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A Chocolate–Orange Cake Make Together

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Sometimes a special recipe turns a relaxing dinner or get together into a special occasion…cooking together creates an occasion to celebrate… This recipe is simple enough for parents to make with their kids..and that is the book this recipe will be placed in..The Basic Art of Italian Cooking:Cooking With Kids,,but you can try it before the book is released:

chocolate orange cake

Chocolate-Orange Cake

1 1/4 cups flour sifted (extra to flour the pan)

1/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened powdered cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup potato starch

1/4 cup butter (some extra to butter the pan)

5 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

For the Filling:

1 cup orange marmalade

For the Glaze:
8 ozs. Dark chocolate (80% cocoa)

2 tablespoons fresh cream

Place eggs and sugar in a bowl, beat  together till creamy. Sift first the flour, baking soda, potato starch, then add into eggs and sugar, then add in melted butter. Blend well then add in cocoa powder that has been sifted and gently mix till well blended. Then add in vanilla and baking soda and baking powder and blend into mixture.  Butter and flour an 8 inch cake pan. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool and remove from pan. In a double boiler melt baking chocolate with cream, blend together,set aside. Cut cake in half and spread orange marmalade on top of interior  layer. Top with other half then spread  chocolate glaze on the top. Place in fridge or at room temperature to let chocolate glaze set, then serve.


In the meantime you can get more recipes in the Gourmand World Award winning book The Basic Art of Italian Coking: Holidays and Special Occasions-2nd edition


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