Sunday, the most dreaded day of the week, always reminding us that Monday is just a sleep night away.. Not that i see what the fuss is with the whole Monday blues, I actually like it (please don’t kill me for saying that!)
I find it the perfect day to sit back and pamper yourself and get yourself ready for a new upcoming week. Of course after you make your weather/season appropriate cake, which right now for me happens to be the Orange Chocolate cake.
For the Cake:
Ingredients: (makes a 10 inch bundt cake)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1 + 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed or store bought)
- 295 grs all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 113 grs unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
1- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Coat a 10 inch bundt pan with spray/butter. Dust cocoa powder in it.
2- In a pan bring the water and orange juice to a boil; add the sugar and boil it dissolves completely.
3- Pour it out in a large bowl and add the chocolate, cocoa powder and butter. Gently stir until the chocolate has melted and everything is well combined. Let cool to room temperature.
4- In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Rub in the orange zest into the flour mix.
5- Beat in the eggs, one at a time, with the sugar chocolate butter mix, beating until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
6- Add the flour mixture and beat only until just incorporated and smooth. Pour batter in to cake pan.
7- Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until risen, and a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
Cool completely before frosting.
For the Chocolate syrup you can find the recipe here.