Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Sweet & Simple Bakes - Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake

"It's easy" I said to myself.

"All you have to do is bake something each month."

It's actually harder than it sounds! I eagerly go to the Sweet & Simple Bakes page at the beginning of each month to see what I have to attempt and think to myself "Brilliant. I can do that. I'll do that next week."

Or next week....

Or the week after that....

And before you know it you're at the last day for posting and begging your boyfriend to drive you round to the Tesco Metro down the road so that you can oranges and chocolate - two kind of important ingredients for this month's bake. I really wanted to complete this month's bake after the disaster of last month's attempt at lemon curd muffins on the day now called Black Saturday.

Luckily I have a nice boyfriend who obliged and I got my baking mojo on last night in the kitchen.

Et voila! Chocolate Orange Drizzle Cake!

I was surprised how easy this bake was. I'm a little bit scared of loafs having only made one accidentally once before.

However, true to form, it was indeed very simple to make and very sweet to eat!

(Plus I got to go mad with the sprinkles which is always fun)

I was everyone's favourite person in the office today as I brought a slice in for everyone, with one of my colleagues remarking that it was the best thing she'd eaten all week. I'm a bit worried about her diet to be honest...

And they'll be loving me even more tomorrow when they discover that there's more to go around.

For the recipe, stick your cursor over.......HERE!

Looking forward to the next bake!

Sweet & Simple Bakes

15 comments:

♥Rosie♥ said...

It certainly isn't Black Sunday its Gold Wednesday here!! Your drizzle cake has turned out beautiful, I'm SO proud of you and well done :0)
I can imagine you must have been the most popular girl around as everyone was eyeing up a slice of your gorgeous cake at work ;0)

Many thanks for taking part in this month’s bake and I hope you will join us again next month at S&SB monthly bake.

Best wishes Rosie x

Wonk said...

Seeing this kinda makes me wish I'd made a big cake like yours rather than my two smaller ones as your cake came out beautifully!

Looks really good and yes, I had much the same experience from the people I work with too, isn't it great? *grin*

Arundathi said...

The cake looks lovely. We certainly didn't have a problem finishing it, but sharing it was difficult! :D

Chitra said...

Love this cake!!Looks perfect!!

myspicykitchen said...

It was indeed a very simple bake... you can't go wrong with this one... your loaf cake looks great.

Heatherfeather said...

Yours turned out very nice :) I love seeing how each person's cake turned out.

applecrumbles said...

Going mad with sprinkles is always fun. But not when they start rolling off the counter and on the floor.
Great pic - loved the recipe.

Pari said...

Hi!Thanks for commenting on my blog . Your cake looks amazing.

The Curious Cat said...

It looks scrum! I should take more time out to bake...

Chaya said...

Your chocolate icing looks thicker than mine and therefore yummier. I loved making such an easy and rewarding cake. I am glad you did too.

Divya Vikram said...

Cake looks pretty! We enjoyed ours too! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Priya said...

Cake looks fabulous and we enjoyed too..Thanks for stopping and leaving comments in my blog!

Sugar said...

the cake looks very nice. yes!!!its true about the sprinkles..i too go mad with the sprinkles...

Gale Reeves said...

I'm glad your baking was better this month. Like the sprinkles.

Maria♥ said...

Oh my, your cake turned out just beautiful!!!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again.

Maria
x