Chocolate orange loaf

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Serves 10


For the loaf

175g butter, softened

175g caster sugar

3 eggs

175g self raising flour

1tsp baking powder

Zest 2 oranges

100g chocolate chips


Orange syrup

Juice of 2 oranges

50g caster sugar


To decorate

50g dark chocolate, melted

Orange slices and zest


Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas mark 5. Line a loaf tin with non stick parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition.
  3. Fold in the flour, baking powder, orange zest and chocolate chips until just combined.
  4. Pour the mix into the prepared tin and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer is inserted and comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  5. In a small pot, add the orange juice and caster sugar. Allow to simmer and get syrupy.
  6. Using a tooth pick, pierce the cake and spoon over the syrup.
  7. Using a piping bag, drizzle over the melted chocolate and decorate with orange slices and orange zest.

Per Serving 350kcals, 18.7g fat (11.5g saturated), 42.8g carbs (28.4g sugars), 4.4g protein, 0.8g bre, 0.128g sodium