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!).