Chocolate, Orange & Almond Simnel Cake

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50.0g cocoa powder , plus extra for dusting

100.0g orange-flavoured plain chocolate or 100g plain chocolate plus 2 tsp orange extract

2 eggs

250.0g slightly salted butter , plus extra for greasing

85.0g golden caster sugar

100.0g icing sugar , plus extra to decorate

500.0g golden caster sugar

250.0g icing sugar

2 x 250g tubs mascarpone

25.0g cocoa , plus extra for dusting

1 egg , plus 1 yolk, beaten

250.0g butter , softened

400.0g plain flour


zest and juice 1 orange

zest 2 oranges plus 100ml juice

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

200.0g ground almonds


284.0ml tub buttermilk

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