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Dark Chocolate Orange Snake Cake Recipe

Ingredients –

250g butter, chopped
1 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup caster sugar
35g cocoa powder
100g Callebaut Dark Chocolate chips
Zest of one orange, finely grated
1 2/3 cups plain flour & 1 tsp baking soda

Orange syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup orange juice

Method –

  1. Preheat oven to 160C
  2. Combine the butter, water, orange juice, sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate together in a saucepan.
  3. Place over gentle heat. Bring to the boil while stirring. You need to stir until everything has dissolved. Simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat. Add the orange zest. Cover with a lid and leave to cool to room temperature (about 1 hour).
  5. Sift flour and baking soda together. 
  6. Gently whisk in the flour and bi-carb soda into the cooled liquid. Whisk until all lumps are removed.
  7. Brush butter onto the non-stick baking pan. Sift flour on it all over. Or you can use butter paper in the pan.
  8. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake at 160C for 80 mins.
  10. Make the orange syrup topping while the cake is baking. Mix water and sugar all the together and heat it for 3-5 mins. Then add orange zest and juice and keep heating for 2-3 mins. Keep it aside.
  11. Remove the cake from the oven. Let it cool in the pan for 10 mins. Carefully turn out the cake on to your serving plate.
  12. Pour orange syrup on the cake evenly.
  13. Top with chocolate ganache (butter + chocolate chips melted together) and decorate as you want.