Sticky Chocolate Orange and Prune Loaf

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Things that are happening lately...
I’ve started a new job!  After 7 plus years in the same company it’s scary being the new girl again.  I’m two weeks in and surviving so far.
I no longer have a huge commute.  This is absolute bliss, quite literally.
I get an hour extra in bed.  Again, bliss.
I’ve hardly had a moment to get to grips with cooking/baking/blogging.  Things should balance out soon.  After all just think of all that time I’m saving not commuting.
I’m stuck in a lunch rut of either avocado or baked beans on toast, not together...ok sometimes together (this appals my husband).
I’ve made this apple cake but with pears 4 times since Christmas. It’s too good.
I’m desperate for warm sunny days.  Oh winter how I loathe you. 
This sticky chocolate orange and prune loaf cake over at London Bakes is a rich and decadent treat while still being on the lighter side.  I used brown rice flour to make it gluten free and skipped the liqueur as we never have anything so sophisticated to drink around here. 
Recipe here.

I hope you have a good weekend. x


  1. DAMN THAT LOOKS GOOD! Sticky chocolate (insert whatever) is a surefire way to get me tempted. I'll have to check out londonbakes soon. Also, good luck on the new job! I know how it feels being the new girl too well. You'll be fine. Maybe bring along some chocolate orange prune loaf one day- they will love you ;)

    1. Haha, thanks Shu Han. Yes bribe a few colleagues with cake is always a good way to go. ;)

  2. The name alone of this cake sounds fabulous! Winter definitely calls for properly comforting cakes like this one.

    1. Thanks Lucy, yes comforting cakes are definitely the way to get through winter!

  3. Ahhhhhh Caz I need this in my kitchen right now! I'm on a crazy sticky dense carb craving and this would do the trick beautifully.