White Chocolate and Orange Cake

8 Aug

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INGREDIENTS

For the cake…
300 g butter, plus extra for greasing
300 g caster sugar
200 g white chocolate
6 eggs
300 g self-raising flour, sifted

For the icing…
One orange
140 g softened butter
250 g icing sugar
2 shots of orange liqueur

METHOD

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C /gas mark 4. Lightly butter and line a 18cm-diameter deep cake tin.

2. Put the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat together for about 5 minutes until pale and fluffy. Break the eggs into the bowl one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. Melt the chocolate and add to your cake mixture. Now your can fold in the flour.

4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin, levelling the surface with a palette knife.

5. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes until springy or a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave in the tin for a few minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

8. To make the butter cream, beat the icing sugar and butter together to an almost white batter. Add your orange liqueur. Make sure the buttercream doesn’t become too runny. Add some more icing sugar if you need to.

9. Trim the surface of the cake with a serrated knife. Cut the cake in half horizontally. Sandwich together the two halves with some of the butter cream.

10. Pile the remaining butter cream on top of the cake. Spread it over the top and down the sides using a palette knife. Dip the knife in hot water and smooth the surface.

11. Grate some orange peel and sprinkle over the top for an added decoration.

12. ENJOY!

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3 Responses to “White Chocolate and Orange Cake”

  1. Chloe August 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

    Yum! Chocolate and orange have got to be one of the best combinations out there. I like step 12 by the way 🙂

    • sarataggart August 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

      Believe it or not I’m not the biggest fan of white chocolate but it was a birthday cake for my boyfriend! He seemed to enjoy it enough for the both of us haha

      • Chloe August 8, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

        Yeah I sometimes find white chocolate too sweet but really when it comes to chocolate I’m not too fussy 😉

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