One of my favorite combinations…chocolate and orange! This cake is good to have on hand for serious chocolate cravings. The batter is flavored with dark chocolate AND cocoa powder and studded with candied orange peel. It goes best with a glass of cold milk, but is equally good with a cup of tea or coffee. Or simply enjoyed all by itself!

Chocolate Cake With Candied Orange Peel
180g flour
3 eggs
150g sugar
150g butter
100g dark chocolate (72%)
100ml skim milk
100g candied orange peel, chopped
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 generous tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt

1. Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl set int barely simmering water.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with sugar until the mixture becomes thick and doubles in volume.
3. Add melted chocolate and butter mix.
4. Add remaining ingredients, finishing with the milk.
5. Pour batter into a rectangular cake tin and bake at 180C/350F for 40 minutes.
6. Lightly dust the cooled cake with powdered sugar (optional).

If you can muster the will power…this cake is even better the next day.


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