Chocolate Orange Cake
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A deliciously thrifty version of an old Nigella Lawson recipe.
Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: British
Serves: 8
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 300g value marmalade
  • 150g caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp icing sugar
  • 20cm cake tin, buttered
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade / 350 degrees fahrenheit / gas mark 4.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium or large saucepan.
  3. While the butter is melting, break the chocolate into pieces and beat the eggs.
  4. When the butter has almost finished melting, add the pieces of chocolate. Remove from the heat and stir until the butter and the chocolate are a smooth melty goo.
  5. Add the marmalade, caster sugar, salt and beaten eggs to the saucepan. Stir to mix.
  6. Stir in the flour.
  7. Add the cake mixture to your buttered tin and bake for 50 minutes. Test with a skewer - it will come out clean when the cake is cooked.
  8. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before turning out.
  9. Dust with icing sugar.
If you don't have a 20cm cake tin, use what you have and you will be fine. Bear in mind that if you use a smaller tin, the cake will take longer to cook in the middle and the top may crack. However a good dusting of icing sugar hides all manner of cakey blemishes ;)
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Serving size: 8
Recipe by Miss Thrifty at