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It was love at first bite for me when I had a slice of Orange White Chocolate Cake baked by my colleague at work. This lady, A, is a generous soul and a wonderful baker. She bakes every weekend and kindly brings in a whole cake to work every Monday for us. Due to binge-eating during weekends, I strictly follow a restricted diet every Monday and hardly get to taste her baked goodies. It was one of the Mondays when I had swapped my restricted day of the week from Monday to Tuesday. Fortunately, it was this cake that I chanced upon. I simply fell in love with it. I requested A for the recipe and she was kind enough to send it to me.

That was the time when we had just moved into our new home and we did not have a lot of electronic appliances installed. I was itching to bake this cake but had to wait for the holiday period to be over for the electricians to come back to work. Long story short, this was the first thing I baked in our new home in the new oven. It came out so delicious. Now A had also drizzled the cake with icing on top but I skipped it as I loved the cake as is. I’m including the recipe for Orange Drizzle, you could give it a try if you like.

Ingredients

180g white chocolate (chopped)

125g butter (chopped)

2 eggs

155g (¾ cup) caster sugar

80ml (1/3 cup) orange juice

1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind

100g (2/3 cup) plain flour

75g (½ cup) self-raising flour

 

Orange drizzle

160g (1 cup) icing sugar

3 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind

 

  • Preheat oven to 170C/150C fan forced. Grease a 16 x 26cm (base measurement) slice pan.
  • Place the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat at half power for 2 minutes. Stir with a metal spoon until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is well combined (give it some more time in the microwave if the chocolate doesn’t melt completely … but in 30 second increments). Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the orange juice and rind. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Sift over the combined flours and fold gently to combine. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until just set. Set aside to cool in the pan.

 

  • To make the orange drizzle, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add the juice and rind. Stir until combined. Drizzle the icing over the slice and set aside to set.
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