These lovely chocolately slices have the subtle tang of orange combined with the sweeter, fruitier flavour of the dates. Serve as fresh as possible and enjoy with a pot of tea and a few dear friends or even after dinner as a light dessert...
Chocolate, Orange & Date Slices
200ml soft Brown sugar
60ml Cocoa Powder
3 free-range Eggs
10ml freshly grated Orange rind
375ml Cake flour
10ml Baking Powder
200ml freshly squeezed Orange juice
250ml chopped, stoned Dates
Melt butter in a saucepan large enough to mix all the ingredients.
Mix in soft brown sugar, cocoa powder, eggs and orange rind.
Beat until combined. Sift in flour and baking powder.
Mix in orange juice and dates.
Spread into a greased 20cm x 30cm sponge roll tin (or a cake tin).
Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 30-35 minutes until cooked.
When cooled, ice with chocolate icing or dust lightly with icing sugar.
Or serve warm as a dessert with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or thin custard...
Recipe Courtesy: Quick ‘n’ Easy Cakes & Muffins, Biscuits, Slices & More
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