Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Milk Chocolate Orange Cake Tutorial (its not Terry's, its mine! :)

Hi everyone!

As there are a lot of family and friends birthdays in January, all I seem to have done lately is bake chocolate birthday cakes (not that I need an excuse!) and as the finished cakes are really yummy, I thought i'd share the photo's and recipe with you all so you can make your loved ones a lovely scrummy cake (or keep it for yourself, as after all, to quote Ms Cole, we're worth it!) and this cake is most definately worth the effort :)

okay, the recipe is from The Be-Ro Home Recipes 40th Edition book

 This is what you will need:


chocolate cake:

200g  Self Raising flour
225g  caster sugar
1/2     tsp salt
25g    cocoa powder (sieved)
100g  margarine
2       eggs
75ml (or 5tbsp) evaporated milk
75ml (or 5tbsp) water
few drops orange essence

butter cream filling:

100g margerine/butter
200g sieved icing sugar
orange essence as required.

milk chocolate icing:

60g margerine
1 tbsp cocoa powder
250g icing sugar sieved
3 tbsp hot milk
1tsp vanilla/orange essence

Although the recipe seems to have a lot of ingredients, they are mainly the same ingredients used over and over.


1. Heat oven to 180 electric/fan oven, or gas mark 4. Grease 2 x 8n inch tins (not loose bottomed, as the mixture will run out)

2. Measure out and mix together the flour, salt,sugar, and cocoa in a large bowl

3. Add margerine, and rub in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs

4. Beat eggs and evaporated milk and stir the egg mixture, orange essence and liquids into the dry mixture. Beat well.

5. Place mixture evenly into the two prepared tins (dont worry if the mixture looks too runny, its supposed to look like this, and helps to make the cake lovely and moist) and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until a cocktail stick inserted comes out clean. While the cakes are cooling, make up the butter cream filling.

butter cream filling:

1. Cream the margerine/butter, gradually adding the icing sugar, and cream both together, so it looks thick and creamy.

2. Add the flavoring and/or colouring. use this mixture to spead on to one of the cakes, then sandwich them both together. Then make the milk chocolate icing to cover.

Milk Chocolate Icing:

1. Melt the margerine, blending in the cocoa, then stir in the icing sugar, milk, and orange essence.

2. Beat untils mooth and thick, then spread evenly over the cake. set aside to 'set'.

3. time to decorate and eat the scrummy cake!

Let me know your thoughts if you make this cake! What is your favorite cake?


  1. This looks so yummy!!!!


  2. this is our fav ckae to make from anywhere, i love the bero recipe book, but if you seen mine, oh wow it is disintergratign we use it so much, and can vouch that this cake is so yummy, will be making next week for my daughters birthday, but we use normal milk instead of evaporated and it still comes out lovely

  3. Yummy - I've copied this into my recipe file and hope to try it out sometime soon. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Look delicious. Definitely going to give this a try. Thanks. x

  5. this looks gorgeous!

    i gave you two awards over on my blog, here's the link if your interested:

  6. I love chocolate cake, defintley will be trying out this recipe :)x

  7. This looks so yummy!
    I'll definitely try it out!!!


  8. Amazing!! His Lordship is wanting me to bake at the weekend, might give this a go. x

  9. Wow this cake looks so yum!! Mmm will have to try make it myself! x

  10. Oh gosh, I think this cake needs to be in my life VERY soon... x


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