Festive Chocolate Orange Traybake

I'm back with ANOTHER chocolate orange recipe...I know, I know....I cant help but get obsessed with the chocolate orange flavour at this time of the year, it's pretty addictive isn't it? I also got to collaborate with Cake Angels* on this recipe, they kindly gifted me some of their sprinkles and royal icing decorations and I think they look so cute and festive sprinkled on top of this traybake. 

What You Will Need For The Chocolate Orange Traybake...
250 g unsalted butter
250 g caster sugar  
175 g self-raising flour
35 g cocoa powder
35g melted dark chocolate
4  eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp. milk
zest of two oranges

What You Will Need For The Buttercream
200g unsalted butter
450g icing sugar
Green food colouring (optionial)
Splash of milk/ or for orange flavoured buttercream juice the zested oranges.

For The Decoration...
Cake Angels Winter Wonderland Royal Icing Decorations
A mix of...
Cake Angels Rainbow Sprinkles
Cakes Angles Carnival Sprinkles
Cake Angels Blush Sprinkles

How To - Chocolate Orange Traybake
1. Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 3 and line a 20cm baking tray with greaseproof paper.
2. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts then set aside to cool.
3. In a large bowl, cream together the caster sugar and the butter until it's pale and fluffy, then add in the eggs and the dry ingredients and mix well before adding in the melted chocolate and the zest of two oranges. 
4. Give everything a final mix and add in some milk a tablespoon at a time if the mixture is a little stiff, then bake for around 25-30 minutes.

How To - Buttercream
1. In a large bowl or standing mixer, beat the butter until it becomes super light in colour and whippy, then start adding the icing sugar slowly and mix again until combined.
2. Your buttercream will need a splash of milk at this point to loosen it up slightly, however if you want an orange flavoured buttercream just juice your oranges that you zested previously and pop 2 tablespoons of the juice into the buttercream instead of the milk. This is also the time to add in the food colouring.
3. Pipe or spoon the buttercream on top of the traybake, then decorate with Cake Angels Sprinkles, I opted for a mix of the Rainbow, Carnival and Blush sprinkles and also used the Winter Wonderland Royal Icing Decoration for a festive feel.
You HAVE to make this traybake if your a fan of chocolate orange, it's so delicious and honestly tastes exactly like a Terry's Chocolate Orange. It's quite an easy bake too and the ingredients are quite minimal which is a bonus. Go on beaut's give this one a go!


*Gifted* Sprinkles From Cake Angels 


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