Recipe: Chocolate and Orange Cointreau Butter Cake

My sister has a way to de-stress after work. She and her colleagues will go eat cake or desserts to undo the stress of the day. On other days, she will bake! She usually bakes on weekends or sometimes on weeknights when she can’t sleep.  If you are a cake and dessert lover, you can follow her on http://instagram.com/carelorie to see what she has been baking.

She will bake and then give them to her colleagues. Sometimes my colleagues or my wife’s colleagues get to eat it too. Recently, I brought home a Bosch MUM5 Home Professional Kitchen Machine MUM57830 to review.

Here’s a recipe that we tried on the Bosch MUM5. We baked it a few times and documented it with Bosch machine settings, so if you have got yourself a Bosch MUM5 recently, you can follow exactly to get the same results!

Chocolate and Orange Cointreau Butter Cake

Chocolate and Orange Cointreau Butter Cake
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Baking Time: 45 mins
Yield: 10 slices of cake

Ingredients:
1 1/2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
165g Self raising flour
1/4 tsp Salt
4  Eggs – separated
50g + 100g Caster Sugar
175g  Butter, at room temperature
30ml Orange juice
1 tbsp Orange liqueur (Cointreau)
1 tbsp Orange zest

Method:
1. Preparation
Heat the oven to 180 degree celcius. Greese a 8-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.

2. Orange Batter
Beat the butter in a mixing bowl at Setting 5 until creamy, about 1 minute. Add 100g of sugar and beat at Setting 7 until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. At Setting 5, add the egg yolks 1 at a time until well mixed. Add in orange juice, orange liqueur and orange zest until combined. Add in sifted flour gradually until just combined.

3. Egg Whites
In a clean mixing bowl, beat the egg whites at Speed 4 until foamy. Increase to Speed 5 and gradually add 50g of sugar. Increase to Speed 7 and continue to beat the whites to soft peaks. Do not overbeat. Fold in the egg whites into the orange batter until well blended.

4.  Cocoa Batter
Pour half of the Orange batter into a bowl. Add cocoa and fold very gently.

5.  Assemble and Bake
Pour the cocoa batter into the prepared cake pan, followed by the orange batter. Bake until a toothpick or a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool the cake on a wire rack and chill for at least 2 hours.

6.  Serve
Cut the cake into slices and serve chilled.

Chocolate and Orange Cointreau Butter Cake

It’s a very nice buttery and fragrant cake.
Best enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea.

Try out the recipe and let us know how you like it!



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