Thursday, 20 October 2011

Chocolate Treat....

My mum is visiting at the moment and we are enjoying our morning coffees and chats.Yesterday we tried  this yummy cake recipe. We just adapted it from a basic chocolate cake mixture she uses and it turned out lovely...

Chocolate & Orange Slices..

200g butter softened.
300g dark chocolate.
4 large eggs.
160g caster sugar.
1 tsp vanilla essence.
250g ground almonds.
zest of one orange.
icing sugar to dust.

Preheat the oven to180c. Line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper. Melt the chocolate in a bowl and add the butter mixing well. Using an electric mixer beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy, then mix in the melted chocolate mixture. Stir in the ground almonds and orange zest. Spoon mixture into the prepared tin.

Bake in the oven for 30 mins. Remove and leave to cool on a cake rack. We glazed  the top  with some extra dark chocolate for a richer flavour!  When ready to serve, dust lightly with icing sugar and cut into slices....

Sit back and enjoy with a nice hot chocolate or your favourite morning cuppa!!


  1. Mmmmmm that would make the perfect breakfast! Yummy!

  2. Decadent but oh, so delightful!!!

  3. It looks sooo yummy,seriously...

  4. What time should I come over for coffee and cake?

  5. I could do with a slice of that right now. It would set me up for the school run!

  6. I love cooking with mom. (Mostly it's mom cooking, and me talking, but still...) That looks yumm! xoxo

  7. I am so making these for work.

  8. Oh my, look at that yummy thick chocolate on top!!!!! *drool* :) xx

  9. looks sooo good. i love chocolate treats of any kind.

  10. Anne, this looks so good! I swear I need to chocoholic anonymous! I'm addicted! So glad you enjoyed. I love spending time with my mom. Great recipe! ((HUG))

  11. Oh that would be gorgeous with the coffee I'm having now!

    Can smell it from here!


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