Chocolate Orange Cake


2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of hot water
4 oz. butter
5 oz. caster sugar
2 beaten eggs
4 oz. self-raising flour
Grated rind of 1 orange
1 tablespoon of orange juice

Chocolate Icing
2 oz. plain chocolate
1 oz. butter
1 oz. icing sugar



  1. Blend cocoa and hot water and leave to cool.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the cocoa mixture.
  4. Beat in eggs with a little flour.
  5. Fold in remaining flour, orange rind and juice.
  6. Turn in to lined and greased 7” tin.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven (Gas mark 4, 350℉, 180℃) until firm to touch.
  8. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.


  1. Melt chocolate in a bowl over hot water then beat in the butter.
  2. Remove from heat and add icing sugar.
  3. Quickly spread over top of cake and mark into swirls using a palette knife