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Chocolate and orange poppy seed cake

Nutritional Info
Total Sugar22g

Got a sweet tooth and still want to be healthy?


Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr 10 mins
Total time: 1 hr 40 mins

Ingredients (Serves 8)

  • 150g low fat plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200g self rasing flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 150g olive oil spread
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 50g poppy seeds
  • 75g grated plain chocolate


Pre-heat the ovent to 160C/gas 3. Butter a deep, medium-sized loaf tin (about 20 x 10 cm, measured from the top), then line the base with a rectangle of non-stick baking paper.

Bring a pan of water to a gentle simmer and place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl on top of the pan to gently melt the chocolate. Once melted, stir in the yogurt and remove from the heat.

Put the remaining cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk until smooth. Quickly beat in the yogurt and chocolate mix, then pour into the prepared tin. It will be quite runny. Leave the mix mounded in the middle of the tin rather than levelling the top, to help it rise and crack in the middle.

Bake for 1hr -1hr 10 minutes until golden and well-risen; a skewer should come out clean. Take a look at the cake after 45 minutes; if it has taken on a lot of colour, loosely cover with baking paper.

When the cake is ready, cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack.

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