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Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

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Chocolate and orange are one of my top favourite flavour combinations so I love finding new ways to bake with them. This Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake is an easy to prepare chocolate sponge flavoured with orange extract, it’s baked on a low temperature for around an hour to make sure it doesn’t dry out. I also stirred some chopped up Terry’s Chocolate Orange into the sponge for extra yummyness. I’ve decorated the top with chocolate orange buttercream and slices of Terry’s Chocolate Orange of course!

To make the sponge I mixed the butter and sugar together, then whisked in orange extract, eggs and milk.

Then I added self raising flour and cocoa powder, and whisked in. I also folded in half a Terry’s Chocolate Orange that I chopped up.

I poured the mixture into my lined loaf tin and baked it for 1 hour.

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

I made a chocolate orange buttercream and decorated the top of the loaf cake with it.

To make the Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake extra yummy and tempting I decorated it with Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces and some orange sprinkles!

The sponge was perfectly light and moist once sliced, and it was full of that chocolate orange flavour I love so much. If you’re a fellow chocolate orange fan you will love this Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake!

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- 200 g Butter or baking spread

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

- 1/2 a Terry's Chocolate Orange chopped up - optional

- 150 g Butter or baking spread

- 1/2 a Terry's Chocolate Orange

Pre-heat the oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin

Mix together the butter and caster sugar using an electric mixer ot a spoon until light and fluffy

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

Add the orange extract, eggs and milk and whisk in until smooth

Whisk in the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder until fully combined

Fold in the chopped up Terry's Chocolate Orange

Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for an hour, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool fully

To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer or a spoon to mix together the butter and icing sugar until they start to combine, then add the orange extract and milk and mix until smooth

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

Put it into a piping bag and pipe it onto the loaf cake, or spread on with a spoon or spatula

Decorate with the remaining Terry's Chocolate Orange pieces and some sprinkles too if you like!

Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days

NB. This post is in no way sponsored by Terry’s – I just love their product!


Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

- Anna | Once Upon A Food Blog says:

I agree, chocolate orange is a gorgeous flavour combination. My eldest daughter would devour this. I love the idea of stirring pieces of broken up chocolate orange into the cake batter too.

Thank you! I couldn’t resist packing in as much choc orange as possible ????

Soo good I could literally lick the screen right now! lol It’s by far one of my very favourite flavour combinations! I love your piping too! Delicious and looking great! Thanks for sharing with #BakingCrumbs ????

Haha thank you! That is a good reaction!

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

wow! that’s terrific looking. Too bad I can’t find Terry’s Chocolate Orange here.

Thank you so much! You can order it from Amazon ????

This looks absolutely epic! What a fabulous recipe and such a crowd pleaser. I love a Loaf Cake. Great family bakes and perfect for school fairs too. Although I wouldn’t want to let this one go! Thank you so much for sharing it with #CookBlogShare

OMG!! Kat, this is to die for!! I love the combination and orange! This loaf cake looks beyond amazing! Thank you for sharing & happy Fiesta Friday!

Chocolate and orange is one of my most favourite combinations ever! I love this cake, which incorporates both my favourite things. ????

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