Pantry-shelf chocolate-orange cake from How To Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking (USA) by Nigella Lawson

  • dark chocolate
  • marmalade
  • store-cupboard ingredients

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  • vikingcook on May 11, 2017

    Turned out perfectly. Incredibly easy and delicious.

  • MsMonsoon on March 31, 2017

    Delicious and very easy. Perfect for a last-minute dessert. Not only can this cake be made with things you already have on hand (chocolate, marmalade, butter, flour, eggs), but it can be eaten shortly after it comes out of the oven, no need to cool. It doesn't look fancy, but Nigella suggests dusting with powdered sugar and a stencil if you like. I love chocolate and orange together and it seems a quintessentially English combination (Terry's Chocolate Orange, anyone?) The recipe says you can try any other sort of jam, and raspberry would be wonderful. I may try reducing the sugar slightly next time. Recipe calls for a springform pan, but I used an 8x8 pan with removable bottom.

  • Melanie on May 26, 2014

    I made this to use up some marmalade however I wasn't a fan of the result. The cake sunk and the flavour wasn't great - I won't make again.

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Reviews about this recipe

  • Fuss Free Flavours

    The chocolate and marmalade work very well together, and the cake is excellent and the taste certainly implies a little more fuss and effort went into making it than actually did.

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