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Orange and chocolate chips cake

There is always a bit of excitement and fear when waiting for the oven response.

I am always scared the cake will not grow or to get it wrong with the timing and these feelings do not go away even if you had a shop for six years and if you kept baking after.

A bit supersticious? Maybe!

This recipe got years of trials on its back and I am happy to share it with you.

Probably the only cake my mum baked due only to the fact we had an uncle that was bringing kilos of oranges and she did not know how to use it!

She is more a tiramisù maker so don't blame her too much!

Perfect for breakfast or tea at 5!


- 3 eggs

- 200 gr of white sugar, granulated

- 100 ml of sunflower oil

- 125 ml of yogurt (natural white or greek)

- 250 gr of plain flour for sweets or 00

- 16 gr of baking powder

- the juice of one orange

- orange zest

- chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and in the meantime butter a 24 cm cake tin.

In the meantime in a large mixing bowl beat the eggs on high speed with the sugar until you rich a thick and creamy mixture. This step should require around five minutes.

Add the sunflower oil, keep mixing, and once absorbed and incorporated add the orange juice and the orange zest and keep mixing.

Now add the flour slowly spoon after spoon and the baking powder and keep mixing until combined and smooth.

Add two spoons of chocolate chips and mix with the help of a spatula.

Bake for 35 minutes at the suggested temperature in the static oven or 160 C for 45 minutes in the fan oven or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.

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