Chocolate orange drizzle cake - Recipe


For the cake:

  • 200g self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 200g Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 125g soft butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 free range eggs, beaten
  • 175ml milk

For the syrup:

  • Rind and juice of 1 orange
  • 125g Fairtrade caster sugar


Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a loaf tin.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder and mix with the sugar.

Rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add vanilla essence, milk and eggs and beat well.

Pour cake mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 1 hour.

When finished, bring the orange rind, juice and sugar to the boil in a saucepan. Simmer until the mixture is thick and syrupy.

Do not overboil or the syrup will set rock hard.

Make holes in the cake with a skewer and pour the syrup over whilst hot.

Let the syrup soak in and leave to cool until syrup has solidified slightly.