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Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

Yummy chocolate orange sponge with chocolate orange buttercream and chocolate orange pieces

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Author thebakingexplorer

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