CHOCOLATE AND ORANGE CAKE

Do not be afraid of the idea of cake! To build a cake just need to make a sponge cake and then coating the whole thing with a chocolate frosting.

You can also play with jams in between or with flavored syrup to make it more fragrant and juicy.

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Ingredients

For the cake:
  • 200 gr yoghurt
  • 200 gr sugar
  • 250 gr flour (sifted)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon. baking powder
  • 60 gr margarine with butter
  • 1 orange, zest
For the syrup:
  • 200 gr water
  • 100 gr sugar
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 orange, only the skin
For the chocolate frosting:
  • 250 gr hazelnut praline
  • 250 gr mascarpone
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Set up the cake:
  • 5 tablespoons jam (Flavor of your choice)
  • White chocolate flakes
  • Orange zest

Instructions

For sponge cake:
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Beat the sugar with the eggs in the mixer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the yogurt, orange zest and mix with a spatula. Add the baking powder and the flour and continue stirring until the mixture thickens.
  • Pour the mixture into two non-stick forms (15 cm in diameter) and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
For the syrup:
  • Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and put it in the fire.
  • Let it boil for 2-3 minutes, lower it and let it cool down. Pass the syrup through a strainer and use it
For the chocolate frosting:
  • Put all the ingredients in the mixer and mix until a homogeneous mixture.
Set up the cake:
  • With a bread knife cut the upper part of the two sponge cakes. Remove the top "skin" that is crisp.
  • Then wet the cakes with the syrup using a brush.
  • We put the first sponge on the platter,
  • Cover the surface with the jam.
  • On top of the jam spread 3 tablespoons of the frosting.
  • Secure the second layer of sponge cake on top.
  • Dress the cake with the remaining frosting.
  • Optionally, decorate with white chocolate flakes and orange zest.

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