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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Jaffa Marble Squares


I haven't been baking much for the past couple of months due to severe morning (24/7) sickness but gave in to the relentless nagging of my family and baked a tasty treat for morning and afternoon tea today.

Jaffa is one of my husbands favourite flavours so I decided to make a classic marble cake with a chocolate orange twist.  I drizzled a melted Terry's Chocolate Orange over the sponge for a final decadent touch.

Jaffa Marble Squares

250g butter, softened
250g caster sugar
3 free range eggs, beaten
250g flour
1 tsp baking powder
Zest of 1 orange or 1 tsp orange extract
4 Tblsp cocoa powder

Preheat your oven to 190C/170C Fan.  Line a 23cm cake tin with non-stick baking paper.  

Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, I use a stand mixer.  Keep beating the mixture and add the beaten egg a little at a time.  If the mixture looks like it is starting to curdle add a tablespoon or two of flour.  Once the egg has been incorporated, gently fold in the flour and baking powder.  Divide the mixture between two bowls.  Add the orange zest to one bowl of mixture and fold in until combined.  Add cocoa powder to the other bowl and fold in until completely combined.  

Spoon dollops of each of the mixtures into your prepared cake tin and then gently swirl a knife through the mixture to create a marbled effect then gently level the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 - 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in to the centre comes out clean.  Cool in the tin for half an hour before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Roughly chop the orange flavoured chocolate and melt in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water.  Once the chocolate has melted drizzle it over the cake and leave to set.  Cut into squares then serve.


3 comments:

  1. I think my little one would like to have a go at these. She loves a good dollop!

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  2. These look brilliant and like Urvashi says, perfect for making with the boys over Easter. I love chocolate and orange together... such a classic. Hope the sickness is subsiding. xxx

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  3. Do you know, I have never made a marble sponge! Looks lovely especially with chocolate orange over the top :-) Good luck with the Lurpak bake club entry - hope you win x

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