Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Terry's Chocolate Orange Cake

I have not been nearly as creative as I would like to be recently as it is exam period. Luckily (or unluckily as there is less time to stuff information into my head) I finish June 1st so I am looking forward to a long month of creating then. Until that date, I thought I'd show off my birthday cake that Faron made for me. It's my 21st tomorrow and I had a party last Friday where I was surprised with a Terry's Chocolate Orange birthday cake! If it wasn't obvious I LOVE Terry's chocolate orange..

He made the cake his usual way - weighing the eggs then adding that weight of sugar, flour and butter, and a tablespoon of cocoa. (At this point I would have added orange zest in the mix - he didn't want it to be too orangey but after tasting that would have worked well). Between the layers of cake he made a delicious filling: 

100g dark chocolate
Knob of butter 
2 tablespoons marmalade

He made a bain-marie with the chocolate and butter then stirred in 2 tablespoons of orange marmalade. He topped the cake with Terry's chocolate orange slices and chocolate orange buttons. It was beautiful and delicious, and went within 10 minutes!

Next post will be in June when my exams are finally over :)

1 comment:

  1. This is so sweet! what do you say about following each other?:X