Chocolate Orange Fudge Cake
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  • 125g Butter, chopped coarsely
  • 250g Dark chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 100g Self-raising flour
  • 150g Caster sugar (used 100g)
  • 3 Eggs
  • zest from one orange
  • 60ml Orange juice (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tbsp Contreu liqueur (optional)
  • Chocolate orange ganache
  • 200g Dark chocolate, chopped
  • zest from one orange
  • 160ml Whipping cream (I used one small packed 200ml, after boiling then measure)
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease 20cm (8inches) round cake pan; line base with baking paper.
  2. Stir butter and chocolate in medium saucepan over low heat until smooth. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Cool 10 minutes.
  3. Add sifted flour, sugar, eggs, zest, juice and liqueur to chocolate mixture; beat at low speed with electric mixer until ingredients are combined. Increase speed to medium; beat about 2 minutes or until mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour mixture into pan; bake about 55-60 minutes. Stand cake in pan 5 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, make chocolate orange ganache. Spread cake with 2-3 layers of ganache.
  6. Chocolate orange ganache - Combine chocolate and zest in medium bowl. Bring cream to the boil in small saucepan at medium heat. Add cream to chocolate mixture; stir until smooth. Stand 15 minutes or until ganache is spreadable.
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