Serves: 10

  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200g soft butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 orange zest
  • 30g cocoa
  • 50g chocolate chips
  • Ganache topping
  • 200g chocolate chips
  • 100ml single cream
  • Chopped orange zest


  1. Line and grease an 8" round loose bottom cake tin and set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 170°C /150°C Fan/ Gas 3
  3. In a mixing bowl add the butter, flour, baking powder, sugar, vanilla and eggs and mix for 1 minute until smooth.
  4. Divide this batter in half and add the orange zest into one half and the chocolate chips and cocoa into the other and mix.
  5. Alternate spoons of each batter into the base of the tin. Run a knife through the batter to create a marble effect.
  6. Place in the center of the preheated oven and bake for 35/40 minutes.
  7. While baking, melt the chocolate and cream in a bowl either in a microwave or over a pot of gently simmering water.
  8. Once the cake is baked, remove from the tin and place on a cooling rack.
  9. Once cold, spread the melted chocolate ganache over the top and sprinkle with chopped orange zest.