Few of us friends had planned to meet for snacks yesterday and I offered to bake a cake. I wanted to bake something that looked as good as it tasted. This recipe is from Radhika's Chococraft. I've been wanting to try this recipe for a while now. I love the combination of chocolate and orange and the vanilla helps to blend the two flavours even better.
The cake was light, spongy and a smash hit!!
225gms all-purpose flour
4tsp baking powder
1tbs cocoa powder
2tbs hot water
1tsp vanilla essence
few drops orange essence
few drops of orange food colour
Sieve the flour and baking powder and keep aside.
Grease and dust a 9"ring tin.
Pre-heat the oven to 350˚F/ 180˚C.
Mix the cocoa and hot water and leave aside to cool.
Beat butter and sugar for about 5mins till light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
Add flour and beat on low speed just until well blended.
Divide the batter into 3 parts.
Mix as below-
1/2tsp vanilla essence in one part,
orange essence and colour in the second and
cocoa mixture and 1/2tsp vanilla essence in the third part.
Spoon the mixtures alternately in the prepared tin making two layers.
Tap the tin well to level the batter.
Bake for 45mins or till done.