Orange & Chocolate Cake
This is a recipe from our member Bas, who used to to be secretary and treasurer of our association:"I almost always bring a cake to potlucks, because they are very convenient to carry and because I like baking. This recipe has gone through multiple iterations of which I've tested a few on potlucks. This is the final creation, of which I'm really proud. It's inspired by my trip to the UK last summer, where you can get everything from cookies, cakes to dessert with this flavor combination. "
- 1 rectangular cake tin (sometimes also called a loaf pan)
- 1 fine grater optional. If you don't have one, you can also just leave out the orange from the ingredients
- 1 large bowl to put the ingredient
- 1 oven
- 1 whisk
- 1 wooden satay or tooth pick
- 1 orange
- 1 packet Sinas Snippers (Lonka brand)
- 200 grams all-purpose flour
- 220 grams white sugar
- 28 grams cacoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 265 ml water
- 80 ml/grams flavorless vegetable oil I'd recommend sunflower oil
- 1 tsp vanilla aroma vanilla extract is always nicer but way more expensive
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- ½ pot orange jam for example the one from the Albert Heijn brand
- Preheat to oven to 170 ℃.
- Use a bit of oil to grease the rectangular cake tin.
- Put the flour, cocao, sugar, salt and baking soda in the bowl and mix them together with a whisk until everything is mixed evenly.
- Add the water, vinegar, oil and vanilla aroma/extract until you have a smooth mixture.
- Put the mixture into the rectangular cake tin.
- Put the cake into the oven for 45 minutes.
- While the cake is in the oven, you can grate the skin of the orange.
- Take the cake out of the oven and check with the wooden pick if the batter is cooked. (If you stab it, and it comes out clean it's good. If not, put it back in the oven for 5 more minutes).
- Let the cake rest. After 20 minutes you can put the Sinas Snippers on top of it. You can add 1 per slice you're planning to cut.
- Once the cake is cooled down you can add the grated orange peel.
- Serve the cake with the orange jam. Let people put on a nice layer of jam on their cake to truly experience the awesome flavor combination of orange and chocolate.
It’s a great hit at potlucks! We have one every month and they’re open to everyone, so make sure to come by sometime.