Monday, June 10, 2013

The one with the high tea party & chocolate-orange cake

Last weekend we had a little high tea party, and each of us made something to eat. I tried to make the drink I posted about last friday. I blendered together cooled fresh strawberries, a bit of lime juice, mint and fizzy water. I might have added some honey for sweetness, but for a first try, it tasted pretty good. The other thing I made was Nigella's chocolate orange cake, to compensate all those vitamines. I've made it several times before (also once with raspberry confiture, which is very tasty too), I think it's delicious. That's it's easy to make is a bonus!




What you´ll need for Nigella's chocolate orange cake:
  • 125 grams of butter
  • 100 grams dark chocolate
  • 300 gram marmalade
  • 125 grams of sugar (Nigella's cake has 150 grams, but I think that's a bit too sweet)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 big eggs
  • 150 grams of self-raising flour

How to make it:
Start by preheating the oven at 180 ˚C. Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan. When the butter is nearly melted, stir in the chocolate with a wooden spoon and turn of the heat. Add the marmalade, sugar, salt and eggs. After that, stir in the flour bit by bit. Pour into a buttered cake tin. Bake this for 45 minutes. Nigella's baked for 50 minutes, but my oven is pretty fast.

 Nigella cuts the orange peel of the marmalade into tiny pieces, but I like a bit of texture in my cake (well, I am a bit lazy too!).







10 comments:

  1. The drinks you made not only sound but look fabulous! All the other things are yummy too, especially the chocolate cake :)

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    1. The chocolate cake is one of my favorites to make, both easy to make and delicious

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  2. Your drinks sound delicious! And chocolate cake is always yummy :)

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    1. I think that everything that's made of chocolate is yummy!

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  3. That sounds like a delicious high tea! You know, I've never actually been to high tea before, but it's on my life list!

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    1. I can highly recommend high teas, and some of the best I've had were homemade.

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  4. These look so good :D I used to have a lot of strawberry banana smoothie when I was in college. Think of that now :)

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    1. Good idea, I should make a smoothie with banana's in it.

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  5. Yum! Looks delicious! I love how festive your pretty drinks look too.

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