this cake has the juice and zest from a blood orange, with dutch process cocoa and cacao nibs and is drizzled with a blood orange glaze.
my kitchen smelt so amazing while this was baking i could not wait to try a slice.
i decorated it with some orange and yellow pansies with are in season now, and edible too.
recipe for one small cake
110g light brown sugar
110g self raising flour
6 tbsp dutch process cocoa
zest from one blood orange
juice from half a blood orange
pinch of salt
4 tbsp cacao nibs
3 tsp milk
preheat the oven to 180c 350f
grease a cake tin well i used small bundt style tin (double the recipe for large tins)
in a mixer cream together the butter and sugar then add the eggs one at a time, sift in the flour, salt and coca and fold in.
then add the zest, juice and cacao nibs and fold in.
finally add the milk to loosen the batter.
spoon into cake pan and bake for about 35 minutes
for blood orange glaze
3 tbsp blood orange juice
100g icing sugar
mix well then drizzle over cake.
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