour to make sure it doesn’t dry out. I also stirred some chopped up Terry’s Chocolate Orange into the sponge for extra yummyness. I’ve decorated the top with chocolate orange buttercream and slices of Terry’s Chocolate Orange of course!

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To make the sponge I mixed the butter and sugar together, then whisked in orange extract, eggs and milk.

Then I added self raising flour and cocoa powder, and whisked in. I also folded in half a Terry’s Chocolate Orange that I chopped up.

I poured the mixture into my lined loaf tin and baked it for 1 hour.

I made a chocolate orange buttercream and decorated the top of the loaf cake with it.

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

To make the Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake extra yummy and tempting I decorated it with Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces and some orange sprinkles!

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

The sponge was perfectly light and moist once sliced, and it was full of that chocolate orange flavour I love so much. If you’re a fellow chocolate orange fan you will love this Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake!

   

I’m linking this recipe up with Cook Blog Share hosted by Tin & Thyme, Bake Of The Week hosted by Casa Costello and Mummy Mishaps, Baking Crumbs hosted by Apply To Face Blog, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Foodie on Board.

5 from 8 votes
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Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

Servings 10

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 200 g Butter or baking spread
  • 200 g Caster sugar
  • 2 tsp Orange extract
  • 4 Eggs large
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 175 g Self raising flour
  • 25 g Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 a Terry's Chocolate Orange chopped up - optional

For the buttercream

  • 150 g Butter or baking spread
  • 275 g Icing sugar
  • 25 g Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Orange extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Milk

For decoration

  • 1/2 a Terry's Chocolate Orange
  • Orange sprinkles optional

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin

  2. Mix together the butter and caster sugar using an electric mixer ot a spoon until light and fluffy

  3. Add the orange extract, eggs and milk and whisk in until smooth

  4. Whisk in the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder until fully combined

  5. Fold in the chopped up Terry's Chocolate Orange

  6. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for an hour, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool fully

  7. To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer or a spoon to mix together the butter and icing sugar until they start to combine, then add the orange extract and milk and mix until smooth

  8. Put it into a piping bag and pipe it onto the loaf cake, or spread on with a spoon or spatula

  9. Decorate with the remaining Terry's Chocolate Orange pieces and some sprinkles too if you like!

  10. Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days

NB. This post is in no way sponsored by Terry’s – I just love their product!

You can find more of my Cake recipes by clicking here!

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Chocolate Orange Pancakes

Chocolate Orange Pancakes

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday as it is also known, is such a brilliant idea in my eyes. I mean, who doesn’t love the excuse to eat dessert for dinner?! These Chocolate Orange Pancakes are super indulgent, I’ve topped them with whipped cream, a generous drizzle of melted Terry’s Chocolate Orange and juicy orange segments. They’re also easy to make, as most pancakes are, and you can even make a batch and reheat them later. So, why wait until Pancake Day, they’d also make an amazing dessert or sweet breakfast treat any time of year!

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I whipped up the cream first and put it in the fridge so it was ready.

To make the pancake batter I started by stirring together the flour, cocoa powder, orange zest and sugar.

In a jug I whisked together milk, vegetable oil, orange extract and egg.

I poured the milk mixture slowly into the flour mixture, stirring it as I went until a smooth batter was created.

 

I warmed up my frying pan on a medium heat and added a little bit of oil, then I used a ladle to spoon blobs of the pancake mixture into the pan. Once bubble started to appear on the surface, I flipped them over. This took only a couple of minutes.

I let them cook for another minute or so on the other side, then they were ready to eat!

Chocolate Orange Pancakes

I served the Chocolate Orange Pancakes drizzled with melted Terry’s chocolate orange, a dollop of the whipped cream, and some juicy mandarin orange segments.

Chocolate Orange Pancakes

The Chocolate Orange Pancakes were absolutely divine, I am such a huge fan of this combination of flavours! If you have a sweet tooth like me you will love this for a weekend breakfast treat, or you could also have it for dessert after a meal. The pancakes can be made in advance and reheated in the microwave within seconds so it’d be so quick to put together!

I’m linking this recipe up with Cook Blog Share hosted by Everyday Healthy Recipes, and Fiesta Fridays.

