Deliciously rich chocolate cake smothered in silky buttercream and flavoured with orange. This Chocolate Orange Tray Bake is a simple cake to whip up for any occasion.
Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan assisted, 180°C non fan) and line a 20x26cm tin with baking paper
In the bowl of your mixer, add the cocoa powder, instant coffee and boiled water. Mix until they form a thick paste
Add the rest of the cake ingredients apart from the chocolate orange and zest and mix until combined
Scrape the bottom of the bowl with a spatula and add the chopped chocolate orange and orange zest. Mix briefly
Pour into the prepared tin and smooth out
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean
Leave to cool in the tin for 30 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
When the cake is completely cooled, make the buttercream. Add the butter to the bowl of your mixer and beat until softened
Add the icing sugar, cocoa powder and salt and mix thoroughly. Add enough milk until you get a thick but spreadable consistency
Bet the buttercream until all of the ingredients are completely combined. Spread the buttercream evenly over the cake and finish with sprinkles and the chocolate orange segments
Keep in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.