Friday, 3 April 2015

Recipe | Orange & Chocolate Cake!

Happy Easter everyone! 

This time of the year is always chocolate galore, be it Easter Eggs, chocolate nests or scrummy yummy cakes, it's just tradition for us to devour more chocolate than our bodies can probably cope with, but it's such good fun and great for the little ones to get involved with too! Growing up I would always help my Nan out with some sort of cake or sweet treat at Easter, she was the Queen of baking in my eyes and always let me help out/lick the bowl and spoon (very important!). 

I don't know what made me choose an Orange & Chocolate cake, it was just something that came to me and I couldn't seem to budge the idea, I was very kindly sent the Sukrin cake mix and a few yummy chocolate bars so it was the perfect excuse to bake something naughty for Easter! 
I've already baked using the Sukrin mix before, you can view the recipe here, it is now my favourite go to cake mix and is by far the yummiest i've ever tried as well, what's better is it's also gluten free, hooray!

Last time I kept the recipe nice and simple by just adding some chocolate chips, however this time I really wanted something a bit more indulgent and gooey! If you're interested in how to bake one yourself, here is the recipe :)

Sukrin Cake Mix
3 Eggs
200ml Water
25g Cocoa
75ml Veg Oil
1 Orange (juice & zest both needed)
1 x Sukrin Choc Bar
4 x Cubes White Choc
Chocolate Frosting

Pop your oven on to 180 degrees

1. Add your eggs, oil and water to a bowl and whisk together until mixed thoroughly

2. Add in your cocoa powder and whisk into mixture

3. Next add in your cake mix and whisk together 

4. Zest one orange and add 3/4 to the mixture, also squeeze in the juice from half the orange

5. Pop your cake in the middle oven shelf for 30-35 minutes

6. Leave to cool for an hour or so..

7. Whilst you're waiting, chop up your sukrin chocolate bar and white chocolate into little chunks, and mix in the rest of your orange zest

8. Remove your cake from it's tray and leave to cool for another 20-30 minutes
Once it has cooled enough, spread over your chocolate frosting evenly, it's up to you how much you use!

9. Last but definitely not least, sprinkle the chocolate chunks and zest over your cake and you are ready to serve! 

Serve as it is or with some double cream, whipped cream or even ice cream, it is Easter after all ;)

And there you have it, a seriously delicious, gooey, chocolately, orangey, scrummy cake, just in time for Easter, perfect for the whole family, as a treat, for a friend or just because you really bloody need some chocolate cake! 

We will be devouring this at the weekend and sharing it with some family so I will come back here and update you on their verdict too! If chocolate and orange isn't your thing, why not try Sukrin in a variety of different flavours, lemon, coconut, banana, anything you fancy! 

Visit their website for some inspiration and ideas, I for one cannot recommend their products enough, the cake mixes are amazing, the chocolate bars are literally heaven (and might even be my new favourite chocolate bar), that's saying a lot coming from a Cadbury's girl! We don't always have the time to bake a whole cake from scratch so this is perfect if that sounds like you!

Happy Easter, and don't forget to eat lots ;)


6 comments so far

  1. That looks delicious and so pretty :-) I love chocolate orange, such a good combination x

  2. Woah this looks so good! You have my address so please mail me some! That's if you haven't ate it all ;-)


  3. Your recipe posts are just amazing Jess- this looks so delicious! We made a cheesecake today but it doesn't look as nice as this! ;) x

  4. YUM YUM YUM YUM! I can't tell you how delicious this looks, why did i have to be on a diet? *wails* xxx
    Love From Mummy - UK Parenting Lifestyle Blog

  5. This looks so so good, Orange and Choc is my favourite combo xx

  6. I've never heard of Sukrin but this cake looks amazing! :)


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