Chocolate Orange Tray Bake


Chocolate Orange Tray Bake

Chocolate Orange Tray Bake

This cake tastes, unsurprisingly, just like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.  I don’t use orange flavoured chocolate for the chocolate chips (as I like eating it too much) but you could easily do this.

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First gently melt 250g unsalted butter and add 300g caster sugar.

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Stir until well mixed then cool slightly.

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Add 3 large eggs (I used 4 very small ones) and mix again and a teaspoon of orange extract.

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Add 200g self-raising flour and 50g cocoa and mix.

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Finally add 100g chocolate chips – I used a dark chocolate bar chopped up and mix again.

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Tip the mixture into a greased, lined baking tin – mine was 20cm x 30cm.

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Bake at 160C for aboout 30 minutes until springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean when poked into the centre.

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Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

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You can double the icing recipe and freeze half for next time – if you do this you use a whole tin of condensed milk rather than leaving half a tin in the fridge.  The ingredients listed here are for 1 portion.

Whilst the cake is cooling make the icing.  Melt together 85g butter with 85g sugar.

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To this  add 200g condensed milk and bring to the boil over a very gentle heat stirring all the time.

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As soon as it has come to the boil turn off the heat and keep stirring until it stops bubbling. Leave to cool for 5 minutes then add 50g dark chocolate and a teaspoon of orange extract.

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Stir together until well blended then leave to cool until the icing is thick enough to spread on the cake.

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Spread the icing on the cake and leave to cool fully.  My icing is a little lumpy as I let it cool too much before spreading.

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Cut into squares, eat and enjoy!

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