I found this recipe in an old Chocolate Recipe book. I liked the fact that there isn’t a huge amount of sugar listed in the ingredients.
Most marmalades we buy in stores tend to be packed with sugar, but perhaps a low-sugar variety may be available? Or a home-made sugar-free filling could be used as an alternative. No rules here!
The recipe is written as originally published.
Ingredients (makes 18)
50g/2oz/¼ cup of sugar
65g/2½oz/⅔ cup of self-raising flour, sieved
Approx. 4 tablespoons/60ml. marmalade, sieved
125g/4oz plain chocolate
Rind of ¼ orange, finely grated
2 teaspoons/10ml. corn oil*
1 tablespoon/15ml. water
- Perhaps another oil may be okay. I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I might try it with a nut oil.
Preheat oven to 200˚C/400˚F/Gas 6
- Put eggs and sugar into a bowl. Whisk until thick and creamy so that when the whisk is lifted the mixture leaves a trail. If using a hand whisk, put the bowl over a pan of hot water.
- With a metal spoon, fold in the flour
- Spoon the mixture into about 18 well-greased round-bottomed patty tins (muffin pans). Bake for about ten minutes until golden brown.
- Remove and cool on a wire rack
- Spread a little marmalade over each cake.
- Put the chocolate, orange rind, oil and water in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Stir well until melted.
- Cool until the chocolate starts to thicken and then spoon over the marmalade. Leave to set.
P.S. I’d love to recommend the book I found this recipe in although I think it may be out of print. If you’d like to try and find it, it’s called ‘The Chocolate Book’ by Valerie Barrett and was published in 1988.
P.P.S This is definitely going on my wish-list! Found on Amazon (UK)
Chocolate and 200 Chocolate Recipes
The Complete Book of: Over 200 delicious easy-to-make recipes for total indulgence, from cookies to cakes, shown step by step in over 700 mouthwatering photographs