150g self raising gluten free flour
150g golden castor sugar
Grated rind of 1 orange
Juice of half an orange
15g cocoa powder (check gluten free if needed)
1 teaspoon of gluten free baking powder
50g Dark chocolate
2 Tablespoons of warm water
175g of sifted icing sugar
3 Drops of oil of orange flavouring.
Cream together margarine and sugar till smooth.
Add orange rind and juice of orange, mix well.
Add one egg at a time and beat well to avoid the mix curdling.
If it does start to separate add a tablespoon of flour and mix in well.
Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder and baking powder) till fully incorporated.
Cook at gas mark 6 for 1 hour till risen and cooked through.
Whilst the cake is cooling make the icing.
Put the chocolate, water and margarine in a bowl held over a pan of boiling water.
Melt and mix, add the oil of orange and icing sugar and beat till smooth.
Cut the cake in half and spread the orange marmalade over the bottom layer, then a thin layer of frosting.
Add the rest of the frosting to the cake.
The cake is also decorated with half kumquat segments.
Serve – remember a small serving is probably a good idea, a great treat for Easter perhaps!