Di Ya Wela host Jabi Matsoso shows how to make a perfect Orange Chocolate cake for any occasion.
Orange Chocolate Cake:
1 1⁄2tspbaking powder
Zest of 2 oranges
½cupof Golden Brown Sugar
¾cupdark baking chocolate
¼cupwhite baking chocolate
Preheat the oven to 355 degrees F.
Line an 8 inch round cake pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.
Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla essence and beat with an electric mixer for about two minutes.
Add the boiling water and mix until combined.
Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes.
To test if the cake is ready, insert a toothpick into the middle of the pan. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready.
While the cake is baking, make the simple syrup. Heat the water & sugar on medium heat in a saucepan until sugar has melted. Add orange slices & a squeeze of orange juice from a wedge of the remaining zesting orange. Remove the orange slices from the simple syrup and set aside.
Slide a knife around the edge of each cake to loosen it from the pan, turn the pan over onto a metal rack and peel off the paper.
Coat the cake in the orange syrup.
Melt ¾ cup dark baking chocolate
& ¼ cup white baking chocolate in a double boiler.
Stir in ¼ cup of cream & blend. Immediately pour over the chocolate cake & top with the caramelized orange slices.