Hello readers! It’s been a busy week. I’ve been trying to find the time to post for days, but it’s just been mad with work, kids, etc etc! I’ve kind of been fighting the urge to bake on a daily basis. I’m trying to lose a few pounds and tone up so I’ve been combining healthy eating with going to the gym. I’ve even managed to go to a spinning class which I was quite proud of myself for doing! But the way I see it is if I eat healthily most of the time and exercise, the little odd piece of cake won’t hurt, surely! Anyway, I think a life without treats would be a very boring life indeed :-)
I came across this recipe via the lovely Joy the baker a while ago and I immediately wanted to make it. I printed off the recipe and forgot all about it until earlier this week, when I noticed there were some oranges in my fruit bowl that were getting a little past their best.
This cake is all kinds of delicious. So moist and full of flavor with the orange zest and dark chocolate chunks, it really hit the spot last night for me with a cup of tea. While watching Desperate Housewives. (I am devastated they have cancelled this show!) You will find the recipe for this delicious pound cake right here on Joy’s beautiful site.
I also baked a Birthday cake for my beautiful sister over the weekend, like me she loves her chocolate so I couldn’t resist pulling out all the stops and making a chocolate overload cake. It went down very well so that made me happy!