- 250 g butter, melted
- 250 g granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 250 g self-rising flour, sifted
- grated zest from 1 orange
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (2 packets vanilla powder)
- 25 g cocoa powder, sifted
- 3 tablespoons milk 3.5% fat
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- Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
- Grease and flour a 22 cm round cake pan.
- Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer, until it becomes light and fluffy and the sugar dissolves completely.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, waiting for the first egg to be completely incorporated in the mixture before adding the next one. Scrape down the sides of the bowl when necessary and continue beating. Be careful not to drop any egg shells in the mixture. You can break them open in a bowl first, just to be sure.
- Add the vanilla and the orange zest and beat. Add half of the flour and beat just enough to incorporate it into the mixture. Add the remaining flour and gently fold into the mixture with a spatula.
- Add half of the mixture to the cake pan, or enough to completely cover the bottom.
- In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of milk with the cocoa powder. Mix until the the cocoa powder dissolves completely and the mixture turns into a chocolate paste. Add the chocolate paste to the remaining half of the cake batter. Use a knife to create swirls in the batter.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until you insert a knife into the cake and it comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Remove from cake pan and we sprinkle with icing!
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.