Chocolate Orange Fudge
Sometimes Easter can truly feel like it’s all about the kids – your pantry and kitchen cupboards are jam packed with chocolate eggs, Easter chicks and colourful sweets to keep them occupied – but what about the adults? Maybe you’re having a quiet Easter with a few friends, if so, we’ve got you sorted. This recipe – Chocolate Orange Fudge Cake takes very little time to prepare and is a lovely twist on a traditional Easter treat!
Do you find that standard creamy fudge is a little too sweet? Why not change it up and add some other flavours to it! We’ve got a great recipe for you below that’ll lend itself to pretty much any flavouring hiding in the back of your cabinets or kitchen drawers so versatility is no problem if you’re adverse to orange.
- 150ml Evaporated milk
- 15g Unsalted butter
- 300g Caster sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 200g White marshmallows
- 150g Dark chocolate (or any of your choice)
- 150g White chocolate (or any of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons orange flavouring (or any other of your choice)
- Optional: If you want to reduce the chocolate amount, try adding 50g of your favourite nuts such as walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts. If you make this addition, reduce each type of chocolate by 25g each.
- Prepare a standard 8 inch brownie tin by lining it with either greaseproof paper or tin foil and set aside.
- In a heavy set medium saucepan combine the sugar, butter, salt and evaporated milk over a medium heat. Bring to a rolling boil and reduce to a simmer for approximately 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Remove from heat and stir in the marshmallows – I find this part the most fun, just watch how they fluff up so beautifully. Add the chocolate, nuts (if using) and the vanilla extract. Stir thoroughly until combined, the mixture will get thicker and harder to stir as it combines.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and put in the fridge for about 2 hours or until firm.
- When set, carefully lift the mixture from the dish and place on a flat, clean worktop. Remove the foil or greaseproof paper and cut into pieces.
Your Chocolate Orange Fudge Cake is ready to enjoy with family and friends alike! Enjoy your creation – and let someone else do the clearing up! For other creative Easter Recipes click here.