Chocolate and orange sponge cake

Recipe from: 3/1/2004 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 12
Servings 8
Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 125
    ml
    fresh orange juice
  • 10
    ml
    butter
  • 3
    large eggs, separated
  • 200
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 200
    ml
    self-raising flour
  • 2
    ml
    baking powder
  • 50
    ml
    cocoa powder
  • ICING
  • 60
    g
    soft butter
  • 220
    g
    icing sugar, sifted
  • 30
    g
    cocoa powder
  • 50
    ml
    fresh orange juice
 

Method

20 minutes
 
Heat the orange juice and butter until warm.
Beat the egg whites until stiff.
Beat in the sugar a little at a time, until the mixture is thick and glossy.
Add egg yolks and beat until just mixed.
Sift dry ingredients and fold gently into egg mixture.
Gently and quickly fold in the orange juice mixture until just mixed.
Pour into two greased and lined 20 cm cake tins and bake in a preheated 180 °C for 20 minutes until cooked through.
Turn out and cool on a rack.
ICING
Beat butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder together.
Add enough orange juice to make a spreadable consistency and beat well.
Spread half on one layer of cake, place the other layer on top and ice the top of the cake.
Dust with extra cocoa powder and decorate with orange zest, if desired.
 

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