150 g butter
3 dl sugar
4.5 dl flour
2.5 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla sugar
2 tbsp Cocoa
1.5 dl milk
few drops orange flavour
140g butter softened
280g icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
few drops food colouring (optional)
orange flavouring to taste
melted chocolate (milk or dark)
Pre heat the oven to 175 degrees
Melt the butter. Whisk the egg and sugar to a light and airy mass that has at least doubled in volume. Mix all the dry ingredients and fold them into the egg mixture with the melted butter and orange flavouring. Pour in the milk and mix to an even batter.
Grease and flour a baking tray (20 x 20cm). Cover the bottom with greaseproof paper. Pour in mixture and bake in the oven for 30-40 min.
To mix the buttercream. Cream together the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add the milk, orange flavouring and food colouring if using and mix a bit further. Set aside until your cake has cooled.
For the decoration. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a bain marie (pan of warm water. Don't let the water boil and don't let the bottom of the bowl touch the water).
Once your cake is cool cut it in half (lengthways!) and slather the buttercream on bottom half. Replace the top half and spread the chocolate on the top. Finish with the smarties.
Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee!!