This is a luscious deep cake with wonderful rich flavours that emphasize the chocolate and take it to another level. Coffee and rummy marmalade jam are added to the batter. The finished cake is coated with a blanket of melted 90% chocolate and then topped with candied orange slices that have been  dipped in the melted chocolate. Sprinkled with good sea salt is the finishing touch! Even though I call this a cake it really has more of a brownie consistency in that it is dense and moist in the middle.

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
In a pan add equal amounts of sugar and water and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Add the orange slices and on a low heat simmer for approx. one hour.

1 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup espresso
3 large eggs
3/4 cup melted butter

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flour and the cocoa.To this add one egg and whisk on a low-speed. This is followed by the baking powder,salt and the rest of the eggs, coffee and rum marmalade.Whisk until you have lovely light batter. Transfer to a prepared loaf pan or a 9×13 tin.
Put into a preheated oven set at 375F. Bake for 45-50 minutes until cooked through.


Drain the orange slices and dip into melted chocolate.Put aside to cool.
With the rest of the melted chocolate drizzle over the cooled cake. Lay the orange slices onto the cake and sprinkle with the sea salt.


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