Orange and Chocolate Sponge Cake

My mum is an amazing baker, all I know I’ve learned it form her. Yesterday it was my birthday and she baked an awesomely looking cake, but I’m far away from her so I couldn’t taste it! I do believe it was really good. Here’s the recipe, I might try and bake it myself whenever I have spare time!

Ingredients

250 g flour
100 ml vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 sachet of raising powder (~ 16g)
a pinch of salt
250 g sugar
200 g chocolate (any type you like)
a whole unwaxed orange
1 yoghurt

Procedure

Preheat the oven 180 C

Separate the egg yolks and whites, beat the whites until they stay firm, keep them on a side.

Mix the egg yolks with the sugar, when the mixture becomes white-ish mix in the yoghurt and the oil, stir well all toegther.

On a separate bowl sift the flour with the baking powder and a pinch of salt. Then add it to the egg yolks and sugar mix and stir well.

Wash the orange thoroughly, cut off the top and bottom and chop it into chunks to allow you to take the seeds off. Do not peel the orange, throw the chunks in to a food processor until you get a paste, then add it to the eggs and four and mix well.

Now fold in the fluffy egg whites very carefully.

Chop the chocolate in small pieces and add it to the mixture.

Put the batter in a greased oven-prof mould and put it in the oven for around 30 minutes, but keep an eye on it as all the ovens are different. The sponge cake will be ready when a cocktail stick comes out clean.

Let it cool and enjoy!

Tip! You can cover it with melted chocolate, orange-flavoured butter-cream, chocolate mousse or eat it as it is!  Perfect to go with tea.

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