Every childhood has its memories and I am sure that among them there are some favorite desserts. For example, the combination orange – chocolate in my opinion is the perfect match and it reminds me the sweet taste of childhood. This is why I couldn’t resist on trying this delicious cake prepared by Manuela, the author of one of my favorite blogs, Con le mani in pasta. As soon as I saw her post on the blog I added it to my “to do list” and I must tell you that it is one of the best cakes I’ve ever eaten - moist and rich and full of flavor.
It tastes like childhood and the dark chocolate meets the fresh orange juice in a perfect dance of flavors. It makes you feel like a child again from the first bite.
- 3 eggs
- 150 g brown sugar
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 400 g all purpose flour
- 150 g butter
- 120 ml milk
- 1 orange
- 1 tbs baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- For the glaze
- 50 g confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 orange
- 50 g dark chocolate
- Preheat oven to 170°. Grease a 24 cm baking pan with butter.
- Beat white eggs with a pinch of salt until stiff. Melt the butter and set aside to cool a bit.
- Cut the chocolate coarsley. Try not to cut it in small pieces as it will melt while baking the cake.
- In a large bowl whisk the yolks with the sugar until light and creamy then add milk, orange juice, the sifted flour with baking powder and chocolate chunks.
- Place the cake on a serving platter and serve.
- Add the melted butter and stir with a wooden spoon then fold the white eggs into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake in the preheated oven for 40'.
- Let it cool before taking it out from the pan.
- In a small bowl combine the confectioners' sugar with the orange juice. Whisk until smooth.
- Drizzle the glaze over the cake and sprinkle grated chocolate on top.
- You can dust the cake with powder sugar instead of preparing the glaze.
It is great for breakfast with a cup of coffee or milk or for the afternoon tea. Or every time you fancy something sweet . Just great!
Hugs from Milan,