Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake* | #GBBOBloggers2016

I love Cake. I also love Bake Off. This year, I’m going to be trying to bake along.

The amazing Jenny from Mummy Mishaps, runs a linky for all those bloggers who, like myself, want to bake along with the Great British Bake Off.

I also got chosen to receive a voucher from Tesco to buy the ingredients needed to make this cake! Thanks, Tesco! You can find all of their amazing baking range here!

Mummy Mishaps
For my Chocolate and Orange Drizzle cake I followed *this* recipe. As the theme was cakes, and the bakes done were a Drizzle Cake, Jaffa Cake and the show stopper being a mirror cake, I combined my love of chocolate with a drizzle cake, to make a Jaffa cake inspired drizzle cake!
Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake
The instructions for this are super easy to follow.
First I got all the ingredients I’d need;
  • 140g butter softened
  • 200g self-rising flour
  • 11⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large egg
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • finely grated zest 1 large orange

To finish

  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 50g dark chocolate

Ingredients for cake

Firstly, you add all the cake ingredients into a bowl, mix until smooth, then pop it into a loaf tin that is either greased, or lined with baking paper, then pop it into the oven at 160 degree for a fan oven (180 for all other ovens, or 4 for a gas oven)

Cake process picture

That takes 40-50 minutes to bake. I done mine for 45, and it came out beautiful. Once it came out, I poked a few small holes in it with a cocktail stick, so when I added the drizzle, it would go through the cake.

To make the drizzle, you put the 50g of sugar and the 3 tablespoons of orange juice into a pan, and simmer and dissolved the sugar. Once that’s done, you pour that over the top of your cake.

cake syrup topping

Lastly, is the chocolate. You just melt it in a bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave. Then once its melted and the cake is completely cooled, you can pour it over the cake!


Then there you have it! A beautiful chocolate and orange Drizzle cake! I can promise you this takes amazing, and its so soft and fluffy! It tastes so light that you want to eat the entire thing!

So far, I’ve only had amazing response to the taste of this cake, so much so, that I may even remake it at some point as its super quick and easy to do! Are you watching The Great British Bake Off? If you do, who’s your favourite so far? Mine has to be Andrew, mostly because he’s also from Northern Ireland!

Don’t forget to let me know your thoughts on this cake, and the show, in the comments below!

Love, Bronagh

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I'm 22, living in Northern Ireland with my partner and our two guinea pigs; Fudge and Brownie. I'm also a Law student at Ulster University and love reading fantasy novels.

  • jennypaulin

    ooooh yummy ! i love chocolate orange in a cake (or as chocolate) and making a drizzle cake is a great idea. thank you for linking up with #GBBObloggers2016 x

  • Yum! I need to make this ASAP!

    • You should! It’s a fab little cake and it’s super easy to make! Xo

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  • shelllouise

    Chocolate orange drizzle cake sounds absolutely delicious. I’m going to pin this recipe to use at Christmas. Chocolate orange is one of my favourite flavours at Christmas!

    • It would be perfect at Christmas! It’s a really sweet cake as well 🙂 xo

  • How clever combining the flavours of the technical with the first challenge. Bet it tastes good!

    • It tastes amazing! It’s nearly all gone too lol! Xo

  • Chocolate orange drizzle sounds delicious and it looks stunning. I have to remember to try it, I’m sure I would love it. x

    • It’s so lovely! Let me know if you do try it!😃 xo

  • We just love the flavour combination of chocolate orange, i can imagine that this wouldn’t last long in our house too 🙂
    Angela x

    • It’s such a lovely cake I fully recommend making it xo

  • Oh I love the idea of a chocolate orange drizzle cake – fantastic!

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  • Love that you took the jaffa cake but twisted it into a drizzle cake. Looks soooo good!

  • I saw that BBC recipe too, it was perfect for this week!