Five Minute Mum's Macmillan Masterpiece

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

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There's no better reason to bake than to raise money for the fantastic charity. We've all got a story to tell about how Cancer has tried and tested us, robbed us of those we love or challenged us through the toughest time to relief and recovery. It was a huge pleasure to give @fiveminutemum a hand with preparations for her virtual coffee morning this year, giving her a super speedy recipe for Chocolate Orange Loaf - what else?! If you make this cake for your own coffee morning or just for fun, I'd love it if you felt able to donate a few quid to Macmillan. This year, more than ever, they need us to help the millions living with cancer.


140g Stork or softened, unsalted butter

200g caster sugar

3 eggs

200g self raising flour

Zest of one orange

1 chocolate orange


  1. Mix together butter and sugar until soft and smooth.

  2. Add the three eggs and mix briefly before adding the flour and orange zest. Mix it ask into a combined, smooth batter.

  3. Pour the mixture into a greased and lined loaf tin. Bake at 180° for 45 minutes. Cool completely before removing from the tin.

  4. To decorate, simply melt your chocolate orange and drizzle it over the top of the (completely cool) cake.

If little ones are helping, pre weigh your ingredients and let them simply tip and pour ingredients when needed. For very Smalls you can cream together butter and sugar in advance. Drizzling on the chocolate is a brilliantly simple way for little bakers to finish a cake. Pour your melted chocolate into a high sided bowl or container and with an easy to hold spoon let little ones dip into the chocolate and then, holding it high over the cake, let it drizzle down on top waving the spoon backwards and forwards. If you've got any chocolate orange left over you can pop a few segments on top to finish.

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