Aggy’s chocolate orange gateau
Slow almost lazy you would say Saturday at home. I felt like baking something light and naughty. Usually we are ending up with our favourite chocolate brownie cake but this time it didn’t feel quite right… so I came up with this amazing “Aggy’s chocolate orange gateau”.
It can be as easy as you like or you can decorate it with elaborate sugar work.
Aggy’s chocolate orange gateau is a slightly chocolaty, light and moist sponge with delicate creamy orange after taste. Almost like a cake version of the famous orange chocolates.
For the Aggy’s chocolate orange gateau cake prepare:
- 280g caster sugar
- 8 organic eggs (room temperature)
- 200ml water
- 200g dark chocolate (I have used 60% cocoa but you can use higher if you wish)
- 280g plain flour
- dash of vanilla
- 1tsp of baking powder
Whisk sugar and eggs on high speed until almost white.
In the meantime boil the water and let it cool down slightly. Smash the chocolate into small pieces. Use a plastic bowl preferably and slowly mix the water into the chocolate until combined and smooth.
Sieve and mix the flour and baking powder. Fold it in slowly simultaneously with melted chocolate in to the egg mixture in few portions.
Prepare two 8” tins. Do not grease the tins! Instead only use paper circles for the base.
Split the mixture evenly and bake it at 160C fan for around 55 minutes. If unsure check with a skewer.
When ready take out the oven and cool in the tin for 15 minutes. Then cut around the sides, turn up side down and remove the paper. Turn the right way up on a rack and leave to completely cool.
Cut both cakes in half.
TOP TIP. The easiest way to cut neatly and accurate that works every time! Mark around your cake lightly with a sharp knife. Take about two foot long piece of dental floss and wrap around the cake. Cross the floss at the front and gently pull through until it comes out the cake.
- 750g mascarpone cheese
- high quality organic orange marmalade (I have made my own, if you’re brave enough give it a go keep an eye out for the recipe in one of the upcoming posts)
Add to taste, mix it trough.
Assembling Aggy’s chocolate orange gateau.
Additionally you will need
- juice from 2 organic oranges
Drizzle each cake with some orange juice and sandwich with the cream. Decorate as you wish.