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June 15, 2015 / mintcustard

Chocolate orange drizzle cakes for #LiberTeas

Chocolate orange drizzle cakes.

Chocolate orange drizzle cakes.

Monday 15 June marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, which was the document that laid the foundations for the rights and representation that we enjoy today.

To commemorate, LiberTeas asked the nation to take a moment to celebrate, debate and reflect on those rights which we very often take for granted but which people throughout history have campaigned to make happen or fought to preserve.

Cheam Rotary, along with the staff of Whitehall (Cheam’s Tudor house) held a LiberTeas event on the War Memorial green outside Cheam Library. As well as discussing topics ranging from “who is your role model?”to “Does the UK need a written constitution?” All with the help of Sutton and Cheam’s newly elected MP Paul Scully. We also had cake!

LiberTeas event.

LiberTeas event.

Crumbly and delicious rock buns and buttery crisp shortbread were washed down with copious cups of tea. I took along a rosemary madeira cake. Rosemary for remembrance I thought.

Rosemary madiera cake.

Rosemary madiera cake.

As I was baking an idea popped into my head. Chocolate orange drizzle cakes. Time to play.

Chocolate orange drizzle cakes

3 large free range eggs weighed.

weight of eggs in self raising flour minus 50g

50g cocoa

weight of eggs in butter

weight of eggs in caster sugar

1 orange zested and juiced

2 tbsp milk

4 tbsp sugar

How to…

  • Preheat the oven to 190c
  • Line a 12 hole muffin tin or individual tray bake tins with baking parchment squares.
  • Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time with a spoonful of flour.
  • Once all the eggs are beaten in fold in the remaining flour and cocoa.
  • Slacken the mixture with 2 tbsp milk and 1 tbsp orange juice.
  • Fill each paper two thirds full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • combine the 4 tbsp sugar, orange zest and 4 tbsp of juice. Spoon the orange syrup over the warm cakes and leave to cool.
  • Put the kettle on and discuss.
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  1. Paul Scully MP (@scullyp) / Jun 15 2015 4:45 pm

    I’ll have to wait for the next time to try the chocolate orange drizzle cakes but I can thoroughly recommend the Rosemary Madeira cake. Thanks for inviting me along.

    • mintcustard / Jun 15 2015 7:57 pm

      It was a pleasure. Good to have the chance to put our points across in a different forum.

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