Sticky chocolate and orange cake - Phil Vickery

Sticky chocolate and orange cake - Phil Vickery


Preheat the oven to 180C, fan oven 160C, Gas Mark 4.

Cream 175g/6oz unsalted butter and 175g/6oz caster sugar together until pale, light and fluffy, then gradually beat in 2 eggs.  Fold 115g/4oz self raising flour and 3 tbsp cocoa powder into the mixture, then stir in 4 tbsp water and the finely grated zest of 1 orange.  Pour mixture into a lined 900g/2lb loaf tin and bake as above.

Meanwhile, remove the zest of 1 orange using a zester and blanch in three changes of boiling water.  Squeeze the juice of the orange into a pan, add 3 tbsp icing sugar and heat until the sugar has dissolved, then add the blanched orange zest and simmer for 3 minutes.  Prick the surface of the cooked sponge, pour over the hot syrup and leave to cool.

  • Published on
    13 December 2012

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Preparation Time:
20 minutes

Cooking Time:
35 - 40 minutes

Serves: 6 to 8


  • 2 Freedom Food labelled eggs
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 115g self raising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • zest of 1 orange, finely grated
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar

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