Chocolate orange heart cake - recipe

Chocolate orange heart cake

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  1. 1

    Beat together the oil, yoghurt, marmalade, sugar and eggs in a large bowl.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 75ml Sunflower oil
    • 75ml Yoghurt orange flavoured
    • 3 tbsp Marmalade
    • 75g Unrefined dark muscovado sugar
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range)
  2. 2

    Sift together the dry ingredients and stir into the cake mixture.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 110g Self-raising white flour
    • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
    • 1 tbsp Bicarbonate of soda
  3. 3

    Spoon into a greased lined 15cm heart shaped or round deep cake tin.

  4. 4

    Bake for 30-40 minutes 170°C (150 °C, gas mark 3).

  5. 5

    Cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out on to a wire rack to become cold.

  6. 6

    Bring the cream to the boil in a pan.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 175ml Double cream
  7. 7

    Add the chocolate and remove from the heat.

    For this step you'll need:

  8. 8

    Stir until smooth and cool for 5 minutes.

  9. 9

    Whisk the ganache until glossy and beginning to thicken.

  10. 10

    Pour over the cake and spread with a palette knife over the sides.

  11. 11

    Leave to set but don’t put the cake in the fridge or the ganache will become dull.

  12. 12

    Decorate with strips of candied orange peel.

    For this step you'll need:

    • Orange peel candied, to decorate

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