Orange and Chocolate Sponge Cake




For the cake:

1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
50g of dark chocolate, melted (I used Lindt 70%)
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
¾ cup of vegetable oil
2/3 cup of milk
Juice of 1/2 an orange


1- Preheat your oven to 180°C and butter a round cake mould

2- In a large bowl, sift the flour with the cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add the melted chocolate, sugar, eggs, oil, milk and orange juice. Whisk until it is all incorporated. Add the vegetable oil, milk and vinegar. Finally add the dry ingredients and whisk until it is well combined.

3- Peel 2 oranges and slices them (about 0,5 cm thick)

4- Place the orange slices in the bottom of the mould. Pour the cake batter over them. Stick into the preheated oven and cook for about 45min, oven 50min, or until a knife inserted in to the centre comes out clean.

Leave the cake in its mould for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edges to loosen it and carefully turn it upside down on a serving platter (that is larger than your mould).

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