5 from 5 votes
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Chocolate Orange Pancakes

Servings 12 depending on size

Ingredients

For the pancake batter

  • 125 g Self raising flour
  • 45 g Caster sugar
  • 35 g Cocoa powder
  • 250 ml Milk cow's or plant milk will both work
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1/2 tsp Orange extract
  • 1 Orange zest only

For the toppings

  • 1/2 a Terry's Chocolate Orange melted
  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 1/2 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 200 g Tinned mandarin orange segments

Instructions

  1. Whip up the cream with the icing sugar and vanilla and put it in the fridge so it is ready to use

  2. To make the pancake batter stir together the flour, cocoa powder, orange zest and sugar in a mixing bowl

  3. In a jug whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, orange extract and egg

  4. Pour the milk mixture bit by bit into the flour mixture, whisk in between each addition until a smooth batter is created

  5. Warm up your frying pan on a medium heat and added a little bit of oil or butter, used a ladle to spoon blobs of the pancake mixture into the pan. Once bubbles start to appear on the surface, flip them over. This will take a couple of minutes

  6. Then let them cook for another minute or so on the other side, then they are ready to eat!

  7. Serve warm with the whipped cream, a drizzle of the melted chocolate and some orange segments

  8. If you want to save for later, allow to cool fully, and store in the fridge in an airtight container. Warm on a microwave safe plate for 30-60 seconds (depending on the wattage of your microwave). Eat within 2 days

NB. This post is NOT in any way sponsored or paid for

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Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge

So I already have a couple of fudge recipes on my blog, but this Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge has to be my favourite so far! It’s definitely the fudge I’ve eaten the most of! It’s another easy no boil fudge recipe, which is a technique I absolutely love as it makes life so much easier. Just a bit of melting, some stirring, and then leave it to set and bam – delicious fudge! As we’re approaching Christmas I thought Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge was the perfect flavour for the holiday season. This fudge would make a great gift for family and friends, or an even greater gift to yourself!

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I started my melting the chocolate and condensed milk together in a pan on a low heat.

Then I stirred in the icing sugar and poured half of the fudge mixture into the lined tin. I covered it with Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces.

I added the rest of the fudge mixture on top. Then I added blobs of the melted and coloured white chocolate, and used a cocktail stick to swirl it around.

Then I packed the top with more Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces, and as many mini Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces as I could fit!

I also added some orange sprinkles I had in the cupboard, just for fun! Then it went into the fridge to set.

Terry's Chocolate Orange Fudge

Damn this Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge was GOOD! I ate so much of it and so did my partner! I think I might have to make it again soon!

Terry's Chocolate Orange Fudge

If you can bare to let this out of your house, then the Terry’s Chocolate Orange Fudge would make a fantastic gift for family and friends!

I’m linking this recipe up with Cook Blog Share hosted by Everyday Healthy Recipes, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Apply to Face Blog, Cooking Is My Sport, The Not So Creative Cook and Cooking With Aunt Juju.


5 from 3 votes
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Terry's Chocolate Orange Fudge

Servings 36 pieces

Ingredients

For the fudge

  • 300 g Milk Chocolate
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate
  • 397 g Can of condensed milk
  • 130 g Icing sugar sifted
  • 1 Terry's Chocolate Orange
  • 125 g Bag of Terry's Chocolate Orange Minis

For decoration

  • White chocolate optional
  • Orange food colouring optional
  • Orange sprinkles optional

Instructions

  1. Line a 8" square tin with greaseproof paper. I grease the tin first with a little butter to help the paper stick to it

  2. Put the condensed milk, dark chocolate and milk chocolate in a pan and melt together on a low heat, stirring together as it melts

  3. Once it's fully melted and combined, take the pan off the heat and stir in the icing sugar

  4. Put half of the mixture into the tin and press some of the Terry's Chocolate Orange pieces into it

  5. Put the rest of the fudge mixture over the top, 

  6. Melt the white chocolate and colour it bright orange with the food colouring. Add blobs to the top of the fudge and use a cocktail stick to swirl it around

  7. Then add the rest of the Terry's Chocolate Orange pieces on top, breaking them in half if needed and pressing them in, also add as many Mini Terry's Chocolate Orange pieces as you can fit!

  8. Add some sprinkles if you like, then put in the fridge overnight, or for 3-4 hours to set

  9. Remove from the tin and slice into pieces. Store in the fridge for a firmer texture, or in a cool place for a softer texture

  10. If you store the fudge in an airtight container it can be kept for 1 - 2 weeks, and up to 3 weeks in the fridge

Recipe Notes

I like to have a mix of milk and dark chocolate as I find full milk can be a bit too sweet, but if you can handle it then you can use 400g milk chocolate instead of 300g milk and 100g dark.

NB. This post is NOT in anyway sponsored by Terry’s – I just love their product!

You can find more of my Fudge recipes by clicking here! Or click here for more Christmas recipes!

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