- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 8 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- Zest of 2 oranges (reserve a bit for the glaze)
- ½- ¾ cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs, orange zest and orange juice and mix well. The mixture may look curdled at this point, but it comes together well once the rest of the ingredients are in. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients and transfer the batter to the pan.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.