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CHOCOLATE CAKE

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KINNIE CHOCOLATE CAKE

Chocolate orange is one of those flavours that’s either a hit or a miss. Make this cake a hit among all those who love the combination of flavours by adding an unexpected ingredient in the mix!

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250g plain flour
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1 heaped tbsp baking powder
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1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
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200g caster sugar
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250g unsalted butter
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200ml Kinnie
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100ml freshly-squeezed orange juice
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zest of two oranges
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3 rounded tbsp cocoa powder
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2 large eggs, beaten

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 24cm spring-form, loose-base baking tin.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl. Add the orange zest.
  • Melt the butter slowly and gently in a pan over a low heat, along with Kinnie or your alternative fizzy soft drink.
  • Meanwhile, beat the eggs and add the orange juice to them.
  • Pour the melted butter and Kinnie mix into the dry ingredients, give a couple of stirs and add the egg mix as well. Beat all ingredients together well, making sure there are no dry bits left.
  • Pour the cake mix into the prepared tin and bake for 35-40 minutes until risen. Test with a cocktail stick to ensure centre isn’t gooey and uncooked. It will be more moist than a regular sponge though.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then turn out on a wire cooling rack.
  • Topping: while the cake cools completely, place the ricotta in a bowl, along with 2 tbsps icing sugar and 2 tbsps single cream. Beat with a hand mixer until blended. If too stiff, add more cream; or if too runny, add a bit more icing sugar. It should be viscous but not overly runny otherwise it will drip off the cake.
  • When the cake is cool, scrape over the topping, evening it out with a knife.
  • Sprinkle with some orange zest and grated chocolate if you wish.
  • After serving, keep the cake covered in the fridge as it has a ricotta & cream topping. You can also use soft cream cheese like Philadelphia instead of ricotta.

Enjoy!

  • Preperation Time
    Preparation time
    25 minutes
  • Preperation Time
    Cook time
    40 minutes
  • Preperation Time
    Total time
    1 hr 5 minutes
  • Preperation Time
    Servings
    8 servings
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