Recipe

Chocolate and orange tea loaf

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Chocolate and orange tea loaf
  • 150 gram milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 75 gram unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

Method

Chocolate and orange tea loaf
  • 1
    Preheat oven to l80°C or 160°C fan. Grease and line a l9cm x 9cm loaf pan.
  • 2
    Melt 50g of chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring often, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flour.
  • 4
    Stir one-third of batter into chocolate. Stir rind into remaining batter. Drop alternate spoonfuls of orange and chocolate mixtures in pan. Gently swirl with a knife for marbled effect. Bake for 30 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
  • 5
    Place remaining chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring until melted and smooth. Spread chocolate over cake. Allow to set before slicing.