For some time I had in the fruit basket a few oranges that had lost some of their charm, but they weren't even to be thrown away. And after I thought about how I could "exploit" them, I decided to make a simple cake recipe, the cake being the children's favorite.
- 100 g butter
- 150 g powdered sugar
- 4 eggs
- 100 ml of orange juice
- 250 g flour
- 1 baking powder
- vanilla essence
- 60 g dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
Preparation Chec with oranges and chocolate:
The soft butter (left at room temperature) is mixed with the sugar until it becomes creamy. Then add the eggs one by one, mixing well after each one.
- If you have a hand mixer and stop mixing, add the egg, then start mixing again, the butter cream tends to "cut". To avoid this, break the eggs into a bowl, then add one by one without stopping to mix.
Pour the freshly squeezed orange juice over the butter cream and vanilla essence, to taste. Homogenize easily, at low speed. At the end, sift the flour mixed with the baking powder over the composition and mix.
Divide the composition into two parts. In one of them add the melted and cooled chocolate and sift the cocoa, then mix well.
In the cake pan (I used a guguluf one) well greased with oil and lined with flour put a layer of white composition, then a layer of chocolate composition. Continue until you finish the 2 compositions.
Put the tray in the oven over medium heat for 40-45 minutes, until the cake browns slightly and passes the toothpick test.
Remove to a grill and leave to cool. Then powder with sugar and portion.
Good appetite! 😉